If I’m Gay and Believe in Jesus – am I Okay?

Question is asked: “Is it a sin to be gay because I believe in Jesus with all my heart?”

Christian Response…

Even the demons believe in Jesus and they tremble with fear. (James 2:19) Though “belief” is a component of the salvation process, belief must be accompanied by repentance of sin. If you truly “believe” in Jesus Christ, you will seek to obey God’s will for your life. Homosexuality-Lesbianism is sin against God’s Covenant of Marriage as established in The Genesis and reiterated in the Gospel of Mark.

Concerning the sin of homosexuality…

“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor [f]effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (NASB)

If you truly love God and your “belief” is authentic, then you will seek to be pleasing to God and honor Him through your obedience. It’s good to have faith but your faith is authenticated by your works-your behavior. Though mankind cannot be saved by works and good behavior but only by grace through faith in Jesus, alone, we must first agree with God that we are a sinner and we must be willing to REPENT of sin.

Obedience is better than sacrifice. Jesus said…

“Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” Luke 6:46 (NASB)

“I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” Luke 13:3 (NASB)

God does not leave you alone in your struggles but through your enduring faith and desire to be obedient to His will, He will strengthen you through His indwelling Spirit and give you the power and ability to be one who overcomes life’s obstacles and the weaknesses of the flesh.

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

jesus - if we confess our sin he is faithful and just to forgive us of our sin

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