Can Christians misinterpret sins, such as same-sex marriages and abortion, and still go to heaven?

Jesus promised that His faithful and true children will be led to all His truth by His Word (John 17:17) and the Holy Spirit (John 16:13). They  will never be blind to His requirements that they are not able to correctly interpret. For they will worship Him in “the Spirit and in truth” (John 4:24). As for those that reject the clear teachings of God’s Word, they will not have eternal life (John 3:36).

The Word of God teaches that homosexual activity is a sin (Genesis 19:1-13; Leviticus 18:22; 20:13). In Romans 1:26-27, we read clearly that homosexuality is an immoral and unnatural behavior. And in 1 Corinthians 6:9, we read that those that engage in homosexuality will not inherit the kingdom of God.

As for abortion, the Lord does not give people the authority to destroy innocent human life. Destroying the life of the unborn person through abortion is considered murder. And the Lord commands, “You shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13) for life is sacred (Gen. 9:5, 6). In fact, the Lord in Exodus 21:22-25 gives the death penalty for a person who causes the death of the unborn as for the adult who commits murder.

Scientifically speaking, human life begins at conception when an egg and a sperm unite to form a new being that possesses a new and different string of DNA. At this point, the genetic makeup of the individual is determined. This new person has the capacity of development and growth.

The scriptures teach that life begins at conception in the womb and that God takes an active role in creating it (Psalm 139:13, 15). And that the unborn was called a baby even before he was born (Luke 1:41, 44; Luke 2:6-7).

God’s truth that is revealed in the Scriptures will illuminate the path of the faithful. Jesus affirmed, “you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). God’s Word is a lamb unto the feet of the believers (Psalm 119:105). He who has this light to guide him will never stumble or fall (2 Peter 1:19).

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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