In the previous post I wrote about homosexuality and in it I said a few things that I feel I did not qualify clearly enough, so I just want to quickly revisit that.
When I wrote the part about how I define homosexuality as a sin, I was not very clear on a few things. I basically said I regard it as a sin because it misses the mark on the original purpose God had for mankind, which was to bear His image, be fruitful and multiply and subdue the earth.
Some people then asked what about people who are infertile? Or people who are celibate? Do I see that as sin too?
At the time I wrote that I was thinking in absolutes. In other words if every man and woman on earth were homosexual. God has a purpose for the individual, but I was talking about His purpose for us as the entire human race. Our collective purpose. But thinking back I admit my reasoning was not flawless and as such need to find an alternative perspective to this issue in this regard. So here goes:
In the first post I said a Christian’s identity is Christ, and that Christ is not a homosexual. I still believe that. As such, when a Christian engages in homosexual behaviour, they are merely walking after the flesh, and not walking in the Spirit. If they were walking in the Spirit, they would be expressing Christ, who is not gay. Walking in the Spirit is walking in faith. Therefore walking in the flesh is not of faith. Everything that is not of faith is sin. Therefore homosexuality still misses the mark.
I think that is much simpler. But I am sure some will disagree…
I have received emails from both sides of the debate, but I was overjoyed to receive emails from people who were homosexuals, and who got delivered out of it by the love of Christ. One lady got set free after decades of living as a homosexual, and she said how I explained it is how it happened to her. She came to know her true identity in Christ and got set free. I have asked her to write her story and I will put it in an upcoming post.
Grace and Peace!