Does God Hate Gays?

Does God hate gays?

Romans 5 says, "6 For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life."

So while we were sinners, enemies of God, God gave the life of his Son to save us.

The Apostle Paul, in his letter to the church he founded in Corinth, said, "9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God." 1 Corinthians 6

So Paul says that some in his beloved church used to be homosexuals. But through the love and power of Christ, they were able to give up their sin. Same with other types of sinners....aduterers, drunks, thieves, etc.

Jesus showed extrordinary love toward sinners, so much so that the pharasees condemned him for hanging out with them. In Luke 5 The Pharisees and their scribes began grumbling at His disciples, saying, "Why do you eat and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?" 31And Jesus answered and said to them, "It is not those who are well who need a physician, but those who are sick. 32"I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance."

The creator of the universe not only called the sinners to repentence, he ate and drank with them, he taught them about God, and he died in order to save them.

One thing Jesus didn't do was to tell them to keep doing what they were doing. He told various people to go and sin no more.

God has given this magnificent offer to all who seek him. John 10 10 "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." Deuteronomy 4:29 "But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul. " Jesus said in Matthew 11:28 ""Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

What a lot of people don't understand is that anyone can say they are a Christian or that they are saved, but that isn't what makes it true. There is an actual transformation that takes place when one seeks God and is born again. That's why Jesus used the term 'born again' because it is like a whole new person, a new life. When you trust in Jesus, the Holy Spirit comes to dwell in you, and gradually, you come to hate your sin, come to hate the things you used to do that displease God. A progressive 'sanctification' process starts where your life comes more and more in line to what God envisioned, and Jesus described in the Sermon on the Mount. An actual 'legal' transaction takes place where your sins are forgiven and you will be able to inherit the kingdom of God. That is what God desires for all men, for homosexuals, for murderers, for adulterers, for drunks, for sinners of all kinds. He desires for them to become Children of God, living for all eternity with him in Heaven, walking in the light. Trust in God. Repent. Accept Jesus as Lord of your life.