Homosexuality and Christianity: Can the Two Come Together?

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There is no doubt that the issue of homosexuality has become a hotly debated topic. With the increasing pressure of accepting the gay or lesbian lifestyle, Christians are becoming weary each day to give up on their stance and see homosexuality as something moral. There are also an increasing number of pastors who claim that the Bible is outdated and Christians should now accept this lifestyle.

How about you? Do you believe that a gay or lesbian can become a Christian at the same time? In this post, let me share a brief answer to this question.

Homosexuality is the same as other sins

Homosexuality is not the worst of all sins. As a matter of fact, in I Corinthians 6:9-10 we can read that it was mentioned alongside with other sins.

“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor HOMOSEXUALS, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.”

Singling-out homosexuality as the worst of all sins is a mistake. If you assume that a homosexual shall never be saved, then you NEED TO APPLY the same assumption to fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, thieves, drunkards, covetous people, revilers, and extortionists.

However, we don’t see this often in our society. We don’t commonly see the same condemnation being done to other types of sin. For example, fornication is being glorified in the mainstream media and yet, we don’t see the same outrage.

Can a homosexual become a Christian?

Before I answer this question, we need to see whether that homosexual is STRUGGLING against the urge of getting attracted to the same sex or that person don’t see the need to fight his or her natural tendency.

If a homosexual decided to be a Christian, then that person must be willing to follow Christ and the commandments of God. Part of that commandment is to stop the practice of homosexuality. We must remember that homosexuality is a sin and like any other sin, it should be repented of and overcame.

However, if a homosexual wants to be Christian and yet, does NOT exert effort in overcoming his or her urge to be attracted to the same sex, then this is a problem. The life of Christianity is a life of overcoming. If that person doesn’t see the need to overcome this sin – he or she still goes on practicing homosexuality – then, that person cannot and will not be a Christian.

“And such were among you”

I believe, I Corinthians 6:11 is a very powerful statement. After enumerating all these types of sin, Paul said, And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.”

Paul is simply telling the Corinthian church that some of them had been homosexuals, adulterers, fornicators and others. But did they continue to live in sin? Absolutely not! People who want to be a follower of Christ must abandon their sin and strive to ultimately live a sinless life. The same goes with homosexuality. You cannot serve God while continuing to be homosexual.

You need to repent, change and be committed to following God. Of course, the STRUGGLE will always be there. That doesn’t disqualify you from being a Christian. All of us have struggles to deal with. The MOST IMPORTANT thing is, you struggle. It simply means that you know it’s wrong and you want to change it through the help of God.

Conclusion

Every one of us grapples with sin. Homosexuality is no exemption. Be it homosexuality, covetousness, lying, and stealing, if you want to fully follow God, you need to put off the old man and put on the new man (Ephesians 4:24). We cannot say that we love God and yet not follow His commandments. This makes us a liar (I John 2:24).

We cannot say that we love God and yet not follow His commandments. This makes us a liar (I John 2:24). Homosexuality, like any other sin, must be overcome. If you are struggling with this sin, seek help. Pray to God and make it a point to really do your best in overcoming this sin. God is more than willing to help you.

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Additional Reading:

What does the Bible teach about homosexuality?

The Human Side of Homosexuality

Is Homosexuality Acceptable to God?

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