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God’s Law

So what is God’s law concerning homosexuality? First, I would just like to remind readers that I discuss this subject  based on a belief in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Again, I speak as a Mormon to Mormons. This is not the place to comment on the authenticity of the church. If you wish to do so, or to find out more about what we believe you can visit Mormon.org for more information. I assume that readers believe this to be the true church of God, restored to the earth by His hand, currently operating under His direction through modern day prophets.

God has spoken on the subject in ancient times, as well as in modern. True to the Faith is a gospel reference book that was published in 2004 by the church. It is compiled and approved by The First Presidency. It states simply “Like other violations of the law of chastity, homosexual activity is a serious sin. It is contrary to the purposes of human sexuality. It distorts loving relationships and prevents people from receiving the blessings that can be found in family life and the saving ordinances of the gospel” (True to the Faith, 30).

Romans 1:24-28 says the following concerning homosexuality:

24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

 26 For this cause God agave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in theirknowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

President Spencer W. Kimball simply said in his general conference address in October 1974  ”Every form of homosexuality is sin.”

There are hundreds of other scriptures, talks, and quotes that have been given to us by our prophets revealing God’s position on this matter.

We clearly see that there is a right and there is in fact a wrong concerning homosexuality. This right and wrong comes because God has given us law concerning it.

As such it is important that we know homosexuality is a sin. It cannot be viewed in any other way. It is when we discard this fact that we get in trouble with our testimonies and our faith in God.

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Defining Yourself

The video begins with students who attend Brigham Young University saying “I am a Mormon and I am gay” or “I am a Mormon and I am a lesbian.” I have often found it strange that people with homosexual tendencies would define their entire self by a temptation that they find particularly difficult. What if I had made a terrible mistake with my boyfriend and from then on declared to the people around me that “I am a Mormon and I am a fornicator.” It would be silly to take that mistake and let it cover who I am. To do so suggests permanence which undermines the very core of our beliefs: the atonement of Jesus Christ. To believe that one cannot change is to discard belief in the atonement.

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