Comments/Questions from Readers

Question #2: I read your article and I found your proofs to be well thought out concerning homosexuals. However, I cannot help but argue that you've overgeneralized. I do not condemn homosexuality as sinful actions. If someone is born with homosexuality in their nature, they should be allowed to pursue their happiness with regard to their nature so long as it doesn't harm others. And you compare it to murder, adultery and sin just because some book written by straight men thousands of years ago tells you that its a sacred law?

I'm glad you found the Scriptural proof texts to be clear, but I'm afraid that we've got two completely different worldviews that we're approaching these Scriptures from. You say you do not condemn "homosexuality" as sinful actions. Since that word is relatively new (as is heterosexuality), let me clarify that the Bible does not actually speak regarding any modern concepts of sexual "preferences" or sexual "orientation", but simply sexual "actions." If certain people choose to call themselves homosexual, that's fine by me. Labels are not actions.

The Biblical definition of sin is transgressing of the law. Not man's law, but God's law. Who cares whether you or I agree with God's law? I don't have to agree with God or like what He says about a subject to make it so. He doesn't require my agreement with his law, simply my obedience to it. The simple fact of the matter is that the "actions" that some men perform with other men, regardless what labels they may assign to themselves, is sinful in God's eyes.

You said that they should be allowed to do essentially whatever they like so long as it doesn't harm anyone else. That's the same philosophy as wicca. As long as nobody is being hurt by it, anything goes. It's interesting how the Bible says that the sin of rebellion is as of witchcraft.

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