I know immediately your saying “What?”; “Are you saying there should be equality for Homosexual Couples?” And I would return with this statement. “As I study the Bible, there is no doubt in the equality of Homosexuality”.
And again you would probably question me, and maybe even a third time. And my answer would remain the same. But before you might misunderstand me let me explain by using the only Truth that I know and that is Scripture.
9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. 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. “
Now, as you read this scripture you can begin to see the equality of homosexuality, it is just like the other sins listed in this passage. The thieves or the drunkards are not any higher in the list or any lower in the list, they are all sins that are Hated by God. This is a point that people often miss, and they assume incorrectly that we Christians hate the person and that is simply not true, or we must indeed hate ourselves. See, I have made objects an idol, I have been greedy, I have slandered so in that sin I am equal with my depravity or better worded my separation from God.
But follow on in that scripture and now you see the difference and Paul states it very clearly. All of those things I just stated (this is me paraphrasing Paul) you guys were some of them, but not now because you found Christ. See, this is the major part that is not understood. When Christ saves you, you will not want to break His commands. You will not want to do anything that would violate His standards. Now, you will…but I pray not by choice!
So, let me leave you with a video that will explain this far better than I have here this morning. But before I go I must reiterate that I do not support Homosexuality. Just like I hate stealing and I hate idolatry because they are equal. But in the model that God has set before me I love the homosexual, I love the liar, I love the thief I just cannot agree with the Sin. I will let Ravi explain it as he is far more gifted in this area than I.
I pray that this would clear this issue up and if not message me off of the contact page and I will respond and we can discuss further.
~ Pastor Tyler