4 Replies to “The Case for Man/Woman Marriage – YouTube”

  1. Although the message of the clip is reasonable and biblically watertight, I wonder how gay people who have fallen in love will react to this video.

    Honestly, I deeply feel with them because they never chose to be gay or bisexual, yet they were born this way. From psychological research we know that some children already feel attracted by the same gender. And these of our brothers and sisters often struggle a lot, at the latest during adolescence, in order to change their feelings. However, they can never succeed because God made them so (Rom 1:26-27).

    Since we are all born as fleshly-minded sinners, for whom Jesus Christ came to save them from their sins (Mt 1:21), it is not possible for sinners to life a godly life without having been saved by Jesus before. Of course, it seems as if there were some success when people in church change their behavior in order to follow her rules – which are biblical, to be sure – but the “law is spiritual” (Rom 7:14). That means, as long as people are not set free from “the law” because of Christ’s law written on their hearts by the indwelling Holy Spirit (Rom 8:2), they cannot change at all.

    The apostle Paul referred to this fact when he explained how former “adulterers”, “men who practice homosexuality”, or “thieves” et al., were set free by God’s Spirit:

    “And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Cor 6:11)

    Just a short illustration of how our God works with homosexuals.
    I know about a man who visited an evangelical church and gay bars likewise. He was very desperate because of continually being torn between God and anonymous gay contacts. Therefore he tried anything to get rid of his lust. But nothing worked at all. Finally, he was so depressed about this, that he said to God – just as he was sitting in his car right on his way to church,

    “Today is the last day I go to church because I can’t stand this internal fight any more. I tried everything I could to change my behavior, but I failed, and failed, and failed. Thus I cannot live with you, Lord, and I have decided to live without Christian faith from now on.”

    After having said this, he felt strangely relieved.
    In the church, however, he experienced the biggest surprise of his spiritual life. Just as he was listening to the pastor’s voice during the sermon, the clergyman suddenly disappeared from his view. Instead, in front of the pastor stood Jesus who emphatically said,

    “Do come to me!”

    And suddenly there was peace in this man’s heart.

    [Indeed, you can’t buy True Love sent from above… 😉 ]

    Though men have always tried to do what God wants them to do, they were never able to persevere on their own, since their hearts remained the same. Without the experience of Jesus’ erotic love [to which HE, in my humble opinion, certainly referred when addressing this man] that is way more fulfilling than any sexual contact could ever be – we as miserable human beings won’t ever have the power to overcome anything.

    The eternal bottom line is that: We need our loving Savior as close as our heartbeat!! 🙂

    1. And I’m not really certain if there is a “cause” for one’s non-heterosexual sexual orientation. I think psychology asserts that it is “normal”, but I don’t trust a lot of the ethics of psychological analysis on just about anything any more.

  2. I am sympathetic to homosexuals who claim to have attractions that they did not choose in the same way that I am sympathetic to pedophiles who say they have unsought feelings of attraction to children. I am similarly sympathetic to husbands who say they can feel attractions to women other than their wives. Likewise I am sympathetic to wives who say they can feel attractions to men who are not their husbands. Where temptation abounds, our sympathy ought to abound as well, lest we, too, be tempted (Galatians 6:1).

    The common and appropriate response in all these situations, however, is not to yield to the temptation but rather to resist it and do what is right instead. We are powerless to do what is right within ourselves but Jesus Christ gives us the power to resist every form of lust so that we might live holy lives before Him (1 Corinthians 10:13).

    By contrast, those who choose to rationalize the temptation and call it righteous behavior forego any opportunity to be delivered because they have chosen to embrace the temptation as something good. They don’t look to Jesus for deliverance because they don’t see any evil from which they need to be delivered. It’s sad (Isaiah 5:20).

    Jesus encouraged us to pray every day seeking to be led away from temptation (Matthew 6:9-13). Temptation is the entrance ramp to destruction. Thus temptation might seem innocuous in the beginning, but it is serious business; we should not play with fire. Jesus was tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin (Hebrews 4:15). By His grace, He would have us turn from our lusts and live instead for His will…one day at a time (James 1:14-15; 1 Peter 4:1-2).

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