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Why does God allow same sex attractions if He is against homosexuality? This was the title of a blog written by a gay/Christian blogger that I found rather disturbing and misleading. Firstly, God does not allow same sex attractions. It is the person who experiences such attractions that allows them into his mind and eventually, into his life. What we feed our minds is what we become. As Christians we are supposed to "die" to ourselves and let Jesus Christ reign in our thoughts, our hearts, and our lives as LORD and Savior. As Christians, when we gave our lives to Jesus Christ, we were called to righteousness and holiness. We have free will, yes, but we also have a responsibility to live as Christ wanted us to live. Obedience is a choice and it is the final proof of our love for Christ Jesus. "I have been crucified in Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body I live by faith in the Son of God Who loved me and gave Himself for me." (Galatians 2:20) Jesus Christ is LORD of our whole being. He is LORD of our thoughts, our emotions, our inclinations and our life. He is LORD of all - or He is not LORD at all. Sin always starts with the mind. Thoughts when fed by desires birth into actions - sinful actions. Once the "attractions" are fed by constant desires or wanting, it grows tendrils that eventually wrap the heart and cloud Reason. "When tempted, no one should say 'God is tempting me'. For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anyone, but each one is tempted, when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin when full grown, gives birth to death." (James 1: 13-15) What then is the solution for the homosexual who has given his life to Christ? The Bible says explicitly: "Your Word I have hidden in my heart that I might not sin against You." (Psalm 119:11) "Set YOUR MIND on things above and not on earthly things. For you DIED and your life is now hidden with Christ in God." (Colossians 3:2) "Therefore I urge you, brothers, in view of God's Mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, HOLY and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the RENEWING OF YOUR MIND." (Romans 12:1-2) Same sex attractions are like addictions that become uncontrollable once these are entertained and fed in the mind. The same feelings that come with greed and adultery, with pride and rebellion. God knows our breaking points and He gave His Word to guide us and empower us. His Word is alive and it has power over sinful thoughts, wayward attractions. Jesus Christ Himself told His apostles; "The Words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life." (John 6:63) The Word of God when spoken in faith is the spiritual sword that will destroy the works of Satan in our minds - "Take the helmet of Salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God." (Ephesians 6:17) Many people today are deceived by what some supposed "Christians" write. But the Word of God is always the basis for our faith and our anchor for Truth. Let us always look into it and error will not have its way into our lives.
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