Fevr.net has a great article by Hannah Steele Clarke about Christians being labelled as intolerant because of their views on homosexuality. Australia is debating the issue of same sex marriage at the moment. So what does the Bible say about homosexuality? Hannah points out that the Bible is clear about homosexuality being a sin. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 says, Don’t you know that evil people won’t have a share in the blessings of God’s kingdom? Don’t fool yourselves! No one who is immoral or worships idols or is unfaithful in marriage or is a pervert or behaves like a homosexual will share in God’s kingdom. Neither will any thief or greedy person or drunkard or anyone who curses and cheats others. Some of you used to be like that. But now the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and the power of God’s Spirit have washed you and made you holy and acceptable to God (CEV).
As Christians we are called to hate the sin and love the sinner. Hannah suggests that our response should be to love homosexuals and to be honest. We don't need to stand on a street corner and preach against homosexuality, but if we're asked for our opinion, we should be honest about our beliefs. Jesus loved and hung out with liars, cheats, prostitutes and all manner of sinners. We should be like him. You can read the full article here.
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