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Homosexuality And The Christian
Biblical Talk

 

Does God want us to look lightly on homosexuality and embrace homosexuals, because even we Christians still sin? No. The following information will help you when you come up against a person trying to mislead you about homosexuals.

Romans 1:18-32 -- This scripture is speaking of homosexuals, all the way to the last word of this scripture. They come to do what they do because they reject God. Then the scripture shows exactly what they do and that God gave them over. And they receive in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. (Look at the damage to their bodies.) And the last four verses are speaking of homosexuals. They are all those things. And they are happy when others do what they do.

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Paul called himself the chiefest of sinners, said he did what he didn't want to do and did not do what he wanted to do. And yet, he told a church to put the wicked out from among them, to not be puffed up, that the wicked can actually cause the whole church to go bad. So yes, there are people who are wicked, who "practice" sin. They do not struggle with the sin, but rather they practice it. So saying that because everyone sins, even true Christians, we must look lightly upon "haters of God" is wrong.

No, we cannot "fix people". Only God can work in a person, a born again believer in Christ. And if a person says he has faith in Christ and yet there is no work in that person (work of the Lord), then that person's faith is dead.

Yes, true born again Christians still sin. However we are not in bondage to sin. We do not practice sin. We do not want to sin. There truly is a difference between what Paul spoke of doing, struggling with sin and the wicked person who practices sin and does not have a problem with it. Yes, there is a difference.

Proverbs 17:15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD. --There is no such thing as any person here on earth not ever sinning. And yet there is clearly a difference between the wicked and the just. The wicked and the just are NOT the same.

The scripture that speaks of getting the plank out of our own eye is speaking between brothers (believers) in Christ. It is saying that if we are doing what we are about to go correct our brother on, that we need to stop doing it first. And then we can go correct (judge) our brother. This scripture is not saying we cannot speak out against sinful behavior.

We are to point out what is wicked. Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

The reason people reject God is not because of self-righteousness of believers. They reject God because they want to continue to sin. --John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

And Jesus Christ was not attractive to those who wanted to reject Him. The sinners that Jesus attracted were sinners who wanted to follow Him. Again, there is a difference.

2 Corinthians 6

14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.


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