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THE HOLY BIBLE, SCIENCE, AND HOMOSEXUALITY

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The primary reason for the liberal establishment’s support for homosexual “marriage” is their belief that homosexuals are born gay, despite the weight of biblical and scientific evidence against this belief. For many years we have debated the root cause of homosexuality. We have often wondered whether people are born homosexual or whether people choose the homosexual lifestyle. Many conservative Christians argue that homosexuality is a choice people make to satisfy their passion for same sex relationships, which is sin against God. However, the Gay and Lesbian Community argue that they were born that way and have no choice in their sexual orientation. Therefore, which group speaks truth?

Human Sexuality is very complicated and there may not be a simple “white or black” answer to this question. However, there are major problems with saying a man or a woman is born homosexual. First, according to the Human genome study led by Dr. Francis Collins, human beings have about 30,000 or more genes, but the scientific community has never identified any homosexual gene. Second, the Holy Bible consistently tells its readers that homosexual activity is a sin (Genesis 19:1-13 NKJV; Leviticus 18:22; 20:13 NKJV; Romans 1:26-27 NKJV; 1 Corinthians 6:9 NKJV). St. Paul’s writings in Romans 1:26-27 NKJV teaches specifically that homosexuality is a result of denying and disobeying God. When people continue in sin and unbelief, God “gives them over” to even more wicked and depraved sin in order to show them the vainness and hopelessness of life apart from God. St. Paul wrote again in 1 Corinthians 6:9 that homosexual “offenders” will not come into the kingdom of God. However, this may not always be the case.

While God is not the creator of any homosexual, God does allow people to choose the homosexual life style in this world because we live in a fallen universe (Hebrews 1:10-12 NKJV) of increasing entropy or degeneration from an original perfect creation. Therefore, some people are born blind, born with cancer, born with diabetes, and could possibly be born homosexual. In this fallen universe that we live in, occasionally something may go wrong within the mother’s womb where hormonal development is altered and a baby is born homosexual or Lesbian or at least born with a biological predisposition for same sex relationships.

According to a few unconfirmed studies done in post-World War II Europe and elsewhere, there was a significant increase in male and female homosexuals because women under extreme stress during pregnancy appeared to be more likely to give birth to homosexual children. Furthermore, the increase in male homosexuality could be related to the consumption of highly process food products with high estrogen levels. However, these theories are only speculations because homosexual men and women have been around for generations.

While many factors could cause this biological abnormality within a small portion of the gay and lesbian community such as the environment, drugs, alcohol, stressful lifestyle, and pharmaceuticals that a mother takes while pregnant, the weight of scientific and biblical evidence clearly indicates that God did not create homosexuals because homosexuals are the result of a fallen universe which came into existence by free will beings who choose to disobey God. The Holy Scriptures tells its readers that people become homosexuals because of sin (Romans 1:24-27 NKJV) and ultimately because of their own decision.

A man or a woman may be born with a greater inclination toward homosexual relationships, just as some people are born with a propensity to violent behavior and other sins. If a person is born with Kleptomania, this psychological condition does not pardon any person when he or she chooses to steal items or property that belongs to another. We do not say that stealing is now OK because science has proven that people are born that way. People with Kleptomania need treatment for their psychological compulsion to steal. If a person is born with a greater propensity for anger or rage, does that make it right for him or her to give into their dramatic desires? Should a man have two wives and a woman two husbands because science has discovered a bigamy and polygamy gene? The answer to these questions is simply no! The same answer is also true for homosexuality.

Although homosexuality is an unnatural sexual act, hating homosexuals is simply wrong. The Holy Scriptures does not describe homosexuality as a “superior” transgression than any other. All transgression is offensive to God of the Holy Scriptures. Homosexuality is just one of the many sins listed in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 NKJV that will keep a person from God’s kingdom. Acco

rding to the Holy Scriptures, God’s forgiveness is just as accessible to a homosexual as it is to an adulterer, fornicator, idol worshipper, murderer, thief, and more. God gives believers spiritual strength for victory over these intense passions, including the sin of homosexuality, to all those who will believe in Messiah Yeshua for their salvation (1 Corinthians 6:11 NKJV; 2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV; Philippians 4:13 NKJV). God does not hate homosexuals, but God hates the sin of homosexuality.

Finally, there are those who attempt to legitimize homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle. Even some Christians say people have a right to choose their sexual preference. However, the Holy Bible specifically calls homosexual behavior sin, according to Leviticus 18:22; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11. We must be careful, however, to condemn only the practice, and not the people. Those who commit homosexual acts are not to be feared, ridiculed, or hated. They can be forgiven, and their lives can be transformed. The church should be a haven of forgiveness and healing for repentant homosexuals without compromising its stance against homosexual behavior

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