Is a “homosexual identity” a modern invention?

I’m on sabbatical (translation: I’m resting),
so this is a
 pre-scheduled post for your encouragement, education and enjoyment! 

We live in a day where the rhetoric and venom over the issue of gay-rights, homosexuality, and same-sex-marriage are powerful and prevalent.  There’s plenty to be found on the internet and the nightly news about the subject… from both sides of the argument.

But in all the hubbub over the issue, history often becomes the casualty, as well as the straightforward way in which the Bible addresses the issue.

In a recent set of articles, Tony Payne wrote about this issue… and sheds some very helpful light on the subject.  Here’s a taste…

We were reading the second half of Romans 1 in Bible study the other night, and I asked the group what they thought would happen around the water cooler at work if they actually expressed out loud what Romans 1 says about gay sex.

There was an awkward silence.

“I’d be ostracized”, someone said. “It would be the end of any respect from my colleagues”, said someone else. “I’m not sure that I would be able to remain at my workplace”, said another.

Best to keep quiet then.

But the trouble with burying what we know to be true, for the sake of retaining people’s respect or regard, is that the truth has a way of rising from the grave. And when it does, we are shown to be shifty and insincere, which apart from being bad in itself, also tends not to be so good in the respect-and-regard area.

You can find the rest of the article HERE.

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