7 Things Jesus Would Say to the LGBT Community

All other joining of flesh is looked upon by Scripture, and hence the universal church (up until very recent times), as being unnatural (against nature; Rom. 1:26-27) and sinful.

The Bible affirms the importance of human relationship and provides wise guidance on how we can be healthy and happy people here and in eternity. God as our creator made us as we are, knows what is best for us under all circumstances, and made the guidelines clear in his Word. He also knows what will wreck our lives and bring destruction of body, soul and society.

Paul said in Romans 1 that sexual sins are “the seeds of destruction and their own ruin to those involved.”

7. I want the eternal best for you, and when you too want that, I will be here for you!

(Hos. 14; Rom. 2:4; I Pet. 5:7; 2 Pet. 3:9)

The pleading passages of Scripture are too many to list.

God is pictured as the one who is asking the question of the nation Israel, Why will you die in your sins?

Jesus is the Savior who says, Come unto me all you who labor and are heavy laden down with your sins, and I will give you rest for your soul.

Then as he enters Jerusalem for the last time, he weeps over the hard-hearted people of that city, crying loudly: O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those who are sent to you. How many times would I have gathered you as a mother hen gathers her chicks under her wing, and you would not! Your house is left unto you desolate!(Mt. 23:37-38).

Many people speak up for the rights of the LGBT community, and they should have the same rights as anyone else.

But who speaks for God?

He warns all of us that we can destroy ourselves through sinful forms of behavior and living. This is true for all forms of addictions and behavior: to alcohol, to drugs, to work and to sexual vices in all their forms.

What does Jesus say to all of us no matter how sin has taken hold of us:

  • repent (first a change of mind, then a turning, a change of actions, from all sin and wrong).
  • believe and trust/rest in Me as your Savior.
  • receive the free gift of eternal life and live forever.

An important word: When we do come to Christ he does not promise to take away every thorn, scar and maladjustment that our sinful world, sinful nature and sinful acts leave behind as long as we are in this body of flesh. But he does promise earthly and eternal peace of heart and mind as he gives us his grace to bear up under any and all trials (II Cor. 12:7-10).

Over time, through the process of Christian growth, believers come to understand that they are called to be conformed to Christ and they fix their eyes on this wonderful goal. As someone once said: “When you give God your heart, he will comb the kinks out of your life in due time.”

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George M. McGuire is a retired pastor in the Christian Reformed Church.

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