This topic has been on the news, and if you don’t watch the news, then you have definitely heard of this over social media. Some don’t dare to speak of this topic because it is SO sensitive, and some people who were totally against this are now taking the other side because it is now the thing to do. I am talking about homosexuality. Why am I writing this post? To tell you the truth, I am unsure if I should truly post this. What’s the point? We already have “gay haters” everywhere; we don’t need to read a blog written by one. The thing is, I am in NO way AT ALL a hater of any type of persons. I hope to convey two things in this post: 1) why I don’t agree with same sex marriage, 2) how a follower of Christ should act towards this sensitive issue.
Topic 1: Why I don’t agree with it
We see within the first book of the Bible that God commanded man and woman to “be fruitful and multiply”. I understand that some women today are barren so this can’t apply to them, but it is obviously important to conceive a child if that was the first command to man and woman from God, and seeing the importance of it, if homosexuality is ok with God, don’t you think He would have made it possible for same sex partners to be able to give birth?
Again in Genesis (v. 2:24) it reads, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh”. My point with this statement is to pay attention on how exact the Scripture says wife. While knowing this, don’t you think the Bible would make it clear that it’s Holy for a man to have a husband?
Romans 1:26-27 shows that they were in the same place as homosexuality that we are today. The Greco-Roman society of Paul’s day tolerated homosexuality with considerable ease. Among some advocates it was viewed as superior to heterosexuality. Fourteen out of the first fifteen Roman Emperors were homosexuals. But yet the main adjectives that were used to describe the homosexual acts (both men and women) were “shameful”, “unnatural”, “indecent”, and as a “perversion”.
Side note on Romans 1:26-27: Some people think this verse doesn’t apply today because these verses obviously show sexually abusing relationships, but today, homosexual relationships are respectful and committed. Sure, when reading the Bible it is VERY important to make sure you have context down. Do your reading and do your studying. But the voyage to Bible study can’t stop with context, or else the Bible would do us no good, it would just be a history book. It is also important to apply the passage in our time today. It is very clear here that Paul is condemning homosexuality.
While writing this post, right now I could feel a little bit of a prejudice. Why just write about the sinning of gays but ignore the fact that many Christian’s watch porn and masturbate? Although I don’t think that all sins are equal (stealing a candy bar isn’t the same as murdering someone), it is true that by sinning, you are a sinner. I couldn’t tell you why homosexuality is such a topic of disgust in Romans and why lying to your boss isn’t given such strong adjectives. I may find out later in my studies or I may not, but if you know, please educate me, but I could only think of one reason why it is such a topic, let me give you an example: if you have been in, or are in one now, an unholy relationship with the opposite sex (if you’re straight), you are most likely having premarital sex. This relationship, in most cases, turns very selfish and lustful, the last thing that you want to stop is the sexual activity (lets be honest) because sex and lust is now your god: the center of your relationship. I am not saying that every homosexual relationship is this way, but once unholy sex takes part in a relationship, it is almost nearly impossible to stop the act.
I could give more reasons why I am against this, but it would take away the point of this post; and that is to love others. Jesus is very clear that the most important commandments are to love God with all your heart, soul and mind, and the second is to love your neighbor as yourself. ἀγαπάω (agapáō) is the Greek word for “love” that was used in this verse (if you weren’t aware, there are more than one meaning of love in the Bible) this one means to: welcome people, to entertain people, to be fond of people, and to just love dearly. It isn’t your duty to decide on who goes to heaven and who goes to hell, it is your duty to love.