Monday, July 27, 2015
America's New Normal? (Let's get real about homosexuality)
By Pastor Carl Gallups
(Top 60 Best Selling Amazon Author)
In Light of America's "New Normal"
LET'S DEAL WITH REALITY
CONCERNING HOMOSEXUAL SEX...
Homosexual activist: "I can't help it. I was 'born' that way."
Pastor Carl Gallups: "The real science does not support that reasoning. There is NO credible scientific study indicating homosexuality is 'genetic.' However, there is highly credible scientific evidence to the contrary.1
However, even if it were a matter of genetics - how is that different than a person's genetic predisposition to be a 'murderer' or to be a 'liar?' We may have strong genetic indicators to conduct ourselves in those ways - but those actions are ALWAYS and ultimately a matter of 'choice.' That is why society holds us (every one of us - whether we are predisposed that way or not) accountable for those actions ... we can 'choose' to do them, or not to do them, regardless of our genetic predisposition to engage in the activities.
Likewise, with whom you have sexual relations and the mechanics of how you engage in those sexual relations are ALWAYS and ultimately a matter of choice. Interestingly, the only 'bodily system' within the human body that a person can live without is the reproductive system! EVERY other system (digestive, elimination, circulatory, nervous, endocrine, etc.) must be in place or the body will not live! You see, this is why God, the inventor of our sexuality and the institution of marriage, gets to set the "rules" for how we choose to live in the matters regarding our sexuality.
The Word of our creator says that homosexual activity is sin. Not only that, but the Word of God says it is a particularly egregious and devastating sin. God says it is a "giving over to a depraved mind." God says that one cannot be an 'active' and 'unrepentant' homosexual and call oneself 'born again.' One cannot be an active homosexual and be a Christian at the same time. The Bible has absolutely nothing positive to say about homosexuality. 2
But consider this. Even if it were discovered that homosexuality was 100% a genetic predisposition - wouldn't that genetic condition be an 'unnatural' anomaly? After all, homosexuality is very rare in the entire population of the world (averaging 3% or less) and perhaps even less than that in the United States. And it does not serve any purpose whatsoever in procreation - the vehicle for the very survival of the human race.3
Additionally, even the CDC claims that homosexuality is the most dangerous sexual lifestyle on the planet in which one can engage. 4
Accordingly, if we do discover that homosexuality is a genetic occurrence - shouldn't we be looking for a "cure" for this genetic malfunction - like we look for cure for any other genetic malfunction that can potentially devastate that person's health and future? Of course we should.
No, you were not "born" that way. In some rare cases it might be the earliest memory you have because of sexual or physical abuse or being taught the lifestyle, etc. - but you were not born as a homosexual.
The truth is that you born to honor your Creator. You were born to give Him praise and to live with Him forever in an eventual recreated paradise! The truth is that your sexuality is a gift from God, and when used properly - according to the instructions of your creator - God honors your life, He honors your health, He honors your testimony before the world.... and He passes that blessing down to your children and children's children.
You can have all of that in Jesus Christ. You can be 'born again,' you can be made 'new in Christ' you can be forgiven. You can start over ... the way God designed you to live. 5
Now that you know the truth of the matter - you are responsible for it. We will pray for you - in love.
5. Romans 8: 1-11
1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you[a] free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh,[b] God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering.[c] And so he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.
9 You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life[d] because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of[e] his Spirit who lives in you. (NIV)
SEE ALSO: "But Animals Are Gay Too!"