"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets." - Matthew 22:37-40

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Christian and Homosexuality

"Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God." - 1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Questions about homosexuality are becoming more prominent to Christians. The bible states that homosexuality is a sin; simple fact. But often times we focus on the sin and forget about the sinner. Sin is an action. We are taught to hate the sin and love the sinner. God has placed very few of us in places of judgment and justice. Know you're role.

One of the greatest problems with this, is those who take pride in their sin. By doing so, they are taking a direct opposition to God's will. But, even here, we must persevere.

"But he who is joined with all the living has hope..." - Ecclesiastes 9:4
 We must always strive to save those who are lost. We must always try to lead the lost to their repentance.

We must always love.
"If they sin against you—for there is no one who does not sin—and you are angry with them and give them to an enemy, so that they are carried away captive to a land far or near, yet if they turn their heart in the land to which they have been carried captive, and repent and plead with you in the land of their captivity, saying, 'We have sinned and have acted perversely and wickedly,' if they repent with all their mind and with all their heart in the land of their captivity to which they were carried captive, and pray toward their land, which you gave to their fathers, the city that you have chosen and the house that I have built for your name, then hear from heaven your dwelling place their prayer and their pleas, and maintain their cause and forgive your people who have sinned against you."
 - 2 Chronicles 6 36:39

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