Grace and peace to you from God our father, Amen. The issue of homosexuality and the moral evaluation of homosexual acts have increasingly become a matter of public debate, and even more so in churches in our area. I have felt a calling from God to write on this topic since it has become an increasing issue. Since this issue often begins arguments and of the conflicts with what is written in The Word of the Lord. This issue also creates assertions that don’t conform with the teaching of the church, and it is rightly a cause for concern for all people whose work lies in the pastoral ministry.
Homosexuality has become a growing issue in the world we live in, children at school are being called “gay” by bullies and are led to wonder if they are really as “gay” as people say they might be. There are friends who wonder if they should remain friends with someone who just announced they have a homosexual partner. These issues have changed the way people think about homosexuals and the way we treat them. It is one thing to claim that you are attracted to the same gender, but it is another thing to actually go out and practice it.
Churches who do not accept homosexuals into their congregation are being judgemental towards churches who do accept them. Why would accepting homosexuals into a church matter? You still must respect them, they’re people just like you and I are. Leviticus 18:22 does say, “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.” That verse does say that it is wrong, but nowhere in the Bible does it say that we should not accept homosexuals into our church communities. We
must demonstrate God’s love to them and not cast them away from the Church of the
Lord. There are many similarities between homosexuals and heterosexuals. Both homosexuals and heterosexuals are commanded in the Bible to not take part in sexual sins, or lustful longing (Matthew 5:2730), and sexual