Issues of the Heart » Homophobia
There are some people who love to make charges of homophobia, homophobic or homophobes. It could equally be asked; "Why are a great number of homosexuals and homosexual supporters not called Christophobes" if we were honest? Allow me to clarify something for you. Phobias are fears! The genuine Christian fears nothing and nobody! The Bible makes it clear that God has not given to any true Christian a spirit of fear, but of "Power, Love and a Sound Mind."
If you are a man sexually attracted to men you should then ask yourself why you feel that way. Nothing happens without a reason. Are you willing to be truthful with yourself. If not, then that could be why you are labeling others as homophobes. People who are firm in their stand don't have to denigrate others or call them names or cast aspersions on them leading others to believe false things about them. When people believe with all their heart that they are right nobody can offend them enough to make them go into attack mode.
There is no such thing as a gay animal. That argument ignores the spiritual differences that separate men from animals. If you study the science of animals you will find that animals act from instinct not genetic cause. They are totally different from humans in that they have no accountability to God because they haven't a clue about anything having to do with moral standards. The fictitious idea that humans are mere animals is preposterous to those who believe in God as the creator of the earth and all that is in it. We are triparte in nature having body, soul and spirit. We, therefore have a day when we shall all give an account to God for all our thoughts, words and actions.
As far as human genetic studies are concerned; there is no empirical evidence that there is any real genetic connection or cause for homosexual or lesbian behavior. To those who
study objectively and base their view on their own personal study this is a reality that cannot be denied. Those who hold to faulty claims of supposed research about this issue do so because they choose to believe what they want no matter where the evidence leads.
If you think Christians are homophobes - you would consider them tame compared to
what Muslims think about homosexuals and lesbians. If you were in a Muslim controlled country and they found out you were homosexual you would be taken out to a public place and hanged or have your head chopped off. There's zero tolerance for homosexuals and lesbians in the Muslim communities, and yet I have never seen media attacking the beliefs
of the Muslim community and calling them homophobes. Isn't there a double standard in
the handling of this issue by the secular press? In Christianity homosexuality is a sin but one that can be forgiven if repented of. I would hardly call that view intolerant. The true Christian exposes sin, in accordance with what the scripture says is sin, but also points to a Savior who delivers from sin. There is no homophobia in leading men to Christ!
You'd also have to call the God of the Bible homophobic since he calls homosexuality and lesbian behavior an abomination. In the Old Testament scriptures both sins were punishable by death unless repented of. In the New Testament, both practices are strongly condemned, but those who repent of them can be free from God's condemnation through repentance, and God’s forgiveness. The penalty for their sin was paid for through the blood of Jesus Christ shed on Calvary that is available to all who will renounce their sin, repent of it and put their faith in Christ's sacrifice for them..
I hope that clarifies the true Christian viewpoint for you. Remember; phobia is fear. Every Christian who places their total faith in God alone fears nothing and nobody!
Below are two verses concerning this subject. The first verse is from the Old Testament and the second from the New Testament. Neither of them or any of the other verses in scripture has anything good to say about same sex relationships. Both of them are severe in what lies ahead for those who pursue these relationships and refuse to repent of them. God will not change his word to suit anyone no matter who they are, were or will be. His word is supreme universal law, and the only right response to it is obedience.
Leviticus 20:13 KJV - "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."
Romans 1:26-28 KJV - "For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
A FINAL WORD: There are those who say that Jesus never said anything concerning homosexual or lesbian behavior. There is a serious and condemning error connected with that assumption that leads to Hell and eternal damnation. Those who subscribe to that deceitful lie of Satan have no understanding of who they are dealing with when they speak of Jesus Christ.
Jesus is God who came in human flesh. As God his words ring out in condemnation to this sexual immorality all through scripture. The only time the Lord Jesus speaks about the right relationship in marriage is in relation to God's intended purpose from the beginning in Genesis 2:24-25 where the Lord speaks of a MAN and his WIFE. He speaks of those verses in the gospels and makes no other reference to either sexual relationships or marriage. In his presentation he favors heterosexual marriage exclusively and abhors divorce. This could continue on to a much needed discussion on divorce itself, but this is not the place for it. As for now I rest my case. If, or when, time permits I hope to create a page dealing with divorce.