Many today argue back and forth on whether someone can be born gay or not. Scientifically, this hasn’t been proven conclusively. To our culture, this is a really important point. Why? Because doing so reenforces one’s right to be as they are, love who they want, and then demands acceptance from all. I have a problem with that logic because as Christians, we now have a new system of values that greatly differs from that of the world. We must elevate this argument so we can have a much needed conversation.
RIGHT TO BE AS YOU ARE – Every physically born human has had the same experience of being born into sin. Sure, this sin might manifest in different ways throughout each individual life. At the root for us all is the desire to be our own god, doing as we see best, instead of honoring and agreeing with GOD. But it doesn’t matter, because if we break just one thing of the Law(which we all have done), we are guilty of breaking all of it. We all experience sinful desires that go against God’s best for us, born a slave to them. But God provides a different way once we are born again. We no longer have any rights because our lives are no longer our own; we belong to a Holy God. We have died to the old ways of sin and death, no longer powerless to the “way we were.” So no matter what desires you may feel as a born-again believer, you are now a new creation without excuse. So we must now live differently, think differently, act differently, and talk differently.
LOVE WHO YOU WANT – As time has continued on, this spectrum of love has grown and grown concerning what’s accepted by the masses. I’m sure that this will continue to change as we continue moving ahead. As a Christian, on one side we can agree with this belief. We are called to love all, both friends and enemies, when love is defined as patience, kindness, forgiveness, encouragement, support, etc. But when love refers to sex, we as Christians have yet again a different value system. Sexual union is clearly only allowed between a woman and man in the confines of a marriage covenant. Here, the dignity, honor, and commitment of love is costly and valuable. So even when a Christian feels attractions and desire for another, they are to remain faithful in love to their spouse.
ACCEPTANCE FROM ALL – In the world, everyone is trying to get acceptance from another, approval, recognition, and affirmation. Most are willing to do whatever it takes just to get that promotion, that date, or social status of 1000 “likes.” Once we’ve been reborn, our acceptance and worth is no longer dependent upon other people. No, all that matters is our lives lived before the Holy One. Before Him, we cannot hide anything. His opinion and pleasure of our lives are the components of the definition of success now. So whether others like me or hate me, are for me or against me, it doesn’t phase me. Why? Because I’m living for something greater than man’s approval. God’s judgement of our lives at the end of the day is what we all must come to terms with, whether we like it or not.
In light of all of this, the “being born gay” debate just doesn’t hold. In view of eternity, God will ask each of us whether we lived in agreement with His heart or against it. Were we found loving truth by our words and deeds or agreeing with lies? Did we love God and others first?