* Withing gay marriage
Gay marriage ISNT a sin. Love shouldnt be based on gender, colour, or religion.
No. But, that is not to say that people who live together before they are married aren’t sinning as well. A sin is a sin. It doesn’t matter if you are committed, monogamous and long term or not. People tend to get so hung up on these opinions. It is all there in black and white, and red. But, we are also not to judge one another. Read the Bible and sincerely try to take truth from it and not just what you want it to say and you will find the answer. These topics are so fueled with emotion and bias that you really just have to turn to the Word for the answer.
The Bible does teach that gay sex is wrong. Personally as a Christian I feel it is not God’s perfect will but on the other hand, Jesus said that if a man divorces his wife and marries another woman, they are both committing adultery. Most churches are full of divorced people who fit this category. So what’s the difference? Plus I think all Christians have something bad in their lives that they are doing, or find an excuse to keep doing, even if against God’s will. So I try to live by the scriptures, Judge not lest you be judged and Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
I rent a house to a gay couple and before they rented my house, their former landlord evicted them because they were gay. She evicted them on a technicality. They believe in God, attend church (Catholic) but probably keep quiet about being gay. They are wonderful people who I care about.
I never would tell them anything about their lifestyle because it’s up to God to speak to them if He wants to, not me.
I do not believe a long term, committed, monogamous gay relationship — whether it’s called marriage or not — is a sin.
What I don’t get is why people continue to tell us what God says, as if they have heard it directly from Him. You cannot condemn homosexuals without condemning yourself (Romans 2:1).
No, sorry. I have 2 gay uncles who just celebrated their 25th anniversary and they are still, as the Bible says, sodomites, which is an abomination in God’s eyes. God loves all of us despite our sin though, and when we can come to a knowledge of what that really means, we will want to love Him in return. One of the ways we do this is by “putting away the old man”, and by “no longer be conformed to the world, but be transformed by the renewing of our mind”, and “bringing the body into subjection (1 Cor 9:27). We CAN do this if we will it, witht the help of the Holy Spirit.
That would be me.
I can’t call myself a Christian and yet try to stifle love, Christ is a figure of love after all.
I personally think that anyone who can have a long lasting committed love filled marriage is blessed.
It is something that is hard to find no matter what your sexual orientation is.
Peace and Blessings =)
I am a fence sitter on the subject, but I know a couple of priest friends who wouldn’t regard it as a sin (both heterosexuals, in case any atheists are thinking of making smart alec comments.).
The practice of homosexuality is destructive to the human soul. God makes it clear that homosexuality is a sin (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Romans 1:26–27; 1 Corinthians 6:9; Jude 1:7; 1 Timothy 1:10; Revelation 21:8). Supporting gay marriage is a sin because it means to support homosexuality and the perversion of Holy Matrimony. If a nation legalizes gay marriage, that nation will be cursed.
Homosexuality is caused by iniquity. Iniquities (tendencies that cause one to sin) pass down the generation line (Numbers 14:18). When one accepts Lord Jesus as their Saviour, God forgives their sins and removes their iniquities (evil tendencies) in the subsequent transformation process which makes one more and more like Christ.
2 Corinthians 3:18
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
After genuinely accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour, ALL sinners (those who practice homosexuality, alcoholics, liars, drug addicts, fornicators etc.) will be saved and transformed. Each believer is cleansed by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ and receives the infilling of the Holy Spirit who renews them.
REDEMPTION BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH
Because mankind is incapable of meeting God’s standard of perfection necessary to abide in God’s presence (Romans 3:19-20,23), God sent His Son Jesus Christ to pay the total debt for the believer’s sins and mercifully credits to his account Christ’s righteousness (Romans 3:21-28,5:1-11; 2 Corinthians 5:18-21). Jesus’ gracious act of atonement was complete and covers all sin (Colossians 2:13-14; 1 John 1:9). Salvation is not based on good deeds but according to the mercy of God (Titus 3:4-5). Believers are justified by faith; it is a gift by God’s grace (Romans 4:3-8; Ephesians 2:8-9). A true, living faith will result in a desire to live a holy, loving life of good works (Ephesians 2:10; Galatians 5:6; James 2:14-26), but failure to be absolutely successful at righteous living does not negate the believer’s justified status.
If you sincerely say this prayer, your sins will be washed away, you will be redeemed to God, be saved from eternal torment and inherit the Kingdom of God:
I am a sinner.
I repent of my sins.
Please forgive me and save me by your shed blood;
come into my heart.
I want to receive you as my own personal Lord and Savior.
there are some people who call themselves Christians, but do not believe the Bible is God’s word. these people would probably agree with your statement.
Bible-believing Christians, however, know that marriage is between one man and one woman, as God has told us in His word. any sex besides that between a husband and wife, is sin.
How can two people of the same gender get married? They can’t.
Civil partnerships dont count.
Sex changes dont count.
If there is a hint of sexual sin in your heart you will not inherit the kingdom.
ALL sexual sin, whether it is masturbation or gay sex, it is sexual sin.
Sorry, I dont make the rules, and I dont agree with the rules either, but the bible is very clear.