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Made, not Born

be renewed in the spirit of your mind

Homosexuals are made, not born that way. It is by the working of Satan through our mind and bodies of flesh that makes anyone a homosexual and like any other sin, no one is immune.

Satan plants a seed that can come in a variety of forms including as a thought or early childhood molestation. Our carnal mind tosses this information around in what we think is harmless thoughts, just a fantasy we may tell ourselves. Yet, our flesh, that is our body, always on the lookout for a new pleasure, pushes us further. All this time our mind may be screaming that it is wrong but the devil whispers, just a little innocent experimentation, what harm can it do? Finally the mind and conscience are seared, hardened to what is right and what is wrong, blinded by desire.

This is just one of many possible scenarios that could be played out between the reasoning of the mind, the flesh, and the devil. While we cannot prevent Satan from bombarding us with sinful thoughts, the problem begins when we allow the thoughts on this or any other sin, to hang around and to influence us either consciously or unconsciously.

We should remember that we live in a body that has been corrupted by the sin of Eve and therefore is predisposed to love sin and rebellion against God. Anyone wanting to fight this condition and refrain from acting on the impulses must be born again and filled with the Holy Spirit. Otherwise Satan will have his way and wrong will feel right regardless of what the mind thinks is true.

Homosexuality, like any other sin, starts in the mind, not in the womb as is widely claimed today.

Here are a few verses some might find helpful in resisting this and other sins.

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

But ye have not so learned Christ;

If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:

That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. ~ Ephesians 4:17-24 tiny cross