God made Adam and Eve,
The argument of homosexuality is phrased in different ways, from the cliché "God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve". Some say God designed our bodies to interact in any way, so we should use them the way we want, while others argue that God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of homosexuality. This week The Villager interviewed pastors from different ministries to explore more on heterosexuality and homosexuality. According to Pastor Issy Muniazo of Forward in Faith Ministry, “It is certainly true that God designed our bodies with heterosexuality in mind. That's how human beings come into the world. I don't think anyone can deny that heterosexual sex is the way our bodies were built for.’’ “Every part of the body has a different function. That is why God created men and women to marry and reproduce after their own kind. If God had created man and man to marry each other, I mean what reproduction would there be?”Pastor Muniazo said today’s society simply takes homosexuality as an alternative lifestyle but it is not God’s intention. “Homosexuality is an abomination before God. That is why Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed in the first place,” he says. “I mean how can man kiss another man? In fact, the entrance they use is the exit for unwanted food. Legalising such acts is just inviting a curse to our blessed, peaceful nation. Quoting the Bible in Romans Chapter one says, ‘Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones’. And continues saying ‘in the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.” Pastor Muniazo sees homosexuality as a result of evil spirits that turn men’s minds to have a strong desire towards a person of the same sex. Gay and lesbian people, according to him, are just possessed by demons like adulterers, drug addicts and thieves who need deliverance.“Jesus is against sexual immoralities and the Bible, which is the Word of God, totally condemns it but those caught in it should seek deliverance. Jesus longs to save them. His grace is sufficient. They should just surrender to him. It will be well and normal with them again,” adds Muniazo. Fairly conservative in his theological views, Pastor Jeremia Ntinda believes that the Bible is morally authoritative and that marriage is for people of different sex and not same sex, and that promiscuity is harmful. “I believe that all homosexual behaviour is wrong whether it consists of anonymous hookups or committed relationships. Based on what I read in the Bible, I believe that even the most loving and monogamous of same-sex relationships are evil in God's eyes,” he says. According to Ntinda, homosexuality is an abomination before God, a sin that God detests but still believes that there is hope for those practising it.“Those practicing homosexuality should go to an anointed man of God for deliverance. Homosexuality in some people is a generational curse. In some families, you will find that the great grandfather was gay and the son also becomes gay but those things can be broken by the power in the name of Jesus,” He adds.“Legalising homosexuality is inviting the wrath of God upon the nation of Namibia. Those in Government who are entitled to make such big decisions should keep in mind that a nation that does not keep God’s guidance is a cursed nation,” warns Ntinda. Pastor Mathew Demuinda of Faith Impact Ministry is also against homosexuality. “God designed our bodies with heterosexuality in mind not homosexuality. A man should marry a woman only that is why God created Eve from Adam’s ribs. If that was not the case, Eve would have not been created and maybe Steve should have been created,” he expounds.