Some thinking questions about homosexuality

People ask  and complain all the time about homosexuality being treated as the “worst sin” or the “biggest sin”. Then, it will be followed by a resolution which goes something like “All sin is sin”.  You’ve probably heard some variation of that as well.  The inference of the question is that homosexuality is a sin just like any other sin  and the church is somehow penalizing people for  just the mere mention of it. So are we over inflating the sinfulness of homosexuality when it should just be another sin among many sins?  If you think we are, I have some questions for you to think about.

If homosexuality isn’t the biggest/greatest sin, then why are so many people bound in it and cant get out? Why is the devil convincing people that they were born gay and should cease  struggling and accept it? Why do so many people who get out, get sucked back into it?

If homosexuality is just an average sin on par with the others, then why is the whole world (literally) being seduced into accepting it as normal? Why has the most powerful man in the world (POTUS) made it his personal mission to advocate for it worldwide? Why does it strike such fear in the hearts of Christian preachers with thousands of followers, rendering them silent?

If homosexuality is just like all the other sins, why is it that people in the church doubt that a person can be truly delivered from it? If there’s no big deal, why is it the only sin to have entire churches and denominations devoted to its affirmation? If its a sin like any other sin, why are there hundreds of thousands of churches in America, but only a handful of ministries to help people get out of it (compare that to ex-offender ministries)? If homosexuality iswhatistheanswer no greater sin than any other sin, why is it the only sin people proudly claim as their “identity” and not just something they do?

If all sin is the same and no one is greater than the other, why does God say there are sins “unto death” and why does Romans 1  frame homosexuality as  incorporating the sum of all sins? Why is it that when you speak about homosexuality as a sin it evokes an immediately hostile response, unlike say, speaking about stealing? If its no different than any other sin, why are people who believe its a sin being ridiculed, lambasted, discriminated against and penalized simply because of this belief?

If homosexuality is just a sin like any other sin, why is there such sustained pressure to affirm it EVERYWHERE? No one is fighting/defending the acceptance of gluttony anywhere. If this is just a regular sin, no greater than another, why is the very word of God being discredited in an effort to make it appear normal?

If homosexuality isn’t the worst sin then why do we have to ask all these questions just to get to the truth?

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15 Responses to Some thinking questions about homosexuality

  1. Jon Doll says:

    Let’s face it sex and sexual sin is probably thee most difficult issue for people to discuss under normal conditions. You then add homosexuality to the mix and it goes off the charts. Sex should be a very personal issue between a man and woman, but absolutely nothing is sacred anymore thanks to TV and Hellywood.

    I have worked around a variety of men and women over my lifetime and some people have no shame when discussing their sexual appetites or “what they did last night”. TMI – too much information. I do not want to hear anybody talking about such a personal issue especially in the workplace. It is even more difficult to listen to anyone discussing gay sex. It is just too embarrasing and it so goes against what has historically been normal relations between a man and a woman. However, nothing is off limits anymore because so many men and women have become so morally bankrupt they assume it should be “an in your face” topic.

    As for the sin issues…The Bible is pretty straight forward about sin. God hates sin. All have sinned and fallen short of God’s perfect plan. We all need a Savior which we have in Christ Jesus. Fear, hatred, anger, lust, greed, gluttony and yes aberrant sexual practices are all sin. Is any sin worse than the other? I would venture to say no as far as God is concerned, but as far as man is concerned it certainly seems that way. Most people can relate to over eating but very few can grasp the concepts of homosexual sexual practices. It is just too repugnant.

    • Tiger Dooley says:

      There is nothing wrong with being a homosexual. Gay marriage causes no harm to anyone. Sure, some Christians will scream that they are no longer allowed to discriminate against gay folk. So your religion forces you to treat people poorly? Isn’t that the big problem here? You want to be able to discriminate and call a group of people names without being held responsible. Oh yea, and you want this ability protected by law. Stop it. Bronze age morality needs to go to the wayside.

      • gcmwatch says:

        Depends on who you ask. A great majority of people from all walks of life, including all the major religions believe there is something intrinsically wrong with homosexuality.

        Are you like Dave Stalling, advocating the death penalty for Christians who oppose homosexuality if we dont change our beliefs?

        Im just asking because you said we should be “held responsible” as if having a different view is already criminal in America.

  2. SPECIAL OCCASION SINNERS

    If you are a Christian and only sin on special occasions will you be exempt from not inheriting the kingdom of God?

    Is it Scripturally correct to claim you are not guilty of sin because you only sin on special occasions like birthdays, holidays, and a few randomly selected days?

    Can I assert I am not a thief, because I do not steal on a regular bases?

    Can men say they are not a drunkards, because they only get drunk on special occasions?

    Can men assume they are not fornicators, because they only have sex with people who they are not married to, on rare occasions?

    Can men assert that they not homosexuals, because they have sex with the same sex infrequently?

    Can men proclaim they are not murderers, because they only murder a few times a year?

    1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.

    The apostle Paul did not say, “Such were some of you, however, now you are special occasion sinners that can continue your sins on a somewhat limited schedule.”

  3. Pentheus says:

    The heresy of our day is that of specifically condemning homosexuality as worse than other sins, a disgust which indeed proceeds from self-justifying (prideful) motives.

    Homosexuals (or ἀρσενοκοίτης in Greek) are only named twice in the entire Bible. Both times they’re included in lists:http://v3.blueletterbible.org/lang/Lexicon/Lexicon.cfm?strongs=G733&t=KJV

    After the first list it says “and such were some of you” (1 Corinthians 6:11)

    After the second list it says “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” (1 Timothy 1:15)

    From this we can draw two conclusions:
    1) Homosexual behavior does not define a person’s identity, and It is possible for those who struggle with such temptations to overcome them.

    2) There is no indication that Paul struggled with homosexual behavior. Paul calls himself the chief of all sinners. Therefore homosexual behavior cannot be the “worst” of sins – and homosexuals can (along with the rest of humanity) be “washed, sanctified, and justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”

    According to C.S. Lewis, “The Great Sin” is http://goo.gl/f0QDM

  4. SK says:

    You make a great point and I agree that there are sins of greater or lesser degree. Although homosexuality is a terribly grievous sin, it seems that scripture calls another sin ever greater – that of UNBELIEF. For example:

    Mat_10:15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

    Mar_6:11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

    Luk_10:12 But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.

    I pray that Christians will speak the truth in love, that Jesus redeems from ALL sin, to those who put their trust in Him.

  5. Ex-gay says:

    I don’t know how to rank sins. I always thought of homosexuality–particularly exploitative, widespread, widely accepted sodomy–as not only a great sin indicative of other sins (especially pride and self-love, given homosexuality’s association with narcissism), but also as an indication of an entire culture’s descent into debauchery and moral decay.

    So…how do I put this…I guess I’m saying that the act itself–2 dudes, 2 women, whatever–is bad enough (“abomination”), but it goes deeper. In my own experience, regularly engaging in homosexual behavior indicates that there’s a lot of God-rejection+God-hating and self-lovin’ going on. I think that may be why the Bible comes down so hard on sodomy.

    • gcmwatch says:

      Exgay this is definitely not a rank the sin game. Its just a thought provoking look at the peculiarities of homosexual sin not found in other sins.

  6. Ina says:

    It is true, how the sin of homosexuality tries to hide in plain sight. It is such a brokenness with God that it must justify itself to further Satan’s plan on this earth.

  7. Koery says:

    Interesting article Sin is sin but what do you expect from people are not saved? Homosexuality is not the greatest sin its the most talked about in this season. Back in the 70′s and 80′s I remember gambling smoking and drinking alcohol was the top sin. Accepted or not the wheat and tares will grow together and kn the God will do the seperating and the tares will be burned. Wrong or not you just make sure you are living according to God’s standard. I think this whole homosexuality talk is a scapegoat from the closeted preachers and Christians who don’t want to be exposed.

  8. Brian says:

    For someone who is a true born again christian but who continues to struggle and battle and lose the war – even after years of ex-gay therapy and live-in programs and deliverance ministry, etc., after all of that- as sick as it sounds i would have say that suicide is an option. A horrible one but an option the would keep him from continuing on this path.

    • gcmwatch says:

      Brian, exgay therapy, live in programs and deliverance ministries have NEVER been the answer to the struggle. At best, they are resources which can be flawed. Jesus is the only solution as only he can give the peace a person truly desires. But lets be real, Jesus never promised anyone who follows him a “struggle-less” lifestyle. Its quite the contrary. Yet our struggles are opportunities for him to prove himself strong on our behalf.

  9. Tim says:

    Brian, I can understand what you mean. The devil would have us believe that if we just end or all, we can finally rest. But that goes along the lines of the pot asking the potter “What is this that you have made”. Suicide tells God that we know best when we can take no more. But the Word of God tells us to cast our cares on Christ. He implores us to “come to Me all you weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest”. He said His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Hebrews talks about entering His rest while it is yet today because those in the desert who didn’t believe, to them He said “you shall never enter My rest. ” And this is the rest of Christ “that I am dead to sin yet I am alive. Yet not I live, but Christ who lives in me.” If we wilfully submit to Christ living in and through us, we overcome evil in our lives. Not doing this is a mistake many Christians make trying to change under their own power and they’re worn to the point of suicide or backsliding etc because with man toys change is impossible but not with God. With Good all things are possible. All that to say that suicide is the opposite of faith. Faith says to resist the devil. It says after having done all, to stand. This can be difficult I know. But we can finish the race with the power of God.

  10. Tim says:

    And I hate auto correct. Please forgive my errors.

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