Homosexuality: What's the Big Deal?
You may have heard about contemporary Christian music artist, Jennifer Knapp, “coming out” about her lesbian lifestyle. Many in the Christian community believe homosexuality is a sin, but don’t understand why that lifestyle is so offensive to God. It’s a sin because God says so! (Lev 18:22 and 20:13.) So please let me reflect on this issue.
Jennifer Knapp has been one of my family’s favorite artists for many years. She has won Dove Awards and was nominated for a Grammy. She has sold over a million albums. She has a wonderful talent to be able to formulate wonderful songs about the love and grace of God. She is an excellent artist.
When she made her life choices public, I watched as she explained to Larry King that God didn’t judge her because she “fell in love with another woman.” I read various articles where she said her Christian fans supported her decision and many Christian women were coming to her concerts and winking at her to show their approval.
Does that mean God doesn’t care about Jennifer’s lifestyle? What’s the big deal about being gay? Many say, as Jennifer claims, “If God didn’t want me gay, He wouldn’t have made me gay.” Which begs the question, how do you know God made you gay?
Many in the homosexual community respond, “I’ve had these urges since I was a child.” Really? I’ve had urges to overeat and cut myself since I was a child, but I have found it is wise to fight destructive urges because ultimately they will destroy me.
How can anyone say homosexuality is destructive?
God didn’t make Jennifer gay. It is her choice, a wrong choice, but it is still her choice to have a sexual relationship with another woman. How do I know?
Let’s examine the basics.
God loves us and wants His best for us and Satan hates us and wants to destroy us. Can we agree on this basic principle?
Next, consider the following example. If everyone in the world lived a homosexual lifestyle how long would society last? Obviously, the answer is only until the last person presently alive dies.
I don’t have to point out the obvious, but for the sake of argument allow me to do it anyway. Ultimately living a homosexual lifestyle will lead to the destruction of society.
We know Satan hates God and hates mankind. His goal is to destroy the things God loves. God loves us more than anything else He created. If Satan can get God’s creation to live in a way that is destructive, imagine how that would hurt God and bring happiness to Satan.
There are many destructive things mankind does to destroy life. Most of the lifestyles such us drug usage, smoking, violence, suicide, etc. are recognized as destructive and are discouraged. But living a homosexual lifestyle is encouraged as “normal.” Can anything be normal that is ultimately destructive?
If we live our life in such a way that is destructive to the survival of mankind, it doesn’t make God mad but it hurts Him because it is destroying the things He loves most – mankind.
God isn’t looking around to see who is “having fun” and, as a cosmic killjoy, condemning us because we are “doing what comes natural.” No, He sees mankind behaving in a manner that will ultimately destroy civilization if carried out completely, and He wants society to survive so we can enjoy Him.