God loves them too. just the Bible is clear, it's an abomination, it's unnatural and it"s a sin.It clearly states that people who do these things will not inherit the Kingdom of God. God loves the sinner, hates the sin. You can love Him back, live for Him. You can live for you. Up to you. Jesus talks about following Him and picking up your cross daily. One person, this can be gay, for another alcohol, another thief. One can be having relations out of wedlock. The list goes on. God didn't put these things in there to hurt us, hinder us, but to protect us.
The theory is God created man and women to 'go forth and multiply' .. The natural intent of their design was to reproduce. THAT is what God intended for man and woman. The union of a gay couple doesn't 'produce' therefore is believed to be unnatural.
God does love everyone, however, that does not mean it is ok or right to love the same gender. In fact, God describes it as an "abomination". Just because God will love you anyway does not mean you should do things that are not alright.
It's completely unnatural. God doesn't like homosexuality, in fact, He condemns it. Read the first chapter of Romans. And there are many other examples. In Genesis chapter two, close to the very beginning of time, it says that God created marriage so a man could leave his parents and be joined to woman. Not man. God created them male and female. Not male and male nor female and female.
Also, it totally goes against nature. A man cannot reproduce with another man, nor a woman with another woman. If that doesn't make it seem wrong, even for someone who doesn't believe in God, then nothing else would. Even nature says it's wrong!!!
You can love somebody without thinking that what they're doing is okay. The kind of logic you and others are using can be compared to the following example: "Hitler was a murderer (by extent), but God loves everyone so we should think it's okay to murder." The facts are obviously contrary to this statement. Murder is hated by God, just as homosexuality is. But God still loves murderers and homosexuals, and so should we. We just don't have to love their choices.
Those are PEOPLE not God. God does not hate. People do. If they really pay attention, the bible mentions sexual perversion. If someone thinks being gay is perverse...well they're just as ignorant as those who picket funerals of dead, gay soldiers.
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They either way too religious people, they hate gays, they prejudiced or idiotic; now watch all the religious ppl start crying about the bible, ugh, so freaking annoying, ALWAYS THE SAME WAY!!! I'm straight but i don't look down on gay ppl it's against my personality.
I think its because there was once a homophobic priest or something who tweaked the bible. It makes no sense to me, either, and I refuse to tell someone they can't love someone else because a book says so. It goes against what I know is right in my heart, and I consider myself Christian. I just ignore it. If I go to hell, then I guess I'll get along better with the people there. It'd be worth it.
Well, think about it. If everyone in the world was gay, what would happen? No reproduction, no next generation, human species dies, humanity siezes to exist. I just used logic to determine that it's wrong, not the Bible. Not that I am against the Bible, I just don't need it to show you that it's wrong.
It basically boils down to people not understanding. Homosexuals represent approx 10% of the population. When you have a majority that does not understand and fears the minority, they demonize and find ways to make it "bad". What is it that they fear? The wrath of their god(s). If they don't publicly speak out against it, they will not receive that eternal paradise that they've been longing for.
Gays were brought into this world by heterosexuals. Gasp! Ask any gay person (or straight for that matter) when they chose their sexuality. You'll get roughly the same answer all across the board. They didn't choose, yet many people still choose to believe that sin influenced people to become gay. So there will, for years to come, be many many people who continue to demonize homosexuality simply b/c they believe their holy words tell them to.
Simple, stupid bigotry. I've tried to understand that point of view but spend any time with homosexual men or women and it's pretty obvious it is biological. Were it not, they hurt no one and just want to love who they love. Honestly, if 10% of the population is an abomination to you, there's not something wrong with them, there's something wrong with you. If you do this under the Christian banner, well I'm ashamed to know you.
Ever curse your mother or father? Leviticus 20:9. Play football? Leviticus 11:7-8. Passages omitted due to character constraints.
So, to the Christians spewing homophobic, self-righteous rhetoric, abide by all of your book or explain to me who gave you the choice to focus on the anti-gay passages while ignoring the others? Regardless of faith, realize that the book was written in a time and place where these beliefs might have represented the best wisdom of the time. Society's moved along and we need not fear shellfish, pork, men loving men or women loving women. Judge not lest ye be judged.
I my opinion it's obviously not a choice. If God made them that way and he loves them wouldn't he want them to feel loved by someone else regardless of their gender? That's just my opinion but other people feel that because they can't have children God doesn't want them together and that it's your choice to be gay and have everyone be prejudice to you.
God himself says it is in both old and new testament. God created a world of perfection. He ceated 'love' of the romantuc, sexual sort to be between one man and one woman. Then sin entered the world and warped everything uncluding 'love'. God loves everyone but that does not mean He loves all their choices or all their actions. He is very clear that same gender sexual relations are not what He intended and that they are not acceptable. Same gender relations are a human invention not God made or intended. Loving someone does not mean loving everything they choose to do. You live your sister but not her choice to marry an abusive louse. You live your brother but not his choice to abuse drugs. You love your mom but you dont love her choice to spend half her life blackening her lungs. You live your dad but not his choice to drink excessively and have cheat on your mom. Loving someone, healthy love, does not equate acceptance of poor choices. God is not our co-dependant. He does not enable or support our poor choices. He speaks out very clearly against the things that are not pleasing to Him and one gender having sexual relations with another of the same gender is one of those things.
God created us to multiply and be plentiful on the earth, so that he can bring more into his kingdom, so that he can have more followers, more children, liking the same gender kind of.........contradicts the whole purpose of living, it's unnatural and unethical.
because god created a man then woman to reproduce not man and man or woman and woman its not wrong to like same gender its just that god doesnt support it but he still loves the gays and les thats what i think and others think its wierd or nasty but its not its love
It says in the Bible that it is an abomination. God created marriage and the family. There's a reason why two people of the same sex can't make babies. God loves gays, God even loves murderers, what He hates is the sin.
The bible does say that God is Love at 1 John 4:7-10. It even says that he gave His son in our behalf. However, God still has standards and has made known what conduct he will accept and what he won't accept. The bible at 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 list "...men kept for unnatural purposes, nor men who lie with men...will inherit Gods kingdom...yet that is what some of you were. But you have been washed clean...sanctified...declared righteous..." While we may have practiced some of the things listed that God does not approve of once we find out if we want His approval we must be willing to make changes.
The bible is very clear about that being an abomination over and over again. Also read the amazing secrets of the souls in purgatory by maria Simms (she claims sins of impurity as homosexuality cause a soul to be there for a long long time.
God does love everyone the same, but the Bible explains in several places that homosexuality is a sin. That doesn't mean He doesn't love them though. Its like a father who loves His kids, but doesn't agree to the things that they do. However, even though He loves them, that also doesn't mean that they will inherit eternal life. To some that may sound harsh, but God is willing to make a change if you want Him to. We have to do what God says. He established marriage to be between a man and a woman.
when has ANYONE ANYWHERE EVER said that? Loving the same gender is good! Love is good! But there are certain kinds of love meant for certain kinds of relationships. There is a certain kind of love that is meant to be between a man and a woman, and ONLY between a man and a woman. Not two men, or two woman. That's the way God meant for us to be. People confuse love with sex
God loves the SINNER, but not the sin. He has a Law for us to follow, (not for Him, but to protect ourselves). It's like you can tell a 2 year old, not to go near the road. The 2 year old doesn't understand why this can be harmful. If the child obeys, then he stays safe, if he disobeys, they he can get hurt, and cause pain to other people. God's ways are higher than our ways, and his thoughts higher than ours, we just have to trust and obey him. Just like an ant trying to understand algebra, we can not understand the higher thoughts of God. Keep in mind, God always wants what's best for us, and sometimes we just have follow His Law, rather than our feelings. I know what you are going threw, I've been in a similar situation, just pray that God will lead you, and give you the strength to make the right choices. Hope this helps. I'ts not easy.
Jehovah God does love us. Love is so much apart of his personality that at 1 John 4:8 is says "God is love" . However, the Bible says that the romantic relationship is for a man and a woman. God created it this way ( Genesis 2:24) ( Matthew 19:4) . He talks about his feelings about relationships contrary to a a man an woman relationship in the Bible ( Leviticus 18:22) . However, Jehovah has never taught us to be disrespectful or harsh to people who are different from us. They should not be treated as less than we would treat anyone else. At 1 Peter 2:7 it says " honor men of all sorts" in the Today's English version of the Bible this is translated " respect everyone". Jesus said in summary treat others as you want to be treated at Matthew 7:12. Jehovah does not like the action involved in this behavior just like he does not like the action of many other behaviors he tells us are not to our benefit in the Bible ( Galatians 5:19-21). He does not say that he hates the PERSONS involved. We are not homophobic simply because we agree with what the Bible teaches so we still show love to EVERYONE. The Bible is a letter from Jehovah telling us about him so it all goes together.
You know why it is? Because people are blinded with Ignorance. Some people seem incapable of accepting. Love is love no matter what gender you are or what gender you love. Nobody in the right mind can condemn those who love the same sex simply because of who they are. Homophobia is what it is. Homophobic people are exactly like Racists, Sexists, or other people clinging to such meaningless hatred.
I'm a Christian, and even I know that love between the same genders is just like any other love. I'm a Christian, and even I know that Homophobia is Hatred. I'm a Christian, and I denounce Leviticus 18:22 .
The word 'gay' means happy, because thats how much fun it is to be gay. The Christian god is a jealous god, (Exodus 20:4-5). I think he must be jealous of gay people.
Christianity is all about guilt and sin. They say we are all born sinners and that we have to make up for it. No matter how hard you try you are a sinner and should feel guilty. You can't win you are never good enough. I just think Christians can't bare to see anybody happy. Besides, religions need somebody to hate, to point at and call evil, they can't get away with hating jews anymore so the turned on gays now.
I agree with bikergirl40 And loving the same gender isn't a problem love everyone is just that I love my children I do not marry them I love my mom I don't marry her I love my best friend (same gender) I don't marry The term love is used for that purpose in that quote. sex with same gender is the listed problem that your referring to and the bible doesn't say it ok.
Love everyone, but if your asking about if its okay to be homosexual... Well, God created man and woman to be together not man and man, or woman and woman. All God REALLY asks us to do is to live in His light and Grace and Love. To stop living like this world, to not to befriend this world. The pleasures of this world is sin, and that is what your asking about. God loves everyone but He is not loving the sin that they are living in.
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When we live in our parents' house they make rules which may at times seem weird or unfair to us; however our parents are the ones who brought us into this world, they provide everything for us from birth; and so we are not inclined to question too much when they say, for example "no shoes on my white carpet!" Sounds pretty horrible that a kid wouldn't be allowed to wear shoes 24/7, but hey, Mom is boss. God made us, he keeps our lungs breathing and our heart beating and so when you think about, he really does have the right to make whatever rules He wants.