Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Same-Sex Marriage: The Deception of Sexual Sin

A few weeks ago, I started a blog series on the topic of same-sex marriage. It is an issue that is at the forefront of our culture today. I have looked at several different aspects of this issue:
I hope to finish this series tomorrow, as well as offer up the many pages of notes I have written on this subject over the past several weeks. But today, I wanted to look at the deception of sexual sin. There are many levels on which I will argue that sexual sin is dangerous. But the one that seems to most impact me in this dialogue is that it sexual sin lends itself to categories. It becomes easy when dealing with sexual sin to put things into categories. It becomes easy to say that this one sexual act is much worse than this other sexual act. 

Of course, this flows from a heart that is filled with sin. It is in our nature to judge sins and overlook sins. Sin doesn't want to be identified. If we are to fully understand the deadly deception of sexual sin, we must understand the impact of sin upon our life. We are all sinners to the very core of our being. When Adam & Eve took of that fruit in the garden, sin entered the world. In Romans 3:23 we are told that every person is sinful and falls short of the glory of God. The truth is that we are born into sin. Ephesians 2:1-3 says that we are dead in our trespasses and sins. It says that even to the very nature of our being, we are sinful.

Why is this important when we are thinking about homosexuality? I think it is important because sometimes I feel as though we have watered down the concept of sin so much that we fail to feel it in our own life. And when we fail to address and deal with the real issue of our radical depravity before God, it becomes easy to look at the homosexual community (or whatever sin we want to choose) and shake our heads out of disgust. When in reality, I am just as sinful as them.
"When Christians address homosexuals and homosexual advocates with the reality that the Bible clearly condemns homosexual behavior as sin, we must acknowledge that we are sexual sinners speaking to sexual sinners. Armed with the Bible's profound understanding of human sinfulness, we understand that sin corrupts every dimension of human existence. The doctrine of total depravity affirms that the entire human being--including sexual desire and emotions--is utterly corrupted and disoriented by sin and its consequences." (Albert Mohler)
Do we really believe that in the eyes of God, lust is as dangerous as adultery? Or do we really believe that pre-marital sex is just as sinful as homosexuality? Do we really think that on judgment day when we stand before the Lord that as He begins to reveal our sin, we can stand there and say, "Well, at least I wasn't gay." That's blasphemous. And it probably reveals to us that we have not grasped a full understanding of sin in our life.

1 comment:

  1. As a result of this, it is important to analyze the relationship between love and sex, is sex an important component in love, what roles either sex or love plays in a relationship.
    Sins

    ReplyDelete

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.