GAY COUPLES IN CHURCH
"If a man lies with a male, as he lies with a woman, both of them have
committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death: their blood
shall be upon them" (Leviticus 20: 13)
Dealing with homosexuality in the church and how should church relate to gay and lesbian coupled? Does loving homosexuals include warning them to repent and change their ways; or does it mean affirming every sexual orientation as
a marvelous gift of God? Infact, what is the world turning too, homosexuality and lesbianism in the church?
The churches are coming to the days of "Sodom and Gomorrah when people gave themselves up to sexual immorality and pervasion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire" (Jude 7). If people want homosexual relationships and also church membership, should the church exclude them from membership or be recognized as members in good standing? Should churches ordain homosexuals as leaders? They should be leaders to their own members and not the churches.
Jude 3-4 warns that people who want to change the pattern and church's biblical teachings will meet a terrible end, just like some ancient cities
that wallowed in many sins, including homosexual behavior and which the Lord destroyed by fire. If the churches practice or defend sexual pervasion while talking sweetly of God's grace and love, we deny Jesus because of homosexuality.
The church must have the courage and clarity to say "no" on at least no to gay and lesbian sex acts, and no to homosexual marriage and
church rituals to bless same sex unions because of sex and satisfaction and after that what is next? The church leadership must observes or promotes homosexual conduct in the church. Many that practice such act will go to eternal hell burning with brimstone forever.
A good article and good questions.
I think when we remember "who" the "church" really is...it helps answer your question.
The "real church" - not an organization or denomination has always stood for Truth and walking uprightly before our Lord.
Sin will be around until Jesus' return. Those who love God, will always speak the truth about every sin...not just homosexuality.
I know I have to watch myself...I find it real easy to point out the evil in someone's else life and let my own sins be excused.
Homosexuality is in the same list as gluttony, lying, gossip...etc. All of these activities destroy the lives of those made in the image of God.
But, the "Church" will never compromise on the Truth of the Gospel. Religion always will, because it is about pleasing people...not honoring God.