Why didn't God make homosexuals with the ability to reproduce?

by Shauna

by Zacharias Hegewald, 1596-1639

by Zacharias Hegewald, 1596-1639

by Zacharias Hegewald, 1596-1639
by Zacharias Hegewald, 1596-1639

That's an interesting question but it rests on assumptions which are not true.

First, your question assumes that God intended everyone to reproduce. We know that is not true because God commends celibacy in 1 Corinthians 7:8-9 and people who are celibate do not reproduce. Based on the truth revealed in 1 Cor 7:8-9, we now understand: a. it is perfectly fine with God that some people do not reproduce, and b. we understand that not reproducing is as affirmed and blessed in the Bible as reproducing.

Second, your question assumes that the primary reason for marriage is to reproduce. We know that is not true from human experience. Married couples provide each other many things besides children, including an outlet for sexual needs that does not always produce children, plus companionship and friendship plus emotional, spiritual and physical support.

The Genesis account of creation provides an historically accurate view of the beginning of humanity. But nowhere in the Genesis account does God tell us that our relationships must exactly replicate the Adam and Eve relationship by producing children.

Third, some gays and lesbians do reproduce. In fact, so many gays and lesbians have biological children that some anti-gay groups lobby state legislators to pass legislation against our parental rights.

Fourth, many gays and lesbians adopt children, including the biological children of their same sex spouse. But again, anti-gay groups seek to outlaw that option for gays and lesbians.

Fifth, there are several groups of heterosexuals who do not reproduce. These groups include infertile couples, elderly couples and couples who are physically capable of reproducing but who are simply not interested in having children. The point is that not reproducing is normal for some people.

Do you agree that God's many commands in Genesis to "be fruitful and multiply," Genesis 1:22, 28, 9:1, 7, 28:3, 35:11, given when there are only a few human beings on earth are quite different today when there are more than 7 billion people on earth? In plainer words, the biological imperative to reproduce is no longer an imperative when there are so many billions of people on earth.

I deal with other aspects of your question at these links, which I hope you'll read. Thanks Shauna for the interesting question.

Can you please show in scripture where God accepts a loving committed gay relationship?

Is sex in a committed relationship sin?

When is it appropriate for a same sex couple to begin a sexual relationship?

What you should know about Adam and Eve.

Can I get saved by just being a good person?

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