Presentation on theme: "Easter Witness: Homosexuals. Witnessing Homosexuals Homosexual Facts Which of these Homosexual facts are true? 1.Homosexuals are popular. 2.Homosexuality."— Presentation transcript:
Witnessing Homosexuals Homosexual Facts Which of these Homosexual facts are true? 1.Homosexuals are popular. 2.Homosexuality is an inborn disposition (God made them that way). 3.There is no greater sin than homosexuality. 4.Homosexuals can’t be Christian.
Are homosexuals popular? What is your reaction to seeing a homosexual couple? Witnessing Homosexuals
What does God think? 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. Will practicing homosexuals be in heaven? Witnessing Homosexuals
Are homosexuals popular? What is the public reaction to what your God thinks? Witnessing Homosexuals
Are homosexuals popular? How should you feel about the public reaction? Witnessing Homosexuals John 15:18-19 If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world... That is why the world hates you.
Are homosexuals popular? How should you feel about the public reaction? Witnessing Homosexuals 1 Peter 4:12-16 Do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you... If you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
“God made me that way!” The question of homosexuality as a choice of inborn disposition is a false dilemma. Every sin is both the choice of the will and the expression of an inborn tendency to sin. Romans 7:21-23 21 So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law Witnessing Homosexuals
“God made me that way!” The question of homosexuality as a choice of inborn disposition is a false dilemma. Every sin is both the choice of the will and the expression of an inborn tendency to sin. Romans 7:21-23 of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. Is homosexuality an inborn disposition or a choice? Witnessing Homosexuals
What is it like to struggle with sin? Romans 7:24-25 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! Which sin is worse hatred or murder? Which sin is worse drunkenness or lust? Do you know what it’s like to struggle with sin? Witnessing Homosexuals
Can homosexuals be Christian? 1 Corinthians 6:11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. How can I possibly witness to a homosexual? Witnessing Homosexuals