There is a lot of discussion going on and it seems as everybody has an opinions about homosexuality these days. The range goes from news, schools to politics, but how much of it is informed by the Gospel?
Jesus never made any c0mpromises and he called a sin a sin. Less talked about sins like greed, pride or gossip are classified by Jesus to be just as severe as sexual sins. While a huge percentage of men have an issue with pornography it is easier to talk about homosexuality. Interestingly enough homosexuals are only a minority of homosexuals and yet they had a lot of high level support to the extend that many countries changed their law and school curriculum.
But what would Jesus say? How would Jesus address a gay man or a lesbian? Looking through Scripture, we can make a very good assumption how Jesus would have address this issue.
Here are 6 things we think Jesus would be known for saying if He walked among us today and since we all need his grace to overcome our guilt and shame. You might find a few precious thoughts to strengthen your faith and your confidence.
6 Things Jesus Says To The Gay Community
1. I love you.
Amidst the protest signs, yelling crowds, and political referendums, the simple message of Jesus’ love for you is often drowned out. Never doubt that Jesus loves you more than you could ever know. Jesus doesn’t just love a future version of you; He loves you exactly as you are right now. Jesus’ love for you has no prerequisites or requirements. Even if you hate Him, Jesus loves you and wants what is best for you. Love is at the core of everything Jesus taught. Unfortunately His message of love has been conveniently left out by many who would rather make a point than make a difference (John 3:16; 1 John 4:8-10; Romans 5:8; Psalm 86:15).
2. I understand rejection.
Jesus knows how it feels to be a social outcast. You would think the religious leaders would have been His best friends, but they hated Him. They sought to kill Him and publicly shame Him any chance they had. Eventually, the religious elite joined forces with local politicians and murdered Jesus in front of a cheering crowd. Rejection hurts. Jesus’ own family thought He was out of His mind; you probably understand how that feels. In Jesus’ greatest moment of need, His closest friends deserted Him.
You may feel rejected by society and the church right now, and that daily pressure takes a toll. Jesus understands. His heart always breaks for the rejected and the outcast. Jesus wants to gather you in His arms and let you know that He loves you. You have a home with Jesus, you belong to Him, and you are His child. Don’t reject Him because He has not rejected you (Isaiah 53:3; Mark 3:20-21; Matthew 26:55-56; Matthew 27; Ezekiel 18:21-23).
3. I also was tempted.
Jesus was tempted in every way that we are tempted. He does not shame you or reject you because of your temptations and feelings. He faced the same thing when He walked the earth. He never married, and faced daily pressure and temptation in every way imaginable. Some like to pretend they are perfect and never face any struggles, but they’re lying. Jesus really was perfect and still faced temptation. He battled the desire to run away from His Father’s plan.
He understands what you are going through. If you read about His life, you will see it was no cake walk, but if you will walk with Him and obey Him, you will find a greater reward than you could ever imagine (Hebrews 4:15-16; Hebrews 2:17-18; Hebrews 12:2-3, 7-11).
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