1 Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 2 Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? 3 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. 4 Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.” – Luke 13:1-4
A friend directed me to an article by Matt Moore on Homosexuality and Christianity titled “Gay Christian?” It is an excellent and courageous post.
Moore makes a point we’ve made here before – but makes it from a personal standpoint. Homosexuality is contrary to Biblical morality. You are kidding yourself if you try to convince yourself otherwise – and kidding yourself in very dangerous ways.
Further, the notion that one is “born this way” is quite plausible – we are all born in sin. We each have different variations of our sinful proclivities. For some it is drugs, for some it is greed, for some it is philandering or pedophilia, and for some it is homosexual acts. None of this annuls the Lord’s call to repentance. “But Lord, this one particular sin really felt natural” … this will not fly.
In the current state of Christendom, it takes real courage to come out and say the things Moore did. You run the risk with radical evangelicals of being labeled an outcast … as though somehow this is the unpardonable sin (it isn’t). With left and, what one friend called “gay OK” churches, you also find yourself an outcast because you dared to tell a truth that is contrary to their doctrine of “acceptance”.
He then takes a fabulous quote from Trace McNutt that puts the issue in the right context for heterosexual Christians: “The opposite of homosexuality isn’t heterosexuality, it’s holiness.” (I’m reminded of the scene from As Good As It Gets where Melvin Udal questions his gay neighbor and ask if his life would be better if he just stopped being gay.) Bingo. This is not just “flipping a switch” to be straight.
Anyway, I thought Moore’s was a great post. Please check out what he had to say.