For the fashion of this world passeth away.
1 Corinthians 7:31
Read Romans 7:13-26
How shocking it is when you realize you are different! You discover that you
have homosexual tendencies; you feel attracted to members of your own
sex. However, being attracted to others of the same sex is still different from
engaging in homosexual activities.
This tendency brings great struggles with it. For one thing, how will others
react if they find out? This can cause great struggles because homosexual
desires were not present at the beginning of God’s creation. It can
only be defined as a disorder due to sin. Man’s fall into sin has ruined his
nature. As a result, one person is greedy, another is proud and a third has
This shows us that those with homosexual desires are no more depraved
than others with other tendencies. We have all turned our backs on God.
However, in the lives of those with homosexual desires this fact becomes
apparent in their sexual desires. It is a sinful sexual desire that needs to be
fought against. This is by no means easy, but the Bible does not condone the
practice of homosexual activities in any shape or form. It is an abomination
to the Lord at all times and places. However, those struggling with homosexual
tendencies are not out-rightly rejected by the Lord. Homosexuality,
as sin, is condemned by the Lord, but there is forgiveness for those who have
fallen into it. Those who are guilty of this sin must seek to dialogue with
another about their struggles. But, they must also seek forgiveness and repentance
from the Lord.
Thought: A person struggling with homosexuality ought to be able to share
his struggles with others in the church.
Psalter 384:1,5 (based on Psalm 139)
O Lord, my inmost heart and thought Thy searching eye doth see;
Wherever I rest, wherever I go, My ways are known to Thee.
Search me, O God, and know my heart, Try me, my thots to know;
O lead me, if in sin I stray, In paths of life to go.