Saturday, July 4, 2015

What should I do if I am struggling with same-sex attraction or homosexual sin?

  • Trust in Christ if you never have.  Moralism, or being good, does not save you.  Only an ongoing, trusting relationship with Jesus can save you.
  • Test yourself to ensure you are in the faith.  If you have a habitual, ongoing sin read the book of 1 John.  If you say you are a Christian, but you continue to walk in sin, you show you love the darkness and the world more than you love the light & Christ, and you are not be a Christian at all. (1 John 1:6)
  • If you are a Christian and are struggling with sin seek help.
  • Recognize that your sexual feeling is not your identity, you are much more than your sexuality.
    • Confess – Confess your sin. Be honest and open with God. (1 John 1:9)
    • Repent - Turn from the evil you’ve been practicing.
    • Be In God’s Word – It has all the answers.  Discover them.
    • Recognize that singleness is a gift from God (1 Corinthians 7).  Ask God to remove your same-sex attractions and to change your desires and attractions towards the opposite-sex.
    • Be In Prayer – Ask God for help.  You have God’s Spirit alive in you.  Stop grieving Him and start talking to Him.
    • Be In Church – Connect with a local, Bible-teaching church.  Outside of the church is referred to “Satan’s realm.”  Be connected with Christ through a local body of believers.
    • Be With Believers – Confess your sin struggle with a Christian.  Ask them to pray for you.  Ask them to help you.  Seek their encouragement.