What’s Wrong With It?
I told a very good Christian friend that murder wasn’t wrong because the commandment said, “Thou shalt not kill” but that the commandment said that because murder is wrong. He disagreed with me. He had unconsciously fallen into the habit of thinking that the Bible was what determined what is right and wrong, and what is true or false. After being left to himself he saw that he was wrong.
My friend has lots of company; most of Bible believing evangelical Christianity have fallen into the same trap. This leaves them nearly powerless to convince the world of anything. Most of the world knows very little of the Bible and most don’t accept it as an authority on anything. The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is just a fable to them; that is, if they even know the story.
So just what is wrong with homosexuality? It seems that Christianity strongly disapproves of it but I don’t hear anybody saying what is wrong with it. I suppose they condemn it because the Bible teaches against it or because they have been raised that way. Well firstly some don’t believe the Bible condemns it. I have a brother-in- law, an Episcopal priest, who thinks its quite alright and doesn’t believe the Bible teaches against it. It seems that “Christians” can make the Bible say whatever they want it to say.
Well if homosexuality is wrong, read sinful, just what is wrong with it? To believe that it is sinful one must first believe in sin. Some don’t! I am sorry but you are not going to convince people of anything by telling them the Bible is against it. They could care less. But if sin is a reality and we live in a sinful world then it would seem that we might need some help and support to get us through this jungle of a life. God gave us the family for support in this troublesome world. Is it any wonder that Satan has launched a major offensive on the family?
What is a family? The tradition of the family is older than history and it has always been a man, the husband and father, a woman the wife and mother, and the children, the sons and daughters. Two men or two women cannot produce children, thus homosexuality is sexual perversion. (That should point up one thing that is wrong with being “gay,” read queer.) Traditionally the man was the breadwinner and the woman the homemaker. But tradition has been thrown to the wind and we are reaping the whirlwind.. Our families are in so many cases not support groups, but war zones. And all the while, more and more are approving of homosexuality. If being “gay” is not an attack on the family then just what is?
It is not a question of whether homosexuals are born that way. Some may very well be. We are all selfish, i.e. sinful, at birth. This sin shows up in different ways in different people. I seemingly was born a gambler. As I young child I took my nickle and bought a bag of marbles and then lost them “playing for keeps.” Later in life the gambling became much more serious, and the stakes higher. Some are liars, others thieves, others womanizers, etc. etc. All are sinful. The Christ of Calvary is the only cure for sin. We are not going to bring people to Christ, or defeat homosexuality by throwing a Bible at them or it. We need to know what we believe, why we believe it, and be able to look people in the eye and tell them just what is wrong with “gays,” or any other sin.
We start out telling our children that the Bible is the “word or God,” and teach them to sing:
Jesus loves me, this I know
For the Bible tells me so.
I don’t know that Jesus loves me because the Bible tells me so. I know he loves me because I experience His love, and then I find it confirmed by the Bible.
What is wrong with it? Homosexuality is sinful, it is selfish, it is an attack on the individual. It is one of the soul’s enemy’s greatest weapons. It is designed to relieve you of the support that most need to get through this world. I am, by the grace of God, going to heaven and I am throughly convinced that I won’t find the sexually perverted there. Homosexuality is sinful, it is harmful, it is quite simply an abomination and there is no justification for it. So have a nice day!