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“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
Fact is fact. Truth is truth. Homosexuality is a sin for the Christian. Like it or not.
If God is the Alpha, and the Omega, we are created in his image, or hers. He encompasses all things, all possibilities. There for, he created straights, and gays, and everything under the vault of heaven.
If a person is asked, “Does cold exist?” the answer would likely be “yes.” However, this is incorrect. Cold does not exist. Cold is the absence of heat. Similarly, darkness does not exist; it is the absence of light. Evil is the absence of good, or better, evil is the absence of God. God did not have to create evil, but rather only allow for the absence of good.
Text According to who? If God is the Alpha, and the Omega, we are created in his image, or hers. He encompasses all things, all possibilities. There for, he created straights, and gays, and everything under the vault of heaven. Homosexuality is a sin...? According to who?
Homosexuality is not a sin. Because it's just another label of love that some find uncomfortable. How is love a sin?
How is love a sin?
You don't part ways with me, or any thoughtful Christian. The claim isn't that the mind of God is known, but that what He left us in His Word can be known.
Where I part ways with many of you, is that I challenge any ones ability to understand the mind of God.
Know with 100% certainty? No. But I have a very good idea, shared by many, many others. Creatures without free will can't love in any meaningful sense of the word, they are robots. By giving us free will, God gave us the opportunity to love and be loved. That includes being free to love or hate Him. (I don't think that answers condemns me as possessing inordinate hubris.)
As for creating evil? By allowing, in the creation, mortals free will, he does allow for its presence. Perhaps as a test? I don't know, nor will I ever know, this side of death. Any one who claims to is practicing hubris on a grand scale.
That's the problem with dogma. Dogma, unless I'm badly mistaken (and I allow for the possibility, trust me...), allows for only one true way. ...and I doubt that that is the reality of it. Dogma, of whatever system, says "I have the answers to all things, for everyone." That's not faith, faith is believing there are answers, but that we have to look for them. Faith is believing that we will find our answers.