We here at GraceWithSalt obviously agree with the Biblical position on homosexuality as we do with all other issues. Although our main purpose is not to put down anyone, any position or worldview, we will stand strong on the word of God and equip our readers with sound answers to be able to defend their faith when questioned. Below are quick answers to four of the top accusations we hear of when defending Biblical marriage.
ACCUSATION: You can’t legislate morality.
ANSWER: All legislation governs morality at some level.
EXPLANATION: I feel it is morally acceptable to steal a piece of bread from the store if my family is starving. The law disagrees.
ACCUSATION: God wouldn’t call something a sin that is natural.
ANSWER: All sin is natural.
EXPLANATION: We are born with a tendency towards self-preservation and pride. If you hurt me, I want to retaliate. If I want something, I go get it. The Christian lifestyle is a gradual movement from selfish pride to humble service. Putting off the natural tendencies, and adopting God’s standards whether we personally agree or not.
ACCUSATION: It doesn’t hurt anyone.
ANSWER: How do you know that? How would you test that?
EXPLANATION: To make that statement you would need to have all knowledge. It’s a meaningless statement. In fact, there are several studies that the mainstream media have labeled “controversial” that document many examples of harm to children.
ACCUSATION: You are violating my rights.
ANSWER: Actually, you are advocating for NEW rights that don’t exist yet.
EXPLANATION: I feel it is acceptable to drive at whatever speed I want to. The law says different. If I would like to advocate for higher speed limits I am welcome to, but it is NOT my right to drive at limits above the current law.
GraceWithSalt would never advocate for violating someone’s civil rights. We are for civil unions. We believe the more accurate response towards anyone struggling with any kind of sin is Grace with Salt. Offering a humble understanding (as we ALL are sinners) mixed with the appropriate amount of salt (truth). Too much salt is overwhelming and spoils our message (Westboro). Too little salt and our message is pointless or bland, no substance.