Did God Give Us "Urges"?

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY JULY 2, 2019

         I LOVE A GOOD MYSTERY. THE OTHER NIGHT WHILE WATCHING ONE OF MY FAVORITES ON A PREMIUM TV CHANNEL I HEARD SOMETHING THAT REMINDED ME OF THE SPIRIT OF THE AGE IN WHICH WE LIVE.

         THE MAIN CHARACTER, A POLICE DETECTIVE, IS CONFRONTED WITH A GROUP OF HOMOSEXUAL MEN. THE DETECTIVE IS A PRACTICING CATHOLIC AND FIRST CONFIDES TO HIS PRIEST AND THEN TO THE FEMALE MEDICAL EXAMINER HOW HE IS STRUGGLING OVER THIS WITH WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.

         THE MEDICAL EXAMINER SAYS, “GOD WOULDN’T HAVE GIVEN US URGES UNLESS HE WANTED US TO HAVE THEM.”

         THAT WAS SO LOGICALLY, NOT TO MENTION THEOLOGICALLY, WRONG I COULDN'T BELIEVE WHAT THE SCRIPT WRITER HAD SAID; EXCEPT THERE ARE SO MANY IN THE ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA WHO ARE EITHER GAY, OR WHO PROMOTE THAT LIFESTYLE.

         JEREMIAH SAYS THE HEART IS DECEITFUL AND DESPERATELY WICKED. QUESTION FOR THE SCRIPT WRITER: DID GOD GIVE US WICKED AND DECEITFUL HEARTS, OR DID WE ACHIEVE DEPRAVITY ON OUR OWN? THOSE IN PRISON HAD URGES TO BREAK THE LAW. DID GOD GIVE THOSE URGES TO THEM?

         THE LEVEL OF BIBLICAL ILLITERACY, EVEN IN THE CHURCH, IS ASTOUNDING. I’M CAL THOMAS.