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Dear His Way Out Ministries…

I understand that multiple contributing factors are involved in homosexuality, including environment, biology, and family. Is a spiritual component included as well?

All the factors you mentioned (and there are others) can contribute to the development of homosexual attraction, but we cannot overlook spiritual influences that contribute to same-gender attraction. Scripture clearly states that “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12). Obviously, the powers of darkness can much more easily seduce those who are spiritually vulnerable. That said, to think that only praying against the “demon of homosexuality” is all one must do is shortsighted. God often chooses to manifest His power in various ways in our struggles with sin – alcoholism, drug addiction, sexual addiction, anger, envy, or gossip. In most cases, the recovery road is a process played out not only through prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit but also through godly counseling, one-on-one accountability, and forgiveness.

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