Born to it ... or ... A CHOICE?
I immediately deduced they were homosexuals. Judging by the looks on the young men's faces behind the counter, I could tell they had the same thought.
I again found myself in the proximity of these men when I arrived at the dairy case. They were huddled together very closely, examining a jar of hot pickles and peppers. I now felt sure they were homosexuals. It is not uncommon to see these couples around the Toledo area. We again exchanged a couple of friendly comments. As I went to the car, I began thinking about the two men.
My heart went out to them. While what they do is so very dreadful and disgusting, I thought, they must be so miserable in it. It is sad that otherwise nice people are found in this terrible, empty lifestyle. Then I had another thought that always follows when I start to think this way: "Why do they live that way? It is their decision to live such a lifestyle. They don't have to do this."
I firmly believe this. I don't believe men or women are "BORN GAY" as many different people assert these days. I think homosexuals are probably influenced to it by other people ... and after a series of wrong decisions, they wind up thinking there is no other option for them but the gay lifestyle of their choice. They then lie to themselves by telling themselves they were born this way.
I am reminded of this verse:
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. (Romans 1:27)I think they can find the mercy and grace of God in Jesus Christ also, just like any other sinner. Their particular sin is such a blight on our families, our societies and our world. I don't believe God foreordained that these men should live this way. I don't believe they were born to it.
What are your thoughts?