posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 04:01 AM
As a Christian myself would like to add as well to the questions asked.
I`d also echo the input KingLizard and JJ gave.
This thread could have been named numerous ways and receive the same answers,it would have been simpler to have just named it under the title "Sin
and Christianity"you would have gotten the same answers or responses for those under the grip of homosexuality.
It is my personal opinion (which is`nt worth a dime but anyway....) that anyone that has done something wrong and depending on the severity would have
a hard enough time believing they have Gods forgiveness if they asked for it,let alone people you have known that keep reminding you or seeing you as
the same way you were before hand,so its seems harder to repent or to forgive yourself,but bear in mind God has forgiven you when you have repented
thats what matters.
So many people i have known and myself included, look for excuses of why we are the way we are,either for someone else to take the blame and explain
it away or just seek approval and for others to understand,for what ever convicts us we would rather attack the law and not attack the offense within
us.Its all human nature to do this.Being born again of the Holy Spirit we fight our human nature which is replaced with the Holy Spirit a gift from
God,this i have also failed many many times.
I`m still in awe of a man i saw on a documentary program i saw about 5 years ago,when he was born was born with deformed male genitalia doctors and
scientist types got together and decided that they would operate on him as a baby and make him female and he would be better off than living out his
life as a male with the deformity,the parents gave him a girls name dressed and treated him as such, as he grew up knew something was wrong,i forget
how he eventually found out the truth,though if anyone had an excuse to be bitter,hateful, turn to drugs and alcohol etc this guy did more than
most,though he did`nt he found himself a women who had children and made her his wife and became a father to the children.
The only difference is choice,he did`nt choose those things to happen to him,so i guess its easier for him to change.When i`m afraid or make excuses
to change something in my life for the better,i often think of this man.
God only wants you to be the best you you can be,so there`s always room for improvement in all of us,and Christ is our example who`s shoes no one else
can fill,thats why He`s our Lord,simple really.
And when seen for what Christianity really is about excluding bad examples of it if you please,you should be scratching your head why people hate it
or Christians so much.Because there seems to be more hate towards Christians Christ or God again in this thread than there is hate towards homosexuals
or others yet again.Situation normal.