Why I Believe In Traditional Marriage... And Why YOU Should, Too

03 October 2010





(NOTE: Please read all the way to the bottom of this post, even if you completely disagree with me. A good debater will be fully informed about the opponent's argument. And also, please remember that this is my blog, and so I have a right to free speech. Thank you.)

Is it possible for a person to be a Christian AND be for homosexuality?

This question has been floating around "blog world" a lot lately. People like Dreamstar, Frangipani the Fish, Olive Tree, and Cornet Crazie believe that yes, this is possible. Others, such as Bree, Bleah Briann, and Eldarwen, believe differently.

I stand with those who believe that it is NOT possible, for some very valid reasons:

1. The Bible clearly states that it is wrong.

Anyone who takes the time to look into this could tell you that. God is against homosexuality. Take a look at this verse:

"Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination." -- Leviticus 18:22
Is there anything clearer than that? This is not about "respecting rights," or "some people have different points of view." This is about what's RIGHT. And God clearly states, in His Word, that is is an abomination. As Christians, what God says in the Bible is the truth--there's no higher standard. There is no such thing as a halfway-Christian. Either you believe everything in the Bible, or you don't. You can't be "for" some Scripture verses but "against" others. Being a Christian is believing that He died on the cross for us, and WANTING to obey His Word. How is it Christian to deliberately disobey something He says is wrong?

2. God didn't "make them that way."

God did not make sin. Sin is from the Devil. Sin is the result of Adam and Eve's disobedience to God in the Garden of Eden. Thus, God did not make gay people the way they are. He allowed it. God is our Father, and He wants us to love him and obey His commands. But we do have a choice whether we obey Him or not. We can choose to sin, if we wish to do so. And gay people are deliberately choosing to disobey God. They have a choice in the matter--they are not simply mindless people who were "made that way." And they are choosing wrongly.

3. "But God loves EVERYBODY!"

Yes, He does love everybody. But that doesn't mean that He ignores the sin. God is not some happy, jolly father, sitting up in Heaven just loving us. He is SO MUCH MORE. And He is a just and fair Lord. He knows what's inside your heart, and He knows every thought you have, every plan, every dream--whether you believe in Him or not. And He hates sin. He cannot even look at sin. That is why He died on the cross--to save us from OUR sins, so that we could be welcomed into His Home for us: Heaven. 

And these are the reasons why I don't just believe--I KNOW that homosexuality is wrong. It is not about "choice"--it is an abomination against the Lord. 



And I will proudly display this button on my blog. And I, like Bleah, am willing to loose a few followers, maybe even all my followers over this matter. For what am I if I prize followers over His Word and His will?

20 epistles:

  1. I love this post, Elizabeth!! I was just sitting here thinking that I should do one, too. Now, I've made up my mind to do so. I TOTALLY AGREE!

    Love,
    Eldarwen

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  2. Love this Elizabeth! We have started a young adult bible study at our associate pastors house about 3 weeks ago, and we were actually talking about this exact same thing tonight! I agree completely with you. Now I just have to wait patiently for my HTB (Husband to Be) to be brought into my life my God so that I can enjoy the wonderful gift of marriage.

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  3. I completely agree, Elizabeth!! I saw Eldarwen's first, and then saw yours. I'm thinking I might "copy" you two...

    ~Stephanie

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  4. It's not possible to be homosexual and be a Christian. I have an answer to all the people who think it is. DO you think That JESUS could be homosexual, and still be the SON OF GOD? DUH NO! Then we can't be either, we are supposed to be perfect like HE is prefect. That's disgusting anyway. And God hates it.

    Well, That was a very long comment. :P

    Love ,
    Katie

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  5. I agree 100%! Great post

    ~Hannah

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  6. Great post! I totally agree!

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  7. Me too! Great post! I love seeing other young ladies standing up for some sticky issues and telling it like it is! Amen!

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  8. I completely agree, Lizzy Rose! And, by the way, would you mind if I did a post like this? I want to spread the word, and make sure everyone reads and at least understands your post, and what you are saying.

    xoxo,
    ~bree

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  9. I tottally agree elizabeth Rose.

    God Made Adam and Eve not Adam and Adim, not Eve and Eva
    and also just to add. Certaintly not Adam and Eve, eva, and Evangeline

    Sorry im also Anti Polygamist!

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  10. Amen! I am all for biblical marriage! We pray constantly for my Uncle, though. We hope one day he will see the error of his ways.

    I loved this post...what a way to be bold!

    Em

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  11. it's encouraging to see people making such a strong stand for God & His perfect will for us!! :) thanks for that post!

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  12. I totally agree with you! And I am completely for a biblical/traditional marriage. I find it really quite sad to see how far our society has fallen...to the point where women are marrying women and men are marrying men. bleh! It's gross...and I can't help but think of Sodom and Gommorha (sp?); will our world fall farther into sin than those two cities?

    God Bless :)

    Squeaks.

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  13. Right-o, afterall God made them "Adam & Eve" not "Adam & Steve". :)

    Awel P.

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  14. A few other verses that really speak against homosexuality are Romans 1:24-27:

    "Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error." (Version: NAS)

    How much more clear could God be? When He is obviously, directly and specifically talking about homosexuality, we should not ignore Him!! =) As you can see, I agree with your position.

    -Carrie

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  15. Good for you for posting something like this, Elizabeth!
    One thing I do have to say, though... I think you are mixing 2 questions: Is marriage between 1 man and 1 woman, and Can you be a Christian and believe otherwise? To the first - you're absolutely right. The Bible is clear on that issue, and you stated that quite well! To the second... I think it was Ray Comfort who was asked the same question, only about evolution. Can a person be a Christian and still believe in evolution? His reply, which made a lot of sense to me, was that a person could probably believe in fairies and go to heaven. But as they grew in their walk with the Lord and got to know His word better and learned more from Him, their view of life would have to start changing, to line up with what God says. If you think about it, a Christian technically could be for homosexuality... but they need to start reading God's Word! Just wanted to clarify that. :) And again, good for you to post this so that people will see what God's word has to say about it, and can examine their own lives and see whether they truly are believing everything God says or if they are picking and choosing what they will agree with Him!

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  16. Thanks for saying that, Katherine Sophia. You have a very good point--I didn't think about it that way.

    Thank you for leaving a comment! :)

    Love,
    Elizabeth Rose

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  17. Amen! Thank you for standing up for truth, Elizabeth Rose! It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, what God reveals in His word is truth. And He clearly says that He knows how He made men and women and He isn't changing His mind on it. However, it's not just those who practice homosexuality that are an abomination, but all who practice sin, which is every single one of us. Thank God for His sacrifice and mercy that He rescued us!

    With love,
    Annie

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  18. Gay people don't choose to be gay! They're just naturally attracted to people of the same gender, such as straight people are naturally attacted to people of the same gender. For a while I thought I was gay myself, and the thought killed me. I am a very active Christian and the thought of God disapproving of me was terrible. I didn't choose it. I wouldn't choose to be a diappointment to God, who I know loves me very much. If I really was (which I've realized I'm NOT), I would be disowned and homeless at only 13. Do you think the teens who committed suicide because of their sexuality chose to be gay? If any of us had the choice of our sexuality, we wouldn't choose to be gay, because there's simply nothing beneficial of it.

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  19. Obviously you do not understand the point of this post, nor what I was trying to say. I am very sorry that you feel this way, and I hate to tell you this, but you are wrong. We are all born sinful; however, we CHOOSE to sin. We are not simply victims of our sins.

    I will be praying for you.

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  20. Thank you so much for this post!!! I agree with you 110 percent! Homosexuality IS wrong, and it IS an abomination to the Lord. Thank you SOOOO much for that, and I love that you prize God over any person/people!

    ~Jaime

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