Summary: Most practicing homosexuals say they were born that way. But we know from scripture that is not true. Why, then, would a person believe he or she is born a homosexual. This message looks at one possibility.
For many years I have taught that a person is not born into this world a homosexual or transsexual. The Bible says God created the human race male and female. For me that ended the discussion.
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness … So God created man in his image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Genesis 1:26a, 27)
The Bible says God formed, made and created individuals who were total opposites physically, biologically and, in many ways, mentally. When we are born into this world, male or female, that is who we are. But we are seeing what the Bible clearly states being questioned more and more by God’s children – the Body of Christ.
Many of us are doing our best to live by the standards of the Bible and sometimes we can find ourselves developing an “attitude” toward those practicing the homosexual lifestyle and Christians who support the behavior that is clearly against scripture.
But, ladies and gentlemen, the Bible is clear about what is important to our Father and it needs to be important to us. Turn to 1 Timothy 2:1-4.
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”
We are to be the beacons of light to those living in darkness. So this raises a question: If a person is not born a homosexual then why would he or she believe this?
Even though I know, understand and believe without question what the Bible says about the abomination of homosexuality, I am finding it difficult to dismiss out of hand, or minimize the feelings of those who genuinely believe they were born homosexual. Is there a possible explanation for why a person believes he or she was born this way?
I believe so.
But let’s be clear. A person is not born homosexual. Scripture is very clear about that. If you are taking notes, pastor has an excellent teaching “Was I Born This Way?” that answers the question. It’s in the audio-teaching section on the website – Volume 10, Number 3. (www.jmmgrace.org)
So, why do the overwhelming majority of those practicing the homosexual lifestyle believe they were born that way?
First of all, what we see and hear in the natural is a result of what has taken place, is taking place or will take place in the realm of the spirit. According to the Bible, actions in the spirit precedes actions in the natural.
One only needs to look at Genesis 1 to see that God, who is spirit, spoke the world and its original inhabitants into existence. Man is the exception. He was the centerpiece of God’s creation.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)
The word workmanship means “masterpiece.” God formed man. God made man. God created man. In other words, God was intimately involved in bringing man into existence. Now we understand why Satan has been – and will continue to be – ruthless in his attacks on the human race. He saw how tenderly and lovingly God brought man into existence. And he saw God give man a piece of Himself. He saw God give man His life – something that God had not given to him.
“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” (Genesis 2:7)
The more I read, study and meditate the Scriptures, the more I see God’s fingerprint in how specific He is with words. God is never ambiguous. What He says He means.
Why a person believes he or she is born homosexual must be examined in light of what the Bible says, in particular, Genesis 3 and 6.
There is a phrase that is typical of how exact and how precise God is when He uses words. This phrase is only used twice in the entire Bible. And it’s found in only one book and in only one chapter of that book.
“And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make an help meet for him.” (Genesis 2:18)
“…but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.” (Genesis 2:20)
While the word “help” is used in several passages in the Bible, it is only used with the words “meet for” in these two verses. Together, the words “help meet for” describe a person who is suitable and complementary for another person. According to the Bible, male does not complement another male. According to the Bible, a female does not complement another female.