Monday, October 11, 2010

A Day Late and A Dollar Short... And a Serious Post

Well, hopefully not a dollar short. But blogging only once a week has its drawbacks. :/

Like seeing a whole bunch of people post on a certain topic and wanting to say something, but being unable to until the weekend... when everyone has probably already moved on.

But after reading Eldarwen's post and Lizzy's post and Bleah's post... I wanted to say something about all this, because some of the comments I read after their posts bothered me.



First, the Bible is very clear - homosexuality is a sin, and if you call yourself a Christian, a follower of Christ and a believer in Him and of His words, you must agree with that, even if you really don't want to.

If you don't believe the Bible is God's Holy Word... then there really is no reason to call it a sin. Because there is no such thing as sin without that book as God's definition of it. Sure, there are things society agrees are wrong, but when societies define right and wrong, those definitions change as societies do.
Right now, our society is trying to change the definition of marriage - because if two people love each other, why shouldn't they get married?

Well, marriage is two people coming before God and becoming one. Forget about church weddings and tax-benefits. Until 1545-1563 and the Council of Trent, a third person was not required to "marry" people. Scotland actually abolished "marriage by habit and repute" (common law marriage) only four years ago!
For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
So I'm confused. Why would you want to come before God and ask Him to join you together... when He has already said homosexuality is wrong? That doesn't even make sense.



Second, science and doctors have NOT proven that homosexuality is genetic. I saw this mentioned several times, but it is not true. Homosexuality was removed from the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) in 1973.
(Same year as Roe v. Wade, by the way. That was a bad year...)
My mother was studying to become a nurse shortly after that, and a doctor/now her professor who had been there basically told her class that the Medical Psychiatric Association meeting where that was decided was a joke. Those who disagreed were simply shouted down, the louder side won, and it was taken from the books.

This is typical of how it has been studied ever since. I took Psychology last year, and learned about a young woman who was promised grants and help when she wanted to study homosexuality, but when it was discovered that she wanted to study links between childhood abuse and adult homosexuality, all help was taken away from her.
If they don't want to see a connection - they refuse to see one or allow anyone to try to find one. Where do you think all the money is going for such studies? To those who want to prove it is "normal" of course! Anyone looking for any other explanation is refused the help they need, including access to records, etc.

Besides, just because a study "proves" something (and as my Biology professor has repeated over and over again this semester, "Science cannot, cannot, prove something. A hypothesis may be supported or rejected, but never proved," does not mean the study was fair, unbiased, or in any way, shape, or form reliable.
I also took a course on Statistics, and you would not believe the way they can be manipulated to appear to be saying something they are not!



Third, if a "homosexuality gene" is discovered tomorrow, it will not matter to me. Because homosexuality, a sin as defined by God, does not become less of a sin just because some people have a genetic predisposition to it. Everyone has a predisposition to some kind of sin but this gives them no license to sin with impunity.
I could claim that God "made me" fearful and a liar, but do you know what?
The fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Even if it is genetic, it is the same as anything else God has forbidden. Which brings me to the last thing I wanted to say...



As Christians, we are not the ones deciding which sins are "really bad" and which are just, well, sins. I've seen a tendency for people to be disgusted with certain sins or to think others are not as bad. That is not for us to judge, and if I ever think my fear of something is not just as deserving of hell in God's eyes as the abortion of the girl next to me... I need to go read that verse again.

We are called to love our fellow Christians and everyone else that Christ died for. I will not be placing an anti-homosexuality button on my blog... because I will not be placing an anti-liar button there either. I do not want to be known as someone who is anti-things, but as someone who is for Christ. Someone who loves and serves Him and those He made.
I am anti-sin, for as Bleah said, that is what keeps people from their Savior and eternal life with Him.
That is the reason I am posting this.
But I do not feel called to single out a specific sin in that manner, even if it is one currently being redefined. Besides, I would not want someone to see the button and not understand why because they had not seen this post. :)

But whatever you feel called to do, whatever you believe... please look to Christ. He is willing to save to the uttermost any and all that call upon Him, and to change them into His image. We need to show people the love He has for them in our words and actions - the love that took Him to the cross in order that He might save them.

May we all show that love today!

5 thoughts shared:

♥Bleah♥Briann♥ said...

That is amazing... and very intelligently put! :) Kudos to you for joining the bandwagon and standing up for whats right!

Love you girl,

Bleah Briann

Shining as Stars said...

I definitely need to research homosexuality more. Here in Canada, it is a huge topic, and you're labeled as "intolerant" if you dare to say that homosexuality is a sin. The Bible is very, very clear on that. And I don't believe that it is genetic either.
I have a lot of people asking me what's so wrong if they "love" each other. And I know that some people genuinely seem to prefer men to women, so I'm not sure if it's so simple as assuming that they deliberately decided to focus on the same sex.
Anyway, I'm not against homosexuals. I think God's heart aches for them because they often get so much abuse from His people: us. I think that if we were truly following God's laws, homosexuals wouldn't be so anti-Christian today.
Thanks for your insightful post!
Marie

De Facto said...

It's always easier to side with society, even if the Bible says it is wrong. People have tried to water down the Truth to make it more appeasing to the sins and fancies of this carnal world. The truth however, is that all sin is equally regarded as wrong in God's eyes and He will judge according to His law. People try to use their own understanding, their own logic to whittle away at the Law of Adonai, but God's foolishness will always confound the wise.

Then again, we have the flip-side of the coin where Christians are out there persecuted the homosexuals relentlessly. We are called to bring them the Good News of the saving LOVE of Jesus Christ. We are not the Judge and we did not earn the right to preside over their souls, but we have been given high commands to spread the word of the Truth of Jesus Christ that can lead sinners to repentance.

Love in Christ,
De Facto

Jessica said...

Wow...this is such a hard topic and you really did a beautiful job with it.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful insight.

Jessica

Katherine Sophia said...

Thanks, Bleah! And I'm glad you started it; I think you got people thinking. :)

Thanks, Marie! I've heard that Canada is getting very tolerant/intolerant picky about stuff lately... The same thing is happening here. :(
And you're right - "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities..." When we start wrestling against flesh and blood, we are pushing people away, instead of showing God's love.

Thanks for your comment, De Facto! You said it exactly... either people are simply furious and disgusted by sin like that, or they insist that there's nothing wrong with it. Neither one is going to help people come to Christ.

Thank you, Jessica. :)

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