Homosexual Marriage, Epistemology & Righteousness…”What?!” Part One

In all probability, you have never seen a title to a series quite like that. However, I believe it is time to make the effort to deliver a biblical/Christian response and action plan to an issue that just doesn’t seem to be going away – “gay marriage”.

I have a prediction that may be a little depressing to those of us who embrace a biblical worldview and who genuinely care for all people, including those who claim to be “gay.” In America, “gay marriage”, one day, will be the law of the land.

Folks, it is time that we face reality — we live in a Post-Christian America. The signature issue that defines this reality is the over-whelming acceptance of both the “gay” lifestyle and “gay marriage”.

Let me explain why I place “gay” in quotations. It is because there is no evidence — biblically or scientifically — that “gay” is a physical condition which can be described as normal. There is no evidence that leads us to conclude that people can be born “gay”. There is no logical foundation on which to build an argument concluding that homosexual love is equal to natural love between a man and a woman.

With that said, I fully recognize that — to those who are genuinely struggling with “gay” tendencies — same-sex attraction is real. For these folks, “gay” is not something they woke up one day and proclaimed, “I think I will be gay today.”

For the individual who earnestly believes he or she is “gay”, this is a serious spiritual and psychological condition that is beyond simply making a choice.

For me, this issue is somewhat personal. Although I have never struggled with same-sex attraction, I do understand its spiritual roots. Let’s just say that I know what it is like to grow up sexually confused. As a child of nine, I was sexually abused by a neighbor next door for a period of six months. (FYI: I am currently writing a book on my abuse and my healing.)

In a recent Facebook conversation, I posted this paragraph about my real concern over the “gay” issues.

Thank God I had a stable Christian home, along with a church and an American culture that, at that time, reflected a biblical world view on “gay” issues. I am fearful that today — when the world is confusing enough for youth — we have made it more complicated for them. Government, on every level, is validating this dysfunctional and frankly perverse lifestyle. Now more pastors and churches are falling in line. I fear for our youth. Where will they hear the truth if not from their parents and pastors – those who have been given charge over them? If pastors are silent or, God forbid, if they endorse or permit this, where will the children go for truth and for healing? God help us and God help the children.

As we begin this series, I felt we needed to separate the issues from the people who need ministry and healing.

I want to leave you with a thought.

Could the issues surrounding same-sex attraction actually be an opportunity for Christians and the church to show incredible love?

6 thoughts on “Homosexual Marriage, Epistemology & Righteousness…”What?!” Part One

  1. I believe that you are correct that “Gay” acceptance is a forgone conclusion in America. It is merely a stepping-stone in the “everything sexual” is ok mission of the enemy. It was not possible for any of the “steps” (abortion, condoms, filth on TV, Gay rights, etc.) to occur until the Bible was first removed from our schools. With the foundation of Truth removed and then ignored and then attacked and now openly criticized it is virtually impossible to even guess how dark the “gross darkness” will become. I am old enough that I will handle it but I do truly hurt for our children who, as you said, will become more and more confused.(on purpose)

  2. There is a strong belief contrary to hereditary science that traits can be passed between organisms who replicate by sexual reproduction (requires male and female contributions) without mating.

    Gregor Mendel considered by Wikipedia to be the “Father of Modern Genetics” studied pea plants with red and white flowers. He discovered dominant and recessive genes by extensive mating of the pea plants and observing the outcome of such mating.

    Pea plants and human beings both replicate via sexual reproduction. If two male or two female organisms attempt to replicate without a mating between a male and a female, no trait(s) are passed to a future generation. Thus, individuals who remain homosexual in their behavior throughout their lives cannot pass any traits to a future generation.

    The concept of a “gay” gene or any other trait(s) being passed in human beings who use sexual reproduction to a future generation is not possible from hereditary science.

  3. Larry,

    Thanks for the info. I want to do some follow up research. Do you have any suggestions where I can start?

  4. I have been studying genetics for a long while now. There is absolutely no evidence that there is such thing as a “Gay gene”. However that is no the only factor in humanity. Hormones affect a person’s sexuality while in womb a lot more then anything beyond natural biological reproduction. However whether somebody chooses to be gay or not should not matter. Why do we think this is a homosexuality is so bad but not shell fish. Leviticus 11:10 “And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you.” It was pretty openly accepted that when christ came around, Leviticus’s teachings were thrown under the bus. People eat shellfish, people are gay. Why do we pick on but not the other? It is wrong. Here are more examples. Leviticus 3:17 “It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat…” Leviticus 19:19 “Neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.”

    “Ye shall not round the corners of your heads.” You can’t cut your hair seriously? Under this statement we should all go to hell.

    Also Larry is using science that has been deemed a sin Leviticus 19:19 “Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind.” Hereditary science is a no no.

    Leviticus 18:22 “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.” So why is this one still considered a sin? Makes no sense. WHY?

    “There is no logical foundation on which to build an argument concluding that homosexual love is equal to natural love between a man and a woman.” There is also no logical foundation that says that it is different. Unless you think love = reproductive sex. Which in that case, Jesus does say to love everyone…….. You get my point. There is a point though that proves all love is the same which is that love goes through 3 stages: Lust, Attraction, Attachment. The first two stages are purely chemical. This means that the first two stages can happen which anything that looks humanoid. Then attachment doesn’t require gender either. However there is one point that is attraction, some people are attracted to the same sex. Everything is the same though. The stages of love does not change. They can reach attachment just as easily as straight marriage. There is no reason to believe that these people love differently.

  5. Hi Jerry, thanks for your post. I hope you keep reading each part of this series. As you will see, the biblical case I will build has nothing to do with Levitical law. None of your references in Leviticus are applicable to the discussion. In part four, I will build the biblical case for marriage.

    Yes, Jesus said to love your neighbor as yourself. That love is an “agape” or a “phileo” love — non-sexual. The love that applies to sexual love, between a man and a woman, is “eros” love. In no way did Jesus mean that we should have sexual relations with everyone. However, Jesus does command us to love everyone, including people who believe they are “gay”.

    May I present you with this question? How do you know what you believe you know about this subject? As you will see in part four, I know what I know because it is built on a solid interpretation of God’s Word.

    I appreciate you taking the time to post your comments. I invite you read parts two and three. Part four will be ready for posting on Monday.

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