Monday, July 13, 2015

Gays, Bad Theology & Unrepentent Hearts

In his post http: "When  Churches Make People Need Therapy or Why Anti-Gay Christianity is an Abomination"  James F. McGrath comments on Shane Dawson's video about his struggles with being gay:

"By the end of the video, we learn that he (i.e. Shane) still believes in God. I was moved by his discovery of the reality that a God who made him this way will not condemn him for being the way he is.  As a progressive Christian, I have to say that the conservative forms of Christianity that make people feel this way about themselves – and about the love they feel for others – are something terrible...Indeed, let me suggest that there is one word that seems particularly apt…Anti-gay Christianity is an abomination."

Let's analyze Shane's statement:  "that a God who made him this way will not condemn him for being the way he is."

First thing that strikes me is that according to Shane it's God's fault that he is gay because God made Him that way. However, according to the Bible, God didn't make him that way but Adam did by sinning. His sin is like a hereditary gene that is in each of us. 

"For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous." (Romans 5:19)

The part of the statement where Shane says: not condemn him for being the way he is." is false. God will not condemn Shane if he asks Jesus for forgiveness of his sins and accepts Jesus as his Lord and Savior:

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

When gays are born as sinners, there position isn't any different than anyone else's. All sin not cleansed by Jesus blood is equal to God.  To quote Billy Graham:
"God loves homosexuals as much as anyone else. I think homosexuality is a sin, but no greater than idolatry and adultery. In my judgment, is not that big."
The problem that many gays have is not that they are gay, but that they refuse to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. That makes them no different than any other sinners who are perishing. They love their sin more than they love God and refuse to give it up and submit to Him.
"The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in agony  and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done." (Revelation 16:10-11)
God will accept gays who know they are sinning, confess to God they are sinning and are trying to change even if they struggle trying to give up there old lifestyle.  Struggling to change the old sinful lifestyle is an issue all Christians have. God understands that, but God doesn't tolerate people trying to get into His Kingdom on their terms instead of His.   and adultery. In my judgment, is not that big.


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