Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Born That Way

“Ray, Why, then, did god make people homosexual? Isn't this cruel? I suppose you will say that they "choose" to be homosexual. I think you and I know this is absurd. Why then would god make them this way only to prohibit the strongest of all urges in people?”

Good question. It’s common for Christians to say that homosexuals weren’t "born that way"--that they instead choose that lifestyle. I think we are all born “that way” because we inherit a sinful nature. I didn't have to teach my children to lie, to steal, to be selfish, etc. They naturally knew how to do that. I had to teach them to do what was right. As each of us grows from childhood, we have the potential to be a fornicator, a liar, a thief, an adulterer, a pervert, a homosexual, a drunkard, a murderer, a rapist or a pedophile. So, we didn't choose the sinful nature, but we did choose to follow a particular sin.

The good news is that God can not only forgive sin, but that He gives us a new heart (a new inner self) that desires to do that which pleases Him--to do that which is right. Hopefully, if you are still in your sins you will repent and trust the Savior before the Day of Judgment, when the door of mercy will close. After that happens, there won't be a hope in Hell, so take sin seriously: “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 homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor coveters, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).