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As faithful followers of Christ Jesus, we cannot, we must never affirm homosexual practice because God has clearly spoken on the matter.

Genesis 1:26-2:23
God’s blueprint for human sexuality as found in Genesis 1 and 2, clearly establishes that from the beginning God had a divine intent for human sexuality with well-defined holy boundary lines to live within regarding sexual expression.

Matthew 19:4-6
God’s divine intent for human sexuality is fulfilled within the covenant of a monogamous and heterosexual union.

Romans 5:12-19
We are a fallen race, and the Fall has marred every part of our experience, including our sexual experience.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Homosexuality is a manifestation of fallen nature and it violates created intent.

1 Corinthians 6:11
Homosexuals are redeemable and change is possible.

When God speaks a word on any subject, He speaks the final word. What I think, what I feel must take a back seat to whom God is and what He has spoken.

While we cannot approve of what is clearly condemned in Scripture, we can listen. Listening does not mean that we approve of homosexual behavior, but it does mean that we respect the person enough to want to know what their life experiences have been like.

It is when we accept the person (while not condoning behavior) that we can also let go. Letting go can be excruciating because we want to jump in and make things right. You know, we do not want to release him or her. We want to jump in and fix it!

And yet often, very often, before life can take a dramatic turn or something genuine can happen in someone’s life, we have to release that person to God and to the consequences of their choices. A prayer of relinquishment becomes necessary.

It is important for me to state that while we let go, God does not let go. Each and every one of us who have had involvement in homosexuality gave our loved ones plenty of good reasons to write us off. Personally-speaking, I cannot recall one good reason for my family to have ever thought I would repent.

For me, like so many, many others, I had to exhaust all that gay seemingly promised but never, ever delivered. The ultimate awakening came in, “Hmmmm. This isn’t gay at all.”

Thankfully and gratefully, my family and God, patiently waited for me to come back to my senses and realize I had made many foolish choices, and that there had to be a far better life.

Pastor Phillip Lee

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