by Matt Slick
"If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men." (Rom. 12:18)
The Bible tells us to be at peace with all men. As Christians, we can do this with everyone, including homosexuals. Yes, we know there are those who claim to be Christians who advocate hatred and violence towards homosexuals, and CARM stands in opposition to those who would promote such things.
However, homosexuality is an aggressive movement that will not leave Christians, and society, alone. It is a movement that is intruding into the media, schools, religious institutions, society, and politics that has resulted in great division, debate, and anger. Of course, homosexuals are not the only ones guilty of this. Fault lies with everyone. But, with an aggressive agenda comes conflict.
Nevertheless, again we must say that we are not advocating any violence against any homosexuals ( . . . saying that our biblical position promotes violence doesn't make it so). Again, we stand in opposition to such violence. Personally, I would step in to physically defend a homosexual if he/she were being assaulted. However, CARM's position, which is consistent with its statement of faith, holds to the biblical position that recognizes homosexuality as a sin and is ultimately harmful to society, families, and to one's eternal salvation.
Therefore, the purpose of these articles is to
- defend the right of Christians to say that homosexuality is a sin and not be intimidated by homosexuals or the liberal media into remaining silent
- counter the arguments in support of homosexuality
- answer objections to the Christian's denunciation of homosexuality
- provide statistical information to both Christians and non-Christians regarding homosexuality, its practices, and its health risks
- provide Christians with biblical responses to homosexuals, namely, to love them and pray for them
Note: The term homosexual will be used in these articles to designate both males and females who are attracted to people of the same sex and participate in sexual relations with people of the same sex.