Please read this to the end to see more of my beautiful conversation with him and where this is headed.
I see articles and posts on Facebook of “Christians accepting homosexuality”. No “true Christian” will accept homosexuality. No “true Christian” will go against God’s Word! The Word of God makes it perfectly clear what will happen to the homosexual, they are bound for HELL!
1Corinthians 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.
1Timothy 1:8 But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9 realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers 10 and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching,
Jude 1:7 And don't forget Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. Those cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God's judgment.
Revelation 21:8 But as for the cowardly, the untrustworthy, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those involved with the occult and with drugs, idol-worshippers, and all liars — their destiny is the lake burning with fire and sulfur, the second death."
Leviticus 20:13 "If a man practices homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman, both men have committed a detestable act. They must both be put to death, for they are guilty of a capital offense.
Leviticus 18:22 "Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin.
Galatians 5:19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, 21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
IMMORAL'ITY, n. Any act or practice which contravenes the divine commands.
IMPURE, Unchaste; lewd; unclean; as impure actions. Defiled by sin or guilt; unholy; as persons.
SENSUAL'ITY, n. Devotedness o the gratification of the bodily appetites; free indulgence in carnal or sensual pleasures.
There are a number of other characteristics of the homosexual lifestyle that are stated in the above verse. Anyone that calls themselves a Christian and sides with homosexuality clearly does not know the Bible. They most assuredly have not read Romans 1.
Romans 1:18 But God shows His anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. 19 They know the truth about God because He has made it obvious to them. 20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see His invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. 21 Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn't worship Him as God or even give Him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. 22 Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. 23 And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles. 24 So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other's bodies. 25 They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator Himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen. 26 That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. 27 And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved. 28 Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, He abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done. 29 Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip. 30 They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They invent new ways of sinning, and they disobey their parents. 31 They refuse to understand, break their promises, are heartless, and have no mercy. 32 They know God's justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too.
How much more clear could His Word possibly be? Looking deeper into verse 32 will show the danger that people who side with homosexuality are in.
How were these people aware that God's justice would require death? All human beings are created in God's image; thus, we have a basic moral nature and a conscience. This truth is understood beyond religious circles. Psychologists, for example, say that the rare person who has no conscience has a serious personality disorder that is extremely difficult to treat. Most people instinctively know when they do wrong—but they may not care. Some people will even risk an early death for the freedom to indulge their desires now. "I know it's wrong, but I really want it," they say; or "I know it's dangerous, but it's worth the risk." For such people, part of the "fun" is going against God's law, the community's moral standards, common sense, or their own sense of right and wrong. But deep down inside they know that sin deserves the punishment of death. (Life Application Study Bible)
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
Here is another commentary of Romans 1:29-32
The downward slide gathers speed. With the necessary changes, the above description applies to all kinds of sins. Romans 1:29-31 are the Bible's most comprehensive list of the evils people invent for themselves, and Romans 1:32 shows the state of man in deepest depravity, in which not only do they keep doing these things, but they applaud others who do the same, thus forming a godless society opposing everything God wants from his beloved creation, humanity.
Even so, in each one a voice of conscience still protests that it is God's righteous decree that people who do such things deserve to die, as has been the case from the days of Adam and Eve (Genesis 2:17) until now. Thus the "Bad News." (Jewish New Testament Commentary)
Could people be so foolish to think that God’s Word says that these people deserve death and that He will let the promoters of homosexuality to live for all eternity with Him? “The christian imposters” will face eternal hell also for having a hand in promoting sin and a godless society.
Now these are the things that myself and the rest of the Bull City Outreach Ministries team have ministered to this young man. Think again about his response to seeing me at the jail. He told me of how happy and elated he was to see me. This comes from knowing a true friend. This comes from our team truly showing how much we care! This young man looked into my eyes and said “I really do not want this lifestyle anymore and I don’t want to go back out there”. I asked him if he had ever thought of getting help from a Christian rehab. He was afraid that I was talking about the places in Durham and I assured him that I was not. People on the streets have a very poor opinion of the “Christian places” for help in Durham. It is sad that Christ has been so poorly represented by the high majority of places in Durham. I discussed some other options with him. I knew that he had been living with his grandmother and I asked him if he wanted me to stop by and talk with her about this. A big smile came over his face and he said that he would really like me to go and see her. I will be doing that today! We had a great conversation then when we concluded we stood up and he hugged me and I hugged him with the love of Jesus! He thanked me over and over for coming to see him. He told me that no one else had visited him.
I received a call from the jail and another inmate in that pod must have been watching because he asked if I could come to see him. (The cell block is where homosexuals and others that must be kept separate from the rest of the population are kept.) I will be seeing him this week.
We are believing for this young man to be transformed! Please pray for him and for all those that are deceived out there that think that homosexuality is to be accepted. I repeat in closing that WE MUST LOVE THE HOMOSEXUAL ENOUGH TO TELL THEM THE TRUTH! I will post an update soon.
Another post from the jail coming soon!