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Have you ever asked yourself what does love require of me? Jesus Christ tells us to love one another because we owe that to our Heavenly Father for loving us first. (John 13:34-35) We ask you again what does love require of you? Let's talk homosexuality. Homosexuality is a big topic in many communities including the Christian community. One reason is that Followers of Christ believe homosexuality is a sin. Yes, it is a sin against the body. All sexual sin (fornication, adultery, masturbation, etc.) separates us from God. (Matthew 15:19, Galatians 5:19, Ephesians 5:3, 1 Timothy 1:10) We must remember God loves the sinner, but hates the sin. God loves the sinner so much that Christ died. (Romans 5:8) God hates sin so much, He believed the wages for it was death on the cross. (Romans 6:23) We have to remember to flee from all sins from porn, masturbation, selfishness, greed, pride, adultery, drunkenness, lying, disobeying our parents, hating our enemies, including the homosexuality and many others. If you are offended by what we are saying, I challenge you to go to God and ask Him why you are feeling the way you are.
We do not promote abuse, hatred, and fear of sin including homosexuality. We promote truth and loving one another as Christ loved us. If this statement bothers you, we challenge you to go to God and ask Him why you are feeling the way you are. As Followers of Christ, we cannot say that we love God and hate our brother for we are liars. (1 John 4:20) We are to check our hearts when we are confronting others on sin and do it with love paired with truth and not hate. As Christ did for us.
We challenge you to forget all the stereotypes. Let go of the fear. Chase after God. Confess and be honest about your sins to Him. Read about Jesus Christ (New Testament) for yourself. How can you follow Christ if you know nothing about Him for yourself? Use the Bible to talk to people and NOT about them. Pray for courage and faith. Figure out what does love require of you. Discover and find your identity in the One who created you. We all have a purpose. Trust God because He loves you so much. Never forget that any and all things are possible with Him.
We believe the best people to listen/talk about is someone who has walked in your shoes. Check out Jackie Hill's video about her testimony. Listen to Abby talk about her story. View Mark's transparent journey. Be touched by J.O. Speaks' spoken word.
Please feel free to reach out to us if you need a support system or check your local church for other resources.