During IM today we were discussing about whether Homosexuality is right or wrong in a religious context, and I felt that I had to stand up and speak for the Christian faith. Things under Christianity like the concepts of Grace, saalvation, the holy trinity, heaven and hell and much more are very hard to understand to a non-christian. (I will not use the term ‘pagan’ because I find it rather degratory) As it is said in the Bible.
1 Corinthians 2:14-16 The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. The Spiritual man makes judgements about all things, but he is not subject to any man’s judgement: "For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?" But we have the mind of Christ.
So as our topic was on homosexuality I had to say what a Christian would think towards Homosexuality. This entire entry is dedicated to this topic so please take some time to read through.
Christianity is DEFINITELY against homosexuality. To a Chirstian, homosexuality is WRONG. This "mindset" as non-christians call it will not change so long as the Bible is true. Homosexuality is unnatural, sinful.
As Paul wrote in Romas 1:26-27 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
The Bible is the standard for all Christians for it is the word of God, as we have seen from those 2 verses, we can already come to realise that God does not tolerate homosexuality. In geneis 18-19, God totally wiped out Sodom and Gomorrah because of their grievious sins. Imagine a world where the people have unnatural relations and are not ashamed of it. And because of this God wants them totally wiped out.
Now, you may be considering: So? all these rubbish about God and all. Christianity is all about PLEASING God? That’s a very bo liao religion isn’t it? But I tell you it isn’t. God created us for the purpose of worshipping him. Key word: created If not we wouldn’t have existed. Why do we love God? Because he first loved us. Not something easy to accept but come look for me if you want to know more. Now back to homosexuality.
Someone asked this," How do we know that what we’re doing is wrong and homosexuality is actually right?" Well, if homosexuality was right then why did God create Adam and Eve? Souldn’t he create Adam and George? Some food for thought. Now I shall go in depth into why I say that homosexuality is wrong
Number 1. Look at our physical properties. We were not created or "evolved" to have same-sex relations. Our bodies aren’t just made to do it…
Number 2. God says it is wrong. God is divine, omniscience, omnipotent and omnipresent, he knows us better than we do. He is the one who can discern right from wrong. And He tells us that homosexuality is wrong. So we shoiuld take his word for it. Listen to authority, hmmm maybe I should attach my philo essay to this blog entry about right and wrong and how we don’t know right and wrong until we we receive divine intervention but MSN spaces don’t let me do that haish…
Number 3. It just feels wrong. It’s a gut feeling. Our heart tells us that it is wrong or unacceptable to some extent. Why? Because we were PROGRAMMED to. As I said earlier, we were originally NOT supposed to have unnatural relationships with the same gender. So our ci=onscience is like a fail-safe mechanism that tells us not to do it.
Yuppz I think that is all that I have to say. Remember, this is from a traditional Presbyterian Protestant (in other words Christian)’s point of view towards Homosexuality. Feel free to comment based on religious, social or legal contexts…