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Not long ago, about fifteen minutes before the start of our Straight Talk Care Group/Class Meeting, I heard our office outer doors open and in stepped a couple (a Mom and Dad) I had never had the pleasure of meeting.

The Dad handed me a copy of the information about Straight Talk he had downloaded from our web site and asked, “Are we in the right place for this meeting?’ After I assured him he was, Mom’s eyes filled up and she said, “Our adult daughter just recently informed us she is in a same-sex relationship. We need guidance and support so we drove 5 hours to attend this meeting.”

Admittedly, I was stunned, and I am confident it showed. A one-way drive of 5 hours?

They, like so many others, were looking for encouragement, support, and answers to help them navigate the difficult waters that often surround one main question…

“How do we continue to show love to our gay-identified son/daughter and yet remain faithful to the Bible’s admonitions about homosexual practice?”

The necessary balance of both truth and grace can be a considerable challenge.

To be honest, yet loving; firm in our convictions and unsparing in our compassion and abundantly clear in our beliefs.

“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)

At one point in the meeting, another Mom shared with the couple, “When you’re hurting, fearful, and so deeply troubled, you will go to any lengths to find answers and support. Even a 5-hour drive, huh?”

There is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that homosexuality has taken center stage in our nation, churches, and homes.

We are in immediate, if not desperate need, of Biblical clarity in a sexually confused world.

As ambassadors of truth, your job, my job is to present truth lovingly, responsibly, and clearly. When we stand before God, I really do not see even one of us being asked how many homosexuals we were able to persuade out of the homosexual community.

But I am convinced we will be asked how faithfully we presented the words of life and light we’ve been given and how lovingly yet boldly we presented them.

In this extremely troubled age, may it be said of all of us – that we are, as He was, full of grace and truth.

Pastor Phillip Lee
Executive Director
His Way Out Ministries

His Way Out has been faithfully ministering to men and women seeking a way out of sexually broken lifestyles since 1994. We could not do it without the support of Christians like you. Every dollar that you give to His Way Out Ministries helps to further this vital ministry. Won’t you take a minute to prayerfully consider a monthly donation to His Way Out? Please consider making a one-time donation or set up a secure monthly PayPal contribution on our donation page at https://www.hiswayout.com/donate/. Thank you, Pastor Phillip Lee

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