Please note, I am saying all of this completely out of love. If you are homosexual, I love you, and so does Jesus Christ.
According to all of my social media, the gay marriage debate is up for a vote again in some way or another. After seeing my news feed filled with various statuses, pictures, etc., my heart breaks. My heart breaks because the one thing that keeps coming to my mind is this: Our world needs Jesus.
I am not sure where along the way, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, & they will become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24) got distorted. I guess it all started when sin entered the world when Adam & Eve took that very first bite of that forbidden fruit way back in Genesis 3. Yes, homosexuality is a sin (1 Corinthians 6:9-10, and other verses). However, there are a multitude of other sins out there as well (drunkenness, adultery, lying, complaining, etc.), and because of this sin, we are separated from God forever.
In Romans 3:23, the Bible clearly says, “For all have sin and fallen short of the glory of God.” All means ALL. This means I’m included. You’re included. We’re all included. God is perfect and holy. Sin cannot be in His presence. Praise the Lord that God loved us so much that He wanted a way to bridge this separation. The only thing that could redeem our sin and bridge our separation from God would be a perfect, holy sacrifice. This sacrifice is Jesus. Jesus was perfect, blameless, spotless. Romans 5:8 says, “For God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” This verse completely humbles me. It reminds me that Christ didn’t die for me while I loved Him or was obeying Him, but Christ died for me while I hated Him and was being completely disobedient to Him. Christ knew all of my sins in the past, present, and future, and yet He still died for me. Christ knew all of your sins in the past, present, and future, and yet He still died for you.
The thing about Jesus dying on the cross is that it’s like a gift. You must accept it. If you do not accept this precious gift, you will still be separated from Jesus- eternally. You don’t want this, trust me! Accepting this precious gift of salvation that Jesus freely offers is so easy. When I was 7, I realized that I was a sinner and needed a Savior. I confessed my sins to Christ, believed in Him, and asked Him to be my Savior. It’s that simple. Romans 10:9 says, “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
This Sunday, we celebrate Easter, which is when we celebrate Christ being raised from the dead. Jesus is alive! Because Jesus conquered death on the 3rd day, those who accept His free gift of salvation can have eternal hope of living with Him in heaven forever! If you accepted the gift of salvation through this blog or have any questions, I would love to talk with you about it! Seriously!
When you accept the free gift of salvation, Jesus will wash you white as snow. All of your sins will be forgiven. Now, that doesn’t mean you’ll never sin again, but it does mean that you will have the Holy Spirit to guide you to become more and more like Jesus. Homosexuality might be the sin you struggle with, just like how I sometimes struggle with pride, but with the help of the Holy Spirit, you can conquer that temptation.
Like I said, Our world needs Jesus. It’s evident as people fight for homosexual marriages. It’s evident as people go from marriage to marriage not holding to the covenant that they made to their spouse. It’s evident in the unborn babies that are killed every day. It’s evident everywhere. My prayer is that God will break my heart for what breaks His. If you know Jesus, I hope that’s your prayer too. In the midst of all of the political non-sense of homosexual marriages, abortions, etc., let’s show the love of Christ to everyone. Share Jesus with the world- the world needs Him now more than ever.