LGBTQIA+ Christians

When God created man and woman, he created them to have a relationship with him. Both Adam and Eve walked in the Garden of Eden with God. But when Eve was tempted and deceived into eating the fruit and Adam ate of it willingly sin entered the world changing this close relationship with God.  God no longer walked with them in the Garden. He could not. He had to separate himself from them. Why? Because God is holy and completely separate from sin. Therefore, he cannot walk side by side with sinful man nor could he dwell with them. 

When the Israelites fled Egypt, God commanded them to build a tabernacle for him to dwell with them (Ex. 25:8-9). In this tabernacle was a veil to separate the holy place (the sanctuary) from the most holy place (where the mercy seat of God was) (Ex. 26:33-34; Heb. 9:2-5). This veil represented the separation between man and God due to man’s sinfulness. Only a priest who had followed God’s instructions purifying and cleansing themselves of sin could be allowed beyond this veil. Why? Because sinful man cannot be in the presence of a holy God. Sin separates God and man. But how can we as sinful people be reconciled back to God to have a relationship with him? 

The answer is Jesus. In John 14:6 Jesus tells us he is the way, the truth, and the life. That no one can come to the Father but by him. Jesus is the only way. You cannot reconcile yourself to God by good deeds or random acts of kindness. You cannot reconcile yourself to God by praying or chanting a mantra while circling the rosary. No, none of these things will reconcile you to God whose requirement is nothing less than a pure blood atonement for sins. Since we as sinful creatures can never be considered pure or sinless, we can never atone for our sins. But one man could and did, Jesus.  

He is God born as man to fulfill all the law down to the least part. He is sinless, righteous, and without fault. Because of this only he could meet the full requirement of a pure blood atonement for our sins. As he died, he bore our sins in our place on the cross (Is. 53:11, 1 John 2:1-2). That when we place our faith in him, he places his righteousness on us. Therefore, reconciling us with God. However, the LGBTQIA+ community, and their allies, who consider themselves to be Christians with a close relationship with Christ are very sadly mistaken in their belief that they can be reconciled with God while continuing to live a life that God considers unholy and sinful. Remember God cannot be in the presence of sinful man and sinful man cannot be in the presence of holy God. 

To be an ally or part of the LGBTQIA+ community and call themselves a Christian is first, a lie, and second, idolatry. First, it is a lie because God does not condone homosexuality. He considers it an abomination (Lev. 18:22), against nature (Romans 1:26), and unseemly (Romans 1:27). God says those who do this and those who support this way of living (allies) are worthy of death (Romans 1:32). To say you are a Christian and yet continue to live as a homosexual or an ally to those who do is to lie about God. You are saying God is ok with something that he explicitly condemns (Romans 1:26-32). You are saying God allows everyone into heaven when his word explicitly says fornicators will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven (Gal. 5:19-21). You are saying God loves you as you are when the bible explicitly says those who do not repent and turn away from those things God calls sin you are an enemy of God and not his child (James 4:4). If you call yourself an LGBTQIA+ Christian or are an ally of this community and call yourself a Christian, you are a liar (1 John 1:5-6). 

Second, if you are LGBTQIA+ or an ally and call yourself a Christian you are an idolator, idol worshipper. Not only do you lie about God, but you have created a false god with those lies. A god who condones anything but really offers nothing. It’s a god who hears nothing but speaks volumes. This is a god who promises heaven but only delivers to hell. This god is an idol. This god is a lie. It is a god of their own creation to flee from the light to remain in the darkness (John 3:18-20). A god they flock to because it says, condones, what they want to hear or do (2 Tim. 4:1-4). 

Because of these two premises a person who is LGBTQIA+ or an ally, who even though they call themselves a Christian, will never be a Christian according to God’s word or in God’s eyes due to their continually practicing what God calls sin: lying, idolatry, and homosexuality. However, if they repent and turn away from their sinfulness and place their faith in Christ as Lord and Savior, then they will be reconciled with God and grow to have a close relationship with God and Christ. It is only when we are justified by faith that we can have peace with God, but this can only be through Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1).  

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