Isaiah 5:20 ESV
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,
who put darkness for light and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
In various nations, it is increasingly becoming difficult to speak against homosexuality. The views and culture of this world is that homosexuality should be accepted as a natural and normal way of life.
Various countries have legalized homosexuality and same sex marriages and in some of these countries it has become a form of discrimination to speak against the homosexual lifestyle.
However is homosexuality natural? Is homosexuality normal? Is homosexuality a sin?
Sin can basically be defined as any type of wrongdoing against God. In other words, if God says that a certain behavior or action is wrong or bad, then that particular action or behavior can be defined as being a sin.
Sin cannot be defined through the eyes of the world or the world standards and systems. Sin can only be defined through God’s eyes and by God himself.
The world may legalize, promote and accept certain behaviors and lifestyles – but it does not necessarily mean that these particular behaviors or worldly laws are good or righteous in God’s view.
The homosexual lifestyle is such an example. Many countries are going to great lengths to promote, support and legalize same-sex marriages and homosexuality as being a normal and acceptable lifestyle that should not be condemned nor preached against. However, just because the homosexual lifestyle is legalized, it does not necessarily mean that it is not a sin against God. And just because homosexuality and same-sex marriage is legalized, it does not mean that God will not judge those who live according to this particular lifestyle.
Leviticus 18:22 ESV
You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.
What does God say about homosexuality? Is homosexuality a sin? The Bible which is the word of God clearly and consistently tells us that all types homosexual activity and lifestyle is a sin.
Read (Genesis 19:1-13; Leviticus 18:22; Leviticus 20:13; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9).
In both the Old and the New Testament in the Bible, God’s word is consistent and clear in relation to His view regarding homosexuality.
Will Homosexuals Go To Heaven?
A few years ago, a certain well known preacher was asked by a TV host as to whether he believed homosexuals will go to Heaven. To the surprise of most true Bible believing Christians, this preacher responded by saying that he believed that homosexuals will go to heaven. Unfortunately this particular preacher is not the only apostate preacher to support homosexuality in opposition to the Bible.
So what does the Bible say? Do those who practice homosexuality have a place in the kingdom of God? Are homosexuals being judged too harshly by Christians?
ANSWER: 1 Corinthians 6:9 ESV – Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality
In 1 Corinthians 6:9, it says that we should “not be deceived”. Therefore let us not be deceived that heaven awaits those who practice homosexuality. Let us also not be deceived by anybody who tells us that God does not take homosexuality seriously as a sin. Let us also not be deceived that just because the world has legalized certain behaviours and lifestyles like same-sex marriages, that it means that God’s Biblical law carries less weight. God’s word will ALWAYS stand ABOVE every world system and law.
God takes homosexuality so seriously that His word warns us that those who practice homosexuality will not inherit the kingdom of God. In Leviticus 18:22, God refers to homosexuality as being an abomination.
Can Homosexuals Repent & Be Saved?
1 John 1:9 ESV – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
God does not hate homosexuals. God loves us all despite our flaws and God is readily willing to FORGIVE anyone who is living a homosexual lifestyle. God loves us – but He hates sin. Therefore God wants us to live a life that is according to His values and which glorifies Him.
God may not accept our sinful behavior, but He will accept our confession and repentance through His Son Jesus Christ.
God offers salvation, forgiveness of sins and a place in Heaven for those people who receive Jesus as their Lord and Saviour and purposefully repent from living various sinful lifestyles of which homosexuality is among the list of a sinful lifestyle.
If you have been living a homosexual lifestyle, repent today and receive Jesus as your Lord and Saviour.
SALVATION CALL !!!
GOD OFFERS SALVATION TO EVERY PERSON & NON-CHRISTIAN
2 Peter 3:9 – The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
God offers salvation to EVERY person who has not yet become a Christian. It is God’s desire that EVERYONE should have eternal life and that EVERYONE spend eternity in Heaven with Him as long as we accept, believe, repent & receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour. Salvation is a CHOICE that a person must choose to want. To refuse the Biblical salvation that God offers through Christ Jesus is to choose eternity in hell (and the 4 other points mentioned above). But to choose salvation through Christ Jesus is to choose eternal life with God.
HOW TO BECOME A GENUINE CHRISTIAN
If you are not a Christian, and you want to become a born-again Christian, you can do so by confessing with your mouth and believing in your heart that Jesus is Lord and that He came to save you from the power of the enemy and so that you may have an eternal everlasting relationship with Him.
Romans 10:9-10 NKJV
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
DO YOU WANT TO BE A CHRISTIAN or A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST???
1. ACKNOWLEDGE: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
This means that we have all broken God’s laws and God’s 10 Commandments like those mentioned in Exodus 20:1-17. For example, if you have told a lie; if you have stolen something; if you have lusted after somebody or if you have coveted. This means you are guilty of breaking at least one or more of God’s 10 Commandments. Breaking God’s commandments makes us sinners. The fact that we are sinners who have broken God’s law means that we are accountable to God who is the Lawgiver. Romans 6:23 says that “the wages of sin is death BUT the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”
You must acknowledge that you are a sinner who has broken God’s commandments and that you therefore need Jesus in your life.
2. REPENT: “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3), “Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19)
Repenting means: to change your mind; a sincere turning away, in heart, mind and action;
Therefore God wants you to repent of sinful values and of sinful living. God wants you to decide to
follow Him and to make Jesus the Lord of your life.
3. CONFESSION: “If we confess our sins. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9)
God is a forgiving God. God will forgive any sin that you have done because Jesus died for ALL your sins and to set you free from the bondage of all types of sin in your life.
4. BELIEVE: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
You must believe that ONLY Jesus can save you and restore your relationship with God. You must believe that Jesus is the ONLY way by which you can have everlasting life and escape from eternal separation from God. You must believe that Jesus died on the cross for you and resurrected from the grave.
“He came to His own, and His own did not receive him, But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:11-12)
By faith, You must receive Jesus as Your Lord & Savior and therefore; you become a child of God; you become born again; you become a Christian; you restore your broken relationship with God
Why Not Make Your Eternal Decision NOW?
We become born again Christians by GRACE through FAITH or TOTAL TRUST in Jesus Christ as our Lord & Savior (Galatians 3:26) & (Ephesians 2:8,9). Salvation is a FREE gift received through FAITH in Christ.
PLEASE NOTE: You can choose to pray in your own words. This prayer is a sample prayer and it is only an EXPRESSION of your faith, belief & trust in Jesus. Salvation is by GRACE through FAITH or BELIEVING in Christ Jesus as your Lord & Saviour.
“Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your love. I thank You that You died on the cross for me and resurrected so that I may have life through You.
I confess Lord that I have sinned against You and today I ask You to forgive me of all of my sins, past present and future.
Today I repent and have decided to follow you. Thank you for forgiving all my sins.
From this moment, come into my life Lord Jesus & take full control of my life. I want to follow You Jesus and I want to follow Your ways. Save me and from today, make me the person You want me to be.
I receive You Lord Jesus right now by faith. I trust You as my Lord and Savior – Amen”
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