August 15th, 2012 | By admin
By Paul Holland
Chick-Fil-A is a family owned business based in Atlanta, founded in 1967. It was started by Truett Cathy and is now run by his son Dan. The Cathys are very religious and lose millions of dollars a year by closing every Sunday to allow their employees to worship God.
In July, Dan Cathy was asked by a Baptist newspaper what his views were on same-sex marriage. He said he was against gay marriage and affirmed his support for biblical marriage. The floodgates burst open and Chick-Fil-A became the latest battleground in the current culture war over homosexuality.
In a massive polling done by Knowledge Networks in interviews with a random sample of 15,508 Americans last year. Americans between the ages of 19 and 39 were asked if their father or mother had ever had a same-sex relationship. The number? 1.7%.
THE OLD TESTAMENT
Genesis 19. God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, at partially, because they engaged in homosexuality. Jude confirms this in his letter, verse 7.
The law of Moses condemned homosexuality – Leviticus 18:22, 29; 20:13.
THE NEW TESTAMENT
But why didn’t Jesus condemn homosexuality? He did. Who was it that wrote Leviticus? Jesus said, “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30).
But further, Jesus said in John 16:12-14: “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”
That shows us that anything His apostles wrote, they wrote with His divine approval, yea guidance. So, we turn to Romans 1:26-28 and 1 Timothy 1:9-11 to see that Jesus’ disciples also condemned homosexuality.
A homosexual can change his/her behavior if not at least stop the sinful behavior. That’s what Paul points out in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.
What homosexuals need to do is what each of us need to do. We have to submit ourselves – all of ourselves, even our sexuality – to God. We need to seek forgiveness for our sins and bad choices. Any of us, regardless of our sin, can change our behavior. Sometimes we even need to change the places we go if they lead us back in to sin. If we have experienced a deficit in our relationship with our mom or dad, we have to recognize what happened, that it may not change and then move forward. Relationships with same-gender people need to remain friendships and we have to accept that God made us a male or a female and we should take pride in what God has made us to be.