Hot topic coming at y’all today.
Without scrolling through my feed 2 seconds, I saw that a few fellow bloggers had written about one subject: homosexuals. Can a homosexual be a Christian? Will we see them in Heaven? Is it right or wrong?
This isn’t going to be one of those posts. I’m not going to shove in your face Scripture that tells you whether or not homosexuals can be Christians. I’m not going to tell you that marriage was only meant for one man and one woman. I’m not even going to tell you, you need to love them with agape love. While those are all true, that’s not what I’m talking about today.
As a Christian to a fellow believer, I want to challenge you.
Have you noticed that people, including Christians, view homosexuals… differently? Of course you have. You’ve seen how we either place them on a pedestal, or we place them lower than the scum of the earth; the point is, they are always taking the spotlight, whether good or bad. Why do you think it’s such a hot topic? Such a problem? Are they any worse than every other sinner?
How have we come to a point where homosexuals have their own subdivision in Hell, a special place a few thousand degrees hotter than the rest of the Lake of Fire? Since when did one sin become any worse than the other?
Homosexuals are sinners committing sin. But then again, are we not sinners… struggling against the same sin?
Lying, stealing, coveting, dishonoring parents…
The. Same. Sins.
And yet, homosexuals are special. They fight a different kind of sin. Not like us. They are people under the command of sin.
Hold up. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
14. For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
18. For I know that in me (that is, in the flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
-Romans 7: 14, 18
Here then, you see that we all still struggle with the flesh. No matter where we are in our walk with the Lord, we will always have to say yes to Christ and no to sin, because it is a fight that will last until we reach our heavenly Home.
We are just as much of sinners as homosexuals and transgenders. Whether you want to hear it or not, we are under the same temptations and weaknesses as every living person undergoes. Sure, we may be cleansed by Christ’s blood… but we are still fallen creatures, the only difference is that we’ve been washed and we are striving to live for the Lord- or should be.
What am I trying to say? There’s no difference with the homosexual and the kid next door who, in his heart, dishonored his parents. Absolutely no difference.
So, what does that mean for us? Isn’t there a particular way to minister and love homosexuals? Actually, there’s not. We can agape these people the same exact way we agape our neighbor. Jesus didn’t have a specific way for loving on certain sinners. He didn’t carry around a mental binder with “tips and tricks on how to bring an adulterous woman to salvation and more!”
He just loved with God’s perfect agape love. Everyone was the same to Him: lost and needy. There’s no way around it.
How can you and I view homosexuals as any worse than ourselves? We’re not God. We can’t say that. All we can do is love… our neighbor, the homosexual, the cashier lady at Walmart. Because to God, they’re all the same. They’re all in need of His love.