Is Homosexuality a Sin?

By Pastor Clif Briscoe on February 05, 2014 0 Comments

 Many today in mainline churches, as well as Pentecostal-Charismatic churches, are embracing same sex relationships.  However, the Bible does not embrace it.  Pastor Briscoe gives a well balanced and loving approach.

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Sarah

February 19, 2014 at 9:09pm | Permalink

I have a couple of questions about this because I'm trying to figure out what the truth really is about homosexuality and such. I think you have presented a pretty clear argument, and I'm not trying to argue with you. I'm just trying to get some deeper clarification. Firstly, I've noticed that most people who argue against homosexuality seem to take a few passages from the Bible, string them together, and call it something like a law. I get that; however, there is the matter of context. In my opinion, and I could be wrong of course, most if not all of the passages referring to sexual immorality and homosexuality are actually speaking of something more like rape. When the Bible does speak of homosexuality, it seems to be specifically related to the kind we see depicted in the media occurring in prisons. I can't really find the distinction between that kind of sexual immorality and the kind of homosexuality where both parties love one another and are married. My other problem is the seemingly heightened sinfulness of homosexuality. As many have said, Jesus doesn't really talk about it specifically. Why is homosexuality, then, often spoken of in churches and among Christians as a sin much worse that many others? I certainly don't think that you are showing hatred or even unkindness to homosexuals, but some Christians seem to believe that murder can be forgiven more readily than homosexuality. Aren't all sins equal? How do we even know that "sexual immorality" includes two gay men who are married to one another? In the end, I just can't understand the Christian obsession with this whole issue. People sin all the time. Of course we should try to help them and show them the way to God, but I don't think it is okay or right to make them feel as though God hates them or created them by mistake. I don't think that gets anyone any closer to God.

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