Today I read Leviticus 18 which forbids the practice of incest, homosexuality and bestiality. It's so interesting to me that in this day and age so many who profess to be Christians don't follow the laws set forth by our Heavenly Father. Homosexuality is a very hot topic right now and so many people love to quote the Savior as telling us to love our neighbor and point out that He did not say anything about homosexuality. But it's because He didn't need to, He had already addressed it.
In this day and age people love to twist words and try and catch someone contradicting themselves. It's almost like a game for them. For some reason these same people think hat it is impossible to love a person and yet condemn what they are doing. And yet that is exactly what we are commanded to do. We are commanded to love everyone no matter what they are doing, but it does not mean we have to approve of their choices and what they are doing. I have many friends who are homosexual and I like them and enjoy talking to them and being around them, they are very good company. But I do not approve of their chosen lifestyle. It is possible to love the sinner but hate the sin.
So many people these days are trying to guilt people into doing what they think is right. They think that if we are truly tolerant of other people that we should approve of gay marriage, or marriage between a man and a man or between a woman and a woman. This is not tolerance. This is incorrect doctrine. God has made it very clear that sexual relations between two men, or two women, is an abomination in His sight. There is right, and there is wrong. But I promise that Heavenly Father loves all His children, perhaps those that wander more than others. He wants them to return to Him and to do what is right, but He will never force them.
It is so interesting to me that while incest and bestiality is certainly happening in the world, the world still thinks of it as wrong and a social taboo. I wonder why they view it as a taboo but not homosexuality. I don't really have an answer for it. I know that now people who practice homosexuality have tried really hard to make it seem like an acceptable alternative practice/lifestyle and so that is why homosexuality is so accepted, but I don't really understand why incest and bestiality have not gained a similar acceptance. Don't get me wrong, I'm quite glad that they are not socially acceptable, it's just very strange to me is all.
The Lord has made His stance very clear. People can lie to themselves and to others all they want but God has made His stance and hasn't budged in all this time. If we want to be on the Lord's side, we need to make sure we are clear on what that stance is. All you have to do is read the scriptures, it's all there. Until tomorrow.