The answer to that question is “yes” and “no.”
Dealing with the affirmative, the Holy Ghost will save “whosoever He wills.” From a murderer on death row to a pedophile, God saves to the uttermost. The blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth washes away the stain of sin from the lost regardless of how they have lived and whatever they may have done. So without a doubt, the Lord saves gays and lesbians.
Now, to the negative. Once the homosexual is saved, then according to the scriptures, he or she is no longer identified or labeled by their sexual sin. All things are passed away. All things have become new. Just like fornicators once saved don’t go about calling themselves, “a fornicating Christian,” there is no such thing as a gay or lesbian Christian.
Check out what Paul wrote to the Corinthians. First he tells them that if they continue in their former ways and lifestyle that they shall NOT inherit the kingdom of God. The list is long, including idolaters, fornicators, adulterers and those who participate in homosexuality. (I Corinthians 6:9-12.)
Then Paul points out that some of them, now born again WERE ONCE homosexuals BUT Paul writes:
“YOU ARE WASHED,—- CLEANSED BY A COMPLETE ATONEMENT FOR SIN AND MADE FREE FROM THE GUILT OF IT!!!”
In a nutshell, homosexuals who become born again are “no longer gays and lesbians.” They are Christians. They have been justified or pronounced righteous by the Lord Jesus Himself!!! As such they are no longer to be the slave of “anything” or “brought under its power.”
So after a homosexual is truly born again, a change has occurred in his or her spirit. The soul and the body may have other ideas. Here is what I have to say about THAT! My belief is that a change in orientation is possible, as long as the former gay or lesbian desires to change and is
dedicated to do so. In Christ, all things are possible. The emotional scars from the past may still persist and therefore may take considerable time to heal. Those who are truly dedicated to Christ will obey Him, ie. if thy right hand offend you, cut it off.” In other words, even though a gay or a lesbian may desire to sleep with someone of his or her own gender, we as Christians do not follow the desires of our flesh. Heterosexual fornicators are in a similar position. The unmarried are to be celibate or to marry. Homosexuals have the same two choices. However, if they marry, it must be to someone of the opposite sex.
Any homosexual who claims to be saved will agree with the bible that ALL sex outside of marriage is sin. Therefore, if they continue to desire same gender sex, they must crucify that desire.
No one loves orgasm more than I do. However, my obedience to Christ as a single woman with sexual desire has caused me to put sex behind me and press on without it. After all, I can live without an orgasm.
So can a gay or a lesbian.
If you cannot, then I suggest to you that “you are NOT born again.”
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