I pray that this as in all posts to this site are moved by the Spirit of the God of the Bible the Ruach ha’ Kodesh. My hope is in the Spirit of the only God, this Spirit, the only one where we can be saved through the death and resurrection of the Messiah.
Advocates say, “Sexual orientation is not a choice; we are born the way we are”. Ones who believe this way believe some are born that way, meaning they have no choice in the matter. God understands this and gives no judgment or condemnation. How can a loving God condemn any of us if we are born that way?
Yeshua said in the 5th chapter of Matthews Gospel “Think not that I have come to abolish the Law and the Prophets. I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” Therefore God’s measure for perfection and Holiness can be found in the 613 laws found in the books of Moses. Moses who spoke with God received this law from God. Since the Messiah did not come to abolish it the law is still valid. As St. Paul states in the Book of Romans “Through the Law we know sin.” For those who say they believe the Gospel must know this is true. Through the Law we know sin. Lev. 18: 22 “You Shall NOT lie with a man as with a woman: It is an abomination.” For those who believe sexual orientation is not a choice must conclude: This cannot be right because people are born this way. Since people are born this way the next verse must also be invalid. Lev. 18:23, “Neither will you lie with any beast to defile yourself: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down with it: it is perversion.” This cannot be true because if people are born wanting to have homosexual relations then they can also be born wanting to have sex with animals. This must also be permissible according to the reasoning applied above. No doubt all of those who agree like many in political positions will embrace the ” I was born that way” position. What does Abomination mean? It means something hated excessively, polluted, defiled. How about perversion? A turning from the truth, one who is in error, one who misapplies. For those who believe ‘We were born this way’ Moses must have gotten this wrong. He probably heard this wrong from God. I’m sure plenty of people were born this way in his day. But, Yeshua said he was the fulfillment of the law which includes these words in Leviticus. Did Yeshua get it wrong? If so how could He be the Son of God?
If we call homosexual unions marriage can we tell our children that this behavior is sin? Should we tell them that we will be proud of them if they take a member of the same sex to their bed? What will be taught to children in our atheistic pubic schools? I say this honestly since God is not welcome there.
Can same sex unions be called marriage. No and this is Why
Gen. 2:24 ” Therefore a man will leave his father and mother and shall cleave unto his WIFE and they shall be one flesh.” There is that pesky Moses again. Could these same concepts be taught in the New Covenant? Mark 10:6-9 ” From the beginning of creation God made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother an be joined to his WIFE, and the two shall become one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put Asunder.” There is nothing here about homosexual unions being part of God’s plan. Now the Messiah has proved that Moses did speak to God and that his words are valid. Are these words only meant for the people of Israel? Lets see what the Apostle to the Gentiles has to say? I Cor 6:9 “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the immoral…nor sexual perverts…” Asunder means to break apart. Traditional marriage is under assault. What God instituted as marriage will be torn asunder because God did not define marriage this way.
Clearly the believers job is to bring sinners to repentance and faith in the Messiah not be silent about their sin and the sin of others. The believer is not to champion the rights of unrepentant sinners. We are to call sinners to repentance. We are not to be advocating for those who are perishing. We are supposed to be advocating for the body of Messiah.
Yeshua said if they hated me they will hate you also.” “Loving relationship does not describe in God’s terms what homosexual relationships are. I know homosexual males and 100% of those I know have had no relationship with a father figure or had a father who did not love them. They wanted this love and never received it. Then the teenage years came with sexual urges. Having this void they confused the missing love for a father with emotional and sexual lust for another male.
In saying “born this way” those who say they believe misrepresent the Word of God. In these days if we speak for the Word of God then those who may have liked you may hate you and persecute you. Then you can look up and know that your reward is in heaven. Love the homosexual but advocating for rights like a traditional married couple will not bring them to repentance. There is not one openly Homosexual Prophet. Not one who ever spoke from God and disagreed with Moses Jesus and St. Paul. How can a homosexual couple consummate? They cannot. Sodomy is not considered a biblical consummation. Why, because life can never result from sodomy. Do all things in the love of Messiah with resolve. Peace of Messiah Yeshua be with you. Joe