Is homosexuality a sin? - 01/18/2003

I know that there is not enough scientific evidence that homosexuality is genetic and hereditary but I am convinced of it. I am convinced because nobody is so stupid to become homosexual by choice. I myself recall my own attraction towards men since I was a very small boy, not because I chose to become a homosexual.

Now, for one minute, assume it is scientifically proven to be genetic and hereditary...(which I believe will soon happen)....how can homosexuality be considered a sin?

Homosexuals themselves don't want this scientific truth to see the light...many are scared that genetic engineering will then be used to "correct the problem"...they prefer to be backed up because of "freedom of choice"....Unfortunately there is no choice....No one chooses to be a homosexual





CONTENDER MINISTRIES RESPONSE:


Hi Rodrigo, and thanks for contacting Contender Ministries. I must disagree with you on this point. Homosexuality is a choice. I know of happily married heterosexual men, who used to be homosexual. One in particular used the power of prayer to overcome the strong temptation of this sin. God's design included sexual relations between a man and a woman. There is no "genetic link", and there never will be. Sex between persons of the same gender is a sexual sin. It's not the ONLY sexual sin by any stretch of the imagination. Adultery, promiscuity, and homosexuality are all expressions of the sin of lust. Satan uses lust in very powerful ways. Only with God's help can we overcome.

I believe homosexuality is a sin because God has said it is. You must realize what everyone must realize that is living a life of sin: God loves you, and wants to reclaim you to Himself. He is calling you to a life of happiness and fulfillment. He is calling you to give up the ways of this world and follow Him. There are no promises for an easy ride -- only the promise of eternal life. He can help release you from the hold this sin has on you, if only you want that and ask Him for His help. You will be in our prayers, Rodrigo. May God touch your life.

In Christ,

Ben and Jennifer Rast
Contender Ministries