Introduction And Definitions
Homosexual behavior is portrayed in our modern times as a normal lifestyle which ought to be recognized and be accepted by the society. Pro-gay’s movies, and T.V. shows devoted to promote same sexual practice as delightful, enjoyable and shameful-less are rapidly increasing . The church is at the center of this moral storm, as it pauses a stabling block against homosexual practices and refusing to accept same-sex marriage.
Should the Christians let go of their ground in condemning homosexual behavior and same-sex marriage in the name pro-gay’s reinterpretation of the Bible, tolerance and diversity? Is the Scripture clear on this topic? In this series of articles, I would attempt to answer these questions with gentleness and respect, showing that the Scriptural teachings are strongly and clearly against homosexual behavior.
Distinguishing Homosexuality and Homosexual Behavior
Homosexuality and homosexual behavior are two non-synonymous terms often confused when discussing the Christian’s perspective on same sexual conduct.
In these series of articles, I will hold to a presumption that homosexuality could be a result of nurture and/or nature, thus one’s sexual predisposition is not normally something a person freely chooses but finds himself or herself with. Thus a person may find himself or herself attracted to the same sex but refuse to act out on it, knowing to do so would be going against God’s words.
A person who is tagged homosexual, a 19th century’s psychological term, is a person whom experiences predominating sexual attraction toward another person of the same gender, while a gay is and individual who practices sexual intercourse between with another person of same gender. Thus all gays are homosexuals but not all homosexuals are gays.
The Bible does not morally condemn homosexual orientation, but homosexual behavior. It limits the sexual activity to the safe confines of heterosexual bond of a man and his wife
N.B: The Bible condemns all sexual conducts outside marriage bond: prostitution (1 Cor. 6:15–18), incest (Lev. 20:11–21; 1 Cor. 5:1–2), bestiality, (Lev. 18:23; 20:15–16) adultery” (Ex. 20:14) e.t.c
The true “orientation” of Christians is not what we are by constitution, but what we are by choice.
– John R. W. Stott