Saturday, July 4, 2015

Is God Anti-Gay ?

Is God anti-gay?  
No, but God is against everyone who lives for and values themselves more than God (Ezra 8:22).  For those who embrace the identity of “homosexual,” “lesbian,” “gay,” “bisexual,” “transgender,” or “queer,” they have chosen an identity apart from God (1 John 3:9-10).  God is against their sin (Romans 3:10-12,23), and they are storing up His wrath for themselves (Romans 2:5).  The good news is that God is patient towards us, “not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance” (2 Peter 3:9, 1 Timothy 2:4).  God shows us His amazing love through the sacrificial, substitutionary death of His Son Jesus on the Cross while we were still choosing to live life our own way (Romans 5:6-11).  God wants everyone who has chosen the identity of gay to admit and turn from their sin, believe He lovingly died on the Cross and rose from the grave, and confess Christ as Lord (Romans 10:9-10).
God “desires that all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:4)
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. (2 Peter 3:9)