Pastor's Corner:

Homosexuality, Part 2

Dear Pastor:

Why cannot homosexuality be an alternative way of expressing sexual love between two consenting partners?

Dear Reader,
The reason why homosexuality cannot be an alternative way of expressing sexual love is that God has made only one mode of expressing sexual love, and that is the method practiced between a man and a woman. God has given human beings a variety of choices to make their lives joyful and interesting; but in this particular God has given one and only one mode of expressing love sexually between married individuals. The Bible tells us that when God made man in the beginning, he made them man and woman. He gave the woman to the man, and told them to be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth with their kind, Gen. 1:28. Also, when God made man and woman in the beginning He admonished them to stick to each other; that the man should leave his parents and stick to his wife, Gen. 2:24. As someone remarked, God never made Adam and Steve in the beginning, he made Adam and Eve.
It is correct and natural for people to make choices in their lives; but when these choices go contrary to God's injunctions we are endangering our own salvation. Joshua admonished the people of his day in the following manner: (Josh 24:15 KJV) And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. So also today with human beings, we are to choose between our own desires for gratifying ourselves, and God's injunctions concerning how to sexually fulfill our lives. When man puts God out of his reckoning he then resorts to the most degrading practices. Here is how Paul wrote about this phenomenon in the book of Romans: (Rom 1:22 KJV) Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, (Rom 1:23 KJV) And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things. (Rom 1:24 KJV) Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: (Rom 1:25) Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
And these men, having turned away from God's guidelines, Paul continues to describe their practices: (Rom 1:26 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: (Rom 1:27 KJV) 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. (Rom 1:28 KJV) 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. Yes, friends, man has many privileges granted him by God, but the privilege of engaging in homosexual acts is not granted him. God calls it an abomination punishable by death, Lev 20:13. Let us, therefore, friends, seek to follow God's admonitions so as to preserve our sanity, life, happiness, and our eternal life. May God bless you and give you courage and strength to do what is right.

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