The first few chapters of the Book of Romans by the Apostle Paul,will answer your question.<quoted text>
hey i have a question for catholics on the story i posted, my question is for all.
Do we know if being 'gay' is a sin? Not doing the act but just being that way in the heart.
Is being gay in its self, what needs to be repented of?
Wondering what you all teach, we teach the later. Thank you, blessings, yes we are all sinners.
The Apostle brings out a very real problem with human beings in general.
The fact that the pagans or citizens of Rome and Corinth as his epistles are written to the believers there,IT is because Men and Women rejected the Creator,and in doing so HE turned them over to a reprobate mind,which includes inordinate lust for the same sex.The early Jews had problems with rejecting God as their Creator,and they were driven by lusts as well.
We cannot accept homosexuality as an alternate life style as blood bought believers.We are to love them,and tell them about the saving grace of Christ.
The Apostle Paul said"you were once one of these:drunkard,murderers,thiev es,gossipers,evil doers,effeminate,temple prostitutes,and so on,but now you have been changed by Christ.
It is not for us to condemn anyone,but to tell them that Jesus wants them to confess all manner of sin to Him,so that He will cleanse them,and change their lives from within.
I see a gay man on a regular basis,everyday,we eat together at work.He is a Roman Catholic,and quite liberal to say the least.
He told me that he cannot wait for the day when the Church will put aside their hatred for gays and accept him.He goes to mass regularly,but he does not take Communion, and he feels animosity toward the Church for rejecting homosexuals.He gets mad at me sometimes when I tell him what the Bible teaches about his way of life.We talk about the common sense of it all,he usually listens and stays quiet.
His partner who lives with him is younger and they supposedly do not copulate,but he wants to marry the guy so that he can leave everything to him.Interesting conversations to say the least.His buddy is or was Catholic as well,and the partner I know tries to get him to attend Mass with him,but he often strongly objects.
It is a hard subject,and he has told me about the legalities of that joint effort to marry same sex.He claims that most gays will not try to get married in the church,I have disagreed with him,as I know Satan will try to persecute the church through the same-sex marriages,because the government will force churches to comply.He disagrees,but it is so obvious that many gays want to be recognized by the church.