Is God anti-gay?

It’s the hot topic of the moment. Christians, the church and the Bible seem to be out of step with modern attitudes towards homosexuality. And there is growing hostility towards those who hold a different view. So is God homophobic? And what do we say, and how do we relate to to both Christians and non Christians who experience same-sex attraction.

Thoughts?

Todd

9 Comments

  • Jeff Ruble July 11, 2013 Reply

    God is anti sin. Romans 1:18-32 and 1st corin.6:9-12 clearly. states that homosexuality is a sin. No one can profess to be a Christian and live in sin. to me this man is using God and scripture for a escape clause to keep sinning.

    • Leonard July 11, 2013 Reply

      Jeff, I am not sure we watched the same video, he is actually not trying to keep sinning but rather submitting to scripture and God regardless of his attraction.

    • Craig July 11, 2013 Reply

      Jeff,

      Did you actually listen to this video? Around 3:20 he clearly said that while he does experience same sex attraction he does not want to act on those feelings but instead wants to live in obedience to God’s word.

      The one thing he encourages us to do is to “LISTEN” to those who experience same sex attraction. I do not personally experience same sex attraction. I’ve been married to my wife for nearly 17 years but, i pastor a church that reaches a lot of people with same sex attraction. I have learned again and again that my ability to have impact begins with my ability to clearly listen.

      Your very response is part of why this is such a difficult problem; you inserted into his comments what he was NOT saying. He was not looking for an escape clause to keep sinning, nor was he professing to live in sin. What he was saying is that this is an area that temps him to live different than Christ. I have plenty of areas (as I assume do you) that tempt me to live different than Christ, and yet it is my desire not to act on those feelings but, instead, to live obedient to God’s word.

      Wasn’t even Jesus “tempted” to act on sinful desires (Heb 4:15) and yet He chose instead to live obedient to the scriptures?

      There is no doubt that this topic is going to be one of the messiest conversation those of us in church leadership may face in our life time. So, Jeff PLEASE listen more clearly my friend. We need less of these types of reactions based on a defensive posture. What we need is a posture that begins with being a quiet, loving, listener (James 1:19) or our voice in this conversation will simply be an obnoxious noise (I Corinthians 13:1).

  • Steve Miller July 11, 2013 Reply

    God is for God. Because He is the largest factor in any conversation all other topics must be looked at the vantage point of how they relate back to Him, not how God relates to a smaller idea. Since God is unchanging and the only trustworthy foundation to orient ourselves with, we should always ask does this or that align itself with God’s expressed desire for all things to reflect His original intent and design; we must ask does this glorify God.

  • Leonard July 11, 2013 Reply

    I think this is very insightful.

  • Dan Reid July 11, 2013 Reply

    God is not anti-gay – he loves those who have chosen this lifestyle but He is calling them out of that lifestyle. Just as when Jesus engaged the woman caught in adultery – he was not against her…He loved her and called her to “life change.” That is the same with this “sin choice.” He loves those who have made this choice and is calling them to choose to live like He designed them to live.

  • Jeff Ruble July 11, 2013 Reply

    Ok. Not making excuses here but I watched again till my phone killed video. But this am I had my son talking to me while video was playing and too I suffer from comprehending things right off due to having 11 head concussions. I stand corrected and with draw my first comment. All of us do struggle with different temptations and as being. in the body of Christ we need to bear one anothers burdens. which I Jeff Ruble am the chief. of all sinners.
    The reason I say that is because my church elected praise and worship leader. my pastor as well as a few others knew that I suffer from ptsd and drank. It finally came to halt last week when a dear sister smell ed it on me. Glory be to God I have been dry for 11days. I ask God and everyone to forgive me for misunderstanding and judging this man. Thank God for his courage to ask for help. He is a better man than I am and I applaud him and for ministries like this.
    yours truly
    Jeff Ruble

    • Steve Miller July 12, 2013 Reply

      Jeff thanks for setting the record straight! You show real courage and fortitude in doing so.

  • Alberto Medrano July 11, 2013 Reply

    Great video

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