How should a “Christian” treat a person that is a “Homosexual”?
I have been asked this question and cannot seem to understand why we have made the answer so difficult. The real question is how should a “Christian” treat anyone? Think about the following passage:
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:17 (NIV)
God has called people to love and serve Him! Second, we should love one another and allow God to work in all of us. I remember one time I brought some people to church that were not your “normal” church going type of people. I was shocked at the way people at the church acted when someone cursed or had to go out and smoke between Church Service and Sunday school.
People accused Jesus for hanging out with “sinful” people and He said the following: On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Mark 2:17 (NIV)
Are we all sinners? Has Jesus called you to help the sick? Who do you need to show love to and not judge? As a “Christian” should you show love and allow God to convict the heart of all? Do sick people need to go to the hospital?Do You Really Believe? Questions, Share, Email, Facebook
Great post. I guess my word, in addtion to love, is respect. I was told by a gay family member that she was not offended by my Christianity because I always treated her with respect. How can we keep the conversation going if we shut the other party off with a judgemental attitude.
I agree, we treat them like anyone else. My brother was a homosexual and died 4 years ago, not of aids but of lung cancer, so is smoking less sinful than being a homosexual? We do put sins on a scale. I remember years ago if you smoked it was considered a very serious sin, now it seems homosexuality has taken top place. God loves the world and that is why He sent his son to set us all free from whatever sin that binds us. Not just homosexuals, or people that smoke, or eat too much, or have had affairs, it is all of us, you, me, everyone.
The bible speaks out against divorce a whole lot more than it does homosexuality, and yet many Christians treat divorce as a “less sinful” action. Just an interesting thought that was thrown out there one Sunday in a sermon.
It is my opinion and belief, that God accepts all who have believed on His only begotten son. The church has for centuries tried to make this an exclusive club based on works, rather than on faith. Sin affects us all, from the pope to the least of all mankind. There is no scale in the scriptures to weigh any sin. Scripture says, rebellion is the same as witchcraft and lust is the same as adultery, where is the scale? We, under the new covenant only have to really be concerned with two commandments, love God and love our neighbors. If God wants any of us clean, He and our individual conscientiousness are the only ones that can accomplish the task. The rest of mankind has their own conscientiousness to be concerned about. We are only called to show forth the love of God, proclaim the truth of Jesus and let God do his part in sanctification. Remember judge not lest you be judged, for the measure you use will be measured on you. There are no scales to give weight to any sin.