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This is an extract from the book 'What is Truth'.
 

Homosexuality

Homosexuality has already had some discussion in the chapters on the ‘priesthood’ and ‘marriage,’ but it is important to look a little more closely at it because many people see nothing wrong with homosexuality and see it as an acceptable choice or a right.

Anyone living the Christian faith should not accept homosexuality as right or natural, not even if the whole world accepts this. It is clear in the Holy Word of God, Holy Scripture, that God created man and woman to be united in love so that, amongst other reasons, children could come into the world. If homosexuality were a natural relationship that all can live to if they so desire, eventually mankind as a species would cease to exist as there would be no or not enough children for the species to continue.

The partner God made for man was the flesh of his flesh (Gn 2:23 This one, at last, is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; this one shall be called woman) Eve, a woman, so from the beginning of mankind God set in place the relationship, the union of love that He wanted.

In the world today there are those who try to change this and sometimes use the excuse that homosexuality has been around for thousands of years so it cannot be wrong. It is true that throughout the history of mankind there have been homosexuals but this way of living came because of man’s original sin which deteriorated mankind’s morals so as to accept almost anything. God reminded the world of this when He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah ( Gn 18 & 19 ). This excuse also is not valid because people could then say the same about any sin. Murder, stealing, lying, all would become acceptable because of their historical background. It is also claimed it is a right to be a homosexual, a right which is even taught in some schools! In Holy Scripture it is clear homosexuality is not right but wrong (Lev 18:22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; such a thing is an abomination. Lev 20:13 If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed. Rom 1:26 Their females exchanged natural relations for unnatural and the males likewise gave up natural relations with females and burned with lust for one another. Males did shameful things with males. 1Corin 6:9 Active homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of heaven. 1Tim 1:9-10 The Godless and sinful, the unholy and profane - practising homosexuals).

Homosexuality directly opposes the will of God and degrades the true love that is meant to be between people. It is extremely important to remember that no one should condemn another if the other is a homosexual. No person has the right to condemn another, only God has that right. It should also be remembered not to discriminate against homosexuals, that they too deserve to be treated with love, compassion and respect. It is also the duty of every Christian to reach out to those with this disorder offering them help to come to terms with their unnatural desires so that a person who is homosexual can find a way to control their desires. If a Christian is homosexual it is essential they do not live a homosexual life but abstain from such a practice.

All those who love God and wish to follow God’s way, Christ’s way, should be praying for those afflicted with homosexuality to be cured of their disorder. As well as this all Christians should be standing up and proclaiming to their governments and to the world that homosexuality is not acceptable as a legal and binding relationship within society, that homosexuality should not be part of educational instructions on sex in schools. Also that homosexuality should not be paraded before the public in entertainment because this lowers the resistance in society to what is wrong and what is immoral, especially in the young people who can be so easily influenced by movie, t.v. and music stars. This proclamation of God’s truth must always though be done in love, in truth, in gentleness and in compassion but done with a firm grip onto God’s will for mankind in its truly loving relationships.

Alan Ames Ministry

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