The Bible is very clear about this issue. In Genesis 1:27, “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” God is perfect in all ways and He made us in His OWN image! We are born of perfection; sin is what makes us unclean and imperfect.
2. Times are changing, surely God would be okay with everybody just being happy and getting along versus fighting over the way some people choose to live?
What God wants is for His children to live in obedience to His word and live with a purposeful heart to spread the good news of the gospel. God gave us commandments and principles to make our lives better and He promised us in 1 Corinthians 10:13 that, “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” God knows the human heart, after all He created us! He knows we fall subject to sin but He also provides a way out of sin. We too often choose to go our own way in life thinking it is easier. But God tells us in Proverbs 3:6, “in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” God wants obedience, He wants us to long for and rely on Him, He wants us to have faith in His ways, and He wants you and me to have victory in Christ.
3. Why should we care how other people live their lives if they aren’t hurting anyone?
Everyday Christians should be on a mission for Christ. We should be seeking and saving those who are lost. Acts 22:15 says, “You will be his witness to all people of what you have seen and heard.” Someone at one time took the time to reach you, to preach to you the good news of Jesus Christ. We should also be doing the same for others. We are also called to rebuke fellow believers when they are sinning. James 5:20 reminds us to, “remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.” As Christians, we need to know when we are sinning so that we can repent and turn from our evil ways. Sometimes we don’t recognize when we are sinning and even when we do we need to be held accountable to our fellow believers.
4. But what if you have feelings for the same sex?
We are all sinners just as it says in Romans 3:23, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”. However, as Christians we must recognize our sins and change our mindset to praise God. While we are born of perfection, we are subject to sinful thoughts and actions. This sin is no different than an alcoholic struggling to not drink, a mother struggling to keep her voice down, a father fighting the urge to work late, or any person fighting any sin that keeps him away from giving God glory. We need to recognize our sinful thoughts and ask God to change them.
5. Can a person repent of their homosexual activities and inherit the kingdom of God?
Absolutely! We are all sinners and are all in need of the redemption and saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 10:9-11 reminds us, “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with your heart you believe and are put right with God, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, ‘Anyone who trusts in Him will never be put to shame.’” To be truly repent means to turn your back on sin completely. You must believe in ALL the Bible and praise God in all circumstances.
6. Is it possible to be a Christian and be gay?
This is a question that is best left between each individual person and God. I believe that as a Christian we should turn our back on ALL sin. We cannot justify our sins to please our desires of the flesh. As a Christian, we should strive to be like Christ in all that we do, in every way, and every day. To knowingly sin and continue to sin, is not a true repentant heart aiming to serve God in every way.
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