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Posted 3/4/08 , edited 4/18/08
I think that it is an individuals right to choise their partner whether they are from the same sex or not. It is whatever makes them happy and comfortable because some girls can't stand men just because they were abused and vice versa. I think that the times have changed and the bible is against it because it was written so long ago (I'm not saying that the bible is wrong with that last, it's just my theory).
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I think it's wrong, but I have no right to judge people because of their sexual preferance, I still respect them for who they are and I know that a lot of them are very good people.
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No interference.

People who have accepted Christ, when they seek the Lord, things straighten out in their lives. If they are looking to homosexuality because of some other reason, like trying to gain popularity because of a lack of confidence or attention, then that would change. If it's because of trauma, Jesus takes away the pain.

thalidami, The Bible may be written long ago, but it does NOT mean that God's word can fail. If that were to be so, why are you reading the Bible? Is God subjected to things like time and changes of man? If that were to be so, then His promises are under a time limit. God says forever, and I believe it is forever.

I won't advocate 'I'm a cool christian cos homos are fine by me'. I won't negate the words of Christ. Similarly, I won't be fundamentalist and say people who are gay must die. In fact, God teaches you to act in love, be patient and kind. Looking at these homosexuals, I won't forcefully convert them, but also I won't get upset, because flaws are part of man's life. I won't judge others without first considering myself up to be judged. BECAUSE man need saving, that's why Jesus is here for us.

Lastly, I think gays have a more fun personality, because of their liberalistic thinking. But that can also go the other way, into trying dangerous things. :<
Posted 3/4/08 , edited 4/18/08
I have no problem with them. I'm straight. Just leave me out of their activities.
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Homosexuality is a sin, doesn't mean I hate homosexuals :D

Unfortunately, not a lot of Christians share the same view as me. A few weeks ago, I was listening to my pastor, who was talking about how so many homosexuals do (believe it or not) want to know more about Christ, yet it was because of how people inside the church were staring at them and I rejecting them that the gay people couldn't come to church.

There really needs to be a reform in the church because I believe that homosexuals are one of the groups to not be reached by the church.
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Homosexual is wrong and its a sin but its a person's choice to do so as long as they are separate from the church it is fine with me because homosexual is a sin and when you are in a church and committing a sin people are to convict you and tell you, you are sinning. If you don't stop the act then you are convicted by some other people to show you you are wrong in what you are doing. If you still don't repent then you are convicted by a pastor and finally if you still don't then you are kicked out of a church ! So thats why they can not be in a church

P.S we are God's fruit inspector - it may seem cruel to kick them out the church but its the right thing to do and you can still be friends with them ... i've known people that have done that..
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Actually, ALL the MORE these people need to go to church to listen to God's grace! I really can't stand it when Christians judge others thinking that they are more holy than others, when in fact, we ALL need his grace! Ostracizing is hypocritical, and who is man to determine who gets to listen to God's word or not?

It's unfortunate some preachers around continue to preach things like the law have to be fulfilled by man, or like 'you're not receiving blessings because of sin in your life'. Jesus OVERPAID because of his status - he's fully man, fully God. Because of him, ALL the promises of God is YES, and Amen! It's not about us qualifying his commandments or statutes, it's knowing Jesus fulfilled it for us!

Homosexuals are also but people with sin, just LIKE everyone else. If you watch or even think about lust, it's sin. But because it's not visible, does that make you any less sinful? NO! That's why we need the grace of God!

Sometimes people know what they are doing is wrong, but cannot stop it. What is it? It's a stronghold in their lives. Others continue because they do not know how to stop it or live life any other way. The Bible says, 'Seek the Lord!' Therefore, please do not keep them out of his grace, in fact, extend His grace and show them the good news! Whether they do the right thing or not, it's not up to us, it's between them and Jesus!
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It IS wrong in the Bible. And the Bible does not change and never will. However, to me, God gave us free will. Therefore, if they choose to be honosexual (even if the choice was hard), then that is their own concern. On the Day of Judgment, they will answer to Christ. But right here, right now, it is easier for us to reach them if we start to love them first. Truly love them, truly seek to understand them. My aunt is a lesbian... and I'm sure it was not an easy choice for her to live that lifestyle, but I suppose she truly believed that is her identity. And I think most of them believe that, believe that "that is who they are".
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What I have to say:

I believe that homosexuality is a sin of the flesh and perversion but I don't believe that any individual should be condemned by others just because of their sexual orientation. A sin is a sin and all men and women sin...in other words I don't believe that homosexuality or bisexuality is any worse that any other sin like stealing, cheating on your spouse or even lying!

BUT I don't support homosexuality as being right or natural...just like any sin people need to confess their problems to Jesus and seek forgivenss...and I know that it's a very difficult choice but with God everything is possible!...

Even though I don't support homosexuality...I'm also open minded because it's the persons choice if they want to follow the commandments of the Bible just like it's a person's choice to believe in Jesus and become a Christian...The only problem is that just like any sin you need to ask for forgiveness and try to keep yourself from committing sins as much as possible!...

I have a lot of friends that are homosexual that choose to ignore the Bible or even pretend that it's ok to be in a homosexual relationship the sad fact is that they live their lives lying to themselves which eventually brings them farther and farther away from their Jesus and their loving father.

And by the way no one should ever be kicked out of a church that's like kicking someone out of church for lying to their parents, getting a divorce, or losing a loved one in a war! If you kick someone out of your church when they need the support of the church the most what kind of people are you? What's the purpose of a church that doesn't help those in need with kindness and compassion? What's the point of being a Christian if you can't overlook a persons faults when they need a shoulder to lean on and someone to keep them in their prayers?!?!?!
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I personally believe no one is born homosexual. I think that it is the devil working inside there hearts. To me those previous sentences I wrote are commen sense (in my mind) but when my friends ask me about this and I say that its like they dont believe it. Do people really think they were born homosexual? Anyways, I have nothing against them. They have 2 eyes, 1 nose and a heavenly father who loves them even though they do wrong. Homosexuality is wrong. But then many christians are too. We sometimes lie, get pressured into situations and give into it (like stealing--which ive never done). The only difference is we ask for forgiveness. I've met homosexuals before and I think they are sweet people as long as they dont include me in what they do with whoever they like, Im good. I hate the fact that they are not welcomed inside some churches. For we are supposed to welcome every kind of folk--no matter what the sin they commit is. That is between them and god and not for christians to judge. I completely agree with everything aburairukia said. Everyone has different views but I hope everyone remembers that every individual christian's behaviour reflects on the full group of christians.
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Posted 3/15/08 , edited 4/18/08
My mom, once said to me that homosexuality in itself is not a sin.

So why is it viewed as a sin in the bible?

Well, because in the bible, acts of immorality were done with homosexuality as an included "factor".
Remember the time in the old testament in which Lot offered her daughters to their neighbors(The Sodom and Gomora incident?)?What happened there? Their neighbors didn't want his daughters, because what they wanted were the two men who visited him(who are actually angels).That's perversion. After that incident, the two cities were reduced to ashes..

If we view it this way, then we can see that homosexuality isn't the only cause of the destruction, but sin.

Homosexuality is no different from the everyday sins ,from the lust(s) of the flesh, and the lust(s) of the eyes, and the boastful pride(s) of life of humans.

Man by nature is sinful(because we were born with sin). Whether your homosexual or not, sin is the same for everybody.

But that isn't important. The important thing is our relationship with Jesus.

---A good day to all of you.---
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Posted 3/16/08 , edited 4/18/08
I view homosexuality as a sin. But I don't think we should treat them differently. We should reach out and show them Jesus' love. People are not born as homosexuals, it is a choice.
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People tend to separate homosexuality from lust, and put them in two different categories... but they are not! They are one in the same.

The thing that is sin is sexual immorality--homosexuality being just one of them. In Leviticus 18 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus%2018;&version=31;) sexual immorality is discussed and it talks about incest, homosexuality, beastiality, etc. There is also another verse that talks about adultery, etc. in Leviticus 20 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus%2020;&version=31;).

The thing that makes homosexuality so controversial, though, is that not everybody chooses to be homosexual. This is something that I believe. Some people really do choose to sin and have homosexual relations--they grew up without any homosexual thoughts or feelings, but then start to feel tempted and they give in to the temptation. Other people, however, feel different at a very young age, and realize--once they are old enough to understand what this attraction is--that they are homosexual (or bi-sexual, etc). Some people even grow up with both sexes, and that is another confusion in itself.

But the POINT of all of this? It all boils down to confusion and sin that causes people to drift even further from God. Sin is sin is sin and ALL sin is EQUAL in God's eyes! It all means the same thing--a loss of fellowship between Man (humans) and God. And petty arguments that ensue over the technicalities of sin (when they are really all the same) just create more confusion, which causes delusionment, ostricization, etc...

We were all created perfectly by God, but because we are in this world, we are tainted by the sin that is in it. That includes generational sins--sins that our ancestors could have commited, and therefore have left us cursed as well. This is all biblical--even Adam and Eve were cursed in the garden and that curse still remains today (Eve with cursed with childbearing pains--did you know that animals do not have pains when they are in labor? And the labor that animals go through is generally fast compared to human beings).

Basically, God loves us all, and he asked us Christians (or Followers of Christ) to love each other as well, regardless. We are ALL sinners, whether we admit to it or believe it or not. But we all have a chance at redemption, love, and life.

With that said... let me say that I do have gay friends. I do not believe that the lifestyle that they live is right, but it isn't exactly a preference that they chose. They didn't decide "I'm gay" one day, and that was it. They grew up struggling with the fact that they felt attraction to males and not females. They grew up with confusion, and I was there--in junior high and high school--to witness a lot of their confusion. They couldn't make themselves attracted to females, even through they tried and dated females. Because of this, they came to the conclusion that they were gay.

It's not something any human can fix--only God can "fix" it, and that goes for anything. For liars, for cleptomaniacs, for short-tempered time bombs, whatever it is.

So it's better not to judge... because we're all in the same boat labled "sinner"... it's just that some of us are able to look forward to the land ahead called "Jesus"... okay that was a little corny. ^^;;

Heh... I typed a lot... >.>
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Posted 3/18/08 , edited 4/18/08
The bible tells us that homosexuality is wrong but that doesn't mean that we as christians should shun them or anything like that. When Jesus came down to this earth he embraced the sinful first.

I think it's okay to treat homosexuals like every other person!
Posted 3/18/08 , edited 4/18/08
I like how Magnus is atheist because the Church condemned his friend's activities. That implies it's God's fault. It's really the Church's fault. Hate the church, no God.
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