EVERYTHING IS PERMISSIBLE… but not everything is beneficial

Not Permissible: LGBT Lifestyle

Things that are Not Permissible… To start off, when talking about relationships between two people, we are implying a boy and a girl. That’s probably obvious to most, but let’s not assume. Perhaps an argument could be made that the same principles of dating could apply to Christians who happen to be LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered). Then of course it would be argued that calling someone both a Christian and a homosexual in the same sentence is sacriligious. But I have to say, I’ve heard it said those Christians are “so gay.” So touché!

All joking aside, scripture is clear that homosexuality is a perversion of the image God had intended for His Creation in creating man and woman, and such a lifestyle should be condemned.

The Apostle Paul writes in Romans 1:24-27,

God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.

This passage stands pretty clear on its own that a relationship outside a man and woman is degrading, shameful, unnatural, indecent, and perverted. (Let’s not lose focus, however. Scripture says the same thing about promiscuity between a man and woman as well. We’re all held accountable.)

My view on the LGBT lifestyle… whether or not one is born with a certain sexual flavour is irrelevant. Scripture is clear it should be forbidden. Therefore, if someone confessed to me they had homosexual tendencies, I would condemn that (as that’s God’s place, not mine). But I would show them what the Bible teaches, encourage them to refrain from practice, and get counseling.

Tony Campolo makes a sad but true observation to the effective of, all the Christians are moving towards lives without marrige (whether common law or through divorce). Meanwhile the homosexuals are begging to be allowed to marry.

Something is very backwards here.

Question: Can a person be both gay and a Christian at the same time? What about the many United/Anglican/Episcopalian priests?

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