THERE ARE NO SUCH THING AS A GAY GENE

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“And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:32.

” In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not [b]comprehend it.”  John 1:4-5

Many around the world believe that Homosexuality is inherited during conception. They believe that it is a gene thing and that a gay person is inborn into one, he/she has no choice.  Even the Christian Church and many Christians has accept the fact that God has somehow allow these special people with special gene to be created, either because God made a mistake or He purposely did it for some reason. Hence we can see many Churches has accepted the LGBT and their lifestyle, even to the extend of gay marriage.

The underlining message that the church is sending is one that blame God for His imperfection in creation and since it is God’s fault, we have to right His wrong by overlooking the sins of these imperfect creations of God in the name of love.

Shame on you!  You have brought shame to the name of God.  Not only have you corrupted His church, you defiled God’s people by teaching them to do the same.  You have turned away from God and sought allegiance with the devil, professing his lies, driving people to their destruction.

The bible say “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”  Matthew 5:48.

The truth is the Churches and Christians who support the gay community, have been deceived!  The unending disputes whether the bible is against or indifference regarding Homosexuality and same gender marriage has always been based on the widely publicized “fact” that gay is genetic. The “genetic and unchangeable” theory has been actively promoted by gay activists and the media. Is homosexuality really an inborn and normal variant of human nature?

No. There is no evidence that shows that homosexuality is simply “genetic.” And none of the research claims there is.

The research of Dean Hamer in 1993 claims that there might be a gene for homosexuality.  However, his research result was not repeatable, so as many of the later researches.  The reason why later researches or experiments do not yield the same results only mean that certain variables has been omitted.

Comments from Genes and behavior. Science 1994:
“Time and time again, scientists have claimed that particular genes or chromosomal regions are associated with behavioral traits, only to withdraw their findings when they were not replicated. “Unfortunately,” says Yale’s [Dr. Joel] Gelernter, “it’s hard to come up with many” findings linking specific genes to complex human behaviors that have been replicated. “…All were announced with great fanfare; all were greeted unskeptically in the popular press; all are now in disrepute.” ”

Even when Dea Hamer was asked by Scientific American if homosexuality was rooted solely in biology. He replied:  “Absolutely not. From twin studies, we already know that half or more of the variability in sexual orientation is not inherited. Our studies try to pinpoint the genetic factors…not negate the psychosocial factors.”

Thus, to their fellow scientists, the researchers have been honestly acknowledging the limitations of their research. However, the media doesn’t understand that message. Columnist Ann Landers, for example, tells her readers that “homosexuals are born, not made.” The media offers partial truths because the scientific reality is simply too unexciting to make the evening news; too complex for mass consumption; and furthermore, not fully and accurately understood by reporters.

Then we have the Neuroscientists claim that the brain structure of gays are different from those who are not.  However, as a scientist, one is well aware that the brain changes with use…indeed quite dramatically. Those parts responsible for an activity get larger over time, and there are specific parts of the brain that are more utilized by a certain group of people living a similar lifestyle.  For example basketball players brain will be very similar as they utilized a certain part of their brain more than other parts so one will find certain similarity in their brain structure.

We must understand that “Associated With” Does Not Mean “Caused By”.  Taking the example of basketball players, you find a small number of families of basketball players and compare them to some families of nonplayers. You have a hunch that of the innumerable genes likely to be associated with basketball playing (those for height, athleticism, and quick reflexes, for example), some will be located on the x-chromosome.

You won’t say these genes cause basketball playing because such a claim would be scientifically insupportable, but the public thinks “caused by” and “associated with” are synonymous.

After a few false starts, sure enough, you find what you are looking for: among the basketball-playing families, one particular cluster of genes is found more commonly.

What the majority of respected scientists now believe is that homosexuality is attributable to a combination of psychological, social, and biological factors.

From the American Psychological Association
“[M]any scientists share the view that sexual orientation is shaped for most people at an early age through complex interactions of biological, psychological and social factors.”{6}

From “Gay Brain” Researcher Simon LeVay
“At this point, the most widely held opinion [on causation of homosexuality] is that multiple factors play a role.”{7}

From Dennis McFadden, University of Texas neuroscientist:
“Any human behavior is going to be the result of complex intermingling of genetics and environment. It would be astonishing if it were not true for homosexuality.”{8}

From Sociologist Steven Goldberg
“I know of no one in the field who argues that homosexuality can be explained without reference to environmental factors.”{9}

As we have seen, there is no evidence that homosexuality is simply “genetic”–and none of the research itself claims there is.

So, my fellow Christians, do not be deceived.  Gay is not a mistake by God.  They are not genetically created.  If you are a Christian and a gay, you do not have any excuse to continue your lifestyle.  God can help you.  Do not believe the cheap gospel that it is okay.  It is not okay!  God is good and He will help when you draw near to Him.

To the church, do not compromise.  If you have done it ignorantly, repent and lead your church to repentance.  Let us make a stand for God and intercede for the church of God to come to repentance and be strong.  Let us pray for our nation and  government to make wise decision knowing righteousness will exalt a nation.

In Jesus Name.  Amen!

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HOW TO ENCOURAGE OURSELVES?

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“Moreover David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were embittered, each one because of his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.”  (1Samuel 30:6)

David went through a terrible terrible time here in his life.  This must the time he felt most lonely and venerable. However, the bible tell us he strengthened himself in the Lord.  We must remember that David did not encourage himself in himself, but he encourage himself in the Lord his God. What is the difference here, you may ask?  The difference is self-encourage can be self-protectionism if we rely on our flesh.  But self-encouragement in the Lord is reliance on God.

Many churches go through church splits, some even go through it more than once.  This causes pain and disappointment, some even felt being betrayed in the result especially the leaders and the pastoral body of the church.  We know discouragements do not come from God but from the adversary, the devil.  Discouragements often prevent progress and caused vision to be clouded so they we cannot find our way around.  It make us feel insecure and sorry for ourselves so that we will fall back on our own self preservation instinct which rely on our fear and our humanly wisdom.

What are the common reactions of a church who just went through a split?

1.     The head (AKA “the leadership”) will start to keep a closer watch especially of the leaders. Leaders are often advise not to organize any fellowship without the approval of the leadership.  At least they must informed beforehand.

2.     The leadership finds it hard to trust.  Delegation of responsibilities are often partial and comes with strict instructions that forbid the use of personal skills and gifting restricting creativity.  The leadership is extremely weary of gifted leaders especially those with strong inter-personal skills. This fear is often regard as wisdom of God mistakenly.

3.     Unity in church is still being promoted but it tends to become superficial type rather than bonding in the love of the Lord.  Examples of activities like games, food and outings which are fun and promote unity in fun but not in the bond of love.

4.     Under the above spirit, believers in the church are usually superficial as well.  They are encouraged to participate and excel in areas regrading Christian works rather than the walk.  Believers are often busy but not strong, Church-reliance but not self-reliance on the Lord.  this often create followers but not thinkers.

5.     Often obedient individuals are praised and a welcome sight for the leadership, especially the leaders. These are often named as like-minded individual.   On the other hand, voices of suggestions and criticisms are not welcome and are curbed eventually citing wrong spirit or different mind-set.

6.     The church usually dictate forced groupings.  Force groupings are a sign of control separation.

7.     Under the excuse of mingling with one another, the church will feel need to regroup periodically.  Like the worldly organizations, to prevent over familiarization which may cause trouble.  Church is not a society club!

8.     The leadership will over react in any event of cross group fellowship or meeting.  Leaders are often advised not to cross the boundary of their groupings even if relationships have been build before that.

9.   The church will feel the need to enforcing strict rules, for example, no holding of hands or hugging between a boy and a girl unless spouses or siblings ; no boy girl relationship until 21, no listening or singing of non-christian songs, Christians are friends but non-Christians are not, just targets … etc.  Such rules seemed sounded but are overly controlled discouraging personal convictions and the use of Godly sense. Believers will never grow strong but will fall in the first encounter of problems.  These are just rules based on individual and personal convictions.

These behaviors will cause the church to be suspicious of one another.  Doubts will flow among the believers with fear of being taken advantage of.  Gifting and skills are being oppressed in the name of God’s timing.  Godliness is being treated as weirdness.  The Holy Spirit is not given the freedom to move as it please in the name of Order.  The people became dry and not spirit-led since even the worship methods and style is being dictated by the leadership.  The people are not founded strongly in the Lord and the Word but in activities and fun.  They will grow itchy ears swayed to every wind of doctrine.  The church is freed from the death of sins but are entrapped by their own fear unable to be effective for the Lord.

Understand that such a church will continue to lose people and the splitting will continue because the only remedy for it is strong relationship and good Godly values.  It is not disagreement that caused the church to split but the inability to deal with disagreement.  A mature and strong congregation is the answer.

How to encourage ourselves in the Lord?

1.     Know that being discourage is a choice, you can choose not to be discourage.  the bird may fly above your head but you don’t have to let it build a nest on your head.

2.     We have a covenant with God and He has committed Himself to take care of you in every situation.  God is faithful.

3.     Stop thinking and speaking the lies of the enemy but start speaking the promises of God who loves you and you will condition your thinking accordingly.  Perfect love cast out fear.

4.     Meditate on the Lord.  Talk to God.  Fill your mind with Him and His Word.  Do not allow doubt or fear to enter.  In ALL you Ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.

5.     Gather yourself with encouraging people to encourage one another, not to complain or gossip or wallow in pity parties but to support one another in the Lord through prayer.

6.     Continue to trust and love one another.  Usually strong relationships are built in such a time as this.  A relationship that have gone through hardship together are hard to break.

7.     Always acknowledge mistakes and not blaming it on anyone.  Don’t even give any excuses for the mistakes.  Only then, we will learn from it and become stronger.

8.     If God send help, remember to trust.  Do not doubt God.  Trust beget trust.

9.     God is still in control.  Remember that you will always emerged stronger and better.  Be patient! God timing is always perfect.

Let us build a church that is founded on the Word and focused on the Lord.  A church of love and not fear.  A church that shines in the the darkness and reflect the light of Jesus in this dark world so that those who live in it can find their way to the Lord.