Homosexuality Not The Unforgivable Sin

Posted: September 15, 2008 in Christianity
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Homosexuality is a major topic in our nation, in our churches and in our homes. How are we as Christians to deal with this issue?  First of all, I believe that the Bible teaches it as sin. We need to treat it as we do any other sin. We did to condemn the sin, but we also need to lovingly help the person who is struggling with it. Too many times the church is prone to eat their own. We cast aside those who have committed adultery, been divorced or are struggling with homosexuality. Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is the only unforgivable sin. Homosexual sin does not automatically send a person to hell. We need to teach those in our churches who struggle with homosexuality what the Bible says about it. Then we need to help them find ways to overcome that sin. Unfortunately, most conservative churches are unwilling to have an honest discussion on the topic.

On the other end of the spectrum, you have the churches who condone it. Or actually promote is by ordaining gay clergy. This leads many to believe that their sinful behavior is alright. This is a dangerous road to lead people down, because God says He will eventually give people over to their sin. The church must preach and teach about sin. It can’t avoid talking about sin just because it might hurt someone’s feelings.

With that being said, today I saw a story that reminded me of the struggle that happens even in our churches. Several days ago, I wrote about my experience at a Ray Boltz concert. Well today I found out that he has announced that he is gay and is proud of it. His 30 year marriage to his wife is over. He says that God created him that way, so why shouldn’t he live that way. He goes on to say that he doesn’t believe God will send him to hell for acting the way God created him to be. It was very sad for me to hear this news. This is a man who created some great Christian music that has ministered to many. But I just could not believe the words he said. We are all born with a desire to sin, that is why we needed Jesus. We can’t just live a sinful lifestyle because we have a desire in us to do so. Ray can be forgiven for these sins, if he repents. I will be praying that God convicts Ray of his sins. As we think about this, remember that we have all had sins we needed to repent of. And that our wonderful God will forgive us if we do. Lets not elevate on sin above another.

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Comments
  1. pashley1916 says:

    Ray Boltz – yet another “gay” man that threw away his family for what? Same-sex attraction disorder.

  2. Frank says:

    The reason why there are Ray Boltz’s and homosexual “churches” and sin in general corrupting the ecclesiastical, ecumenical churches, is because of people who write spineless, do-nothing articles which do not say what needs to be said… like this one. All sin must be dealt with in a decisive way… like God did with the Israelites in the wilderness… like Jesus did on the cross???
    That is not to be “loveless”, but quite the contrary.

  3. Erica says:

    Frank,
    Just like Jesus did with the unclean women who touched his Hem or what about Jesus letting a prostitute wash his feet or inviting a tax collector over for dinner? What about poor Peter, who openly denied Christ? Do you know How Jesus dealt with their sins?
    He healed the unclean women
    He allowed the prostitute to wash his feet
    He a dinner with the tax collector
    And He forgave Peter
    and He died paying a debt for our sins once and for all. Jesus loves, He forgives and redeems. I am not here to condone Ray Boltz homosexual behavior. In fact the bible calls it sin but we are not the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is a live and well in Ray’s life and am sure he will do his job in convicting him. We are called to be imitators of Christ Jesus and love our neighbor like oursleves. We need to pray for Ray and hopes he repents and restores his relationship with his wife and family.
    Good post Jason.

  4. Jason Taber says:

    Frank,

    Unfortunately, your type of attitude in churches leads people away from Christ. You talk of Christ on the cross. Well Christ died for all sins on the cross, including homosexuality. We are not to condone unrepentant sin in the church, but we also to need to forgive those who are repentant. The Bible says God will not forgive those unwilling to forgive. We need to pray for repentance of sin by all.

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