Absolutely. Although God finds the sin of homosexuality detestible, he does love the man or woman. The only person that can judge is God and no one else and the person should open their heart and mind and accept the Son of God as their Lord and Savior free will!
i once was a criston and up antell i had people tell me because i am what i am and cna not control who i love i just have never known what to belive after that
God says homosexuality is a sin. There are many bible verses on it. Here are some:
Leviticus 18:22 - "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable." (NIV)
Romans 1:26-27 - "Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. 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." (NIV)
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 - "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God." (NIV).
1 Corinthians 6:11 - "And that is what some of you were. 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." (NIV)
However, the good news is it's no worse sin than any other and God can deliver someone from homosexuality just as He can from alcoholism or any other bondage they are tied to. I truly believe Satan has blinded so many people with this bondage to this sin and has caused so much unhappiness, but God can set us free from any bondage! We can have that peace and joy that only comes from God. He understands our temptations and gives us many scriptures to help us when dealing with temptations.Here's just a few scriptures on temptations:
1 Corinthians 10:13 - No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
Hebrews 2:18 - Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
Hebrews 4:15 - For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet was without sin.
Hebrews 4:16 - Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
James 1:12 - Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him
James 1:14 - But each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.
James 1:15 - Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
James 1:2 - Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
James 1:3 - because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
Matthew 26:41 - "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak."
Ok, I went to go look for a book for you and went right to it! I probably haven't seen this book in 3 years. Ok, sorry about that, just an observation! I bought this book because it was recommended to me because I had a loved on struggling with her sexual identity and trying to figure out who she was. I prayed a lot and had lots of other people praying. She was in such bondage for awhile and so unhappy. She was cutting, depressed. She came to Christ a couple of years ago and gave her life to Him. Since then she's been a completely different person! She has peace and joy. She no longer takes anti depressants, and she does not have the temptation of same sex attraction any longer. She's been set free! I can testify to this because I've seen it for myself.
The book I'm recommending is by a woman who was in a lesbian relationship for awhile before finding Christ. She talks about how she was set free and is now trying to help others find that same freedom. Her name is Anne Paulk and the book is "Restoring Sexual Identity." Read the book and let me know what you think. I found it very informative and compassionate. For instance, she mentions how many people caught up in the homosexual lifestyle were often (not always) abused sexually as a child. Here's a bit from her book:
"Very early, I felt the tug of sexual attraction toward some members of my gender. I remember being both confused and excited by these feelings. After many years of having been attracted to other women, I embraced a lesbian identity and lifestyle. Later, after an encounter with God, I began my journey out of homosexuality..." by Anne Paulk
Restoring Sexual Identity offers answers to the difficult and often wrenching questions asked both by women desiring change and by friends and relatives of women struggling with same-sex attraction.
*Is lesbianism a genetic predisposition or is it developed during childhood?
*Does becoming a Christian immediately eliminate all desire for members of the same sex?
*Can a woman be a lesbian and a Christian at the same time?
*How does childhood sexual abuse relate to the development of lesbianism?
*What support is available for women who struggle with lesbianism?
For every woman sexually attracted to other women...here's another choice.
Very good book. I think it will help answer a lot of your questions. I'm going to try to send some of this through pm to you too in case something happens to this post. I pray you receive the answers you are looking for! God bless you, sister!
we're all sinners and jesus accepts ALL who are weary lame hurting sick troubled and anyone who calls on his nameand believes.
Yes, and then He begins the powerful work of restoration in us if we're willing to let Him. Only He can truly change our hearts.