Homosexuality as a Sin
The topic of homosexuality in religion has many sides. There are those who believe that it is a sin in God’s eyes and according to the Bible, and there are those who believe the God and the Bible are not specific to homosexuals. It is a tough debate based on whether you are a religious person, how you were raised, and where your morals and ethics stand. You cannot truly believe one way without taking into account the other side and have valid proof to back it up.
Those who believe that homosexuality is wrong do so by quoting certain phrases from the Bible. For example:
Romans 1:24-27; Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural us for what is against nature. 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.
This quote states that the lust for another man and leaving behind the woman, who is made for man, is a sin and it shall be punished. Those who feel homosexuality is wrong feel that we should “say no” to these sinful desires and choose what is right in the eyes of God. According to them, there are more than a dozen passages in the Bible that state the sinfulness of homosexuality. Also they believe that if you feel homosexuality is acceptable then you don’t believe the entire Bible, just the parts that justify your personal beliefs. Some people say that Satan is to blame for the alternative lifestyle of homosexuality, that you are not created that way. God never created man to be with another man. God created a woman, Eve, out of Adam. God’s will is for every man to have a woman. God has created man out of his own image, and his image is not a homosexual man. According to the Bible, you are this image until you sin, and homosexuality is considered a sin, and therefore homosexuality is wrong because God did not create man for man, but for woman and the purpose of procreation. Any other type of relation is wrong in the eye of God.
On the other hand, the Bible also states:
I John 4:7-11, “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God, and everyone that loveth is born of God and knoweth God. He that loveth not, knoweth not God, for God is love.” The bible tells us that a man cannot serve two masters, for either he will love the one and hate the other. If this is true, you cannot follow God and hate another. If so, you to are a sinner.
According to the Bible, God totally hates the sin of homosexuality, but God does not hate...