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Sandy_358
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Arganger
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Does God hate homosexuals?

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Started: 6/4/2017 Category: Religion
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Sandy_358

Pro

I believe that God hates homosexuals for reasons that will be discussed in this debate. Your job is to defend your belief that God doesn't hate homosexuals. I wish you good luck, and let the best debater win!
Arganger

Con

God hates no one, homosexuality may be a sin, as mentioned several times in both the new and old testament, but so is lying and disobeying your parents. All sin leads to death, but in God all sin is forgiven. If it wasn't then we would all burn in hell.
Debate Round No. 1
Sandy_358

Pro

I wish to direct your attention to 1Corinthians 6:9-10. This verse clearly states that homosexuals are condemned and are sentenced to eternity to burn and suffer in Hell.
Arganger

Con

That refers to those who have become consumed by it, those who have abandoned him for it.

"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life."

John 5:24, Do you know what this means? It means, regardless of the punishment for such a sin, belief in and love of God saves you from such punishment. Father is merciful, he doesn't want to send anyone to hell. Anyone means anyone. The punishment for all sin is death, but he left a door wide open, and a way out.

Besides, being just and punishing sin is different from hate.
Debate Round No. 2
Sandy_358

Pro

A "merciful" father would spare his children from endless suffering. However, God isn't merciful.
God doesn't save people who are suffering, he just puts them through more pain and abandons them in eternal Hell.
"What a compassionate, merciful father." Said no one.
Homosexual acts are an abomination according to Lectivus 18:22. That means that God hates homosexuality, and that means that he hates people who practice homosexuality.
Arganger

Con

Does a parent hate a child just because the child is put in time-out? That is like god with hell. And does a parent equate their child to the last time they were disobedient? As is with God, sinners are not sin, he hates sin in the first place because it separates us from him.

God is merciful, but he is also just. The scale we are measured against is perfection, because he is perfect, therefore when we sin, it is infinitely imperfect. He did give us a way out, about the easiest possible one at that, just believe in his very existence and love him. Hell is in the first place just a place without God at all, why should he let people who hate him to their very core into his household? He owes us nothing after all.

And God doesn't make suffering, people do, and because god gave us free will, something we all value closely, that free will gives us the option to do bad. He does work to make good come from that bad though, and besides that century or so people live is nothing compared to eternity.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Sandy_358 1 year ago
Sandy_358
I feel the need to say that I have nothing against homosexuals.
Posted by missmedic 1 year ago
missmedic
Your saying that Jesus "the all loving god" hates his creations?
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