What do you say to your gay friend?
We all operate under PRESUPPOSITIONS...
|I was born this way!||It’s not genetic. We’re ALL born in sin Romans 3:23, 6:23|
|10% of the population is gay so it must be ok.||Reality: About 2% is gay
Leviticus 18:22 – God forbids many kinds of sexual sin
100% have lied, it’s still not right
|It’s who I am! I can’t change.
I can’t help it.
|It’s WHAT I do.
1 Corinthians 6:18-20 – God commands us to flee
Proverbs 3:5-6 God can help us!
|It’s normal and natural. We can still be a family. All we need is love!||Genesis 1:26-28 The family was God’s plan. Kids need a mom & dad.|
|It’s an alternative lifestyle. God is all for love.||It’s a destructive lifestyle.
|Once gay always gay. Its unloving to try to change||God can deliver and change me 1 Corinthians 6:9-11|
|It’s a civil rights issue||It’s a moral issue|
|All Christians are homophobic||We owe them an apology|
How does God view gay people? He loves them and sent His son to pay the penalty for all their sins. John 3:16
Why would God restrict certain activities? He loves us enough to protect us from Harm
How can I know what is really best for me? Read God's owners manual.
What happens if I ignore my creator's directions? Suffering and hurt.
Is there any hope if I have lived outside God's plan? Christ died to bring us back to God. 1 Peter 3:18
What happens to my guilt? Christ takes our guilt and gives us His righteousness 2 Corinthians 5:21
My next step with God is to...
- Ask God for sensitivity, understanding and love for people in the gay community.
- Consider who you might know that is part of this community.
- Seek to appreciate their good contributions to society.
- remember that their sin is no greater than my own!
- Offer forgiveness in Christ if they will trust Him to forgive and lead them.