<<having sex with the same gender>>

This word normally relates to a man having sexual relations with another man, while a woman in a corresponding relationship is called a lesbian. Often termed the ‘Gay lifestyle’, it can involve numerous partners, resulting in the spread of various sexually transmitted diseases.

God created sex and sexual instincts yet gives conditions and guidelines about how these desires are to be fulfilled – with one partner of the opposite sex to whom you are married. Although same-sex actions, and even same-sex marriage, may be condoned by society, it is sin in God’s sight and strictly forbidden (Gen 19:1-13; Lev 18:22, 20:13). When people deny and disobey God they become perverted in their desires and actions including the sexual realm (Rom 1:18,21-27,32). Homosexuality is not a genetic problem, rather a distorted lifestyle choice of the individuals involved. As with any behaviour that is wrong, God loves the individual but not their wrong actions; this must be our response too. Following repentance those involved can be delivered from this evil practice and live wholesome God-honouring lives, forgiven by the blood of Christ.

To be faithful followers of Jesus Christ, our lives should line up to the Scriptural standards in all aspects of life. Homosexuality is unnatural and a perversion of our God-given sexuality. Jesus came to save, heal, restore and make us whole. As with any other sin, He expects us to seek wholeness and

    There is deliverance and wholeness                                                                in Jesus

holiness in Him. It is impossible for a person who actively and unrepentantly practices this unnatural sexual lifestyle, to be a true Christian; they will not enter heaven for they contradict the righteous laws of God. However, as Paul testified, some of you were like that but now your sins are washed away, and you have been delivered and set free by the power of the Lord Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit in you (1 Cor 6:9-11; 1 Tim 1:9-11; Rev 22:15).

See also: deliverance, lesbian, LGBT, lust, marriage, sex, sexual sins, transgender.

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