In case you have not heard old school “Christian” singer Ray Boltz has divorced his wife of 33 years and come out as gay (though not necessarily in that order). Now for the record I think it is wrong to have Gay sex, i also think it is wrong to have any kind of straight sex with someone you are not married to. I also think murder is wrong. I also think that lying is wrong. I also think drinking to the point of being drunk is wrong. And so we are clear I have friends who do all of the above. But here is the thing that bothers me, Ray is quoted as saying he came to terms with the fact that he was gay because God made him this way and God would not make him that way if it were wrong. This seems to be one of the most non-sensible statements to me. Because God did not make Ray that way, Adam did. This is the doctrine of inherited sin (i.e. Just as Adam sinned in him we also sinned…) In Calvinism it is the T in Tulip, or total depravity. Now i have lots of friends who do not like “ULIP” but I do not know many people who deny the “T” I mean come on its the “T” and anyone who knows humans knows the “T”. The problem here it seems to me is that Ray wants to acknowledge God as his father but deny that he is related to his other father Adam. But he is related to Adam, we all are, and as such we are all born sinful. On the one hand Ray says God made me and he made me wonderful! Great! So does the Bible in Psalms David says the same when he says “I am fearfully and wonderfully made,” but Ray wants to deny the fact that not only is he made by God, but he is corrupted by Adam, the same David says in the Psalms “I was evil from birth, I was conceived in sin.”
My point is this: Because you have a tendency toward something beyond your control does not mean that it is ok to do it. It may mean that you need to be redeemed from it. Because you have had an issue from birth does not mean it is from God, it may be from Adam. In our family that means that we are prone to alcoholism…everyone does it. It seems to be genetic, but i am not going to celebrate it as the way God made me, I am going to chalk it up to Adam, and in the Cross overcome it.