Published on November 13th, 2014 | by Jeff Price0
An A, B Conversation: Homosexuality And Judging
A: I can’t wait until the entire country gets with the program and legalizes homosexual marriage, can you?
B: Actually, I can. I’m praying that doesn’t happen.
A: Oh, because you’re a Christian, right? I really hate how homophobic you Christians are!
A: Besides, doesn’t your Bible say to love everyone and not to judge them?
B: You mean like how you judged me by calling me homophobic?
B: First of all, I don’t have a “phobia” about homosexuals. I don’t fear them or feel anxious around them at all. In fact, I have homosexual friends.
B: Secondly, the Bible does say to love everyone in Mark 12:31 and many other places. And, people who love one another look out for each other, right? Then, shouldn’t I attempt to help others when I see them doing something wrong?
A: Wrong? There you go, judging again.
B: Well, Jesus didn’t really tell us not to judge others. He said to not judge hypocritically, Matthew 7:1.
B: In fact, there are many passages in the Bible that speak on how we are to judge others; Proverbs 27:5, Proverbs 31:9, Matthew 18:5, John 7:24 and 1 Corinthians 2:15 just to name a few.
A: But, who are you to say homosexuality is wrong? If you would read that Bible of yours, you’d see that Jesus never said homosexuality was wrong. He never said anything about it at all!
B: Jesus never spoke on pedophilia and bestiality either. By that same logic, those things are ok too, then, right?
A: Well, I…
B: Look, Jesus did speak on homosexuality. In Matthew 19:4-6, He speaks on what the proper joining of two people should be.
B: And in John 16:12-13, He said that many more teachings from Him would come through the Holy Spirit after He was gone. Therefore, other scriptures that speak against homosexuality, such as Romans 1:27, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 and 1 Timothy 1:9-10 are also Christ’s words.
B: So, you see, when I say I am against homosexual marriage, it is not because I love pointing out people’s wrongs, it’s because I love my fellow brothers and sisters enough to not want to see them continue in a lifestyle that will keep them separated from God, who loves them as well.