“Gay Christian” Is a Loaded Term

Ever heard someone use the term “gay Christian”?

It’s a loaded term.

Homosexual activists’ use of the term implies an ability to reconcile persistent, unrepentant homosexual conduct with an active and true Christian faith.

Scripture shows such an existence to be impossible.

The concept of a “gay Christian” is an oxymoron in light of numerous Scriptural instances wherein homosexual behavior is forbidden (e.g., Gen. 19:1-5, Lev. 18:22, Lev. 20:13, Dt. 23:17, 1 Cor. 6:9-10, 1 Tim. 1:9-10, Rom. 1:21-31, and Jude 1:6-7). In other words, when Biblical Christians hear the term “gay Christian,” they understand it to mean someone who lives in a continual state of unrepentant sexual sin while calling themselves a Christian. For this reason, the term “gay Christian” is as nonsensical as the term “murdering Christian.”

That’s not to say Christians can’t struggle with sin, including sexual sin. The Christian life as a constant struggle against sin, and just as some Christians struggle to defeat heterosexual lust, others may struggle to defeat homosexual lusts. Christ’s call to die to self is not changed; there is still a necessity to repent. However, one can no more be a Christian and an unrepentant homosexual any more than one can be a Christian and an unrepentant murderer.

For those who acknowledge their guilt before God, there is hope. God does draw sinners to Himself. Indeed, Jesus himself stated, “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” There is hope for all who have sinned, but it is only found in Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12). Christ’s sacrifice offers hope for sinners, heterosexual and homosexual alike.


Hope for Homosexuals

God’s love is not reserved for people who have always had everything “straight.” Instead, God desires to have a relationship with those who have gone astray. And while there is a great price to be paid for our sin; God has already paid it in full. Hope can be yours today if you will open your heart.

I Corinthians 6:9-11

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 homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God (NKJV).