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Are They "Born That Way"?

  1. Introduction
    • The Bible’s teaching about homosexuality could not be clearer (cf. morning sermon notes)
    • But the social, political and religious assaults on these standards could not be fiercer! 
  2. Some preliminary considerations
    • God cannot lie (Titus 1:2)
    • His Word is abosolute truth. (2 Tim. 3:16-17)
    • His character is just. (Ps. 145:17; Rom. 3:26)
  3. Are homosexuals “born that way”?
    • God created a natural order. (Gen. 1:27; 2:18-24)
    • “God made men upright.” (Eccl. 7:29)
    • God gives us choice. (Josh. 24:15; Acts 13:46)
    • But God says homosexuality is “against nature.” (Rom. 1:24-27,32)
    • God does not tempt us. (James 1:13-17)
    • Instead, God offers ways to escape temptation without sinning. (1 Cor. 10:12-13)
    • Homosexuals can change their behavior, even if not their temptations (1 Cor. 6:9-11)
      • Despite propoganda, science has not proven a link between genetics and homosexuality.
      • Even if such a link existed, tendency / temptation does not demand action. (cf. alcoholism, heterosexuality, etc)
      • Homosexual activity is a choice to avoid and a sin for repentance / forgiveness. (1 Cor. 6:11)
  4. Conclusion
    • As Christians, we cannot tolerate, excuse, or condone evil. (Rom. 1:32; Eph. 5:11)
    • It is our job to season and shine… (Mt. 5:13-16) To influence the lives of individuals / families
      • With truth
      • With compassion
    • To influence the life of a nation (Prov. 14:34)
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