There are so many discussions and confusions in regarding to this term, that is used abundantly in our Post-Modern Age to create confusion between what is normal and what is perversion. In this article I will present the way how this term is used and abused.
Wikipedia Encyclopedia gives the next definition:
Sexual orientation refers to the direction of an individual’s sexuality that includes a psychological component (such as the direction of an individual’s erotic desire) and/or a behavioural component (which focuses on the sex of the individual’s sexual partner/s). The terms sexual preference and sexual identity have a similar meaning to sexual orientation, but are more commonly used outside of scientific circles.
The authors of the project The Law for the prevention and fighting against discrimination in the Republic of Moldova use this term many times and they gave to it the following definition:
Sexual orientation – refers to the following categories of persons: heterosexuals, homosexuals, bisexuals and transgender persons. This will also apply to the couples of the same sex. (Article 4, p.8)
According to the authors of the project of nondescrimination law, heterosexuality is equal to homosexuality and bisexuality, etc. All these are just an expression of the sexual orientation, the authors of the project consider.
Let us see what does God say in the Bible?
The Holy Scriptures speak very clearly and specifically on this subject and presents what sexual orientation is and what perversion is.
God is the creator of the sexuality and of the sexual orientation
The first chapter from the first book of the Bible, Genesis, says:
God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. (Genesis 1:27)(NASB)
God established the sexual orientation of the man, i.e what are his sexual preference and identity, when he said:
For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. (Genesis 2:24)(NASB)
According to the cited verse, God established the sexual orientation or sexual desires of the man to be directed to his wife, and of the woman’s to be directed to her husband.
Together with the sin’s entering in the world, man’s sexuality was affected gravely, making him lust sexual relations with persons that are outside the limits established by God.
The man has the responsability to keep under control his sexual desires and passions. That’s why, 2 of those 10 commandments teach us to keep a tight hand over our sexual desires. In the 7th and in the 10th commandment, God says this:
You shall not commit adultery. (Genesis 20:14)
You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.(Genesis 20:17)(NASB)
In the book of Leviticus God enumerates the sexual perversions for which the nations of Canaan were destroyed and for which the people of Israel would be destroyed if they tolerated and practiced them. Among these perversions are fornication (sexual relation between two persons that are not in the covenant of marriage), adultery (sexual relation between two persons from which at least one is implied in a covenant of marriage), incest (sexual relation between relatives), homosexuality and bestiality. All these practices drew God’s wrath upon the nations that tolerated and practiced them.
God who created the man and his sexuality, says very categorically:
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:9–19)(NASB)
The Gospel sets free those who are slaves of preversions
The above verses have been addressed for the first time to the Christians from Corint, an exceedingly immoral and perverse city. But, even there, the Gospel had a very great power and Apostle Paul reminds to the Christians from Corint, saying:
Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:11)(NASB)
The devil and people who serve him make all efforts to pervert people’s sexual desires and for this they use plays such as “The Monologues of Vagina”, panels that pretend they publish pantyhose, TV shows, movies, books, magazines, pornography on Internet, etc.
The wise man and woman will protect the sexual orientation the way God has created it, to be only for the partner of marriage and they will not allow this holy desire, put by God in people to be directed only to the partner of marriage, who is a person of opposite sex, to be perverted. This is how God teaches you to protect and to manifest your sexual orientation:
Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth. As a loving hind and a graceful doe, let her breasts satisfy you at all times; be exhilarated always with her love. For why should you, my son, be exhilarated with an adulteress and embrace the bosom of a foreigner? For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the LORD, and He watches all his paths. His own iniquities will capture the wicked, and he will be held with the cords of his sin. He will die for lack of instruction, and in the greatness of his folly he will go astray. (Proverbs 5:18–23)(NASB)
Do not be deceived by the schemes of the devil. Protect your mind and don’t allow somebody or something to affect the purity of your sexual orientation, that has to be directed exclusively only towards your husband or your wife.
Translated by Djugostran Felicia