Can we just be honest for a moment? To all who are currently involved in same-sex relationships, homosexual or lesbian sex, and identify as Christian or wholly reject Christianity, I simply want to appeal to your sense of reason and to your conscience.
I hope you will be honest and find life in Christ through true repentance. Some, however, will continue to raise a fist toward God in continued willful defiance. Where is God in all of this?
The Voice of reason can be suppressed but not silenced
The confusion, pain, depression, anger, and self-justification from those engaged in same-sex relationships bears witness to the awkward, sinful state they find themselves in before God.
When we are outside of His will, we will be suffering on some level. You and I can’t escape this reality no matter how hard we fight against the voice of Truth whispering in our spirit. He’s trying to get our attention.
“In plain language, God designed the penis and vagina as complimentary reproductive organs that speak volumes to His will for marriage, His design for sexual relations.”
The voice of conscience can be suppressed and many are willfully suppressing God’s Truth in unrighteousness, but one’s opinion or feeling doesn’t change the Truth. However, the Voice of reason, is evident, and cannot be silenced. It is clearly seen by you and I, and we must come to grips with it if we are to have abundant life in God.
Let’s reason for a moment
Is it true that God is pleased when we live out a sexuality of our choosing or His choosing?
Some will readily say that homosexuality and lesbianism is God’s choosing. Again, I appeal to that which is clearly evident. Physiology and biology clearly bear witness against same-sex relationships. This is obvious an irrefutable. The evidential Truth of God’s design being a man with a woman, committed to one another through marriage, and with the innate ability to bear children — without any intervention of science or mankind — is irrefutable.
In plain language, God designed the penis and vagina as complimentary reproductive organs that speak volumes to His will for marriage, His design for sexual relations, the function of both of these beautifully made organs and the need for us to simply stop fighting against His will, but rather yield to the living and loving God who created us to be in relationship with Him.
I urge you to soften your heart for a moment and think about what you’re accepting as so-called “truth”. Don’t be deceived. If we say that we know God and continue to live contrary to His evidential will, we are found to be liars and we are still in darkness (1 John 1:6). This is the Truth. But God doesn’t want us to stay in darkness. He wants to redeem us from the lie of living for ourselves rather then for Him.
Christ is the Hope for all Sinners!
Homosexuals and lesbians, Christ died for you and I. His blood has been poured out for you to obtain forgiveness and recovery of spiritual sight as New Creations, if you are willing to surrender you life to Him. Jesus died and rose again from the dead that we all (for ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God) would now glorify God in our bodies walking in His resurrection power by no longer doing those things in which we were once ashamed and that brought great shame and displeasure to Him. Redemption and Repentance beget Renewal.
Yes, there are many who continue to defend, practice, and preach that sexual immorality, such as homosexuality and lesbianism are compatible and/or acceptable within Christianity, but please listen to the Voice of Truth that is calling out to you.
You know that no one who practices lawlessness and unrighteousness will enter the Kingdom of God. You know this to be true deep within you. God has not left you without an answer. It’s not too late to surrender to God, to change your mind on this, and to find total cleansing, forgiveness, and a new life in Him. But as part of that new life of being a Christ follower, we all must cease from willful sin, including sexual immorality, and any other thing that does not bring glory to the One who created us.
God has demonstrated His love for you by sending Christ to die for your sins!
God has demonstrated His great love for you through Jesus’ redeeming and reconciling work on the Cross as a means of escape and renewal. Listen to how Paul says it:
While we were yet in weakness [powerless to help ourselves], at the fitting time Christ died for (in behalf of) the ungodly. Now it is an extraordinary thing for one to give his life even for an upright man, though perhaps for a noble and lovable and generous benefactor someone might even dare to die.
But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us. Therefore, since we are now justified ( acquitted, made righteous, and brought into right relationship with God) by Christ’s blood, how much more [certain is it that] we shall be saved by Him from the indignation and wrath of God.
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, it is much more [certain], now that we are reconciled, that we shall be saved (daily delivered from sin’s dominion) through His [ resurrection] life
(Romans 5: 6-10 AMP)
In other words, Jesus not only imputes righteousness to those who surrender their lives to Him, but He also IMPARTS a righteous nature, as well (Romans 1:16; Romans 6:1-11). What GREAT NEWS! In Christ, we can be free from our unrighteous nature to serve Him in spirit and in truth.
Please don’t misunderstand. God’s fierce wrath is upon ALL who by their works and even their words, at times, deny and refuse Him. And all who continue to reject God in various ways heap to themselves more and more wrath to be revealed in the Day of wrath (Romans 2: 5-6). That is, IF…. IF that one doesn’t repent.
But, at the same time, God is patient. God is kind. God is waiting and working that ALL would come to repentance. You could be one of those who comes to repentance today and is cleansed, washed, made clean. The guilt and shame will be forever erased! And a new heart and Spirit will be given to you; one that will love and honor God.
Accept God’s gift of forgiveness
Won’t you today turn to God and receive His forgiveness and the new life He’s offering? Don’t let this moment pass. You can hear God calling to you that today is the day to be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ.
If you believe in your heart that God is, that He exists (honestly, deep down you know this to be true), and that you are in need of His forgiveness and a NEW LIFE, pray to Him now. Simply accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and King. If you believe from your heart that Jesus died for your sins, and that God raised Him from the dead on third day, confess it to God and you will be accepted, you will be forgiven, and you WILL be adopted as a Son or Daughter of God. You will receive Eternal Life through Christ and your name will be written in the Book of Life. If anyone’s name is found in the Book of Life on Judgment Day, they will escape the second death, which is an eternal state of torment in the Lake of Fire.
Not only that, He has promised that you will receive the Spirit of God that will perpetually refresh you, comfort you, teach you, and guide you. He will be in you to create everything new — new attitudes, new motives, new loves and desires for the things of God and His Kingdom.
If you need help praying or don’t know how to start, pray with me now:
Father God, I don’t know where to start, but I know that You know everything about me and I believe that YOU ARE MY ONLY HOPE. I can’t hide anything from you. I confess that I desperately need Your help to be delivered from this body of death. I’m asking that you would forgive me of all of my past sin because of Jesus and the blood He shed for me. I believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God. I believe that Jesus was crucified for me, died, and was buried. I believe that Jesus defeated death and the power of Satan by raising Himself from the dead on the third day. I now place my life and my trust in You and You alone. Thank you for saving me, accepting me, washing me, and adopted my into Your family! Truthfully, let it be so (Amen).
If you prayed from your heart and truly have committed yourself to the Lord, congratulations! You have entered into the most important and exciting decision of your life… FOR your life!
This is just the beginning. To grow in your relationship with God, get started by visiting the seedlings page at Eternal Promises. (http://eternalpromises.org/seedlings)
If you have made a decision to follow the Lord, please let me know. I want to rejoice with you, pray for you, and help you in your new journey.
If for some reason you are one of those who hear the wonderful offer God is extending to you and continue to refuse it, I urge you to reconsider. You do not know how much time you have left. God is patient, yes, but He is also very just. When the day of grace ends, anyone who is outside of Christ will face Him as Judge. And there will be no way out on that day. Please reconsider while you have breath to say “I surrender, Lord… I surrender. Please help me.”
The Lord richly bless each one of you!