God's Opinion

I had a solid opinion that God considered homosexuality to be a very severe crime. I believed that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of it. I have read scriptures that I felt targeted homosexuality over other sins.

I had heard pastors’ opinions and mine became the same as theirs. I heard of a Sunday School teacher telling one of her students that, “If God rated sins, homosexuality would be the worst.” I was as firm in my opinion as she was in hers.

Circumstances caused me to ask God to reveal His opinion to me. I was sure that He would confirm my opinion, but like I said, I’d been praying that my opinions become God’s opinions. I can never be sure that my opinion is good until I confirm it with the Lord.

The Lord reviewed His plan for mankind with me. It’s in the Bible so you can go read it for yourself if you wish. His plan is for a man and a woman to come together as a couple. Sex was designed for the purpose of reproduction.

God reminded me of how much David and Jonathan loved each other. He reminded me of how He wants us to love each other.

Jesus said, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”
John 13:34

“For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”
Galatians 5:14

The love between a man and a man and the love between a woman and a woman is not the issue. It is what the individual does with the love. Every person needs to seek God’s opinion on the subject.

Many cases of homosexuality originate because of a deviation in the actual physical and mental make up of the individual. It is a malfunction, so to speak. It is no different than someone who is born with a visible physical defect or someone whose eyes will not focus properly requiring them to wear glasses. It is neither punishment, nor a gift from God.

The feeling of wanting a same-sex partner is no different than a married man or woman who feels the desire to be with people of the opposite sex who are not their partners. Every person has desires of some kind that are not in line with God’s will. The desire itself is not a sin, it is what we allow to happen with the desire.

Sin is sin. Stealing a car is stealing and taking a paper clip from work is stealing. There are no “degrees” of sins. A “little white lie” is still a lie.

Sexual sin is sexual sin. Having sex with someone of the same sex is sexual sin. Masturbation is sexual sin. Having sex with someone who is not your spouse is sexual sin. Forcing sex upon your spouse or causing your spouse pain during sex is sexual sin.

I asked God to show me how He felt about it. He showed me. It is up to each individual to find out what God’s opinion is in their own situation. They need to find out what thoughts, acts, and feelings they are having that don’t line up with God’s will. They need to stop doing the things that God wants them to stop doing.

I have a bad habit of being too critical. God wants me to stop. He wants me to have more love for people. Is it easy for me to stop? No, it isn’t easy at all. I keep sinning the same sin. Does God condemn me for it? No, He does not. I am trying to do something about it and He honors that. If I chose to continue doing it regardless of the fact that I knew God didn’t want me doing it, then I would have to answer to God for being unrepentant. That is the same for any other sin.

The love between a homosexual couple is not the sin. The sin lies in what is in each person’s heart and mind that doesn’t line up with God’s will.

Homosexual sexual sin is no worse than any other sexual sin. A church body that condemns a homosexual couple and makes them feel uncomfortable or unloved needs to do some self examination. They need to bring their own sexual sin to mind and place themselves side by side in the “lineup.” They need to place their own repetitive sins side by side in the “lineup.” It is not the place of the body of Christ to judge other parts of the same body. Sin, any sin, is an issue between an individual and God.

This is the sum and substance of what the Lord revealed to me. My opinion has changed to line up with what the Lord has shown me. It is not necessary for you to give me your comments or opinions on the issue of homosexuality. Your opinions are your opinions. If your opinion does not line up with God’s opinion then it isn’t even worth your spending time giving it. You need to seek God's opinion yourself.  I know what He showed me.  You need to find out what He wants to show you.

Opinions--everyone has one!


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