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Biblical authority, Homosexuality

Quick Answers to Complaints by Gay Rights Supporters

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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.

 

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Discussion

5 thoughts on “Quick Answers to Complaints by Gay Rights Supporters

  1. Thank you for that. It is good to see how poor your arguments are.

    Speeding has victims. It means there is less time for someone to react, and a greater risk of death in the event of collision. It is a bad thing.

    Gay sex is good for people, bringing couples together: the two become one flesh. When you propose silly restrictions on people, it is for you to demonstrate that they are necessary.

    I note you do not address the interpretation of the Bible. It does not condemn gay unions.

    Posted by Clare Flourish | March 8, 2014, 4:09 pm
    • I believe you missed the point of the speeding explanation. Personally I know it has victims, but what if I believed it didn’t?? I could be free to lobby to change the speed limit, but it is NOT my RIGHT to just drive faster and urge the world to catch up with my opinion.

      I do not go into the Biblical interpretation. The Bible is clear on this matter. If you believe you can seriously twist the text to say that homosexuality is not a sin, then I could make a case that ANY sin is not a sin…. which to me, makes the text unnecessary – so why even talk about it?

      Posted by Tim | March 8, 2014, 4:24 pm
      • Unless you are a complete fool, it should be possible to explain to you what harm speeding does. Go on, explain to me what harm you think my gay friends’ lifelong companionship does them. And- “Thou shalt not kill”- how pacifist are you, exactly?

        Posted by Clare Flourish | March 8, 2014, 4:27 pm
        • Perhaps the harm is not to their lifelong companionship but to their children, to gender roles in general, and to family system by which most of our other social systems rely. This is a relatively new social norm that has not had the time to be properly tested to what effect it will have on society long-term. We tend to see no problem with so go with it??

          Since you were concerned about the Bible – you tell me, does “nothing looks wrong with it, so let’s go with it” sound Biblical to you?

          Posted by Tim | March 8, 2014, 4:35 pm
          • There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

            What good does restricting gay couples do? Any? How could a gay couple living in a town affect the town, with its divorced Christians and its Christians living together? If you think it sinful, don’t do it yourself.

            Posted by Clare Flourish | March 8, 2014, 4:42 pm

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