If alcoholism is a sin, why did God create alcoholics?
NOTE: I do not support the murder, torture, enslavement, etc of homosexuals.
Christians are supposed to hate sin, not people.
You've heard it once, you've heard it a million times: If homosexuality is a sin, why did God create homosexuals?
But this question is built on the false assumption that God creates people and gives them homosexual desires from birth.
Obviously God doesn't do that. In fact, God tells us how He created people, and it isn't homosexual or heterosexual.
"And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?"
So God made you either male or female. He didn't make you homosexual.
Now, moving right along.
Let's pretend for one second that people are actually born with sinful homosexual desires.
Let's imagine that in a parallel universe homosexuality is actually genetic, and we found a "gay gene", and sodomites really are "born that way".
Would that make homosexuality 100% A-OK?
Let me answer that question with another question.
Does the fact that there's a lot of evidence showing a genetic link to alcoholism make alcoholism 100% A-OK?
The answer to that question would be a resounding "NO!!!"
Now that we've looked at this issue from a secularish point of view, let's see what God's word has to say about it.
Clear, unavoidable verses that show that alcoholism/getting-drunk is a sin:
"And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess;
but be filled with the Spirit;"
"Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging:
and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise."
"Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling?
who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?
They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
Look not thou upon the wine when it is red,
when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.
At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.
Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.
They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick;
they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again."
"teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts,
we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;"
1 Thessalonians 5:7-8
"For they that sleep sleep in the night;
and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
But let us, who are of the day, be sober,
putting on the breastplate of faith and love;
and for an helmet, the hope of salvation."
Clear, unavoidable verses that show that homosexual actions AND feelings are sinful:
"Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination."
"If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman,
both of them have committed an abomination:
they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."
"For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections:
for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman,
burned in their lust one toward another;
men with men working that which is unseemly,
and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet."
1 Corinthians 6:9-10
"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?
Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers,
nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners,
shall inherit the kingdom of God."
"And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read,
that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother,
and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?"
1 Timothy 1:9-10
"Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man,
but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners,
for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers,
for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind,
for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons,
and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;"
Why do Christians follow some Old Testament laws, but not all?
So just drop the "born that way" argument already.
It isn't true, and even if it was, homosexuality would still be wrong.
Proof You Can't Be "Born Gay"