Keith's Comments
Reprobate Minds
In knowing that Canada has legitimized gay marriages, the Supreme Court has overturned the Texas sodomy law, and we're awaiting word of the confirmation of the first gay Episcopalian Bishop to be announced during their annual conference, someone asked me the other day, "Are gays born homosexual?" My immediate answer was a resounding NO! Requiring Biblical support for my answer proved necessary, which has brought about this study and commentary:

We must first understand in what respect God created man and how he designed the sexes to interact with one another:

"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness..." (Genesis 1:26)

"Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." (Genesis 2:24)

The Bible tells us that God created man in His own likeness and image; that man is to interact sexually with the opposite sex of his species, as a husband and a wife. But the homosexual community, and its' supporters, suggest that the gay lifestyle is now acceptable in the eyes of the Lord; that as society has come to accept this lifestyle, so has He. The Bible tells us, however, the Lord does not change:

"For I am the LORD, I change not..." (Malachi 3:6)

So how does God view homosexuality:

"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;" (Romans 1:26-28)

One must instantly be aware in the above verses of the terms "natural use" and "vile affections". In the original Greek of these Scriptures, the words for "vile affections" are 'atimia pathos' which means 'disgraceful lust'. And for "natural use" are the Greek words 'phusikos chresis' which means 'physical employment', or more specifically, 'sexual intercourse as an occupation of the body'. So, by definition in the original Greek of God's Word in the Bible, a homosexual lifestyle is nothing more than a 'disgraceful lust to achieve sexual intercourse'.

So, are homosexuals born gay? No, not if we believe that God created man in His image with a natural affection for the opposite sex, and that God does not change so therefore keeps His plan for mankind intact at their birth. So why are some people gay? Very simply the Bible tells us that it is the spirit of Satan, that works in all disobedient people:

"Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:" (Ephesians 2:2)

But all is not lost for those of this lifestyle. Just as with any other sinner, and we all are, if a homosexual is willing to turn from their sin and call on the Name of Jesus, they too, shall be saved:

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:13)

"And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel." (Mark 1:15)

God the Father sent Jesus to save us because He is not intolerant of sinners, He is intolerant of sin. If you are in a lifestyle you want to change, but don't know how, simply call on the Name of Jesus to save you. He will come into your heart and life and make you a new person if you only ask Him. Please visit our Salvation page for information on how to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior.

Keith

08-05-2003

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