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How do you handle the the situation if someone asks if God supports being gay? What do you think about it?
Ephesians 4:15 has some pretty sound instruction, it says to "speak the truth…in love." IN LOVE. Let me just link that to the attributes in 1 Corinthians 13; love is patient, kind, it doesn’t envy / boast, it isn’t irritable, its not resentful, it bears all things. 1 Peter 3:15 teaches us to proclaim the truth with “gentleness and respect.” We must uphold the truth of God’s Word but in a loving, gentle, and respectful manner. We must be honest about what the bible says but at the same time our message should be focused on the forgiveness and freedom from sin that are available through the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Bible says homosexuality is a sin (Genesis 19:1-13; Leviticus 18:22; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9). I don’t believe homosexuality is the way God intended things to be HOWEVER (like that’s a really big however) this doesn’t give me any right whatsoever to treat someone who is gay any differently. The Bible does not describe homosexuality as a greater sin than any other. All sin is offensive to God, no specific sin offends God more than others. We have all fallen short of God’s amazing perfect standard and just because my sin struggle is different to theirs does not make me superior in anyway whatsoever. I have judged others, lied, disobeyed my parents, dishonored God’s holy day, among many many other things. Yet God’s unfailing, amazing grace and mercy never ceases to drown me, even washing my shame away. God’s forgiveness is readily available for us all, no matter our sin struggle. He promises the strength for victory over sin to all those who will believe in Jesus Christ for salvation. As a Christian, I have been called to continually love people regardless of whether I agree with what they do, it would be so hypocritical of me to treat them any differently. And I wouldn’t want to. No matter who they are, God loves them immensely and therefore so should I.
I'm 17 and life is crazy with ups and downs, if there was a tumblr bible study, that'd be great, since I don't go to church much x
yessss, i’ve been talking with g0disg00d-allthetime about this! we wanna do something but have you any ideas about the format or how to go about it? we were thinking maybe oovoo? because you can add a few people in for free. i guess there is tinychat too. i’m more than happy to try get something organised i just need a little bit of tech advice and inspiration:p
All that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.
As a former atheist I can say this stands so true. I searched for so long and nothing would fill the hole in my heart, and I had tried everything. Only He made me whole.
rejoice in hope,
be patient in tribulation
and be constant in prayer.
- romans 12:12
a verse for every season / stage / day
"God used astonishing brilliance making you an original. Don’t spend all your energy trying to be the same." - Louie Giglio
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creations will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord
so really, what can separate us from this love? nothing. his love is boundless.