While it is true, Jesus Christ himself never said one thing about homosexuality; some suggest when Christ said a man shall leave his mother and unite with a wife. They point out how Jesus didn't mention same-sex. But, oddly enough they forget to explain that wasn't the question Christ addressed. Now is homosexuality against the Bible, according to the Bible, yes. But, in which way? Well first, we must think of what homosexuality means spiritually, which is rather simple; it's like serving two masters at once. You can be for one or the other. As a figure of speech. On the other hand, physical homosexuality is unnatural in the same way that worshiping two masters is dangerous. Asking if people are born gay is like asking if they have the ability to serve God or Satan. If the answer is yes, spiritual homosexuality, double-mindedness can lead to change. But, as I understand it homosexuals, some, they honestly believe they were born gay. And, in part, they might be telling the truth! Some will, but I ask that you not confuse what I am about to say with previous citations of homosexuality being a mental illness because it's not a mental illness, it's a state of illness. There are people who have BorderLine Personality Disorder; but with medication and therapy, their quality of life can drastically improve. People with speaking disorder can drastically improve with help, counseling and a hand pull in the right direction. Point being, no matter your disposition, you can improve maybe not the way you are but the way you look at issues. Does this mean all homosexuals need medication or counseling, of course not? Nor was that the implication. Just because homosexuality intertwines with brain chemicals; which is not to say that it requires medication. It does not require shock therapy or gay rehabilitation therapy. It simply requires one to examine the spiritual detrimental effect of homosexuality, let alone the physical, psychological implication that further damage and reaffirm serving two masters pulled in two directions is mentally unhealthy. Of course, the majority of homosexuals will refuse to examine the spiritual principles of this truth.
"The Bible doesn't speak of homosexuality very often. But when it does, it condemns it as sin. Let's take a look. Leviticus 18:22, "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination."1
Leviticus 20:13, "If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltness is upon them."
1 Corinthians 6:9-10, "Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God."
Romans 1:26-28, "For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. 28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper."
Again, we must take into context what Mr. Slick takes purely literal, which isn't to say that removes the sin condition, but the first thing conservatives boldly run to is physical sexuality, but they never first come to the conclusion that there is a spiritual battle that we must address. Otherwise, sexuality, thoughts and desires of affection, attraction can still be misguided. If, for example, an in-depth spiritual study precedes physical sin, you might have more of a chance of reasonable dialogue, if not ears will never be opened and your self-righteous ego may feel satisfied, but you've failed at any chance you had to help folks understand a spiritual condition morphs a physical one.
So, before I receive a barrage of gay hatred, please know that I am NOT a conservative, and I do not condemn the gay community in general. I condemn sin, even my sin. You don't believe this, but I say this in love and not out of hatred. I realize shock therapy and telling people they weren't born that way has caused some people to commit suicide. But, if we believe the word of God, please notice the spiritual implications I suggested before the physical attributes of homosexuality. If you want to believe you were born homosexual and had no desire to change or think it's idiocy to suggest change is possible, I simply ask you to ponder the spiritual aspect of my argument.
In the Bible, it states Christ is the husband, and the Church is His bride. As the man was made for the woman so, were we made for Christ. Again, ponder over the spirituality of instead of the bride serving her husband; a husband serving another husband, yet calling themselves a Christian.
Now, the next argument, and I understand it, is that roughly 1,500 species of animals are homosexual or engages in bisexuality, this is true. However, recall in the (even if you view it poetically) the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve sinned, everything perfect became imperfect. God's spirit is not in animals it's within human beings. God gave human beings a consciousness. So, animals don't have the same information granted by God that, we as humans do, so the argument that animals do it too is plausible in the fact that it's true. However, they don't have the conscious God designed within man. I will list references to said claims. You be the judge, figuratively speaking. I love all people and am far from a bigot, so please do not mistake me for a hateful Christian. I say this with absolute love.
1). Author unlisted. Cross Posted. (23 Oct 2006). 1,500 animal species practice homosexuality. Homosexuality is quite common in the animal kingdom, especially among herding animals. Many animals solve conflicts by practicing same gender sex. News Medical. http://www.news-medical.net/news/2006/10/23/1500-animal-species-practice-homosexuality.aspx
2). Dan Delzell. (13 August 2014). 7 Characteristics of a Double-Minded Believer. Christian Post Opinion. http://www.christianpost.com/news/7-characteristics-of-a-double-minded-believer-124658/
3). Religion. (22 December 2013). What Jesus Says About Homosexuality. Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/jesus-homosexuality/
4). Aaron Darksdale. (04 August 2015). Bishop T.D. Jakes On The Black Church's Shifting Stance On The LGBT Community
Bishop T.D. Jakes discusses how the LGBT and black church communities can coexist. Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/td-jakes-says-the-black-church-and-lgbt-community-can-absolutely-coexist_55c0cc80e4b0b23e3ce3ff7a
5).Phil Hickey. (8 October 2011). Homosexuality: The Mental Illness That Went Away. Behaviorism and Mental Health
An alternative perspective on mental disorders. http://www.behaviorismandmentalhealth.com/2011/10/08/homosexuality-the-mental-illness-that-went-away/
1). Matt Slick (No Date). What does the Bible say about homosexuality? Carm.https://carm.org/bible-homosexuality