A Facebook friend of mine responded to something I posted with the following:
” If my bible is correct, God made us all the same and loves us all. So with that in mind, regardless of being gay, straight, cross eyed or whatever, God loves us all. God made us all. We are all perfect in his eyes because he does not make mistakes.”
Let’s get to the point: This is total nonsense and not supported by the Bible.
The best lie has a seed of truth and there is a seed of truth here—maybe more than one. Yes, God made all of us and yes, God loves us all. No, God does not make mistakes. However, we are NOT all perfect in his eyes. If we were all perfect in his eyes, then Jesus, as a perfect being, is no more or less than we are. And if we were all perfect, then we would have no need for Jesus, perfect or not.
The writer was suggesting this argument with regard to homosexuality. I still insist she is mistaken.
As a heterosexual male and as a Christian, I am not free to sin sexually. That doesn’t mean I haven’t–doesn’t mean I won’t. What it does mean is that I choose to live my life to the best of my ability in accordance with a book and a teaching that says certain things are wrong. I don’t get to vote on it or to change the text to suit my inclinations. However, I do have the right to ignore that book and do what I choose. That’s called sin. Homosexuals don’t get a pass either. Sexual sin is sexual sin.
So let me go down a dangerous path: Is autism perfect? Is spina bifida perfect? Is cleft palate or hemophilia perfect? I don’t know anyone who would say yes, yet millions have been born with these conditions. Science and medicine have worked to identify the conditions, study them, and research in search of cures. If these conditions were “perfect”, then no need to cure anyone with them. Yet one would contend that we were “made that way” by God if we were talking about homosexuality. You can’t have it both ways.
Homosexuality is NOT normal and is not a standard God created in nature. You may argue that there are homosexual examples in nature. Show me two dogs with homosexual tendencies and I’ll ask you to show me the pedigree of that dog. I’ll guarantee that you cannot prove mans’ intervention over millennium in creating the breed even if it’s a mutt. Show me two wild animals exhibiting homosexual tendencies and I’ll show you the same species licking its own rectum—and then I’ll ask you how their behavior relates to humans!
We are not mere animals, relegated to base instincts.
We are God’s creations, made male and female for the propagation of the species. Sometimes that special privilege of creating offspring doesn’t work. That’s because we’re NOT perfect. We live in a broken and sinful world and have broken and sinful bodies. The same God that so many hate, despise, and reject allows us to choose our own paths. From time to time, those paths are evil. Occasionally, they’re hurtful to others. And there are times that what we do impacts others beyond what we can comprehend. But don’t blame God!