Yes, You Were Born That Way

They’re are two common arguments that are often used when discussing homosexuality, both of which are quite poor. From the homosexual’s side we often hear, “I was born this way,” or “Why would God make me like this if it was a sin?” On the flip side, we often hear the conservative Christian argue, “You’re not born gay. God doesn’t make people gay. People choose to be gay.” The thing is, however, is that they both right. And they’re both wrong.

The Christian is correct in that God didn’t make them gay and the homosexual is correct in that they were born gay. Here is the part both sides seem to miss. Everyone is born dead in trespasses and sin. It doesn’t matter if you were born gay. Homosexuality is a sin and you came into this world tainted with sin. Just because you were born that way doesn’t make it okay. Everyone was born that way, dripping in sin. We are all soaking in it and none of us get a pass. In fact there is nothing we can even do about it. Only the she blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross can wash away our sins and bring us to salvation.


6 thoughts on “Yes, You Were Born That Way

  1. Pastor Nielsen says:

    Nicely said.


  2. Greg Eilers says:

    Right on the mark. I speak of this the same way.

    When are you going to seminary, Brad?


    • Ha ha, Greg. There’s no way I could afford that.


      • Greg Eilers says:

        Neither could I, humanly speaking. I was 35. Married with four young kids. I finally got to a point where my job was paying me well. We had just finished remodeling a condemned house, which we tore down to the studs and brought back to life. My life was exactly where I planned it to be, then the Lord said, “You’re leaving for a new and more rewarding life.”

        We went broke and became rich. I’m just sayin’. -)


      • LOL, Greg first I have to get up to broke. Tell you what though, if I win the Lucky for Life lottery this Monday, I’ll quit my job, join the seminary, and work towards establishing a new LCMS church in Maine, because if I win after making that statement, it’s clearly a sign from God. It’d be to me as if he were saying, “Hey, I’m calling you out on this.”. 😛


      • Greg Eilers says:

        Ha! May Karma be with you. (Oops, I hope I didn’t jinx this thing.)


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