“Born This Way” the answer might surprise you.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you know who Lady Gaga is. And if you have been living under a rock: what’s it like under there? Do you occasionally flip it over to keep it from growing moss or do you use the moss like wallpaper? One of Lady Gaga’s recent songs refers to God being happy with all her just the way she is, because God made her perfect. This song will resonate with kids today because they’ve grown up in churches that tell them that God has a great plan for their lives and that God doesn’t make no junk.

Recently a friend of mine mentioned they had gotten into a debate among his friends about homosexuality. The Indiana House of Representatives passed a bill designating marriage between one man and one women. His friends insist that God supports homosexuals and it’s wrong to judge them. And that one can be a homosexual and a christian. My response was this:

This is what happens when people get their theology from Lady GaGa….It is true that God did not make people this way originally…HOWEVER…Because of Adams sin, we are all born sinners, meaning we are prone to sin. When someone seeks out a homosexual relationship they are doing what feels natural to them…which is sin. All sin is equally bad in God’s eyes, and just one sin disqualifies you from heaven. Which is why we need a savior.

I think of it this way, say the sin isn’t homosexuality, say it was cannibalism. If i were to say “I was born a cannibal.” would that make it okay for me to kill someone and eat them? Of course not.

Also a person can not call themselves a practicing homosexual and a christian at the same time: the Bible says to flee from sexual immorality. I does say you can be a former homosexual:

“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Cor 6:8-11

But these verses go on to say this:

“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything. “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,  for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” 1 Cor 6:12-20

Of course you’ll have some moron who says these verses are saying we shouldn’t ever have sex. But, these verses say “sexual immorality” meaning any sex outside of the boundaries that God established between one man and one woman in marriage. So recapping: Sex inside of marriage = good. Outside of marriage = bad.

and of course you’ll have another moron who says, “Yeah but Abraham had Ismael with Hagar” and you can say yes but that brought much pain and sorrow to both Hagar and Sarah. it was outside of the means God had ordained.

and another moron who says “Solomon had many wives” and again it brought devastating consequences. Same with any other Biblical name you bring up that went outside of one man, one woman.

Another verse has this to say: 

“understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound[ doctrine, in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted. ” 1 Tim 1:9-11

Does this mean we have to clean ourselves up before we come to Christ, of course not. Salvation is not a quid pro quo (latin term meaning you do this, and then you get this, used in legal settings)  transaction. But after we are saved we will still be tempted to sin, and we are drawn to some sins more than others. and we need to flee from those sins, rely on God through his Word, and pursue His holiness for our lives.
 
We will never be completely free of temptation and evil urges until we’re dead. (happy news) But Christians are called to a higher standard, to be holy as He is holy. And in the pursuit of that holiness shake off the sin that entangles, among which is homosexuality. The Bible says in another passage resist the devil and he will flee from you.
 
It’s not all that surprising to me, as it shouldn’t be to you, that those of the world acts like sinners. Darkness runs to darkness to hide from the light. Sinners support and celebrate other sinners in their sin. As we see among the homosexuals and those that support them in that sin.  That doesn’t mean some who are Christians can’t be confused by it all, but if someone is truly a brother or sister, we have to show them from the Bible what the bible says on the matter if so prompted.
So What are your thoughts?
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2 thoughts on ““Born This Way” the answer might surprise you.

  1. I liked this post. It takes guts to say something like this in today’s world, but you are absolutely right. The Bible does say it is a sin. Like preachers say sometimes, “Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.”

  2. All of these laws about marriage being between one man and one woman are completely ridiculous. Jesus never advocated for governments on Earth to force non-believers to live by Christian doctrine.

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