part one is here
original post is here
so, when I said:
Please take my ‘rantings/reviews’ with the underlying knowledge that I deem homosexuality a sin, just like addiction, fornication, adultery, drunkenness and everything else the bible and God deems a sin. One is not more hideous than another and I personally have no idea who is going to heaven.
How is it that addiction can be called a disease but roaming the streets in the middle of the night for a fix of quick anonymous gay or straight sex isn’t?!?!?!
I don’t quite know how to say it any better. I believe homosexuality is a sin. Just like the rest of ’em. I’m sorry God has given one the desire for the same-sex. I’m sorry God has given me the desire to drink. I’m sad God has given my brother the desire to cheat on his wife.
Did God make any of these people do the thing they desire. How is desiring affection/love/sex of the same-sex different from desiring another woman while still married to your wife? How is desiring gay porn different from straight porn?
Men, in particular will probably always struggle with lust, I believe its in their DNA. But men can curb that temptation.
Has anyone ever heard a straight guy whine that he can’t have all the women he wants? Have you heard him say ‘Why can’t I have sex?’ It’s my right to have sex anytime I want, with who I want.’ [*cough* mormons *cough*] Heard them say, God made me like this so He must want me to have sex before marriage.’
The list goes on and on. The things gays say about God and sex can be heard from straight people, but I don’t think I’ve heard many say it out loud.
Addiction and disease. It’s been touted in the medical community that addiction is a disease. I hear many people picking that up and running with it, like they have no control over what they have done or become.
I, personally, don’t think its a disease. Addiction is poor way to cope with life.
Pure and simple.
We, for some reason or another, aren’t getting what we want, life is not how we planned it or we did not grow up learning the right coping skills and we turn to something to ‘fix’ it, to give us the escape, to give us the high we feel we deserve.
Instead of dong the hard thing and dealing with the disappointment, the reality, the powerlessness we feel about life, we develop an addiction.
Homosexuality- desires the same-sex because something is lacking in one’s life having to do with the same-sex.
One willing to do the hard work of coming to terms with the underlying problem can recover from their addiction.
Just as one who thought their life would be one way, took to drinking to avoid the pain of their own misconception of how their life should be.
Oh poor pitiful me.
Oh, by the way, that was describing me in the above sentence.
Id like to say, I do feel sorry for people who are addicts. It’s tough getting out from under it. It takes a hell of a lot of hard work to find out the underlying cause of the addiction, for the addiction is just the symptom of the real problem.
God has given us this ‘gift’ of addiction to help others. We come to the end of ourselves, we turn to Him, we surrender our lives to His Son, we get help, we in turn are so grateful for the grace and mercy and even triumph God has given over our addiction that we now can use it to help others.
What are the 2 greatest commandments?
34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22
Now don’t you think we loved our neighbor as ourself, we would not want them under addictions thumb?
Don’t you think if we knew someone was dealing with some harsh things in life, we would reach out with empathy and strive to help them?
One would think so, One would think Christians should be falling all over each other to help the poor, the needy, the downtrodden. These things are not written about in the Bible to ignore. They were important to our Lord.
Part 3 here