Is same-sex marriage unnatural? What is a normal family anymore? Yes, we know that only one man and one woman can form children. Yes, this is a natural family even if the couple does not conceive children. Yes, the man and the woman are clearly made to be sexually intimate for one another even if they do not plan to have children. Is this the kind of reasoning that GLBT community wants to use? How then can a same-sex marriage be natural when they cannot naturally reproduce? How could they be made for one another?
Should we consider homosexuality to be an unnatural lustful infatuation? We know that people’s sexual desires can be perverted toward the unnatural. People can develop lustful infatuations to strange things like food (sitophilia), shoes (retifism), machines (mechaphilia), and wood (xylophilia). Both homosexuals or heterosexuals can also develop a perversion that disregards the consent and choice others (i.e. pedophilia and biastophilia). Therefore, should homosexuals feel guilty for their behavior?
Often people use the words of Jesus to condemn homosexuality. Why would it matter that the words of Jesus teach that homosexuality is evil (cf. John 12:47-48)? Jesus spoke against adulteries, fornications, and lewdness being “evil things” that defile people and come from their hearts (Mark 7:20-23). Jesus defined a marriage to be one man and one woman, and He spoke again sexual immorality, which is any and all sexual behavior outside of marriage (Mark 10:6-7, cf. 1 Cor. 6:16, Eph. 5:31, Heb. 13:4). Clearly, Jesus included homosexuality as sexually immoral and evil. Jesus openly used the definition of fornication according to the Law of Moses consisting of adultery, extra-marital sex (premarital sex), incest, rape (pedophilia), sex during menstruation, homosexuality, bestiality, prostitution, and uncovering nudity (Lev. 18, 19:29, 20; Deut. 22:5, 22-30). Jesus also condemned pedophilia in the abuse of children (Matt. 18:7-10, Mark 9:42-50). Jesus specified that adultery also consisted of anyone marrying someone else even after divorcing a previous spouse for a reason other than one’s spouse being sexually unfaithful (Matt. 5:32, 19:9, Mark 10:11-12, Luke 16:18, cf. 1 Cor. 7:10-11). There should not be any debate concerning what Jesus condemned as sexually immoral. Jesus said, “For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God” (Luke 16:15).
Is same-sex marriage unnatural? Christians believe that it is.
“For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;” (Rom. 1:26-28).
These are the words of an Apostle of Jesus. Homosexuality is clearly considered unnatural and such a marriage would profane God’s institution of marriage according the followers of Jesus. They believe that everyone knows this by the natural law of the heart (Rom. 2:14-15).
According to Christian convictions, adultery and all sex outside of marriage is unnatural, because God made man in His image and people are not animals. Therefore, all extra-marital relations are against God’s institution of marriage. Is it natural for a man to want to commit to a woman and also want to support her having children with other men? Or what woman desires that her man’s support for her children be divided among his other children with other women? No one desires this situation. It is not natural according to believers of Jesus Christ. Therefore, Christians find that is natural for a man and a woman to commit to one another for life. Is it not also natural for a woman and a man being unable to conceive to consider adoption? Certainly, this is part of the reason that they came together. Is it not true that all orphaned children are naturally produced by one father and one mother and should naturally desire a father and a mother?
Some Christians were homosexuals before they believed in Jesus and repented. Striving not to be deceived, they believed, “Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Cor. 6:9-10). From the Christian scriptures, 1 Corinthians 6:13 states, “The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.” Therefore, the Christian accepts that it is natural to turn to God rather than to reject His eternal power and divinity that are clearly seen in Creation. For those who reject God, He would give them up to uncleanness in the lusts of their hearts to dishonor their bodies among themselves (Rom. 1:18-24). Therefore, the Apostle Paul instructs, “Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body” (1 Cor. 6:18).
This was written to get you to rethink and reconsider. There are going to be people, who support homosexuality as a good thing. Of course, they themselves are trying to justify themselves and keep themselves from judgement. “[K]nowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them” (Rom. 1:32).
Do you need help overcoming homosexuality? You can, and there are loving people who can help you. It is okay to have a guilty conscience, because we have all sinned and fallen from the glory of God (Rom. 3:23). Godly sorrow leads us to repentance (2 Cor. 7:9-10). May God strengthen you in your faith in Christ to overcome your weaknesses.
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