The Homosexual Gene

If scientists can identify a homosexual gene, what would this mean in regards to morality and sin? Would it mean that homosexuality is a natural part of the, God given, human design, and that it should no longer be considered abnormal or sinful? And should Christians then be obligated to rethink their moral convictions on this matter? Should they begin to wonder if the Bible was wrong on this issue since modern day scientists have been able to show that God, himself, made people this way?

To understand all of this better, lets start with our idea of what is “natural”. We think of it as being in accordance with or determined by nature. But that definition then leads to another, more important, question, which is, “who determined nature?” We can be sure that mankind did not create himself, nor the cosmos. Therefore, mankind has absolutely no say in validating his scientific discoveries of the natural world as either moral or immoral. That judgment goes to the one who determined how the natural should be. That would be the creator. He, alone, has the right to take the role of judge over this matter. That is because he is the judge, and all natural and supernatural law proceeds from him. That is why he is God.

So what does God have to say about the matter of morality and sin in the Bible?

Mark 12

29 “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one.
30    And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.
31    And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

What does God have to say about the morality of mankind?

Romans 5

12    Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned

So mankind does not keep the law of God, but, instead, have sinned . But does this mean that we do not try to love God?

Romans 3

10    As it is written: ” There is none righteous, no, not one;
11    There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God.
12    They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who does good, no, not one.”

But how can it be said that we reject God when the world is full of religions, and the people worship God in those religions??? These claims from the Bible are simply outrageous and do not have the ring of truth to it!  What does the Bible have to say about these various religions? Does it even acknowledge them?

Romans 1

18    For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,
19    because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.
20    For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,
21    because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
22    Professing to be wise, they became fools,
23    and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man — and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
25    who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

Therefore, the various religions of the world are not mankind searching after God but their attempt to replace him with what they know are lies. These religions are not validated in anyway by God, because they were not formed to worship God, but to further reject him.

God’s original creation of man was without sin. Through Adam, mankind rebelled against God and has been enslaved to sin to this day. And we did not relent and turn back to God. Instead, we persisted in rejecting the true God and worshiping idols. And what was the result of rejecting God and worshiping idols?

Romans 1

24    Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,
25    who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26    For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.
27    Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
28    And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;
29    being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,
30    backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31    undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful;
32    who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

Therefore, the moral decline of man is due to the sin of rejecting God and worshiping anything else. As it is written,

Exodus 20

3    ” You shall have no other gods before Me.
4    ” You shall not make for yourself a carved image — any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;
5    you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,
6    but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

Many Christians have made the mistake of telling homosexuals and other people who are  entrapped by extremely shameful sins, that if they practice these sins, God will punish them. This is true. But we fail to understand that these sins are practiced because mankind has already been punished for rejecting God and worshiping false gods. Homosexuality doesn’t just lead to punishment, but it, in itself, is punishment from God, passed down to the third and fourth generations of those who hate the true God. 

The conclusion to the matter is this; Homosexuality is not to be isolated from other acts of depravity, but it is to be understood as God’s judgment upon mankind for persisting in its rejection and idolatry, which goes directly against the most important of God’s commandments; “You shall have no other gods before Me“. When we do this, we do not have the privilege of being respectable sinners. On th contrary, it has cursed our genes down to the third and fourth generations of those who hate God. That’s why we are enslaved to the absolute worst of sins, and therefore cannot turn away from it. The best we have been able to do is find a way to legitimize our sins, thus eliminating the shame. But there is a more effective way to eliminate the shame.

John 8

  31    Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.
32    And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
34    Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.
35    And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever.
36    Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

Luke 19
10 for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

2Corinthians 5

17    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
18    Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,
19    that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
20    Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.
21    For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Romans 10

9 if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
13    For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”

1John 2

2    And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.
3    Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.
4    He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

1John 1

7    But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
8    If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9    If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Jesus Christ and his good news of salvation is the only hope for being free from our shame since he provides forgiveness, right standing before God and eternal life. But if we harden our hearts and continue to refuse to believe in the Son of God for forgiveness and cleansing from sin, then we’re left with our feeble attempts of self-righteousness, such as claiming to have a homosexual gene. We must not be lovers of sin, but lovers of God and his Son, Jesus Christ, who says,

John 14

15    “If you love Me, keep My commandments.

John 15

9    “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
10    If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
13    Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.
14    You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.

So will we humble ourselves before the true God, and cease to reshape him into something false?

Be reconciled to God. And drop this attempt of self-righteousness through pseudo science. It can only disappoint.

Put your trust in Jesus Christ.

Romans 10

11    For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”

Author: SlaveofJesusChrist

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Galatians 2:20

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