Church Needs Help Interpreting Scripture On Homosexuality


Condemnation to gay affirming people and the battle continues within the Church. Is homosexuality a sin or not? Seems to me there is TOO much focus on earning our way into Heaven than on the Grace of God thru Jesus the Christ. When one reads John 3:16, Romans 10: 9 & 10 and James 2:17, we see salvation is not based on what we do or don’t do, but on what God has done for us, IF we want it. If salvation was based on doing and being good, none of us would get into Heaven. Yet, some Christians have lost sight of this fact, teaching a false ‘work righteousness’. They preach repentance, but not like John the Baptist preached it. Repentance is turning towards God and following Jesus, just as we are: sinners. True, as we follow Jesus we will want to be more like Him and we will grow away from sin and closer to Jesus (not by our power, but by the power of His Holy Spirit in us). This is not a license to sin. It is a commitment to Jesus/God. God’s Holy Spirit will increase our desire to obey God’s commands and sin will not dominate us. But we will always be sinners, make no mistake. For those who are stuck on Scriptural condemnation of homosexuality, I’d focus more on what Jesus said. He did speak of fornication, but I believe we have misinterpreted His definition of the word. It is our erroneous definition that causes the condemnation of homosexuals. Fornication is any sexual relations outside of a loving, committed, monogamous relationship between two adults. Gay or straight, we do a lot of fornicating and this is the sin we must stop. It’s really quite simple. Love is love. I Corinthians 13:13 – Faith, hope and love remain, but the greatest is love. My autobiography, on Amazon Kindle, “Is God A Gay Basher?” will explain in more detail for $6. Small price to pay for peace of mind.

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3 Responses to “Church Needs Help Interpreting Scripture On Homosexuality”

  1. michael Says:

    THE DANGER OF PRIVATELY INTERPRETING SCRIPTURE

    Acts 8:30-35 – 30 Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?”

    31 He replied, “How can I, unless someone instructs me?” So he invited Philip to get in and sit with him.

    32 This was the scripture passage he was reading: “Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he opened not his mouth.

    33 In (his) humiliation justice was denied him. Who will tell of his posterity? For his life is taken from the earth.”

    34 Then the eunuch said to Philip in reply, “I beg you, about whom is the prophet saying this? About himself, or about someone else?”

    35 Then Philip opened his mouth and, beginning with this scripture passage, he proclaimed Jesus to him.

    2 Peter 1:20 – Know this first of all, that there is no prophecy of scripture that is a matter of personal interpretation,

    2 Peter 3:16 – Speaking of these things 12 as he does in all his letters. In them there are some things hard to understand that the ignorant and unstable distort to their own destruction, just as they do the other scriptures.

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    • adamross616 Says:

      It can be very dangerous ‘privately interpreting Scripture’, as you point out. May I point out that you are doing the same thing. As a Christian lesbian, I have had the experience of being a Christian first (all my life) and finding out in my late 20’s that what I had felt all my life was my homosexuality. I lived ‘straight’, or tried to, for 27 years and it was not who I was which has given me a persepective you do not have. After much praying and searching the Scriptures, I am confident in what I say on this blog. I have lived and loved as a gay woman given my relationship with God, who said, thru His Son Jesus “WHOSOEVER believes shall have eternal life”. Over and over in the Gospels this theme is preached by Jesus and I am a WHOSOVER. It is very hard for a straight person to understand the Scriptural passages which SEEM to condemn homosexuality because you have never felt what a gay person feels. I pray you will come to know the truth. In Christ there is no Jew or Gentile, no free or slave, NO MALE NOR FEMALE. Love is the issue, not gender. The reason I wrote my autobiography was to take a straight person on a Christian gay person’s journey to truth. Would be worth your while to download my ebook.

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  2. Hans Says:

    I’d like to add that John said in his first letter (two times): “GOD is LOVE” (1 John 4: 8+16b).
    So, GOD is LOVE, which means that ALL LOVE COMES FROM GOD Himself and has His blessing.
    Reading the Bible, mainly the New Testament, gave me hope and strengh, especially the passages in John’s first letter.
    God is to great to look upon details like which gender your beloved is and condemn it as sin. Those who dare to define, which love is “right” and which is “wrong”, those are commiting blasphemy for they dare to tell GOD, who is LOVE, what “real” love is.

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