I know this argument has been had. But I am very confused and am trying to understand why God, the god of love, would say there is anything wrong with love between two people no matter. gender.
|October 30, 2016 at 00:12|
i have homosexual tendencies too. But what homosexuality is is sex that is outside of God’s standards. ANY sex outside of a marriage between a man and a woman is unrighteous.
|October 30, 2016 at 09:03|
But I DO want you to know that if you are homosexually attracted, then do NOT feel bad or guilty: GOD made you that way, and for a purpose. Every story can end in his glory 😀
|October 30, 2016 at 09:16|
I’m sorry you’ve been forced to feel guilty for having the feelings you have. This is one of my major problems with religion as a whole–no one should feel guilty for feeling a certain way. It’s not just religion, either–society’s attitude towards certain things definitely plays a part–but in the case of homosexuality, society as a whole has certainly become much more accepting over the last few years.
Now, you brought up a good point about what unnatural things are okay vs. not okay. Hair dye: obviously very few people have a problem with it. Makeup: very few have a problem with it. Computers, cars, internet, cell phones, the houses we live in, electricity, etc…no problem.
Ultimately, to somewhat build on what theteenfashionista said, if we can choose or make up an explanation for why these things happen to make ourselves feel better about something (that may not have the explanation you’re looking for), the explanation I’d choose would be that maybe homosexuality is God’s call to be strong enough to overcome the adversity (and not give into the pressure to believe that something is inherently wrong with you).
|October 30, 2016 at 10:39|
And Juanita, If you do decide to be homosexual, be it, but you have sacrificed your relationship with God for a relationship with another person. Homosexuality is simply a perverted way that grows off friendship.
|October 30, 2016 at 11:23|
^I would argue that it’s not a choice–the only part that’s a choice is choosing between happiness and believing something is wrong with you.
|October 30, 2016 at 11:44|
I don’t think accepting and acting on homosexuality means you sacrifice your relationship with God. There’s a lot to be said about homosexuality and the term/meaning of it, as well as it possibly/likely being misinterpreted within scripture.
If you want some articles on homosexuality from a more positive perspective, look up “unfundamentalist Christian + homosexuality”. It’s a really good blog with a lot of different perspectives.
Ultimately I think you have to decide for yourself. I would be wary of accepting something just because a popular pastor or “conventional” Christian beliefs say it’s wrong.
Research it carefully, pray about it, and then decide for yourself.
|October 30, 2016 at 11:59|
^^^^^ Yes You decide. But homosexuals cannot be Christians:
“9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will…”
|October 30, 2016 at 12:34|
What I always keep in mind is that homosexuality looked a little different back then than it does nowadays. For example in Greece in antiquity, pederasty was very common, meaning adult men had sexual relationships with young men and boys. Gay or lesbian people living together just like normal married couples were not really common. Instead, many men had their young companions, although they were married, had kids etc. Homosexuality wasn’t some kind of lifestyle or identity, but rather just the sexual act with somebody of the same sex.
And yes, I think that pederasty is/was a sin. First, because many of those men were married and therefore committed adultery. And second, the young boys, who were not married yet, were having sex outside a committed relationship, which is kind of a sin, too. Finally, it’s a form of pedophilia and hebephilia; many of these boys weren’t adults yet, and I think that pedophilia and hebephilia are sins when people execute them.
However, I, personally, don’t have a problem when consenting adults have a respectful, committed homosexual relationship. But I understand that other people do interpret the bible in a different way, and that’s okay. .
|October 30, 2016 at 13:25|
|October 30, 2016 at 14:42|
^What she said 😉 Being a Christian is simply about believing in Jesus, you don’t have to perform any actions, because Jesus has already done everything. There’s simply nothing left for you to do.
As @Wolf said, homosexuality historically was connected to pedophilia, which is sinful and obviously a hurtful, unhealthy relationship, which is why one should take no part in it.
Love between 2 people of the same gender does not have any obvious harm in it, which is why I would be careful to not judge it without a lot of careful research and thought.
This is actually a really interesting topic, so I created a thread for it: “Homosexuality and Christianity”.
|October 30, 2016 at 16:56|
“Being a Christian is simply about believing in Jesus, you don’t have to perform any actions, because Jesus has already done everything. ”
“As @Wolf said, homosexuality historically was connected to pedophilia, which is sinful and obviously a hurtful, unhealthy relationship, which is why one should take no part in it.”
“Love between 2 people of the same gender does not have any obvious harm in it, which is why I would be careful to not judge it without a lot of careful research and thought.”
Finally Juanita, it is your choice. You know you can’t live as both Christian and homosexual. Who do you love more–the world’s approval, or God’s?
|October 31, 2016 at 12:09|
Boom. Mic Drop. Lol jk
|October 31, 2016 at 12:22|
No seriously McDawn, that’s perfect. Thanks for sharing!
|October 31, 2016 at 12:23|
Well, it would be interesting to have some historical linguists here 🙂 As they could take a look at the greek version of the new testament and then we could see which word they use for homosexualiy and then they could tell use how it was used and what exactly it meant. 🙂
|October 31, 2016 at 12:48|
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