Homosexuality – The Christian View

The bible states that the act of homosexuality is a sin according to God’s laws.  See :-

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 – “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” (NIV).

Romans 1:26-27 – “Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.” (NIV)

Homosexual tendencies within individuals are often caused by a degree of abuse or dysfunction experienced during the early childhood and or teenage years.   People are not born as homosexuals. Here are some examples :-

1.  If a boy was sexually abused by his father,  step father, uncle,  male teacher,  male peer or any other male figure,  this boy may develop homosexual tendencies because of this abuse .   Sometimes these incidents can be so traumatic they can become suppressed memories in the subconcious and may only surface in later life when the survivor is ready to deal with these memories.   Incidents of severe abuse may also be so buried in the subconcious, they may sometimes  only surface in dreams or nightmares.

2.  If at birth the parents of the child wanted a girl  instead of a boy, and this is clearly made known to the child while growing up,  the boy may subconciously reject his maleness and adopt female characteristics in order to please his parents.

3.  If the wife continually puts down or rubbishes her husband due to discontent, infedility or disapproval and puts down men in general,  in front of her male child,  this child may in turn grow to see that being male is a negative thing and hence learn to take on female qualities and desires instead. 

Every individual case is different as to  the root causes of their homosexual tendencies.   It may be a series of different incidents and effects that can contribute to their homosexuality.   It can also depend on how continuous the abuse or negative input into a child’s life is.    How sensitive a child is, can also make a difference in how he or she reacts to their environment.   Not every child will react in the same way to the same abuse or negative input.

The good news is that it is possible for the power of God through Jesus Christ  to heal the homosexual.  God loves the homosexual person and in his compassion desires to see him or her fully healed and restored to wholeness.  This can be achieved through skilful and trained prayer ministry and inner healing.  Even suppressed memories from childhood,  can be unearthed and revealed through the power of Jesus, in the form of skilful and trained prayer ministry.  However it is not always a quick process, but can often take a long time –  even a number of years.    The length of time can depend on  how severe the root causes are and how willing the person is willing to work on change.  See :-

1.  Exodus International  http://www.exodus-international.org/
2.  Living Waters Ministry http://www.livingwaters.org.au/

Unfortunately many homosexual people,  do not choose the road of wholeness and healing,  partly because they do not want to admit they are broken people who need  help.  It is much easier to believe  that homosexuality is now a normal and accepted state of being, in society.  In this way one can live in denial that there is anything wrong and that deep issues need to be dealt with in their lives.  

However it is not a weakness to admit that one is “broken” and in need of help or healing.  Instead this is really the beginning of true freedom and restoration in a person’s life.   And if it is any consolation,  all of us a broken and wounded in various degrees and in different ways.  This is due to the fact that we live in a world of sinful and imperfect people,  many who will hurt us and wound us whether they realise this or not.   This is why all of us are in need of the saving power of Jesus and that is why Jesus came to die for every one of us not just for homosexual people.

So the fact is all of us are broken people in some way or another.  Some people just live in denial that this is so.

Another point to note is that the more a homosexual person willingly engages in this sin and lifestyle,  the more that person gives a foothold for Satan to enter his life and eventually take control of him or her.   They will soon succumb  to the deception that what they are doing is normal acceptable and OK before God.

Since God sees the homosexual act as a sin,  these people would also need to abstain from carrying out their sexual desires in this area.   Many people may view this as harsh and unloving for God to demand such a thing. 

However I would like to argue that abstaining is not a new thing  within the Christian faith.  For instance for Christians,  if one is single one has to wait until they have found a marriage partner until they are able to have a sexual union.  Some individuals may only find their life partner when they reach the age of 40 or  50 .  Hence they have to abstain from sex for 20 or 30 years.   Even married people who are Christians, have to abstain, in a sense as well.  Not necessarily from their spouse (but this may also occur due to sickness etc) .   However if they become attracted to other members of the opposite sex,  which may occur  through the process of everyday life,  they cannot  just act on every impulse that comes their way.  They have to choose to abstain and exercise self control as well.

God’s laws are always given for our own good and well being-  to protect us from a life of disaster and emotional and physical chaos.  It is up to the individual whether he or she chooses to believe this or not.

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2 Responses to “Homosexuality – The Christian View”

  1. babalobi Says:

    It is unusual to find an article based on the truth of God s word written on a sensitive topic like this.

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