Bible Will I Find:
The Homosexual Lifestyle Condemned?
By: Gary Colley
Our hearts are saddened anytime we hear of one living outside of God’s requirements for a successful life. Realizing that the wages of sin is death or separation from God (Rom.6:23), we strive to teach and preach the Gospel, which is the key to these who need to return to favor with God. When God created man (Gen.1:26-27), he did not intend that man should be wicked, nor that his thoughts would be “only evil continually” (Gen.6:5). Realizing that one who has “been there and done that” carries more wait at times with the sinner, we turn to one who formerly practiced homosexuality. Tony Horton has written to give his reasons for leaving the homosexual lifestyle. His reasons are very appealing to every thinking man and woman, and should be considered by all. He stated that the reason why he left the homosexual lifestyle was “simple. I want to spend eternity in heaven. Our life is a vapor. We’re not on this earth long (Jas.4:14). We are here to serve God and do his will (Jn.6:38), and if we are faithful unto death, he will give us the crown of life (Rev.2:10). It’s a small price for us to pay when you consider eternity.” He further said, “I wasn’t born gay and neither was anyone else. It was a path I chose, a sexually perverted choice on my behalf. If I were born that way, others, such as child molesters, drunkards, adulterers, and thieves, could claim the same thing. Even if you think you were born that way, God still condemns it. He wouldn’t make you that way then condemn you to hell. It was your choice, so turn from it. Even if you still have the desire after you have repented, fellowship with Christians, personal prayer, and studying God’s word will help you refrain and stay right with God. You may never have a heterosexual relationship, and you may be single the rest of your life, but as stated, life here on earth is a vapor. We aren’t here long, but we have heaven to look forward to if we remain faithful unto death. I shook my fist in God’s face most of my life blaming him, cursing his name when people tried to show me the truth. And now I see nothing but his love for me; I no longer curse him but praise his holy name. I’m happier now than I’ve ever been in my life. God has given me the peace that passes all understand that comes from studying his word and fellowship with my Christian friends (Phil.4:7). You can also reach this point if you have an honest heart and have the desire. You have to make the effort and meet God on his terms not yours.” We commend Tony Horton for his honesty and desire to go to Heaven. He further gives the some of the Scriptures that condemn the homosexual lifestyle (Lev. 18:22; I Cor.6:9-10).