In an attempt to justify homosexuality, some reason they were “born that way” and have no choice regarding their sexual preference. I am afraid that many brethren would agree with this false idea.
It would be profitable to briefly study several Scriptures from God’s Holy Book to determine his attitude toward the unholy, depraved conduct of those who practice homosexuality. Nevertheless, what saith the scripture? (Gal 4:30)
The book of Genesis presents God’s truth concerning lawful sexual relationships and marriage, as defined by God, not man. The man is to leave father and mother and cleave to his wife, thus becoming one flesh, for life (Gen. 2:24 f; Rom. 7:2-3). No where did God condone, authorize, command or even suggest that man was to be joined to another man, or a woman to another woman.
Looking back to the beginning, we note God created man “in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them” (Gen. 1:27), to be fruitful and multiply (Gen. 1:28). No homosexual relationship can produce children. No! For them to have children, they have to adopt, use a surrogate mother, or have a sexual encounter with the opposite sex. Yes, there are some heterosexuals who don’t produce children, but it isn’t because the possibility isn’t there for the large majority. With homosexuals, there is zero possibility to produce children the natural way.
While it is true we did not have a choice regarding our sex (male or female) when we entered this world at birth, we do have a choice between the heterosexual versus homosexual behavior and relationships in later years. If one chooses the abnormal and sinful relationship (homosexuality), over the God ordained normal and lawful relationship (heterosexuality), then that person is in opposition to God, preferring and choosing an abnormal, depraved, unholy manner of life. More importantly, any heterosexual relationship entered into, must be within the bounds of God’s law on marriage, to be lawful. Just to say the heterosexual relationship is normal, is not enough, for many are engaged in heterosexual relationships which are adulterous, and are therefore sinful.
Are homosexuals born that way? No, they prefer to be that way and they themselves make the decision. No one is born into sin. We choose what we want to do in this life. However, if we want to please God, we must kill off the sinful man within us and put on the new man by our obedience to the gospel of Christ. (Rom 6:6) Therein, are we born again and walk in the newness of life. (1 Pet 1:23 f; Rom 6:3,4)
Conclusion: No one was born a fornicator, an adulterer or a rapist. All such sins are a choice one makes. Even so, Christians must stand opposed to and teach the truth regarding this false idea that homosexuals are “born that way,” having no choice in the matter of their sexual preference. We must have the conviction of the apostle Paul and teach the truth delivered in his epistles or risk ourselves being unholy, and unacceptable to God.
Yes, those who choose homosexuality, choose to be servants of sin, they are not born that way! When those serving sin fail to come to the knowledge of the truth through obedience to his will, they will reap their just reward, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom. 6:23) All who choose to be a homosexual or a lesbian must accept the fact that God calls such actions an abomination, and are worthy of death. Yes, and all who have pleasure in those who do such evil! (Rom 1:26-32)