Here are four things that Jesus might say to the LBGTQ community.
Repent and Believe
The LBGTQ community is a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people but they are no different from the rest of the unsaved world that has never repented of their sins and then placed their trust in Christ. This applies to all people and not just the LBGTQ community. We can’t single out one sin over another because all sin cuts us off from God, so Jesus would likely tell the LBGTQ community what He told us before we are saved and tells all men and women everywhere, “unless you repent, you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3).
To Seek and Save the Lost
Jesus said “I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance” (Luke 5:32), and this means all of us, because none of us are righteous before God (Rom 3:10-11). Our righteousness only comes from Christ (2nd Cor 5:21) because we’ve got none of our own. All have sinned and will sin, and this includes the LBGTQ community, but the “all” includes me and you and all God’s children. He would tell the LBGTQ community; “I came to give my life as a ransom for many. Are you one of the many?” He would not attack them. Jesus would tell them the same thing He tells us; repent and believe, but that has been His message from the very beginning (Mark 1:15). He calls all men and all women everywhere to repent..
Come to Me
What Jesus would say to the LBGTQ community, He would say to all people (us included) because all of us have sinned and come short of His glory (Rom 3:23); “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matt 11:28). We cannot be the judge of someone who is living a lifestyle contrary to the teachings of the Bible. We can warn them about what the Scriptures say about it, but we are not their judge. Who knows whether God will call them and bring them to saving faith, so Jesus would tell the LBGTQ community the very same thing He tells all of us; “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matt 11:28).
I Don’t Hate You
Jesus never once told anyone that He hated them. He received the woman caught in adultery and didn’t condemn her, only telling her to go and sin no more. Of course this woman, like all of us, would sin again, but Jesus was referring to her sexual immorality, which begs the question, “Where was the man? Why wasn’t he brought before Jesus?” You can see the double standard, but Jesus condescends to the lowly, meek, and broken heart so that He can bring healing. Jesus wouldn’t ever walk up to anyone and tell them that “God hates you.” He died for them and for us, while still being ungodly, wicked sinners who were His enemy (Rom 5:6-10). Jesus died enough to save sinners like us (Rom 5:6-10), and for others who would believe in Him (John 3:16).
My friends, the foot of the cross is level ground. I stand on the same level as you do, so anyone who has repented of their sins, and trusted in Christ is on this same ground, so we are on the same level as everyone, regardless of their past and their many failures, even if they come after their born again. We don’t judge anyone. We let the Word of God do that. God will ensure justice is done for everyone; whether they have trusted in Christ and been cleansed from their sins, or whether they’ve rejected Christ as Lord and Savior. We don’t sit on that throne. It’s a one-seater. We are not better than anyone. We are only saved because He is a very good God.
May God richly bless you,
Pastor Jack Wellman
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