Homosexuality is a sin according to Christianity and the Bible.
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Let's make this short and sweet! You may place your first argument as to why it's not a sin down if you'd like.
As the argument is literally impossible to argue against (it's irrefutable fact), I shall argue that homosexuals are capable of practicing both their preferences and Christianity.
In today's America, homosexuality has become accepted to some extent, by Christians and atheists alike. So why do others still believe that homosexuality is incompatible with Christianity? Anyone and everyone is sinful by nature, so what singles homosexuality out as irreconcilable with Christianity? Is a felon completely incapable of being a Christian, just because he's sinned?
I'm not saying that a homosexuality can be non-sinful (it is an abberation), merely that homosexuals are no worse than anyone else, thus no less needing or deserving of the Grace of God.
Anyway I'd just like to thank you for accepting this debate and I hope we can both actively represent our views in a respectful manner.
First off I'd just like to clarify what I mean by homosexuals can't be Christians.
Can you be a Christian who is inclined to the same sex and struggles with homosexual temptations? Yes
Can you be a Christian who actively supports Homosexuality and practices it? No
I agree that Christians are sinners, but now we're getting into the doctrine of Mortal vs Venial( If you believe in those that is)
Here is one verse that should clear this up....
1 Corinthians 6:9
"Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men"
This is where the distinction between practicing something and actively supporting it comes into play; For example, I am a sinner, and I sin regularly. Does this mean I actively support sin?
Also, there is no reason to promote the persecution of one sin over another. If our highest achievements are but dirty rags when compared to the Glory of God, than how can one sin be worse than another? It's literally infinity + 1 vs infinity + 2. No difference.
Actually some sins are worst than others and I can hardly see how you'd say that considering an example would be me saying a "Christian" murderer is just as bad as a Christian child who took a cookie without permission.
I can support this up by saying some sins are worst based on Mathew 12:31-32.
Faith and Repentance...
Can't leave either of them out
I neglected to address blashpemy in my previous argument, as I ran out of characters, so I'll address it here:
All sins, with the exception of blasphemy, are equal in the eyes of God (see my earlier example). Blasphemy is special, because it's not simply disregarding the Word of God, it's refuting it, saying you know better than God. That's why it's unforgivable, because it implies that you are perfect (you think you know better than God, a perfect entity), and thus you have no need for the Grace of God.
Any and all other sins are forgivable, including homosexuality. Say I had the urge to steal small items from a store (kleptomania). If I couldn't resist this urge, would be unable to be a Christian? It's no different from homosexuality.
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Vote Placed by RoyLatham 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con conceded the debate in the opening round, asserting that the Bible said it was a sin. Con then said he would argue that while a sin, it was no worse than others, and Pro agreed. But this being an extremely short debate, exactly what the new resolution was supposed to be was never clear. Given Con conceded the original resolution, there would have to be a clear change to overcome that. Attempting to change the resolution after accepting is bad conduct, whether Pro goes along or not.
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