God's Word On Homosexuality
by Cynthia Buhain-Baello
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In our country, there is a Catholic ex-seminarian who wrote a book that says "God loves gay, lesbian, bisexuals, and transgenders." The statement taken as it is gives the impression that God loves everybody and will accept everybody including those who live the homosexual lifestyle.
The premise of the statement is flawed and confusing. It should read "God loves all men" and wants all men to be saved. To be saved, a man needs to ask forgiveness for his sins (repent) and turn away from them. To "turn away" means to leave the former life of sin and follow God's Word toward holy living.
God forgives all men who repent of their sins, but He does not give forgiveness just to please men. God is Love and He is Merciful, but He is also Just and therefore must punish sin.
"For God so loved the world (true) that He gave His Only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life."
"To believe" in Christ Jesus is to follow Him. To believe here means a total, absolute surrender of one's life to Christ and the CHOICE to obey Him.
Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17) . The old corrupted person is gone, the new has began. Therefore, if anyone says God loves him and he loves God, he is spiritually duty bound to obey God's Word.
"If you love Me, you will obey what I command." (John 14:15)
God is a holy God and His Holiness cannot compromise with sin. Homosexuality is sin and the Word of God says so. God said "Be Holy for I the LORD am Holy."
"Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman. That is detestable." (Leviticus 18:22)
"Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves, nor greedy, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God." (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
"Therefore, God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts in sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.
"Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way, the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another.
Men committed acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion." (Romans 1: 26-27)
In these verses God clearly says homosexuality is "detestable" and a "perversion". Homosexuality is Rebellion, it is outright denial of God. Transgenders deny the creation of God and alter that creation to suit their own desires.
Can God love those who practice what is clearly against His Word? God's Word is Who He is and His Word is eternal, it endures forever. It is contradictory to God's character to accept sin and those who continually promote sinful lifestyle. God will forgive the homosexual who repents and turns away from the life of sin. God Who begins the work in every believer is Faithful and True and He will complete it - as long as the homosexual surrenders his life to God.
God cannot mold what He cannot hold. As clay is to the Potter, the homosexual who sincerely desires to be changed by God is the clay in His Hands. God will do the work and give him victory over the sin that is homosexuality.
Nothing is impossible with God. If indeed homosexuals desire to experience God's amazing Love and Mercy, they need to decide and make that life-changing choice to follow and obey God.
All that God does is good. And His plans even for the homosexual is good. As they turn to Him the shackles of this deception by Satan will be broken and they will find freedom in Christ Jesus.
Nobody was "born that way" and God in His infinite goodness can undo what Satan has marred in the image of man.
"The LORD is near to all who call on Him,
to all who call on Him in truth.
He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him
He hears their cry and saves them."
Psalm 145 :18-19
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