Anonymous said: Seeing as you’re not homosexual, you have absolutely no right to say it’s a choice. You’re clearly an uneducated close minded Christian. And there’s no proof to say homosexuality isn’t genetic. Does other people’s sexual preferences have any effect on your life? No. It doesn’t. So don’t have opinions on things that don’t concern you. Let people live the way they want to live. You’re making yourself look so immature when you say that. And isn’t christianity largely based on love? Why should
one limit their love? And why would you follow a God who doesn’t allow people to love freely? That should be a sin. There should never be a limit to love. But if you think there should, then thats your deal. But don’t have such a strong opinion on things that have no effect on you. Live and let live. Why is it so hard to be accepting of another persons lifestyle? You lack respect, and you should concern yourself with that. Not who other people love.
I’m actually a very open-minded Christian. I have been around the board with my beliefs (New Age, Buddhism, etc.) , and I choose Christianity because I cannot deny that it is the truth. You can read my story if you like. It is the page titled “I Should Be Dead.” Perhaps you are the one that is uneducated and close minded, because you have stereotyped me. But that is up to you to decide. Let us not form prejudices about one another, yes?
Returning to our discussion, you said that I have no right to conclude that the homosexual lifestyle is a choice because I am not a homosexual. If this is true, then you have no right to say that murder is wrong because you are not a murderer. You have absolutely no right to say that rape is wrong if you have not raped somebody. However, this is not true. You do not need to participate in something in order to have an educated opinion on it. Do you see my point?
Also to clarify, I believe that homosexual actions are wrong, which means any sort of sexual immorality concerning homosexuals. This includes lust, marriage, any sort of sexual conduct, etc. Obviously, I feel the same way about heterosexuals who engage in any sort of sexuality outside of marriage. I cannot help being attracted to girls. That doesn’t mean I must go participating with girls for a relationship or sexual conduct. I have a choice with whom I want to marry. In the same way, even if you cannot help being attracted to your own gender, it doesn’t mean you need to participate in homosexuality. You can also choose who you wish to pursue a relationship with. I know you understand this. I’m sure I just had to clear that up. My apologies for not being more clear!
Now on Christianity: You say that it is largely based on love (which is true), but love for what? You see, you can love anything. However, Christianity teaches to love Christ above all else:
36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. – Matthew 22:26-28 (ESV)
Having said that, I can now tell you why morality concerns me. It would not be very loving to let anyone do what is evil, without trying to show them a better path to go. I do not enjoy calling out homosexuality, and to be honest, I find it quite tiresome. But I love homosexuals, and I want to see them with Jesus in Heaven. So I choose to state my opinion because God has ordained marriage between a man and a woman in order to show His perfect image of love: Christ giving up His life for the church. For further information, please watch the video I have done on it:
Moving on, you also said that it should be a sin to follow a god who doesn’t allow people to love freely. Let me put it to you this way: He created sex. He created marriage. He created people. He created everything. If you violate His laws, then you must be held accountable to Him for what you have done. He has outlawed murder, lying, stealing, cheating, adultery, rape, pride, gossip, homosexuality, and so on and so forth. Anyone who does these things can say “It should be a sin to follow a god who doesn’t allow people to choose freely.” Just because one wants to practice such things, doesn’t mean that God should allow it. Do you understand what I’m saying?
I don’t want you to get the wrong idea; I do defend homosexuality from others who wish to discriminate or bully that type of lifestyle, because bullying and discrimination is not okay. I love homosexuals. And because I love homosexuals, I want the best for them, and that is Jesus Christ and His salvation that is freely given to all. He died for you because He loves you. He wants to save you from the bad things that you have done. A good judge has to punish evil doers. Think of the person closest to you. Imagine if someone brutally murdered him or her and then stood before the judge and said. “But Judge, I have done so much good in my life!” and the judge let the criminal go. Would that make a good judge or a bad judge? A bad judge of course! So God has to punish us for the evil things we have done, because He is a perfect judge. Thankfully, He loved us so much that He found a way to still bring justice for sin by allowing His Son, Jesus Christ, to take our place by dying for us. It is just as if a judge was condemning you for a crime, and someone came in and payed your debt!
Please realize His great love for you. He only wants the best for you. He is calling for you. Please think about this.
Send me another message if you have any more questions about what I have said.
God bless and much love