Does God Love Gay People?

“How can you love a god that hates gay people?”  This is a question that was recently asked on our blog site. What does God’s Word have to say about this? Does God really hate homosexuals? Is being gay a sin? What is so wrong about two men or two women having an intimate relationship who truly love and are committed to each other? God’s Word tells us in 1 Cor. 6:9 & 10 –

“Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will NOT enter into the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin or who worship idols or commit adultery or are male prostitutes or practice homosexuality or are thieves or greedy people or drunkards or are abusive or cheat people – none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.” 1 Cor. 6:9

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God is holy. Whether you believe in Him or not isn’t even a factor here. Truth is truth whether you believe it or not.  You see, God has done all that He can possibly do to convince mankind of who He is. He sent the prophets, He sent Jesus and He sent His Word. Over and over God has tried to reveal to man how much He loves him. If man does not accept that then there is no more that God can do. He is truth. His Word is truth. Jesus is truth. One day we will each be judged on God’s standard of truth – not our own. In that day someone saying “I just didn’t believe” – will not hold water.

God’s Word clearly tells us over and over that homosexuality is wrong. Does this mean that God hates gay people? No. God loves gay people. God loves transgenders. God loves all people. Yet He cannot accept them into heaven if they continue in their sin.

When you are in the midst of a homosexual relationship it is painful to understand how a loving God could condemn people to hell just for loving each other. How is this love?

I know a man who has been married for almost 50 years. He has provided for his wife and kids. They have never lacked. There has always been food on the table, heat in the winter and gas in the car. Yet this man has continually physically and verbally abused his wife and kids. In his eyes he sees nothing wrong with what he has done. He truly loves his family. He provides for them. He has sacrificed for them. He treats his wife better that his own father treated his abused wife. So what’s the problem? The man cannot see past his own “Holiness.” 

In his eyes he is a good husband and provider. The abuse he dishes out is just a part of his personality and he “can’t help it.”  “In his eyes” he is doing a good job.

You see, in each of our eyes we are good. When we measure our “holiness” by our own standards we look pretty good. But when we bring in the only standard we should be trying to measure up to – God’s – we then see how very wrong we often are.

Homosexuality is an affront to the God of holiness. God clearly made one man for one woman – no more – no less. To try to twist God’s standards and make homosexuality acceptable is very wrong.

Yes, God loves homosexuals – yet He is still a Holy God. His Holiness will not waver or change just because someone He loves is unwilling to see things His way.

It is not God’s job to lower His standards to ours. It is our job to seek how to please a loving and Holy Savior – no matter what we have to give up.

4 thoughts on “Does God Love Gay People?

  1. I am a lesbian and my question is this. The bible says that “blessed is the man who’s sin is not counted against him”. Bc of the faithfulness of Abraham, his sins where not counted against him. I can’t make homosexuality right, but what I can do is make sure that my faith is strong. Bottom line is the vast majority of earths population will be sliding to hell on a greasy rope. But that wont stop me from believing what I believe. Its impossible not to sin bc there has only been one perfect man. God sees all so no matter what we say, God sees our heart. We sin with our thoughts so what are we to do with our mind? That we should not enter into damnation.

    • Dani, yes we all sin – but that never gives us an excuse to sin. It’s like saying “well, we are all going to sin anyways so what’s the point, I might as well not struggle against sin.” God’s Word is very clear that homosexuality is sinful – I Cor. 6:10 tells us “Do not be deceived… homosexuals will NOT enter heaven.” You said “I can’t make homosexuality right” – that is correct – no matter how much you love the person, sin is sin. You must first recieve healing for the wounds that brought you to this place – see my posts on The Balm of Gilead. You also said “God sees my heart.” Yes, He does, yet as much as He loves you He will not tolerate sin. He said that homosexuality was wrong because it violates His creation and what He intended for the roles of male and female. This is a great struggle for many men and women who truly desire to serve and love the Lord. It is one of the most difficult sins to overcome because it has deep emotional roots. So what do you do? You recieve healing, you continue to claim the healing, you put on The Armor of God (see post) and take authority over homosexual thoughts, lusts and desires. Finally, you battle – day and night. You never stop. Perhaps the rest of your life you will have to battle against this – if so,so be it. Life is a continual battle, it is difficult, yet if that is what it takes that my soul might be saved from hell, then so be it. Control, cast down & capture every thought that is NOT lined up with God’s Word. Use every Spiritual Tool (see post) that God has given us. Have you considered deliverance? God would never ask you to do something that He hasn’t promised you the victory for. There have been countless homosexuals who battled against this sin and have won. Therefore I know that God is bigger than this. If you don’t give up you will win.

      Please see Prayer to Break Homosexual Relationship. <em>Pray it out loud many times during the day. I also highly recommend The Exodus Ministry for encouragement and direction.

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