- You told us we needed to surrender our lives to Christ Jesus and be born-again. We surrendered.
- You told us we needed to forsake and repent of homosexual practice. We repented. We turned away.
- You told us our mind needed renewing and we needed a life transformation. We willing died to self.
- You told us we needed to forsake the gay community and embrace the Church as our new family. We did so by faith.
- You regularly encouraged us to share our testimony. We gladly did so to honor Christ Jesus.
- You continue to remind us the Church is God’s vehicle to reach the wounded, broken and hurting. We agree.
- You told us the Bible is the textbook for life in all matters of faith and practice. We embraced this truth.
- You reminded us over and over again “Jesus remains the same yesterday, today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8) Indeed and Amen.
But now, many of you are saying, “Well, maybe homosexuality isn’t so bad after all.”
Many Sunday morning church pulpits have lapsed fully into the silent-mode with regard to homosexuality.
The gay community is extremely vocal and highly visible demanding their right to be who they want to be, but we are now being told daily we cannot have and we must now have the same right.
We are your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. We are trying very, very hard to understand. Would you help us, please?
Much too often, we turn around wondering, “Where did everybody go?”
Having once faced and addressed the impact of rejection and abandonment in our lives, must we face it again?
Should we compare where we stand now regarding homosexuality and related issues to the time when things got very, very tough and Jesus said to His disciples, “Will you also turn away?” (John 6:67)
You told us and reminded us frequently…
“The Church must call homosexual practice sin and while that will be offensive to many,
the Word of God must not and cannot be watered down.”
In many respects, we attribute our new lives in Christ Jesus to Christians sharing and holding us to The Truth.
- You told us we were not born gay. We embraced this truth.
- You told us change is possible. We changed.
- You told us our true identity is in Christ Jesus – not our sexuality. True.
- You told us not to allow our past to dictate who we are in Christ today. Agreed.
- You told us homosexuals are redeemable with God’s grace and power more than sufficient to transform a life. Amen.
- You told us sharing the Gospel is not an option for a Christian but rather obedience to a command. Absolutely.
- You told us the only way out of homosexuality was through a deep, personal, intimate relationship with Christ Jesus.
Has any of the above mentioned changed?
If God has changed and is no longer capable of restoring a man or woman from the brokenness of same-sex attraction,
what else can’t God do?
Truth lived out Christ’s way, does not have any gray edges. It is abundantly clear and straight forward.
We, the prodigals, are your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
May God help us each and every one on that day when we are asked to give an account of how we responded to the difficult issue of homosexuality so that we might hear Him say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
Pastor Phillip Lee
His Way Out Ministries
Member of Restored Hope Network
“If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at the moment attacking, the I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is tested.” Martin Luther