Homosexuality and same-sex marriage are the” hot topics” in news today, especially when it comes to religion. With openly gay pastors and priests coming to the forefront, it is difficult to know what to stand for when it comes to homosexuality in religion.
Imagine a society where there was no order and no boundaries pertaining to the way we live. There would be total chaos, and mankind would utterly destroy itself.
There has to be order in life, and we need boundaries in order for society to exist. That cannot come from mankind. It must come from a greater source than mankind in order to be effective. That is why many seek answers, guidance and direction from religion.
As a Christian, I believe God loves us all, no matter what we do, because the Bible (which is my instruction book) tells me in Romans 8:35 that nothing can separate us from the love of God (King James Version).
God loves homosexuals, but he does not condone homosexuality or any other sin. Isaiah 59:1-2 tells us that God’s hand is not short and he can save us, but sin will separate us from him (kjv). He loves the sinner, but he hates the sin.
If you believe in God as our creator, then you must know that everything that God made has a purpose. In Genesis Chapter 3, he made male and female, and one of their purposes was to be fruitful and multiply through sexual relations. Two women together or two men together cannot reproduce the way God intended for this to happen. He instituted marriage between a male and female in Genesis 2:24 (New King James Version): “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
Many liberals today say that no one should be able to tell you who to marry or have sex with, not even the Bible. That is why we live in a society that has a new generation of people walking around saying “Don’t judge me.”
This type of behavior further affirms my belief in the truth of Bible prophecy because Paul wrote to Timothy in 1 Timothy 3:1-5: (1) “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2) For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, (3) Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, (4) Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; (5) Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
God knew mankind would go against his order. That is why he left us The Holy Bible to get us back on the right track.
Detorian Gipson is a senior mass communication major from Ruston.