Tennis instructors get asked questions…especially questions involving sex. Kids are curious and the other day at tennis practice the topic of homosexuality came up……and being a Christian I stood up and said that homosexuality was an abomination to God because homosexuality is a sin. One of my students (former I should say) told me I was wrong because it can’t be a sin because “they” [homosexuals] are “born that way”!
These are kids saying and believing these things…..kids claiming to be Christians….they had to learn the “they were born that way” nonsense somewhere…..and as I will prove through Scripture they most certainly didn’t learn this garbage from the only source of truth…..God’s Holy Word.
Romans 1:26-32 NKJV
26For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.28And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful;32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.
Leaving the natural use of a woman hardly sounds like those who practice homosexuality are born that way. The Scriptures are crystal clear on what is natural between a man and woman;
Genesis 2:21-25 NKJV
21And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 22 Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.23And Adam said:” This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.”24Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.25And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Doesn’t sound like God intended for a man to be with another man or a woman to be with another woman nor does it even hint that folks are born any other way does it? In fact if we go back to Romans Chapter 1 passage we will see why folks weren’t “born that way” as the liberals are teaching our children.
Romans 1:18-25 NKJV
18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man — and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.24Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
This passage demonstrates clearly that God gave them over….not created them. If you are practicing the sin of homosexuality and using the “God created me this way” excuse then you are in massive denial. If you’ve been taught that homosexuals are “born that way” then you are being fed a lie straight from the pits of hell.
Of course I got hit with the standby line “you hate gays”…I replied that I felt the way God does about this issue and that God says homosexuality is an abomination…. “No he doesn’t” replied my student….Scripture agrees with me I replied….and here it is;
Leviticus 18:22 NKJV
22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.
It can’t be much clearer than that….and for those who will say that’s Old Testament law and we live by New Testament grace here’s where your beliefs fall apart….
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 NKJV
9Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
God didn’t create homosexuals it is their choice….just like all who rebel against God choose that path…a path one can freely choose to leave by simply obeying God’s Word….
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