Here is another resource which helps Christians wade through the issue of homosexuality and how to think about it as a Christian. It is called – The Gospel According To Jesus Christ and the “Gay Christian?” – A Message to Pastoral Care Leaders Processing The Gospel and “Gay Christianity.” It is written by Stephen Black, the executive director of First Stone Ministries, which is a Christian organization ministering to those struggling with homosexuality or other sexual brokenness.
This article functions as Stephen Black’s testimony, explaining how he became a Christian and overcame his homosexual desires. That makes it worth reading alone. But the main thrust of his article is describing how it is a false Gospel, contrary to Scripture, that says we can be a Christian but not change our life and resist sin. Specifically, it is a false Gospel to say that we can be a Christian and an active practicing homosexual. He is not saying that a true Christian will never struggle with sin. But a supposed Christianity that accepts homosexuality (or other sins) as a valid lifestyle for a Christian, that is a false Christianity.
Personally, I am not going to make judgments about individual people, and whether they are going to Heaven or Hell. Only God knows that. And I certainly would hope that we are not saved only by having perfect doctrine. There are those out there who believe in Jesus as their savior, but have studied the Bible, and do not think homosexual behavior is wrong. Well, I think they are utterly and totally wrong in their belief about homosexuality. I think they are believing in a corrupted Gospel. But I would not claim to know whether they are saved in Jesus or not. I would hope that because they have had faith in Jesus, their sins are still fully forgiven, including their sins of homosexuality and believing false doctrines. But the important thing to me, is not making judgments about who can be saved and who can’t be, but to uphold the truth of God’s Word, true doctrine in the church, so that all of us can live lives together that are pleasing to God.
I have no illusions that this article will matter a hill of beans to those who aren’t Christians. But to those of you who claim to believe in Jesus, but wonder about homosexuality, or those of you who are Christian but think homosexuality is not wrong, this would be helpful and challenging article for you to read.