Homosexuality has become one of the most divisive issues in our culture and that division has also stormed into The Church. I believe it’s important for all Believers to have a Grace-filled and Truth-filled understanding of this issue from a Biblical foundation. I will do my best to address it in a few paragraphs. This post will be far from comprehensive, but I’m hoping it will spark some healthy dialogue.
I believe that most churches have done a shameful thing by singling out the Gay Community as some sort of special breed of “Super Sinners” and the schism between Evangelicals and those living a homosexual lifestyle continues to grow. I do not believe that this is God’s will or a Biblical expression of God’s love and grace. With that being said, I also know that the Bible has very set guidelines for the powerful gift of Sex. It is to be used and enjoyed within the context of a marriage between a man and a woman. Any use beyond that will eventually cause emotional, spiritual, and possibly even physical devastation. Any form of homosexual sex would fall into this category of being outside the boundaries of God’s plan or more specifically…sin.
If you’re living a homosexual lifestyle, please know that God loves you. He is for you. This, however, does not mean that He is for your lifestyle. Anyone of us can fall into the trap of trying to justify any type of sin, but whatever the sin (whether sexual or otherwise), if we choose to continue in it without repentance, we will slowly become more calloused and blind towards the Truth of God in our lives and find ourselves in the dangerous trap of rewriting Scripture to fit our choices instead of rewriting our choices to fit with Scripture. I encourage you to trust God enough to seek His plan for all areas of your life. The Bible teaches that His plans are plans to prosper and not to harm you; plans to give you a hope and a future (see Jeremiah 29:11).