Atheists loudly defend the right of
homosexuals and lesbians to pursue their life styles. Furthermore,
they promote the erroneous view that God is "unfair"
towards them. Does God hate homosexuals
and lesbians, or are His prohibitions a
supreme manifestation of love?
God since the beginning has given clear and undeniable
pronouncements about homosexuality.
He has declared
in both the
Old and the New Testament that homosexuality is a sin that He
strongly disapproves of. Some have erroneously assumed that this
manifests hatred on God's part toward his homosexual and lesbian
children. This is the furthest thing from the truth. In fact, what
His prohibitions really indicate is a deep love for his
children and an attempt to keep them from choices that can
steal from their mental and physical health
and that can shorten their lives dramatically.
Because there are plenty of web sites that
offer well-documented facts on the damaging effects of
homosexuality, I will simply direct the reader to them, at the end
of this article.
However, I do want take the opportunity to stress some vital factors
that this web site stands for.
1. Persecuting, abusing or verbally diminishing the value of
any human being is unacceptable --
that includes homosexuals and lesbians.
2. All human beings are children of the Almighty, and thus
loves us all equally.
Implying otherwise means diminishing the fact that God is Love.
to evade behaviours that are potentially harmful to us.
Homosexuality is "one" such behaviour, and it is neither less nor
more grave than, let's say, adultery, dishonouring one's parents or
fornication. Sin is sin, no matter what the behaviour.
God knows more than anyone else the physical and emotional
consequences of homosexuality. Waiting for Science to enlighten us
is a dangerous game.
God knows better than anyone else the long-term
consequences that sins of any kind have on society. Waiting for
Sociology and Psychology to enlighten us is also a dangerous game.
God insists on repentance from sin, because He loves us and
wants the best for us. It could not be any other way, if He is
really a loving God. He is not in the business of persecuting His
children. He is in the "protection" business.
7. Atheists, Agnostics, Deists or liberal theologians miss the
boat greatly, when they push human rights at the expense of the
long-term well being of sinners.
Encouraging sinners to persist in
behaviours that can seriously damage them, or that can shorten their
lives by decades, is plain cruel and irresponsible.
8. It is intellectually dishonest to promulgate the myth that
homosexuality has been proven by Science to be genetic and that
become heterosexuals. This is an outright lie that fails to acknowledge
the complexity of the issue, and the fact that
many homosexuals have
already moved away from such behaviours
God did not give space to any
"genetic predisposition" factor.
He did not hint in any way at any
exceptions to the rule. He knew better than anyone else the causes
of homosexuality and, in spite of such knowledge, He persisted over
thousands of years with the same command: "Don't do it."
10. Religious organizations who dare to distort God's verdict by
pushing a liberal agenda regarding homosexuality and that
teach that homosexuality is not a sin, are, in the opinion of this
author, playing a dangerous spiritual game.
Daring to modify God's
verdict on what is sin is a statement of insolence, and it is an
insult to God Almighty.
11. All humans are sinners and all are deserving of eternal
oblivion. God, though, has provided both the payment for all sins
(Jesus Christ) and the help to overcome insidious sins of any kind
(The Holy Spirit). Both are there for the taking and are
totally free. There
is one requirement though: REPENTANCE. "Go and sin no more" Christ
said to the woman caught in the act of adultery, and He says the
same to all of us --