It’s Not Fair!

November 02, 2008

“For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.” – James 2:10

How many times have you heard this nugget of logic: “Why shouldn’t homosexuals be able to have a marital relationship just like heterosexuals do? After all, they didn’t choose to become gay; God made them that way!”

OK, let’s think about that. I realize that there are certain people who might have a propensity to homosexual desires. But I also agree that there are some people born with a propensity to become alcoholics. Should the church take the attitude, “You’re an alcoholic? May you glory in your drunkenness! We’ll have a celebration, because, after all, that’s how God made you!” Or there are many folks with a propensity towards heterosexual lust. Should adultery be something that you glory in? Should the church say, “No problem! We’ll make you an outstanding adulterer! That”s how God has created you! He’s given you those desires and those desires need to be met!”

You see, it’s ludicrous for us to take one sin and say that sin is simply due to the way that God created a person; so, they should be able to give in to that one sin, and then leave out all the other sins in the process. That doesn’t even make sense.

In the end, Christ died for all sin. His forgiveness and life transformation is available for all sin. And remember, no sin is unforgivable and no sin is stronger than the power of the cross.