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Should We Evolve on Homosexuality? Part 2

Homosexuality, she says, “is a sin to be mortified, not modified.” She took me to Romans 6:4–5.

We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.


Is it possible to be created again?

“New creatures in Christ have union with him and the power of the Holy Spirit to see sin for what it is, and then to do battle with it. You can’t defend something you can’t define. You can’t mortify something you don’t see as a problem.”

Rosaria suggests that those who simply want to rearrange their life, and not call out sexual temptation for what it really is, are taking imprudent and reckless risks. Whatever we’re struggling with needs to be confessed to God for what it really is. Otherwise, it will kill us in the end.

“One of the things you might be trying to do is look all cleaned up so the sins confessed are underground — and that is a dangerous form of hypocrisy. Or you could be just somebody who is really trying to get at things on your own strength, but that is not what the Lord wants either. The Lord is not calling you to be strong on your own terms. The Lord is calling you and me to stand in the risen Christ.”

Standing in the risen Christ is not easy, but it is the most liberating thing a human being can do.  Joy awaits!!!  It is by His grace that we are empowered.  It is not our own doing.  He comes and leads us in the direction He has us go.
I am a sinner.  I too have sins which needs Christ’s cleansing blood as much as the sins of any other sinner.  As Rosarian so aptly stated: if we are not dealing with some temptation, we are dead!

Phillip Holmes is a staff writer and content strategist at desiringGod.org. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife Jasmine.

 

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