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Christ Loves All–But What is Homosexuality?

http://trevinwax.com/2011/10/18/how-i-wish-the-homosexuality-debate-would-go/

Pastor interview and his principles:

1.  We believe the Bible and we love all people.

2.  We believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ is relevant to all people on the planet.

3.  We believe that the practice of homosexual acts is sinful, as any other sexual urge of the human body which is directed towards another person other than the person’s husband or wife.

4.  Jesus’ radical view of sexuality shows all of us to be sexual sinners.

5.  Jesus died to save lustful, homo-and heterosexual sinners and transform our hearts, minds and behavior.

6.  Jesus doesn’t just condemn adultery, for example, as does one of the Ten Commandments. Jesus condemns even the lust that leads to adultery (includes fantasy).

7.  I have no right to condemn or judge the world. That right belongs to Jesus.  That means that whatever He says in regard to sexual practices is what I believe to be true, loving, and ultimately best for human flourishing – even when it seems out of step with the whims of contemporary culture.

8.  Some people have mistreated homosexuals in the past.

9.  In civil discourse: To differ is not to hate.

10. The idea that disagreeing with homosexual behavior results in harm to gay people is designed to shut down conversation and immediately rule one point of view, the Christian one, out of bounds.

6 responses to “Christ Loves All–But What is Homosexuality?

  1. Eugene Adkins 03/2012 at 1:32 am

    Points 9 and 10 are very good but very hard to get people to understand and accept.

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  2. papapound 03/2012 at 6:51 pm

    1 – 8 are not easy for many either.

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    • Eugene Adkins 03/2012 at 11:37 am

      Umm…I think you (or the mentioned “many”) are missing the points of 1-8 then because each of those points are easily observable and easy to prove. The reason is that, with the exception of #8, they can be supported with direct scripture.

      If points 1-7 are not easy to understand and accept it’s because they have a hard time understanding and accepting what the scriptures clearly teach.

      Points 9 & 10 are different because they deal with the “you said/think something about me that I don’t like therefore you’re bad/full of hate” mentality.

      I don’t usually find anyone willing to argue about points 1-8 when it comes to discussing the practice of homosexuality…although there are some who do claim to be “gay Christians” or that universalism is true…in which both can easily be shown to be not true with the scriptures. Points 9,10 are different in that when the issue is discussed and you don’t support the homosexual “life-style” in any way, you’re automatically called “homophobic.” Hence my comment.

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  5. papapound 08/2012 at 8:34 pm

    Good response to what should the Christian view on homosexuality be: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTwugmG4hoA

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