God never gives us permission to hate anyone, especially anyone that is in sin. If we see a brother or sister in sin we are still to correct them with all love and gentleness. This is the same for unbelievers. God is Love and Gentle, therefore, if we see another in sin, we are to be the exact same way our Father is.
Galatians 6:1 Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.
I know almost all Christians know that homosexuality is a sin, but very few know why God says its a sin. It’s way bigger than to just say, “The bible says it’s a sin” or “God says it’s a sin”. To know why homosexuality is a sin, you have to go back to creation. I’ll try to keep this brief because I am not a fan of long posts.
Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (In the original writing, the word “them” is not written, it was put it there during the translation.)
What is going on here is that God made Adam both male and female. Now, Adam did not have both sets of sexual organs, but this is speaking of Adam’s characteristics. Adam was fully made in the image of God. When we look at common traits of men and women, both are in God.
Example: Men are commonly know as being decisive, intellectual, determined, strong, rugged, powerful etc.. (This is not to say that women can’t or don’t have these same characteristics, of course they can and do.)
Women are commonly known as being, compassionate, caring, gentle, loving, nurturing, strong, multi-tasking, etc… (This is not to say that men can’t or don’t have these characteristics, of course they can and do.)
All of these characteristics, both male and female, each can be used to describe God. So when God made Adam in His image, Adam was given the fullness of God’s image.
In Genesis 2, God took Adam (Eve had not yet been created) and placed him in the garden of Eden. God said that it was not good for man to be alone so he caused Adam to fall asleep. There God took a rib from Adam and fashioned Eve. God brought Eve to Adam. As soon as Adam saw Eve he said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”(Genesis 2:23) Not only did God use Adam’s flesh, but God also took out of Adam, the characteristics that are common to women, and created Eve. God’s “masculine” characteristics are in the flesh of men and his “feminine” characteristics are in the flesh of women.
Genesis 2:27 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh…
Here it is: When a man and woman have sex in the confines of marriage, God sees the fullness of His image here on earth and He receives glory!
God says homosexuality is a sin because it is a perversion of the image of God.
Satan hates God as well as all who are created in His image. Anything Satan can do to destroy the image of God, he will do. Satan knows that when two men or two women come together in a sexual act; the image of God is perverted. Satan will tempted anyone and everyone he can to engage in homosexual activity because he knows the blasphemy it is to God, and the destruction it is to both men and women.
Glory is still to God because Romans 5:8 says, “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!” Jesus died for each one of us so that, regardless the sin we have committed, God forgives us wants to be with us! There is nobody, homosexual or straight, that is beyond the love of God. Forgiveness and freedom is for the taking, all anyone has to do is simply ask for it!
This is a huge testimony to the love and power of God. Even when His image is perverted, He still offers His heart and full love to those who would pervert it. Because God still offers His love to all, we have no right to hate anyone that is in sin. Any and every homosexual is still being offered the fullness of God’s love, therefore we are to share the truth of God’s love and His offer of eternity in heaven, with hearts full of grace!
God Is Always Good Forever And Ever Amen!!