On one side are folks who seem to think that homosexuality is the one unredeemable sin. Evidently God is cool with every other sexual sin (Christian men I’m looking at you; how many of you would never show your face again if your true internet history was shown to the congregation?) but has an “Ew” factor that won’t allow Him to forgive homosexuality. Fact is, just as there are men and women who struggle with temptations like porn and attraction to people other than their spouses I’m sure there are homosexuals who know Jesus as their personal savior, know his rules on life conduct, but still struggle with temptation through attraction to the same sex. I’ll be honest, I have an “Ew” factor that makes it hard for me to see all sexual sins as the same but part of being a Christian is allowing logic to rule over feelings.
I fully agree, and it doesn’t just apply to sexual sin.
Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
“Where have your accusers gone?”
Love the sinner, hate the sin. We should make the distinction between loving the sinner (the individual gay person in this case), and hating the institutionalized sin of Homosexuality.
Jesus says the same words ~ "let he who is without sin cast the first stone" and I guarantee you Bloomberg would have gotten a bigger rock!
He was lucky he had a crowd of people who could see themselves as sinners.
Exactly. A homosexual might reach heaven if he refrains from sinful acts of homosexual behavior.
An unrepentant sinner has little chance of salvation.