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Friday, June 26, 2015

Gay vs. God?



     Nowhere in the Bible do I see it said that the mere possession of homosexual feelings is the unpardonable sin. Indeed, a person who has homosexual feelings does not necessarily choose to have them. 

     Nowhere in the Bible do I see it said that a person with homosexual feelings cannot receive the free gift of eternal life offered through faith in Messiah Jesus.

     Here is what the Apostle Paul says in Romans 10:9-13 (NIV) :

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

     In short, a person who has homosexual feelings does not have to stop having those feelings in order to be born again, in order to be a Christian.

     Granted, the Apostle Paul describes sexual activity between two people of the same gender as being sinful (to put it mildly). However, there is a difference between behavior and feelings. A person can feel the desire to do something that is sinful and still refrain from doing it.

     If Christians with heterosexual feelings can make the mistake of engaging in sexual sin and then have their sin forgiven after they repent, then Christians with homosexual feelings can receive forgiveness for any sexual sin on their part if they repent. 

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