Here’s a typical argument that a practicing homosexual will make in order to justify his or her lifestyle: “I was born with my particular sexual orientation. God doesn’t make any mistakes. Therefore, it is perfectly okay to for me be who I am (meaning: participate in homosexual behavior).” Well, … um … no.
Now they do have one thing right – God doesn’t make any mistakes. However, the remainder of their argument has no basis in sound theology. You see, the major flaw in their logic is that they begin with the assumption that, if God didn’t a mistake here, no one did. And whenever you begin with an erroneous assumption, you are naturally going to arrive at an erroneous conclusion.
The mistake was made by Adam and Eve. They were born in a perfect world with no sin. Everything was hunky dory – until they disobeyed God by partaking of the forbidden fruit. One they did that, it opened up a Pandora’s Box of sin into the world. Everyone else who was born after that point – with the exception of Jesus, who was and is the Son of God – came into this world with a sinful nature. Yes, we all inherited it from Adam and Eve. It’s called original sin.
Therefore, we all have a desire to sin, although that was not the way God made us. This sin nature, which includes every sin imaginable by the mind of man, is manifested in some people as orientations toward certain sins, such as homosexuality, pedophilia, stealing, selfishness, violence, hatred, lying, cheating, etc. Just because we have an orientation to commit a certain sin doesn’t mean we’re justified in giving in to it.
If so, then people could justify giving in to any sinful desire. For example, a pedophile could claim it that is okay for him to molest children, since he was born with a sexual preference for children. Again, God did not give this person a desire for sexual gratification with children. It’s not God’s mistake. It is a manifestation of the sinful nature that he inherited from Adam and Eve, as a result of their disobedience to God.