TWO POSITIONS Welcoming and Affirming Welcoming but Not Affirming
1 COR 1:2 To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ-- their Lord and ours:
OUTLINE - 1 CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 1-4 – DIVISIONS CHAPTER 5-7 – DISORDERS Chapter 5 – Specific sexual sin - Incest Chapter 6 – Sexual sins and Sins in general Chapter 7 – Sex in marriage and celibacy CHAPTER 8-15 – DIFFICULTIES
1 COR 5:12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived:
JOH 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
REV 21:8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars--their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.
2 THES 2:10b... They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.
2 THES 2:11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie
2 THES 2:12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
BARACK OBAMA INTERVIEW WITH RICK WARREN 2008 Rick Warren: “Define Marriage.” Barack Obama: “I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now for me as a Christian -- for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God is in the mix.”
BARACK OBAMA 2012 “I’ve been going through an evolution on this issue….over the course of several years, as I talk to friends and family and neighbors. When I think about – members of my own staff who are incredibly committed, in monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together.
BARACK OBAMA 2012 When I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or – sailors who are about there fighting on my behalf and yet, feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is gone, because – they’re not able to commit themselves in a marriage.
BARACK OBAMA 2012 At a certain point, I’ve just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” http://www.equip.org/video/defending-marriage-dr-jay-richards-interview- part-1/
Read in context, the commands against same-sex relations in Leviticus 18 and 20 mesh perfectly with the moral order of creation presented in Genesis 1– 2, correctly interpreted by Jesus in Matthew 19: 4– 5. This indicates that Moses meant for the intentions of the men of Sodom to be viewed as flagrant violations of God’s created order, as can be seen from the way later biblical authors interpret Genesis 19. SBTS Press. God and the Gay Christian? (Kindle Locations 279-282). SBTS Press. QUOTE
ROM 1:26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.
ROM 1:27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
1 TIM 1:9 (NASB) realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous man, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers
1 TIM 1:10 (NASB) and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching,
BIBLICAL VIEW ON HOMOSEXUALITY WARNING AGAINST DECEPTION WICKEDNESS IN DETAIL WAY OF DELIVERANCE
BIBLICAL VIEW ON HOMOSEXUALITY GOD CALLS ME TO FLEE IMMORALITY AND PURSUE HOLINESS IN KEEPING WITH MY IDENTITY IN CHRIST
"Although God does not bless homosexual sex or same-sex romantic relations, heterosexuality should not be the goal," said Yuan. "Holiness is our standard and we all are called to be holy whether we have heterosexual or homosexual feelings. Holiness with reference to our sexuality means one of two things. If you are married, complete faithfulness to your spouse of the opposite sex. Or if you are single, complete faithfulness through abstinence." CHRISTOPHER YUAN Interview with Christian Post June 21, 2013 with Michael Gryboski
HEB 13:4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.