Jesus and sexuality

Apr 14, 2014 by

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We can debate whether homosexuality is genetic or nurtured, but one thing is absolute: Having sex is a choice. A child is born with man’s selfish nature. Its foundations for truth are developed through the moral teachings of those in its social circle. A person will choose which influences to follow. Just because I have chosen not to be in a sexual relationship does not mean my life is less fulfilling. Jesus may not have discussed homosexuality, but his attitude toward the adulterous woman exemplifies how he would behave toward the homosexual: He didn’t throw rocks, but he did address the fact that she was in unhealthy relations and wanted the best for her. Is that not what the church wants for all people? To heal them of loneliness, sicknesses and sins? Jesus is inclusive, but we must accept the cost of that inclusiveness, surrender our selfishness and make the right choice.

John Myers
Wooster, Ohio

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