Recently, I’ve had several conversations myself about homosexuality, Christianity and salvation. Also, recently, I’ve had several conversation with friends who are also having the same conversation.
Now understanding the conversation from both sides (many of you who remember me during my teenage years, remember my incredible animosity towards homosexuals, democrats and everything that was ingrained into me by my Christian culture), I realize the argument.
Many groups are arguing for homosexuals to be pastors and leaders in the church and some that I have talked with recently have wanted them kicked out of the church.
This poses a challenging a question to me, and, I would love to hear your input: What is the role of a church in the homosexual? Do we embrace them as our leaders? Or, do we kick them out for their sin?
Before I open it to conversation here are some of my own thoughts.
1. I am a worse sinner then them. Are you willing to kick me out? Are you willing to embrace me as a leader? (1 Tim 1:15)
2. Is our plank getting in the way of us seeing possible beauty in the homosexual community? (Luke 6:41)
3. If you’re seeking to kick them out, are you possibly judging them? If you’re judging them, should we kick you out?
4. If you’re embracing their sin, are you letting them slip?
5. What would Jesus do? What is Jesus doing?
6. Would Jesus invite the homosexual into a faith journey and work out his salvation?
7. Is God’s grace bigger than our perceptions of his grace?