Back in 2010 on a social site which I visited for a while one writer posted an article that defended homosexuality while denouncing the Bible. The writer also categorized as ignorant those who rightly divide the Word of God as condemning homosexuality.
Of course God loves homosexuals, as He loves all sinners, after all,Christ died for ALL people, ALL sinners when every person on the planet were sinners and thereby separated from God. It should go without saying that God loves homosexuals, just as He loves thieves, murderers, liars, and adulterers. However if one reads and understands the Bible it should become clear that all those mentioned and more are sins, and those who will be saved must turn from their prior sin and sinful lifestyles.
The writer who posted the lengthy article defending the perversion of feelings, emotions, and behavior we call homosexuality, brought on by the sin of Adam and Eve, apparently attempted to rationalize while denouncing and perverting fact and Spiritual understanding.
The claim is made that
The truth is that homosexuality is a natural part of the human condition. Of course what is not stated is that homosexuality is a natural part of the FALLEN HUMAN NATURE of man. It is NOT natural to man before the sin of Adam and Eve contaminated the world with perversion. In other words, those who are born again do not live in this perverted state. It is no more natural or original to the human condition than is murder or a multitude of other perversions of mankind.
One cannot understand this without first understanding that we were not created as we now are, neither was this world created as it now is and operates. People refuse God because they do not understand this basic reality and accuse God of allowing evil and cruel things to happen. The fact is that man himself chose the evil over the goodness and perfection of God. It is we who have brought perversions of all kinds into the world. The good news is that we were not left here without hope. Through drastic measures and the sacrifice of God, we have a way to escape. Either we turn away from the perversions in our feelings, thinking, desires, and behavior and follow Christ or we cling to the lie that these perversions are how God created us. To claim such is pure blasphemy against a Holy God.
In defending homosexuality and other sins, lies, misinformation, and a carnal interpretation of the Scriptures play the prominent role. Christians are accused of being hypocrites because most eat shellfish, wear garments made of mixed fibers and so on. The honest student of the Bible will learn that those Levitical Laws which were Ceremonial in nature were done away with the coming of Christ (Acts 10:11-16). However this had no effect on the moral laws. Those are still in effect and most are mentioned in the New Testament as being prohibited. The moral prohibitions have to do with the actions, behavior, and thoughts of man and are contrary to what is holy. Most people today have no understanding of holiness while many others have a perverted view that is not representative of God’s Holiness. Sin, all sin is the result of the perversion of God’s creation, including man, and homosexuality is definetly a perversion of what God created.
Many, including the poster mentioned earlier, point out that Jesus Christ never mentioned homosexuality. They argue that if it were a sin that He would have surely made that clear to the people. Fact is that Jesus did not mention a lot of activities that are sinful, nor does the Bible mention them. To quote a list of sins and prohibited activities would simply be going back to the Levitical Law which was abolished because it was not effective in renewing the heart. The knowledge of sin is by the Law, but the knowledge of Holiness is by the Spirit of God come to earth in Jesus Christ. The Spirit of God along with His Word, the Bible, teaches us what is sinful, what is unholy and what is against God. Without the indwelling Holy Spirit one is not born again and cannot understand a Holy God or live a Holy life.
As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. ~ 1 Peter 1:14-16
Folks it is only the Bible and the understanding given by the Holy Spirit of God that can or will lead us to know Truth. Feelings, rationalization, or what seems right or compassionate play no role when it comes to obeying and pleasing the Lord Jesus Christ.
Believe me when I say that this life is not always easy, in fact it can be downright difficult, painful, and lonely but that is why Jesus came, to give us hope. Hope that we do not have to walk alone if we walk in His Word. Hope in the next world that we might escape eternal suffering.
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. ~ 1 Corinthians 2:9 also see Isaiah 64:4
We live in a fallen world that has been taken over and occupied by the enemy of our souls. Adam and Eve thought they could enjoy the pleasures of sin AND the glories provided by God but that was not to be. They were kicked out of the garden to fend for themselves (Genesis 3:23-24). We are told in the Bible that MOST people will miss Heaven for just the same reasons. Because of a lack of faith they are unwilling to deny themselves in this life that they may prosper in the next. From the very beginning man has always had a choice and he still does today. We either accept what God says, regardless of our feelings and emotions or we reject Him and His Word. In the end we will reap what we sow.