Questions Christians Hope no one will Ask #7
- “Why do you condemn homosexuality when it’s clear that God made gays and that he loves all people the same?”
Have you discussed as a family how to answer this type of question? One of the reasons we study and discuss is so that when a topic comes up we have thought it through. My dad used to always tell me, think about how you’ll handle a situation before you find yourself in it and you’ll be better prepared to handle it. That was wise counsel and applies to most of these questions we’ve been discussing.
Two important thoughts from God to start with…
“God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God” 1 Tim.2:3-5
“And Jesus said to him…“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:9-10
We cannot fall into the trap of seeing certain sins worse than others…or even worse, viewing certain sins as unforgivable. We are ALL broken, we ALL fail, we ALL need forgiveness and a Savior who is seeking us! God made us ALL, and we all have sins we struggle with…that doesn’t make the sin okay. We cannot rationalize that because God made us, and we have sinful desires, then the sin is okay. We need to struggle against the things God condemns throughout scripture, whether that is homosexuality, pride, jealousy, gluttony, drunkenous, etc. the list goes on and affects ALL of us.
Don’t make this topic or question about what you think…or about just homosexuality. You nor I condemn behaviors and desires within us and others because of sin. God alone does that, and if we love Him we don’t look for loopholes or twist His words to please ourselves…we seek to please Him through Obedient Faith. Why because Jesus loves me and I love Him! Honor God with your body in all things (1Cor.6:15-20).
God gives us a clear model for sexual expression within biblical marriage in Genesis 2, and Jesus reaffirms this in Matthew 19:4-8 when he asks “Haven’t you read the Scriptures?...They record from the beginning ‘God made them male and female.’...This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.” Paul then reiterates the biblical pattern of one-man and one-woman relations forbidding expressions of sex in any other context: read Ephesians 5:31,33 & 1 Corinthians 6:15-20.
Well, much more can be said & discussed. If you are struggling with this or have a close friend I’d be happy to grab dinner and study more in depth with you, because I love you. Remember the more we study & discuss, the better chance we have of fulfilling the instruction of 1 Peter 3:15 “Always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, but with gentleness and respect”. #GloryToGod