Thinking Godly on Homosexuality, 7 of 7
C O N C L U S I O N
So, how are we going to please God? The unregenerate man does not have that ability. In order to please God, we have to die to the flesh. We have to nail our bodies to the cross of Christ by believing in His finished work of providing forgiveness for our sins. When we do this, He gives us the ability to please and serve Him.
Therefore, the truth of the Word of God is not proclaimed because we hate homosexuals. His Word is proclaimed because it contains a message of life and freedom for all who sin, including those who commit the sin of homosexuality. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the power of salvation and His name is the only name under heaven that has the power to save us. We have to begin by recognizing sin as sin. Homosexuality is sin. That is the barrier today, because our society believes that homosexuality is just “the way someone is.” Satan works diligently to convince people that their behavior is anything but sin. If our behavior is sin, we are guilty before a holy God.
Some would argue that if behavior is traced back to a “genetic condition,” “parental abuse,” or something else, it Is okay because the person is not to blame. The truth of God’s Word is clear. The glorious promise from Him is that there is no sin too strong, there is no sin too tough, there is no sin too bad, that cannot be abolished by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Praise God for the Gospel of our Lord. There are many people who claim to be believers that have never come to understand their sinfulness before a righteous and holy God. The solution is to bow before Him, the One who loved you and died for you. When you do this, believing that He died for you personally, you will be set free, privileged to live as a new person. You will remember what you were, but by His grace you will now be a child of the living God.
B I B L I O G R A P H Y & N O T E S
1. Joseph Sobran, “Today’s Witch Doctors,” The Charlotte Observer, September 10, 1992, p. 11a
2. Andres Tapia, “Homosexual Debate Strains Campus Harmony,” Christianity Today, November 22, 1993, p. 38-40
3. Ibid., p. 38
5. Ibid., p. 39
6. Ibid., p. 40
Homosexuality: A Biblical Perspective
Copyright Ó 1994
Published by Indian Hills Community Church
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Other Books by Gil Rugh
Assurance: Our Seal and Pledge
Baptism: Truth or Tradition
Bible Study Tools for the Layman
(The) Bible Workbook: What Is It All About?
By Faith: Abraham
By Faith: Noah
Calvinism & Arminianism
(The) Church: God’s Program for Ministry
Church Discipline- An Evidence of Christian Love
Demonization of the Believer: An Unbiblical Teaching Exposed
(A) Different Gospel: An Evaluation of the Teachings of Robert Schuller
Division & Diversion
Divorce on Trial
Election: Whose Choice?
Endurance: Standing Firm in a Throw- Away World
Evangelism: Treading the Roman Road
Freedom From Addiction
Giving: A Result of Grace
Homosexuality: A Biblical Perspective
Instruction to Husbands, Fathers & Their Wives
Instruction to Wives, Mothers & Their Husbands
Living the Life
Marks of the True Believer
Promise Keepers and the Rising Tide of Ecumenism
Prophecy Update 1996
Provision or Penalty
Psychology: The Trojan Horse
Rendering to Caesar
Reversing the Reformation
Revival and Revival Meetings
Statement of Faith and Constitution
To Earth With Love: A Study of the Person and Work of Jesus Christ
To Tie the Knot or Not: A Biblical Study of Marriage and the Single Life
When the Bible Doesn’t Say
Willing to Pay the Price
Other Tracts and Brochures by Gil Rugh
How To Study Your Bible
Lordship Question: What Does a True Believer Believe?
Pare! Y Piense A Donde Va (Spanish tract)
Statement of Faith
Stop! And Think About Where You Are Going
What About Tongues?
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