CAN A CHRISTIAN BE A HOMOSEXUAL?



CAN A CHRISTIAN BE GAY?


CAN A CHRISTIAN BE A HOMOSEXUAL?


CAN A CHRISTINA BE A LESBIAN?



In other words, can a Christian who is actively living as a homosexual still receive eternal life in the world to come if he or she remains a homosexual?

Well, allow me to ask you this question, can a Christian who is actively living as an adulterer or as an adulteress still receive eternal life in the world to come if he or she remains an adulterer or an adulteress?

The obvious answer is NO, Christians who are actively living in a lifestyle of sin that REMAINS in that lifestyle of living in sin and if they were to die while remaining in their sin will NOT be granted to right to eat of the tree of life when Jesus returns or if they were to die while living in sin.

It is not that God is anti-sinner but rather that God is against SIN, any and ALL manner of sin. Jesus suffered and died for all of mankind while we were yet sinners.

If you want to know what is SIN simply read the New Testament of the Bible which lists what God himself calls sin.

Please read Galatians 5:16-21.


“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall NOT fulfill the lust of the flesh. (or you shall not SIN if you follow and obey the Holy Spirit.)

17.  For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that you cannot do the things that you would. (in your own strength)

18.  BUT if you be led of the Spirit, you are not under the law. (you are no longer under the BONDAGE of sin. Please read the study HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE FREE FROM SIN!)

19.  Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, (which includes ALL manner of sexual immoralities including homosexuality) uncleanness, lasciviousness,(anything used to arouse lustful sexual desires such as pornography or even a gesture to someone indicating that a person wants to have sex or any kind.)

20.  Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21.  Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall NOT inherit the kingdom of God.”


I also emphasized drunkenness and reveling because in some Christian church denomination drinking and partying to get drunk is not considered to be a sin simply because they claim it is not a “lifestyle” of living in sin like an alcoholic or a drug addict would be doing. In other words, some Christians make excuse for their sin of reveling or having a party where pretty much everyone gets drunk. Well, to those Christians who party and get drunk, even if it is only once or twice a year, then would it also be alright for Christians to commit adultery to have an affair once or twice a year? NO! It would not be alright to please the flesh in what Almighty God classifies as being SIN even one time a year.

In 1 Corinthians 6:9,10 we see another list of sins.


Know you not that the unrighteous shall NOT inherit the kingdom of God? Be NOT deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, (when you look up the meanings of these words in a Bible concordance and read other Bible translations you will find that “abusers of themselves with mankind is expressly speaking of homosexuality.)

10.  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers (verbal abuse), nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”


I emphasized drunkenness again to draw your attention to how many times that the Bible lists getting drunk as being a sin. Some Christians see no wrong in getting drunk on occasion but to me, the Bible itself clearly teaches against the sin of getting drunk on the same level as sodomy or having a homosexual relationship just on occasion or every now and then to please the flesh.

Romans 13:13,14.


“Let us walk honestly,(including being honest to yourself to not continue to believe the lies you are telling yourself to excuse what you know to be sin deep down in your heart) as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

14.  But put you on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make NOT provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.”


I believe it was in the 1990’s that Christians everywhere used the phrase “What Would Jesus Do?” and the initials WWJD were on bracelets, necklaces, pens, bumper stickers and just about everywhere reminding us that if we could not see Jesus himself doing something then we should not be doing it either. Some may argue and say that Jesus drank wine so drinking is not a sin. And I agree that having a single glass of wine with a meal is not a sin but getting drunk on wine or any alcoholic beverage, even beer, is a sin. Not because your church says so, but because the word of Almighty God your creator says so.


1 Corinthians 5:11.


“I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:

10.  Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must you needs go out of the world.

11.  But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.”


Again the Biblical meaning of “fornication” is ALL forms of sexual immorality. The very context of this verse is speaking about the sexual immorality of a man having his father’s wife which is INCEST that is one of the six immoral sexual sins listed in Leviticus 18, incest, paedophilia, fornication, as in, sex outside of marriage, adultery, homosexuality including sodomy is a heterosexual marriage, and bestiality or having sex with an animal including an animal licking the sexual organs.


Ephesians 4:31,32.


“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice (or put away from you all forms of seeking vengeance, getting even and doing unto others as they have done unto you):

32.  And be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.”


Ephesians 5:1-8.


“Be you, therefore, followers of God, as dear children;

2.  And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savor.

3.  But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becomes saints;

4.  Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

5.  For this you know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

6.  Let no man DECEIVE you with vain words: for because of these things comes the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

7.  Be not you, therefore, partakers with them. (since the main subject of this study is homosexuality this verse is saying do NOT be DECEIVED by those Christians who are telling you that homosexuality is not a sin if a man truly is in love with another man and they get married or if a woman truly loves another woman and they get married then same sex marriage is not a sin Please read the study “IS GOD ANTI-HOMOSEXUAL?” for all the verses that prove beyond any shadow of a doubt the homosexuality even between legally married homosexuals is still a sin in the eyes of Almighty God.)

8.  For you were sometimes darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: walk as children of light:”

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Colossians 3:4-10.


“Mortify (crucify, kill, put to death) therefore your members (the lust of your eyes, the lust of the flesh, the lust of your sexual desires) which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

6.  For which things' sake the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience:

7.  In the which you also walked some time, when you lived in them.

8.  But now you also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

9.  Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

10.  And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:”


1 Peter 4:1-6.


“Forasmuch then as Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin; (in other words, suffer temptation is NOT a sin but the giving into temptation IS a SIN.)

2.  That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

3.  For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, (or drunkenness) revellings (partying to get drunk), banquetings (fancy parties to get drunk or having any excuse whatsoever to get drunk), and abominable idolatries:

4.  Wherein they think it strange that you run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:

5.  Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.

6.  For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.”


Revelation 21:7,8.


He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

8.  BUT the fearful, and unbelieving, (including those who do NOT believe that homosexuality is a SIN) and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”


One of the worst lies is to lie to yourself that something is NOT a sin when the word of Almighty God himself specifically states that it IS a SIN.

At the coming of Jesus, as in, at the moment of the rapture of the church, Jesus will FREEZE TIME, so to speak and whosoever is living in sin at that moment of time will NOT inherit eternal life to rule and reign with Jesus in the world to come.


Revelation 22:11-15.


“He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. (in other words, AT the very moment of the rapture of the church time will be frozen and no one will have TIME to repent so even if a Christian who has been faithful and obedient all the Christians life were to give into temptation and sin and be living in that sin at the moment of the rapture of the church then to me they will NOT inherit eternal life. See also Ezekiel 33:11-20.)

12.  And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

13.  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

14.  Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they (ONLY those of us who are truly born again Christians and are OBEDIENT children of Almighty God) may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

15.  For without are dogs (non-Christians), and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever LOVES and makes a LIE.”


This last phrase covers a lot of people such as false religions, false doctrines, false churches, false teachers including those who are deceiving THEMSELVES and others that homosexuality is not a sin if two people of the same sex LOVE each other and they get married. Again I implore you to read the study “IS GOD ANTI-HOMOSEXUAL?” lest you find out on the day of judgment that you have been deceived by a LIE.


When Jesus was asked by a young man what he must do to inherit eternal life Jesus listed all the MORAL commandments which teach us that all the ceremonial laws and ritualistic ordinances were nailed to the cross but everything written in the Old Testament pertaining to the MORAL laws of God are still applicable to Christians under the NEW Covenant. And in Leviticus 18 there is a list or six immoral sexual sins, incest, paedophilia, fornication, adultery, homosexuality, and bestiality.


In closing, I would like to point out that we who are NEW creatures created IN Jesus Christ no longer have to obey what our flesh is BEGGING us to do. And if we do give into temptation OBEY the Holy Spirit who is prompting you to confess your sin and ask for forgiveness. Do NOT try and reason away your sin, but rather walk AFTER the Holy Spirit and the condemnation in your MIND or in your conscious that is condemning you will leave and your mind will be free of al condemnation as you walk in OBEDIENCE to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

I mean a true born-again Christians does not need a LIST telling them what is sin and what is not sin because we have the Holy Spirit dwelling IN us who leads and guides us into all truth. But having a LIST is good because there are some church denominations that are wrongly teaching that things are sinful when the Bible ITSELF does NOT say that those things are a sin.

So I will leave it between YOU and the Holy Spirit to decide what is sin and what is not sin but also know and understand that it was the Holy Spirit of Almighty God himself who gave us this LIST of MORAL sins that we must put off if we want to receive eternal life in the world to come.

And what the Bible means by putting off is CONFESSING our sins if and when we give into temptation and sin. For each time we confess our sin we are made PERFECT in the eyes of God just as if we had never sinned. BUT if we LIE and try and reason away our sin we are living in UNBELIEF that it is a sin and all unbelievers will have their part in the lake of fire if they do not repent and turn from their sin.


Romans 8:1-19.


“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are IN Christ Jesus, who walk NOT after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (some Bible translations OMIT this last phrase which is ESSENTIAL to receiving eternal life in the world to come. Just read the CONTEXT)

2.  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. (the law bring condemnation but the law of faith brings freedom from condemnation because it is no longer us who are doing the work of being good enough)

3.  For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

4.  That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk NOT after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

5.  For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. (two groups of Christians, the Christians who DISOBEY the Holy Spirit to lie to themselves so that they can obey the lust of their flesh, and the Christians who OBEY the leading of the Holy Spirit to crucify the desire of the flesh)

6.  For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

7.  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

8.  So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. (and this is why we must RENEW our MINDS to the things of God and separate ourselves from the things of the world which those in the world lust after. Please also see Romans 12:1,2.)

9.  But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. (this means that some Christians a Christians in NAME ONLY and they are NOT truly BORN-AGAIN Christians but rather they have just been raised in a church and have been baptized into a church DENOMINATION and NOT into Jesus Christ to be created as a NEW creature IN Jesus Christ to now have the Holy Spirit DWELL IN them.)

10.  And if Christ (the ANOINTING the SAME Holy Spirit who DWELT IN Jesus) be IN you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

11.  But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwells in you. (in other words, if those who calls themselves a Christians do NOT truly have the Holy Spirit DWELLING IN them then they do NOT have the promise of eternal life DWELLING IN them. But rather all they have is HEAD knowledge and they are NOT truly born-again Christians. But those of us who are truly born-again Christians we have been set free from the bondage of sin and sin shall not have dominion over us.)

12.  Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. (in other words, we are indeed debtors to RIGHTEOUSNESS but we are NOT debtors to live after the flesh to do what our flesh is BEGGING us to do)

13.  For if you live after the flesh, you shall die: but if you THROUGH the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live. (there are Christians who are living without most sin BUT they are doing it in their OWN strength and NOT through the power of the Holy Spirit and therefore they have BOASTING in themselves looking down on other Christians. Even Jesus lived his life without sin THROUGH the power of the eternal Spirit who DWELT IN him giving all the glory to his God and Father as the one who was doing the work.)

14.  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

15.  For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. (a true born-again Christian should never fear that they are not good enough to receive eternal life. TRUE faith trust in the GIFT of RIGHTEOUSNESS that God himself has FREELY GIVEN to us when we BELIEVE in the name of Jesus Christ. True peace and ASSURANCE comes from believing that you ARE PERFECT in the eyes of Almighty God our heavenly Father as we REMAIN IN his Son Jesus Christ.)

16.  The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: (and when we DISOBEY the Holy Spirit by giving into the temptation to SIN the same Holy Spirit bears witness to our spirit that we are serving the Devil while we are living in that SIN. That means that UNTIL we repent and CONFESS that SIN we are the children of the DEVIL and NO LONGER heirs of eternal life unless we CONFESS our sin and BELIEVE that God has forgiven us and has cleansed us from all unrighteousness. So then, to REMAIN IN Jesus Christ means to remain in the state of FORGIVENESS of sin which makes us PERFECT even as our Father in heaven is PERFECT and without sin)

17.  And IF children, (when we die or when Jesus comes again) then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, (which means that Jesus was TEMPTED in all points like we are tempted INCLUDING being tempted with sexual immoralities, but Jesus did NOT give in to any temptation to sin. Rather Jesus SUFFERED and endured unto the end of each and every temptation THROUGH the Eternal Spirit dwelling IN him to OVERCOME all temptations to sin as our EXAMPLE to FOLLOW in his steps who did no sin.) that we may be also glorified together.

18.  For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. (this life is just a mere vapor compare to eternity so no matter how hard the suffering or RESISTING sin may be it is NOTHING compared to the glory of our INHERITANCE that we have IN Jesus Christ in the world to come.)

19.  For the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation of the sons of God.”


If we are true born-again Christians we are called sons and daughter of God in this present world. BUT we have NOT yet OBTAINED the MANIFESTATION of becoming God ETERNAL sons and daughters. We have not yet ENDURE unto the END to be saved because we are still ALIVE and Jesus has NOT yet returned.

So FIGHT the good FIGHT of FAITH unto the end so that you do not come short of receiving the end of your salvation which is eternal life in the world to come.


Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the truth of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Mark.


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