Friday, May 6, 2011

Homosexuality is a Sin, but...

 Good day all, 

I am a women of many verbal words, but of very few written words, soooooo i'm going get right to the point. 
Last year I went to one of the biggest, international, most awesome-est(yep thats a word) Christian missions conference for college kids called Urbana. It happens every three years, and this conference does not play. The speakers are bold Paul-type people from all over the world. I LOOOOOOVe this conference. The main speakers always speak on all the things the modern Church shys away from speaking about, homosexuality, racism, marriage, hatred..list goes on.
I can seriously go on and on about this conference and how both(2006 and 2009) times i went REALLY impacted my life, but this post is on homosexuality, so here goes. 
I attended a seminar on homosexuality(there were MANY seminars on this topic) that really opened my eyes as to how God really sees it and how i also should respond. Although i have never been one to look down on homosexual people, this seminar really convicted me.

Is Homosexuality a sin?
 Yes, in Romans 1:26-31 it says: For this cause God gave them up into vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet"

Is Homosexuality different from any other sin?
Nope!!!!! A sin is a sin is a sin is a sin in God's eyes. 

Can you be a christian who struggles with Homosexuality?
Yes!! We were all born sinners right? Some of us struggle with lying, some with stealing, cheating, lust(homo or hetero), money loving, vanity, evil tongue<-------ME!!. Whatever it is, even after one becomes a Christian, there is still a battle between the flesh and the spirit. A battle that can and must be won, and can only be won through Christ.
Galatians 5:16-26....
16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever[c] you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
 19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 2324 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other. gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

How do you witness to a (very open or not so very open) Homosexual person? 
Same way you witness to anyone else. Because many homosexuals have a distrust of Christians, get on there level. Think about the darkest struggles that you have or are having and share with them how God has helped you over come this struggle or is helping you overcome this struggle. Ask them if they would like to learn more about the God who came to save the hopeless. Invite them to partner with you as you strive to grow closer to Christ.

The guy who taught the homosexual class is a guy that struggled with homosexuality named Christopher Yuan. I had the great opportunity to meet him and his parents. His testimony is on the Vid below:

To watch some speakers from Urbana, check out: Click-here

Oh my Chineke i wrote alot, go meeee!!

Have a blessed day. Chizzy D


The Corner Shop said...

Mmmmh! This homosexuality thing is something i've thought of and i can't really come up with a definite answer oh. On one hand it is a sin according to the Bible (like you're rightly shown), but on another, what about those guys that are downright effeminate...most of them aren't playing at it- they've been that way since they were kids. What do we say about those? :s


I try not to make any judgements though, so mostly i ignore it


@ilola said...

The sad thing is that many people think that because, the world is changing, God should be changing along with it. They forget that God is not man. If God says something is a sin, nothing can make it 'unsin'. If homosexuality prevails, the family system will degenerate and if the family system degenrate, the world will be in total disarray.
Let us call a spade a spade, we as Christians all know it is a sin. If any Christian says it is not a sin, let them check themselves and determine if the Holy Spirit resides in them.
Homosexuality is not a greater sin as you have said, it is on the same levels as other sins most of us indulge in. Lying, stealing, premarital sex (which a lot of people have now accepted as normal), murder etc.
The good thing is that God hates the sin but loves the sinner so the same way we accomodate prostitutes is the same way we should accomodate homosexuals. This does not give us room to then start installing them as Bishops, pastors or Church worker or else, we will be communicating to the world that it is okay to keep sinning and have a great relationship with God at the same time.
The funny thing is that I do not comment on topics like this, because I like to avoid controversies and I know that the god of this world has blinded a lot of people's eye (eve Christians) such that no matter what you say, they will not hear. But I just felt led to type this.
Sorry for the long post

Myne Whitman said...

Lovely post, and iLola has even further broken it down. I hope more of us get the grace to live with more tolerance.

kimvan said...

very informative thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Sodomy was coined from SODOM & GOMORRAH because it was ONLY for that sin the city was destroyed for! Lot presented his virgin daughters to them, {pre-marital sex = fornication abi?} but they refused & insisted to sleep with the men who were angels in disguise.

In my own opinion, fornication which is a sin, is still lightly looked upon rather then homosexuality! SIN IS SIN, yes! But would all get the same degree of punishment? I DUNNO! Is ONLY GOD that would judge! SINCE SIN IS SIN, I CAN GO OUT TO KILL ANYBODY! The truth is, we KNOW it is WRONG but we are just trying to justify the rightness in it..PERIOD!

The devil in his bid to contaminate what GOD had created, planted tare among the wheat. Lesbians do make use of artificial penis right?

Gospel Girl said...

An insightful post Chizzy. May God give us the grace to say the right things and show love to those who may find themselves dealing with this issue.
Like someone said, love the sinner hate the sin.
Have a lovely week girl...:)

Okeoghene said...

I enjoyed reading this. Thanks for sharing

Chizzy D said...

Thank you guys for your feedback.
@ilola....i'm glad you felt lead because like myne said, you further broke it down.

@corner, thx for the comment...i say we were all born sinners. I may do in the future do a part 2 to this post to elaborate.

@nitty,fornication is absolutely a sin that is taken lightly today. yep all sins are the same in God's eyes.

Chizzy D said...

welcome okeoghene....@GG...well summarized: LOVE THE SINNER, HATE THE SIN....after all isn't that how God does.

businesslady said...

Very insightful post...I think anyone can connect personally with this guy and realize that we can easily lose ourselves to sin/idolatry. That once we take the step to realize our sin and come to Christ then we realize we are nothing without him. This is a lifelong process.

Nonye said...

Everything about this post has given me a re-think. The guy said we shd see our lives through Christ.. live a life of Holiness. Thank you Chizy for putting this up! Thank u!!

Chizzy D said...

thank you buisnesslady and nonye for your comments.

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