Is Faith Possible?

We all start life with the same dilemma. Everyone is born with the devastation of sin. Romans 3:23 says we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. We were created to know God, to be one with Him, but we are kept from experiencing this because of something that happened to us even before we were born.

This truth from Scripture applies to everyone, whether we experience same-sex attractions or opposite-sex attractions. People with same-sex attractions are no exception and are no different. Our problem is not behavioral; it is not what we do. Our problem is not our sexual orientation. Our problem is we are born with a spiritual orientation that is turned away from God.

God makes it possible for any person to become a Christian - to have a spiritual orientation that is turned towards God. God makes this possible through Jesus Christ. Through Jesusí death we are forgiven for our sins. Through Jesusí resurrection God gives us the life of Christ as our own. We donít become a Christian through our own efforts, by joining a church or by cleaning up our lives. This very important truth from Scripture applies equally to people who experience same-sex attractions as to everyone else. Just as with any other person, becoming a Christian is about accepting the death & resurrection of Jesus through which God gives us a new identity in Christ.

Sometimes people get this mixed up, thinking that we must clean up our life by eliminating all homosexual sins in order to become a Christian. God does not wait for you to clean up your life before God will meet you at your point of need. Jesus illustrated this beautifully in His parable of the prodigal son. After the prodigal son had wasted his inheritance, he returns to his father. The only time in Scripture when God is pictured in a hurry is in Luke 15:20 where the father, who represents God, sees the son coming home and runs to the son! Genesis also records that after Adam and Eve's sin in the Garden of Eden and while they hid from God, God initiated a search for them. Genesis 3:9 reads "But the LORD God called to the man, 'Where are you?'" God does not wait for you to clean up your life.

Sometimes people think that God treats same-sex attractions or homosexuality differently. The Bible explicitly teaches that God offers His grace to redeem and reconcile any person to Himself at His own expense through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. God treats people with same-sex attractions or people involved in same-sex relationships the same way that He treats others. Godís grace offers forgiveness, freedom from sin, and new life to all people.

Please read the articles on Faith - they discuss how you can know God personally and how can you respond to God's invitation to be part of His family - click here.