Thursday, June 29, 2006
Born this way?
There are many entrances by which individuals enter into a life of homosexuality. Often, the decision is influenced by one’s social environment—a lack of understanding or acceptance that causes one to question their original design. Other times, homosexuality is simply another type of sexual perversion someone hasn’t tried yet.
Within our family—and I am referring to believer relations—there should be no dispute that a homosexual lifestyle is wrong. It exists in our era for the same reasons it existed in Biblical times—not because of a queer gene, but because of a heart tainted by sin.

Romans 1:24-26: "So God let them go ahead and do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other's bodies( 25)Instead of believing what they knew was the truth about God, they deliberately chose to believe lies. So they worshiped the things God made but not the Creator himself, who is to be praised forever. Amen.
(26)That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. (27)And the men, instead of having normal sexual relationships with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men and, as a result, suffered within themselves the penalty they so richly deserved."

How many times do you hear people telling themselves and each other that being gay is something one has to "accept," as if it is a condition outside of one’s own choosing. The fact is that adopting a gay lifestyle elicits guilt; thus, justification for the pursuance is greatly desired---Hence all of the studies conducted to find some excuse in the design of the human body. One study conducted in 1993 by molecular geneticist Dean Hamer alleged to have found a similarity or link in the q28 region of the X chromosome in homosexual males. As "exciting" as his title and finding may sound, it is beyond our research abilities to claim that a behavioral trait, as opposed to a physiological one like eye color, can be determined by a single gene. Biologically speaking, behavioral traits are influenced by a number of genes interacting together, conditions inside the womb, and postnatal viruses. Outside of biological programming, behavior takes its cues from the environment through learning processes. Thus, behavior is hardly considered genetic. According to Brian Suarez, a psychiatric researcher, "at least 8,000 people would be required for a study to confirm a behavioral trait as genetic."
Going back to Hamer’s research, a more extensive study was done to reproduce his results but concluded this: "It is unclear why our results are so discrepant from Hamer’s original study. Because our study was larger than that of Hamer et al., we certainly had adequate power to detect a genetic effect as large as was reported in that study. Nonetheless, our data do not support the presence of a gene of large effect influencing sexual orientation at position Xq28." These studies were done in the mid 90s, but nothing much has changed. These days the brilliance we rely on resorts to scrutinizing fruit flies; at least they caution the public not to use their findings as proof. Unable to present solid evidences, the American Psychological Association cowers behind the "well, it’s very complex…" speech. Politicians seem to be the only ones who can speak confidently about it.
Many members of the gay community recognize that one is not "born gay" but adapts to a certain sexual orientation. This is the stance of Kate Kendall, director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Though it’s practically a social illegality, there are many ex-gays. That’s because the lifestyle is indeed a choice. There is only one behavioral trait that a human being can be born with that would influence a decision to be gay, and that trait is sin. Moreover, every human conceived after the fall was born SIN positive, and it is a fatal disease. Like any other sin we commit, homosexuality is simply a manifestation of this disease. It is certainly not cause for hate, persecution, or rejection, which, I am ashamed to say, is not exclusive to the unbelieving world. I believe that we are to defend the structure of the family and the truth about homosexuality, but we are to love the gay community with all of the tenderness that Jesus would, pointing them to Him, their hope and cure, as He has been ours.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
The Real Agenda of the Peace Movement
Liberalistic unity will not bring anyone closer to anything but complete anarchy.
You will only find true hope and peace through the Creator of everything. (Including war)
There is a time and purpose for everything He has made, no matter how hard we try to ignore it.
Some people today may claim to be starting a "new" movement of peace and love, but it is only old, Godless, new-age philosophy in new packaging.
Don't be decieved, peace may only be reached by following in the footsteps of its Creator.
If you ignore His existence you will never even really understand the meaning of what you speak when it comes to that area of discussion.
It is pointless and irrelevant to say you are "for" something while at the same time you deny it's very essence.
War and division are almost always essential in reaching real peace and unity.
Taking those out of the equation leads to complacency and silent destruction.
That is the true agenda of the peace movement, it honestly is a conspiracy.
This popular so-called "new" philosophy actually degrades the reality and existence of true love.
Positivity without reason or foundation is meaningless.

My answer to the Black Eyed Peas' question "Where is the love?" is this...
Love is everywhere God is recieved and nowhere He is not.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
The Truth About Love
I read last night from a somewhat well known book called 'I kissed dating goodbye' Trying to reconstruct my sorry attempts at love. I was in the last pages of the book, and reading the painfully honest truth about what it takes to make it work in the real world. And I was left thinking "If this is
what love really is, maybe I don't even want it." And as I thought about it today, I realized more and more that the truth is, We really don't want it. I read the book and realized the sacrifice and
dedication involved in a marriage and I realized for the first time that love is not cute. Love is hardcore selflessness, sacrifice, and compromise.

I'll try to clear things up for you as best as I can. Jesus is the perfect example of love, but his experience on earth was in no way comparable to the romantic fantasy we view as modern love. Because Jesus loved us, he withstood our ridicule, he forgave our sins, he endured beatings, and he eventually died a very painful death after being betrayed. But today we look upon love and point out only what is accepted as pleasant, (though not nessicarily G rated.) As society often will. But thats really only a small peice of the pie, obviously alot of happiness came out of what Jesus has done for us, and surely the same should be true for us. But the difference is Jesus didn't come here so he could have the peace and joy and forgiveness, he came here so we could. So make sure your relationship priorities are focused 100% on the other person. When you chew on that enough and discover what that truely means, as I did while reading this book, I have little doubt you'll be thinking "If thats what marriage really is, I'm not so sure if I'm ready for it yet." And if thats not what you're thinking I suggest you go buy a ring. God help you son.