Should Christians discriminate against homosexuals?


By BibleAsk Team

Christians and Homosexuals

Jesus loves all people including homosexuals and He has demonstrated His love when He offered His life and died on the cross to save all (John 3:16). “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). There is no greater love than this (John 15:13).

While it is true that Jesus didn’t discriminate against people’s inherent worth, He always condemned sin in their lives and didn’t accept them if they did not repent of their sins. But He promised, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9; Isaiah 55: 7).

Every human being has to be treated fairly and justly. If lying is wrong according to God’s Moral law (Exodus 20:16), then God’s children should help the sinners to see the truth and invite them to repent of their lying.  And if murder is wrong according to God’s moral law (Exodus 20:13), then God’s children should help the sinners see the truth and invite them to repent of their murder. In the same way, if homosexuality is wrong according to God’s Law (1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Romans 1:24-29), then God’s children should help the sinners see the truth and invite them to repent.

The Bible teaches that the only sexual relationship that is sanctioned by God is between one man and one woman who are married to each other (Hebrews 13:4; Matthew 19:1-9). Any individual who commits a sexual sin (homosexuality, adultery, fornication) needs to repent of his sin to be right with God.

The Lord does not want any person to be lost but that all people repent and be saved (2 Peter 3:9). And in His mercy, He gives everybody an equal chance at repentance, and does not discriminate. But His mercy doesn’t mean that He will save people who reject repentance. Revelation 21:8 says, “But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur.” Therefore, now is the time of repentance and acceptance (2 Corinthians 6:2).

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