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Can you be gay and Christian? Here’s what the Bible says

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May 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – It’s the question I’m asked over and over again. It’s the question that’s dividing churches and separating family members. It’s the question that must be answered: Can you be gay and Christian?

Well, if you claim to be a Christian, that means that Jesus is your Lord and the Bible tells you how to follow him. So, the real question is: What does Jesus have to say about this? And what does the Bible – God’s Word – have to say? That’s what we need to find out.

Of course, we understand that every Christian struggles in some area, whether it be pride or anger or lust or jealousy or greed. But we also recognize that acting on these desires and attitudes is sinful, and so we say ‘No’ to them and ‘Yes’ to the Lord. 

In the same way, some Christians struggle with same-sex attractions, saying ‘No’ to acting on those attractions and ‘Yes’ to following the Lord. That’s their area of temptation and battle.

But what about those who say, “God made me gay, and if I’m in a committed relationship, the Lord is pleased. After all God is love, and love wins. What the Bible opposes is abusive relationships, like homosexual pederasty and prostitution and promiscuity. That’s what the Scriptures condemn. But the Lord blesses committed same-sex relationships.”

Is this true?

There’s only one way to answer this question. With humility, we must come to God and His Word and say, “Father, whatever You say, we will obey. We only want Your will.”

So, what does God’s Word have to say? Can you practice homosexuality and follow Jesus at the same time? And does God’s Word 

We’ve put together a 6-minute video that answers this head-on, clarifying misunderstandings, dispelling myths, and offering hope.

Can you gay and Christian? You’ll find your answers here.

Editor's Note: In this 'Consider This' episode above Dr. Brown tackles this controversial issue.



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Michael L. Brown

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Dr. Michael L. Brown is a national and international speaker on themes of spiritual renewal and cultural reformation, and host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program. He and his wife Nancy, both Jewish believers in Jesus, have been married since 1976. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.

He became a believer in Jesus 1971 as a sixteen year-old, heroin-shooting, LSD-using Jewish rock drummer. Since then, he has preached throughout America and around the world, bringing a message of repentance, revival, reformation and cultural revolution. He holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a visiting or adjunct professor at Southern Evangelical Seminary, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Fuller Theological Seminary, Denver Theological Seminary, the King’s Seminary and Regent University School of Divinity.

Dr. Brown is the author of more than 25 books, including Our Hands Are Stained with Blood: The Tragic Story of the “Church” and the Jewish People, which has been translated into more than twelve languages, the highly acclaimed five-volume series, Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, a commentary on Jeremiah (part of the revised edition of the Expositor’s Bible Commentary), and several books on revival and the Jesus revolution. His newest books are Outlasting the Gay Revolution: Where Homosexual Activism Is Really Going and How to Turn the Tide (2015), The Grace Controversy: Answering 12 Common Questions about Grace (2016), Breaking the Stronghold of Food (2017), and Saving a Sick America: A Prescription for Moral and Cultural Transformation (2017).