The Boys' Growing Up in the Lord

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Question

What influences anyone that they're homosexual?


Answer

The Bible states that homosexuality is a sin (see: Homosexuality). Like any other sin, there are a variety of reasons why a person may become convinced that sinning is acceptable.

  • A person might have be sexually abused as a child
    • His might have been convinced by the abuser that homosexuality is acceptable
    • He remembers that the sexual acts were enjoyable, even though he knows they were wrong, so he is convinced that he must be homosexual
    • He thinks this is the way people are suppose to act with people they like
  • Because his body responds to anything sexual, he decides that because he gets erections around other guys, then he must be a homosexual
  • He watches homosexual pornography and wants to find out what it is like
  • He is told he acts like a girl and concludes he must be a homosexual
  • He just doesn't care who he has sex with

The list could go on and on. As societal barriers against homosexuality fall, it becomes easier to choose this sin, but it doesn't change God's standards of morality.