I want to say first and foremost; God loves every human. There is no exception to this. Jesus died so that “who ever believes in Him might be saved”. Jesus died so that we could be set free from sin. Not set free TO sin, but set free FROM sin. So the question is, “What is sin?”
To answer this I will give God’s answer from the Bible. There are plenty of scriptures that deal with sin, but we are talking about one specific sin here. The answers will be plain and obvious to anyone who believes God’s Word is alive and relevant for today. This is a message to Christians about what behavior God expects from us, as His children. If you do not believe that the Bible is the answer to questions about morality and behavior than you might as well stop reading now.
Don’t you know that wicked people won’t inherit the kingdom of God? Stop deceiving yourselves! People who continue to commit sexual sins, who worship false gods, those who commit adultery, homosexuals, or thieves, those who are greedy or drunk, who use abusive language, or who rob people will not inherit the kingdom of God. (1Corinthians 6. 9 – 10)
The apostle Paul was speaking about people who “continue to commit” these sins. The original word that he used is often translated as either heathen or treacherous. He then said, “That’s what some of you were.” He reminds the Corinthians that they have been bought (Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross) and that they are not their own. He spends some time talking about sexual sins because it is an important point. Christians are part of the body of Christ. When a Christian commits a sin with his or her body they are causing Christ to participate in their sin. The implication is that someone who willingly persists in these sins never actually gave his life to Jesus. If you are truly a born again, regenerated believer you have Jesus living in your heart and you are indwelled with the Holy Spirit. You would not willingly participate in these sins.
The people who lived in Sodom were very wicked. They committed terrible sins against the LORD. … Before they had gone to bed, all the young and old male citizens of Sodom surrounded the house. They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to stay with you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.” …Then they struck all the men who were in the doorway of the house, young and old alike, with blindness so that they gave up trying to find the door. Then the men asked Lot, “Do you have anyone else here-any in-laws, sons, daughters, or any other relatives in the city? Get them out of here because we’re going to destroy this place. The complaints to the LORD against its people are so loud that the LORD has sent us to destroy it.” …Then the LORD made burning sulfur and fire rain out of heaven on Sodom and Gomorrah. He destroyed those cities, the whole plain, all who lived in the cities, and whatever grew on the ground.(Genesis 13:13, 19:4-5, 19:11-13, 19:24-25)
God saw the sin in these two cities and we see the results. These two cities are located next to and underneath the Dead Sea. (Of course the Dead Sea was not there when the destruction occurred.) Archeologists, both religious and secular, have discovered an extremely large number of sulfur balls in and around the area. Most of these have been partially burned. Each of the cities of the plain contains evidence of brimstone that God rained down upon the cities to destroy them. The brimstone is composed of 96-98 percent sulfur; with trace amounts of magnesium, which create an extremely high temperature burn. This is the only place on earth where you can find 96 percent pure monoclinic sulfur in a round ball. This brimstone is NOT from any type of geo-thermal activity as there is no evidence of such in the area, and geo-thermal sulfur nodules are only 40 percent pure sulfur and are of the rhombic type. This is how God punished the sins of these people.
Jesus answered, “Haven’t you read that the Creator made them male and female in the beginning and that he said, ‘That’s why a man will leave his father and mother and will remain united with his wife, and the two will be one’? (Matthew 19:4-5) The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh. She will be named woman because she was taken from man.” That is why a man will leave his father and mother and will be united with his wife, and they will become one flesh. (Genesis 2:23-24)
Homosexual relationships are not normal. God created male and female with the intent that they reproduce. A sexual relationship brings the two together both physically and spiritually. An unnatural relationship is contrary to God’s purpose.
It is not a question of whether you are a “liberated Christian”: rather it is “are you a Christian”. Being Christian means being a follower of Christ. Jesus said that His followers are those who obey His commands (Luke 11.28) and that if we love Him that we would obey His commands (John 14.15). Being a Christian means loving and obeying Jesus. A true Christian cannot continue to live in a willfully sinful lifestyle. Jesus died on the cross so that you could be set free from the bondage of sin. Ask Him to forgive you and to come into your heart as your Savior and as your Lord. He wants to set you free. What Jesus said to the thief on the cross next to Him as He was dying “This day you will be with me in paradise” can be His words to you too.