I'd also like to point out something I read once. The writer was a homosexual. By this I meant that he felt an attraction to other men in his flesh. He was also a Christian. By this I mean he trusted in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the means to his salvation. He also believed that he was called to celibacy because Jesus teaches that sex is only to be enjoyed in marriage and that marriage is only to be between men and women. I found this statement very profound, since we all encounter and even sometimes embrace sin in our Christian lives -- but we all have a certain hope of salvation in Jesus.
So he is going to live his life with these homosexual temptations forever? Or he is expecting healing and restoration from God and is going to live with celibacy until he is healed?
Homosexuality is a very confusing thing and it is confusing as to whether people are born with it or if something hurtful happens in their lives that causes this change in their minds.
I don't think the Bible ever uses the term homosexual but the sentence structure of that phrase seems familiar.The Bible also uses homosexuality in past tense if I remember correctly in a bible verse, "You were homosexuals, idolaters, etc".
You're confusing temptation with sin. You can be tempted by something, yet not take the next step turning it into sin.So he is going to live his life with these homosexual temptations forever? Or he is expecting healing and restoration from God and is going to live with celibacy until he is healed?
A homosexual can be tempted by his or her desires, yet not succumb to the lust or the action and not give birth to the sin. Just as I, a heterosexual male, may be tempted by the woman at the mall with the revealing clothing, yet do not succumb to lust by staring or letting my mind dwell on her.James 1:13-15 (NIV) said:When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
The Bible also uses homosexuality in past tense if I remember correctly in a bible verse, "You were homosexuals, idolaters, etc".
Ty you all for your responses.
Sorry if it sounds confusing, tried to explain what I am saying best I can :x
Slightly off topic: So I don't look totally wrong XD, I read KJV so instead of homosexual it says "effeminate" and "for them that defile themselves with mankind" on those verses.