Gay Gene Marker SLTRK5
Genes linked to homosexuality discovered by scientists
– The Telegraph –
Genes linked to homosexuality have been discovered by scientists in the biggest ever study into the genetic basis for sexual orientation.
For the first time, researchers looked at the complete genome – a person’s entire DNA code – for more than 1,000 gay men and compared it to genetic data from a similar number of heterosexual males.
They discovered that DNA was different for gay and straight men around the genes SLITRK5 and SLITRK6.
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The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; (Galatians 5:19)
Before we read on in the referenced article to let the science actually refute the headline The Telegraph would have us swallow, let me explain what is going on here with homosexuality.
Homosexuality is the last ditch effort of a loving God to humble a man or woman.
True, homosexuals have a strong urge for same sex, sex, but why?
Also true, homosexuals I have talked to over the years have a keen sense of spirituality. There is a deep-seated sense they know such urges are an aberration of God’s perfect will. That something is abnormal or said in the positive, which is out of the norm.
It is out of the norm both from an evolutionary biological standpoint to a structured well-designed interaction between men and women to be a homosexual. In short, all of creation and relationships exposes that homosexuality is a result of a fallen Universe into sin. On the norm, things were designed that babies are a result of male and female reproduction.
Yes, yes, I know there are rare examples of some species reproducing by other methods – but that is the point – such activity is out of the norm. Besides the Black Widow spider kills the male after copulation so unless you are attempting to justify murder after sex let us be reasonable individuals and admit the norm for humans is male and female parts being used to reproduce themselves.1
I mean just looking at the parts involved it is all too clear how things are and were designed to work.
It is completely impossible to write a short post to explain homosexuality, but let all understand that whether homosexual activity is a result of genetic genes or short-term choices, such as prison sexuality, God is the one responsible for bringing it about. He, the God, has turned the homosexual over to homosexuality, and society, to do shocking things in the hope it will alarm such into repentance. To spare them an eternal hell.
Since God did the turning over, God is also able to transform a man or woman so that they desire His original design. It is called being born-again. While God is attempting to shock you, the homosexual into repentance the Devil is attempting to have everyone become proud of his perverting lie.
The more the lie is received the greater the decay we see in society as a whole. After all it is obvious that sexual impurity has become the norm. So true has this become many homosexuals are whining that the risque aspect is vanishing and with it some pleasures of sinning.
If you want to escape the corruption happening in the world that is before your eyes there is a way out, a way to freedom.
Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. (2 Peter 1:4)
Ok, here is the Scripture that explains what is going on:
Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. (Romans 1:26-28)
“God gave them over to shameful lusts” whether those lusts are a result of genetic code like SLITRK5 or the social constructs in prison or society, it is God that gives a person over to “exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.”
The goal of God here is to alarm an individual for desiring something so abnormal. This is why the enemy of mankind labors with great advertising to twist that shame into boasting. Like Beelzebub, a demon who considers itself to be king of the dunghill each individual should be saying “Aw, you can keep all the dung you can get.” So perverted is the world around us becoming that it would rather praise the poop than worship a loving God.2If poop, if such repulsion becomes the norm, like abnormal sex becoming normal, a thing of boasting instead of a shameful lust, the conscious and soul of a man or woman is completely lost.
For example, if the anus which is clearly made for expelling dung from the body becomes a focus of sensuality and none feel repulsion or shame, but boast of it, how then can they be made to understand how unclean such a thing is? They have become perverted because perversion has become to be seen as normal. We readily see this through-out history with the Nazi’s providing an ugly example of a defiled conscious that considered the gassing of fellow human beings the normal, lawful and positive thing to be done.
What’s To Be Done?
When the State of Oregon outlawed “conversion therapy” they unknowingly were being used by a righteous God for the good of the true gospel. The Christian Church is so weak and pathetic in the United States that God must resort to using ungodly government officials to slow the slide.
There is no such thing as “conversion therapy,” with its psychological mumbo-jumbo-change-if-you-can-ideology. There is, however, a way to a holy, righteous and normal life provided by God. The same God who gave over can also cause the homosexual to overcome. It is called being born again into a new person by following Jesus. Now, this is no simple-Simon-ask-Jesus-into-your-heart-easy-word-game-play. Being born again is serious discipleship, very serious discipleship. Learning directly from Jesus how to be born again and grow up into a righteous man or woman of God is not for those who desire a simple religious dogma. [See concept of enumclaw.com]
If you have a sense of guilt, if you believe God is calling you to a holy life, back to what He designed you for, then it is time to repent of shameful lusts and be born again.
Typical for the press, the title of the article is completely meant to be misleading. Here is what the scientist actually concluded:
Prof Robin Lovell-Badge, Group Leader at The Francis Crick Institute, said: “The topic of this paper is important if we are to learn more about the influence of genes on aspects of our behaviour, but this is one that is notoriously difficult to study…
Gil McVean, Professor of Statistical Genetics at the University of Oxford, also added: “Sexuality is likely influenced by many different factors, including environment, experience and, likely, some aspects of innate biological variation.
“I can see no major implications of this work or how it could be useful in the future.
“The genetic effects are far too weak to be of any predictive or diagnostic value. All biology – including the origins of sexuality – is interesting at some level, but I see no direct applications of such research.” – The Telegraph
In other words, a genetic presumption for something does not explain, nor condone the aberrant behavior. An Italian might crave pasta, or a German prefer blood sausage, but such does not justify gluttony or refusing to eat vegetables.
Individuals might be genetically prone to heterosexual activity but that does not mean orgies, threesomes, and adultery should be the name of the game. Sexuality, having sexual desires and being healthy in one’s sex life is far more complicated than just a genetic marker.
There is a way to overcome gluttony, to eat your vegetables and avoid all sexual immorality – it is by first being born again and then following very closely to a Jesus that will lead you into a righteous life.
There is a glorious freedom to be gained from repenting of being a homosexual by following Jesus – a glorious freedom!
For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. (Romans 8:20-21)
If you are feeling tempted to “become” gay than God is preparing to turn you over to the debasing of yourself.
If you “are” gay then within that shock God is calling you to repentance.
In either case if you ignore God’s call long enough it will be too late. Either your conscious will become so hard that guilt is replaced with raging rebellion or God will have had enough waiting on you to repent.
Today is the day to repent and find abundant life.
As has just been said: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.” (Hebrews 3:15)
[*] Sub-Note: Dealing With Sexual Sin
If anger is not restrained violence and murder are the results.
If greed is not restrained then the raping of resources is the result.
If sexual urges are not restrained, guided and refined unto holiness the result is each person increasingly becomes more beast like.
What to do? Answer – quick run.
Run like hell from sexual immorality for Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire. (Jude 1:7)
Flee from sexual temptation without looking back and do not slow down till you cross over into heaven.
Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. (1 Corinthians 6:18)
This post should not be confused with same-sex fraud marriages. Such relationships should be dumped, broken or ran from in microseconds of repentance – as such are complete errors of sin.
Once broken never look back or you will be taken in by such sinning again. Get on with the much to do that requires much be done in righteousness, life, and joy.
Once you have set yourself free by obeying God’s call to be born again flee from sexual immorality and never, ever look back. (Luke 9:62) Jesus replied, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”
Don’t pack, don’t say goodbye, don’t say you’re going to leave – let your actions be game over.
Now that you know, get out, get going and get as far away as possible never looking back.
Don’t say you’re going to break-up – just break-up and leave others to their shock and hurt.
Today, this moment is your chance at eternal forgiveness, eternal righteous and eternal life – break up and move on.
The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. (Matthew 13:44)
Flee all sexual sins so that you might have the following prayer answered in your life:
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13
Your choice to run or not, but you had better find something besides Cultural Christianity for help.
Because, not only should you flee, but it is crucial you know how to run.
Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. (1 Corinthians 9:26)
Be careful of such “studies” on gay DNA.
A different article found in the New York Post.
“All that is required to see a genetic association in this study is for slightly more homosexual men to carry the genetic variant than heterosexual men and many times this will simply be due to chance.” – New York Post
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