Posts tagged ‘born gay’

December 6, 2011

Born Naked?

by pastortimfowler

Yesterday I was challenged to blog about some questions I was asked concerning the gay lifestyle. First, thanks for all the kind words, even from some who did not fully agree with me. I hope that you remember that I am going to give answers that come from the Bible and remind everyone that the Bible is not a book of condemnation, but of forgiveness, hope, and love. There is not a sin that God has not already condemned to the cross and forgiven for all who ask and sin is not defined by me or you but by God. After that, His grace allows us to grow and make mistakes and learn from those mistakes without suffering His wrath. This is all because of God’s love for His most precious of creations, mankind.
For those who are still wondering about whether or not someone is born gay, ask someone who is gay. One of my friends who is gay says that she was born that way. I don’t know how I can argue with that, but I was not born gay, I was born naked. What is my biblical basis for this you may ask? Job 1:21 Naked I came from my mother, and naked I will return. The Lord has given, and the Lord has taken away! May the name of the Lord be praised.”
See? Everything that I blog about, to the best of my ability, is founded in scripture. Many people believe that the Bible is old-fashioned and out dated and I say bull feathers. Do you know that there has not been a documented case of a child being born with clothes on, so far, in 21st century? How modern can you get.
Now we have to ask, are people who are born naked sinners? The answer is yes. There is a post-modern culture today that does not want to accept this, but it is true. People who are born naked tend to become liars, and at an early age have a tendency to take toys from other children without asking. One of my own children was born naked and before he could count to 100, he was already lying about things. He grew up and got married and later confessed to his mother and I some of the things that he did as a teen and it was all sinful. All of it can be attributed to him being born naked.
I have done much research on this and found that people like Hitler, Jack the Ripper, and George w. Bush, were all born naked. Could there be a more hideous group of people? And, they are all sinners. I do not know any of these guys sexual orientation, except for George Bush, he was married. But their sexual orientation did not make them sinners, being born naked did. Here is another fact about these 3. Jesus died to pay for their sins and they can be forgiven. That is not my opinion, it is what the Bible says. Romans 10:13 So then, “Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Let me lay it out for you. God loves us no matter who we are right now. His is able to fix anything we may have screwed up and forgive any sin. He is not as much concerned with which sin, as much as He is concerned with all sin. We can’t name them all and but we can name the one who took the penalty for any and all sin, Jesus.
All have sinned, this makes us unholy. God is holy, this makes us not God. God loves us and made a way to fix our problems. Jesus died in our place. God says that is good enough for Him. God says all we need to do is ask and He will forgive us. That makes us holy, not what else we do. Once God forgives, who cares what others say, God says we are his.
God takes people who are born naked and clothes them in salvation. Isaiah 61:10 I will find joy in the Lord. I will delight in my God. He has dressed me in the clothes of salvation. He has wrapped me in the robe of righteousness like a bridegroom with a priest’s turban, like a bride with her jewels.

December 5, 2011

Born Gay?

by pastortimfowler

Every time I open my messages on Facebook and see one from “my friend” I cringe. Here is her latest subject. What about homosexual relationships? What does the Bible say about them? Are people born that way or do they choose? What do you think about gay marriage and gays raising children? Thanks my dear friend. No one will be able to get upset about this one.
Some of you are probably wondering why I even accepted the challenge to blog about this. I could have just ignored the question or answered it privately. But I chose to blog about it because there is no reason for Christians to not be able to express how they feel or be able to say what God says about anything. So tighten your seat belts and let’s do this.
My first task I think, is to answer the marriage thing. Merriam-Webster’s defines it as this: a (1) : the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law. Now if you continue to look there are other definitions that have been added through the years to include same-sex marriage, but this definition has been the one that has been accepted for hundreds of years. It also meets the biblical definition of marriage and as far as what is legally acceptable as marriage, this fits too.
So I do not believe that gay marriage is right. For as long as humans have been around, marriage has been defined as a man and a woman. Why all of a sudden do we have to change the meaning just because a certain group of people wants to? It would be like deciding to call 2+2=5 because someone decides that they wanted it that way. Call a gay couple something else, but not a marriage. There is no place in the Bible that tells two members of the same-sex to live together as a couple in holy matrimony. The Bible is not old-fashioned because God has decided what marriage is to be and He has not changed His mind. So, gays living as a married couple is not biblical. And by the way, neither is a man and a woman who are not married, and that will be addressed later.
As far as gays raising children, I don’t believe that it is the best situation.  It would be best for the birth mother and father to raise the child. But I do know that children need love and that anyone can love a child. Some good friends of mine, who are gay, are raising children, and in both cases, these children are well-behaved, loved, and certainly much better off than if they were in an orphanage somewhere or with a couple who did not love them. No biblical problems here.
Now to the big issue, are people born this way? I can’t give a definitive yes or no, but, let me explain. All humans are born in sin. No one has to teach a child to lie and lying is a sin. Sin is the driving force in the human flesh. It is selfish, pleasure centered, and totally against God. Without the power of the Holy Spirit, humans are unable to defeat sin at any level. We have all sinned and come short of the glory of God. Because we are all born with a sin nature, that sin will manifest itself in our lives somehow, someway, somewhere.
The Bible is very clear that sex outside of marriage is a sin. That includes adulterous sex, pre-marital sex, promiscuous sex, homosexual sex, sex with animals and any other sex you can name. Sex is not love. Sex is God’s way of humans reproducing and for married couples to express intimacy. Keep in mind that I am writing from the premise that God is the one who made and defines marriage and the limits of sexual morality, not man. He is the one who is holy and He is the judge of mankind. What we humans think is right has nothing to do with what God says. Our feelings are not the moral judge, God is.
I condemn those who treat gays with hate and malice. Jesus loves them. He died for the sins of humanity, not for the pretty church people. The sin of one person is no greater in the eyes of God than the sin of another. The blood of Jesus was shed so that sinners like me could be forgiven, learn of the love of God and grow in love and understanding of who He is. Because of this, Christians are to love others in the same way and not put a sin above another.
Putting the sex issue aside, heterosexual or homosexual, if sex of any kind were taken out of the picture as the sin issue, we are all still sinners of some sort. Born that way, but not bound to stay that way. I am now a sinner, saved by grace, who has a Father in heaven that loves me. Not because of what I did, but because of what God did when Jesus died on the cross for my sins and your.