Due to my work schedule I usually end up missing out on Sunday services, so I was happy to be able to attend church couple of Sundays ago. The Pastor of the church, where I am a “visiting member” of, taught on the ‘Attributes of an End Time Believer’. This message though, also carried another message within it. A message that in my opinion was a sneak attack against homosexuals. Now, I do believe that homosexuality is a sin against God and I agree with everything Pastor taught on. I understood the correlations between the two topics he chose to speak on, comparing the days of Lot to the days of today, but I just was not feeling how the message against homosexuality was brought up. I feel like if you’re going to talk/teach on homosexuality, just say so! Don’t surprise or sneak the subject in on folks. There’s enough “stuff” that surrounds that issue and the church anyway, so why make it more complicated in how you approach it?!
But alas, like I said, I agree that homosexuality is a sin and the plight of homosexuality is tearing our nation, communities, lives and world apart. As Pastor was teaching on being an End-Time believer and the qualities and things we should possess, I saw my lack. Especially when it comes to sharing the gospel with those who are living a homosexual lifestyle. And I feel like I should speak on the subject having once lived that lifestyle myself, and seeing a lack of help, support and guidance for those who come out of that lifestyle in the church.
However, in my time of living for Christ, I’ve realized that I tend to “ignore” that a person is gay and focus on other things that will keep me connected to them in the faith or friendship or whatever. But today I realized that I can no longer continue to ignore that side of a person. As a christian we are to be disciples of Christ and preach/teach and share the gospel of Jesus Christ with non-believers in hopes that by raising Christ up, He would draw them unto Him. But I struggle to share the gospel with those who are living a homosexual lifestyle, because, I don’t want to offend them, I don’t want to lose a friend, I don’t want to be the christian, that many of them encounter who desert them, and leave them hanging because they are in sin. I want to show them that God is love, and that He doesn’t hate them, but rather the sin. I just don’t know how to approach people to witness to them, nevertheless a person who is gay. But I feel and know that, that has to change.
I’ve avoided this topic on many occasions. Many times because I didn’t want to reveal what I had come through. Yes, I feel that there is still a judgement on ex-homosexuals in the church. It’s weird cause it’s like where do I fit in? When I was gay, folks talked about me, now that I’m saved and have repented of that lifestyle, you’re still questioning me?!! As the homosexual agenda and the demonic spirits of this world are turning up the heat. It is up to us christians to turn up the heat on our end too! Jesus is coming back sooner than we think! The spirit world is in a rage fighting to prepare the way! As End-Time believers, which we are because of the time line of events until Christs’ return are in full swing, it is our duty, our command to disciple the world. To bring the message of Jesus Christ to the forefront.
I can no longer continue to hide in fear, because I don’t want the blood of someone on my hands, when I know that I could have helped in the harvest to lead them to Christ. The Bible says that the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. We must each do our part! Yes, I see where I lack and I am praying for a bold spirit in Christ to proclaim the gospel. People are dying, good people are dying…and going to Hell. I don’t want that on my spirit. What struggles do you have when it comes to witnessing or sharing the gospel?