Seeking The Kingdom
This week we start a two part series answering the question about what a Christian should do if a relative or friend came to them and said he/she was homosexual.
The first thing is show him love. Those who practice homosexuality are human beings and deserve to be respected as such.
Love must be our foundation and approach. To treat someone with homosexual tendencies as "gross" or as a worse sinner is to practice partiality which is also a sin (James 2:1-13). Homosexuality is a sin, but it is not any worse a sin than fornication, adultery, or stealing. Why should we treat it differently? We should approach homosexuals the same way we approach those in a sexual relationship outside of marriage between a man and a woman.
As Christians, we are responsible to teach people the truth. But love also dictates that we approach with gentleness, kindness, and longsuffering. Paul even says that love does not behave rudely (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)
Some verses to consider: Romans 1:26, 27 and Matthew 19:5.
These passages discuss what is natural and God's design for marriage. It is unnatural for a man to be with a man and a woman to be with a woman. God's design for marriage is 1 man and 1 woman.