by Matt Slick
Some homosexuals say that God created them the way they are. Therefore, it makes their behavior okay and God should not condemn them. But their assertion is not correct. God does not "make" people in a way that contradicts what he teaches they should be. He does not condemn sin, make people into sinners and then blame them for their sin. He does not condemn murder and then makes people into murderers. Likewise, with homosexuality, God declares it to be a sin (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9). So, he does not create people as homosexuals and then condemn them for it.
- Leviticus 18:22, "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination."
- Leviticus 20:13, "If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltness is upon them."
- 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, "Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God."
- Romans 1:26-28, "For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. 28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper."
If, however, the pro-homosexual wishes to disagree, then let him or her find his teaching in Scripture. If he wants to speak for God but cannot find his position in the Bible, then he is being arrogant and foolish in seeking only to justify his rebellion against God. Let God speak for himself, and if someone's assertion cannot be found in the Scriptures, then he ought not to make it.
Unfortunately, people prefer their sin over their sanctification. They prefer to fulfill their fleshly desires and selfish expectations rather than submit to God. They try and make God fit their personal preferences, and if they can't do it, they mock him. They don't want to submit to the word of God. They want to justify their sinful behavior. Such is the case with those who say that God made them as homosexuals. They are looking for a way to excuse their sin.
Biblically speaking, God made Adam and Eve, and they were good (Genesis 1:31). They rebelled, and they fell into sin(Genesis 3:1-6). The effect of this sin was that their natures were changed from good to sinful. They were fallen and by nature were children of wrath (Ephesians 2:3). This means that they were then susceptible to disease, to death, and to other such harmful effects of sin. When they had children, their sin nature was passed down to their children and within that sin nature is the manifestation of covetousness, selfishness, rebellion, lying, homosexuality, arrogance, pride, etc. So, it is not God who made them homosexuals. Their sinfulness is the result of being born in a fallen state.