by Kevin Graves
OCTOBER 3, 2014

Dear Homosexual

Dear homosexual, 

I do not hate you.  You were created by God and capable of good works.  Your sin is no worse in the eyes of God than any other found in His Word.   I do not consider myself to be better than you as I am not free from sin.  But can we please be consistent? 

You apply the term “homophobic” to me because I disagree with your lifestyle.  Do you accept the title “Christaphobic” when you disagree with my lifestyle (and yes I did just make that term up but you get the gist)?  If I speak out against the sin of homosexuality, you label that “hate-speech”. Do you apply the same term to your communication when you speak out against Christians who defend God’s Word?  You claim that you have the right to express your views openly.  Why do you fight to deny me the same right?  

You claim that you were born gay so therefore you should be left to practice your natural tendencies. The multitude of former homosexuals who have repented of that sin stand as a testimony against your argument.  But for the sake of discussion, let’s entertain your assertion for a moment.  There are children born every day in our country addicted to crack cocaine.  Should they, therefore, have their tendencies fed and perpetuated?  Should everyone be allowed, and even encouraged, to practice their "natural tendencies" or should we limit which tendencies are allowed to be practiced?

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:10 KJV)

Every sin on that list as well as every other sin listed in God’s Word can be claimed as a natural tendency by someone. And every sin will prevent the sinner from obtaining an inheritance in God’s kingdom.  But all is not lost! The Apostle Paul, as he addresses those who were guilty of those sins, shows that it is not too late to be forgiven and to come back to God.

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 6:11 KJV)

It is not too late to be cleansed of your sins. Dear homosexual, I do not hate you, I do, however, hate your sin.  And I hate my sin as well.  I hate all of the sin that caused my Lord to suffer on Calvary’s cross.  His blood flowed on that cross to wash away the sins of all who will repent and come to Him.