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Question: Can a homosexual be a devote Christian?
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« on: February 16, 2009, 08:50:27 PM »

My question to you is can someone that is homosexual really be a Christian?
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2009, 10:09:46 PM »

Sin, no matter what it is, is a stumbling block for us and will keep us from having a right relationship with Jesus. Any sinner (and we are all sinners) can become a Christian however once we become a Christian our desire is to follow Jesus putting Him first and to turn away from all sin. This includes homosexuality.

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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009, 11:00:43 AM »

Sin, no matter what it is, is a stumbling block for us and will keep us from having a right relationship with Jesus. Any sinner (and we are all sinners) can become a Christian however once we become a Christian our desire is to follow Jesus putting Him first and to turn away from all sin. This includes homosexuality.



I absolutely agree Pastor Roger.  There are many women that come to the misson where I work that are homosexual.  However if they stay long enough to accept Christ, which is our hope, they turn away from their old life style.  Many of them will seek counseling also to help them if they are struggling.  Others, the transformation is instant.  The point is, that they seek and want to please the Lord once they have accepted Him.
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009, 11:31:28 PM »

No Christian can be active in ANY sin without being convicted by the Holy Spirit and feeling miserable. If someone says they are happy while living in sin, then that person is NOT saved. If I sin or even think about sinning, I am convicted and have to confess it to God. I am miserable until I do.
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2009, 08:44:32 AM »

My question to you is can someone that is homosexual really be a Christian?

Pastor Roger, and the others are 100% correct.

Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2009, 09:01:11 PM »

Sin hinders our relationship to Christ no matter what the sin is. The reason I brought up this question was because I have a friend named Robert and he is gay. About three months ago, he started reading the Bible and a month later he claims he is saved. Although he has read that homosexuality is a sin... he continues to say he was born that way and he can't stray away from it. I told him he should know that's not true because all things are possible through Christ. So I just ask for any advice on this situation that I can tell him.
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2009, 10:13:27 PM »

I was born that way does not make an excuse for sinning. We are all born into sin, that does not mean that we have a blank check written that we can continue in it. If that were the case then everyone would have the excuse to do all sorts of sins and this is not the case.

Irregardless of what some people have pounded into others heads homosexuality is a choice just as murder or any other sin is. Yes, we may struggle with the temptation of those sins but we are not tied down to them.

Those that are convinced that homosexuality is inherent and therefore inescapable are in fact not putting their trust and faith in God.

If we truly believe on Jesus Christ then we know that the things that are impossible for men are possible with God.

Again it is unfortunate that many are fooled into believing otherwise. They have closed their eyes and ears to Him because they enjoy the life of sin that they are in and refuse to give up. The best thing to do for this person is to tell them the truth and to pray for them.

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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2009, 10:52:45 PM »

Sin hinders our relationship to Christ no matter what the sin is. The reason I brought up this question was because I have a friend named Robert and he is gay. About three months ago, he started reading the Bible and a month later he claims he is saved. Although he has read that homosexuality is a sin... he continues to say he was born that way and he can't stray away from it. I told him he should know that's not true because all things are possible through Christ. So I just ask for any advice on this situation that I can tell him.

He apparently hasn't read 2 Corinthians 5:17: "Therefore if any man (or woman) be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold all things are become new." That means we give up the old life, the sinful desires (including ALL sexual sin), and we desire to live a new life for Christ. If that desire isn't there, then he has never really been born again. All he's done is "get religion".
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2009, 10:48:11 AM »

I was born that way does not make an excuse for sinning. We are all born into sin, that does not mean that we have a blank check written that we can continue in it. If that were the case then everyone would have the excuse to do all sorts of sins and this is not the case.

Irregardless of what some people have pounded into others heads homosexuality is a choice just as murder or any other sin is. Yes, we may struggle with the temptation of those sins but we are not tied down to them.

Those that are convinced that homosexuality is inherent and therefore inescapable are in fact not putting their trust and faith in God.

If we truly believe on Jesus Christ then we know that the things that are impossible for men are possible with God.

Again it is unfortunate that many are fooled into believing otherwise. They have closed their eyes and ears to Him because they enjoy the life of sin that they are in and refuse to give up. The best thing to do for this person is to tell them the truth and to pray for them.



AMEN


He apparently hasn't read 2 Corinthians 5:17: "Therefore if any man (or woman) be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold all things are become new." That means we give up the old life, the sinful desires (including ALL sexual sin), and we desire to live a new life for Christ. If that desire isn't there, then he has never really been born again. All he's done is "get religion".

AND AMEN.
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2009, 11:23:24 AM »

AMEN on both of them.


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« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2009, 12:20:45 PM »

ANOTHER AMEN!

GOD'S GOOD NEWS is still the most powerful and precious MESSAGE on the face of the earth!
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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2009, 12:43:17 PM »

Can a theif or a murderer or a adulterer or a rapist be a devote Christian? Whatever the answer, it is same answer if a homosexual can be a devote Christian.
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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2009, 01:03:19 PM »

 
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I think the question should be: Can a devote homosexual be a Christian?....  Answer NO!
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« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2009, 02:15:07 AM »

 

I think the question should be: Can a devote homosexual be a Christian?....  Answer NO!


AMEN!!

Welcome back sister, it's been a while.
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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2009, 05:03:54 PM »

 

I think the question should be: Can a devote homosexual be a Christian?....  Answer NO!

Nice to meet you. I want to know why is it you feel this way? Can you explain your answer?
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