Observation: “I am not homosexual, but these days it seems that even straight people are practicing homosexual sex. Isn’t it hypocritical to comdemn homosexual behavior while partaking of the same practice? It seems that married or STRAIGHT people do partake of this behavior.”
Reply: You make a very interesting point in your statement below. It has been said that homosexual behavior has become the experimental drug of this generation. In other words, it seems that in the never ending thrill seeking attempts of this generation that it has finally come around to playing with the fire of homosexual experimentation and overt behavior. In seeking freedom from the law of God rather than freedom in the law of God, it seems that there are no limits to rebellion, defiance, and perversion. But there is a limit with God. He says that “As it was in the days of Lot… even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” (Luke 17:28-30)
But let’s face the facts. If someone is fascinated by the excitement of perverted sex, then he/she is a sexual pervert. If someone enjoys having homosexual encounters, then he/she is a homosexual. Some people like to play with words and say that they are “bisexual”, that they enjoy sexual behavior with either or both genders. Perhaps we could coin a new phrase and call them “straight gays…”
In the eyes of God, participating in sexual activity outside of marriage to one spouse is a violation of the 7th commandment. It doesn’t matter if it is same-sex, bi-sex, homo-sex, self-sex (masturbation), or beastiality (with an animal); it is all a violation of the same 7th commandment and a perversion in the eyes of God. I’ve known people to excuse their persistent sexual morality with the opposite sex as a “sexual addiction”, as though it were some medical condition, and thus not responsible for their behavior.
But God asks us to only acknowledge our iniquity, and then He will heal our backsliding (Jeremiah 3). All these games with words are mere excuses, rationalization, and self-justification for bad behavior. And God is unable to justify those who are busy justifying themselves.
In Romans 1, the apostle Paul gives a strong warning to such as you describe where he speaks in particular about homosexual behavior: “Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same but have pleasure in them that do them.” In other words, even if they are not actually involved in the overt behavior, but they do take pleasure in it through involvement in pornography and lust and suggestive television programming and movies, etc., they are still guilty. Knowing that God does not approve and will judge accordingly, they persist anyway.
Yes, it is hypocritical to condemn someone else’s breaking of the 7th commandment while indulging in lustful practices and overt behavior that is in violation of the same commandment, whether it be homosexual or heterosexual.
All Power to you!