OCS Ministry family and friends,
As a man of God an Evangelist, I am bound by His Word to proclaim a full Gospel, not pick and choose to please the lost.
Are you struggling with sexual identity? The issue of homosexuality continues to plague and confuse the masses. The Holy Bible is clear, concise and unchanging.
God’s standards of holiness did not change with the coming of Jesus, because God does not change (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8). The New Testament is a continuing revelation of God’s interaction with humanity. God hated idolatry in the Old Testament (Deuteronomy 5:8), and He still hates it in the New (1 John 5:21). What was immoral in the Old Testament is still immoral in the New.
The New Testament says that homosexuality is a “shameful lust” (Romans 1:26), a “shameful act,” an abandonment of “natural relations” (Romans 1:27), a “wrongdoing” (1 Corinthians 6:9), and “sexual immorality and perversion” (Jude 1:7). Homosexuality carries a “due penalty” (Romans 1:27), “is contrary to the sound doctrine” (1 Timothy 1:10), and is listed among the sins that bar people from the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9). Despite the attempts of some to downplay these verses, the Bible could not be clearer that homosexuality is a sin against God.
Homosexuality is not the cause of society’s decline, it is a symptom of it; it is the result of people making themselves the final authorities. Romans 1 gives the natural digression of a society that has chosen idolatry and sinful pleasure instead of obedience to God. The downward spiral begins with denying that God has absolute authority over His creation (Romans 1:21–23). The question therefore is, can a homosexual be a born again Christian? The short answer is no. Only if he or she repents from their sinful nature, asks the Lord for forgiveness, accepts the Lord as their savior, and begins a Christ like walk with their Creator.
I am only the Lord’s humble messenger; His Word is my command!
In Christ our Lord,