The following post is the 2nd of a 5 part series of posts on “Frequently Asked Questions About Homosexuality?” In this 2nd post I will be answering the question “Are People Born Gay?” If you would like to see the other questions addressed in this series of posts, then just click the links below:
I originally wrote the content of these posts when I was asked to address these questions at a summer youth camp. The intended purpose of these posts are to help Christians who already have a firm conviction about the authority of Scripture. I want them to better understand what the Bible teaches about homosexuality. So my hope is that these truths will help instruct Christians who want to share the gospel with the homosexuals they know.
Are People Born Gay?
I think it is possible, but if we are talking here about how to share the gospel with homosexuals, then I do not think this question is that important.
Are not all people born into sin? Doesn’t the bible say that we have all been born slaves to sin?
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.
even when we were dead in our trespasses,
If we are all born sinners, then we should not be surprised to hear that some people have sinful sexual orientations from birth. In a fallen world it seems probable to me that there could be some people who even have biological reasons that would help explain why they desire people of the same-sex. However, just because we have a desire from birth never means that we should automatically assume that it is a good desire that we should fulfill.