How can I witness to my gay granddaughter?

Witnessing to a Gay Person

To reach your gay granddaughter, you need to be loving, understanding and true to God. Paul wrote, “And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you” (1 Thessalonians 3:12). How we treat others and approach those with a different lifestyles is a big part of what makes someone a Christian.The Bible definitely teaches that believers should demonstrate love and respect for all people (1 Peter 2:17).

This can sometimes become complicated when someone we care about chooses a gay lifestyle that we don’t understand or don’t agree with as a Christian. Therefore, we must look to God for wisdom. And He promises to give us, “the tongue of the learned” that we should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary” (Isaiah 50:4).

While we are to demonstrate love and respect to gays at all times, that does not mean that we have to compromise our own beliefs. The Bible says that when dealing with controversial topics, our method to address it should be “speaking the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15). We can lovingly and respectfully state our beliefs in Christ and the Bible (Matthew 10:32-33, Luke 9:26). It is out of love that we share the truth with gays (1 Peter 1:22).

Jesus tells his followers not to judge others in the sense that we don’t focus on the errors of others and forget to work on our own character (Matthew 7:1-3). We are also not to judge another person as though they were of lesser worth or look down on others as if we are more holy than anyone (Romans 14:10, James 4:12, Romans 2:1). We are all sinners and we all need a Savior (Romans 3:23, 6:23).

We should pray for the right opportunity to witness to them and ask God to guide our words. And when the right time comes, we should witness to the goodness of God and tell of how He has changed our lives and gave us peace, love and comfort. If the other person chooses to accept our words, then it is a blessing (James 1:21). If they don’t agree with our beliefs, then continue to pray for them and demonstrate God’s love toward them (Matthew 5:44-48). “And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment” (Philippians 1:9).

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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