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How should you respond to a Christian friend who's in a homosexual relationship?

How should you respond to a Christian friend who’s in a homosexual relationship?


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34 COMMENTS

S M - posted on August 10, 2018 10:52 am

Sad… John piper has crossed over to legalism…forgetting that the spirit of the law is more important than the actual law… Jesus broke one of the 10 commandments to prove this … he healed a man on the sabbath and was attacked by the Pharisee…… very sad….. I’m gay and I’m struggling with it…. I also love Jesus more than anything … but ostracizing me won’t help me.

Justin Radford - posted on August 25, 2018 1:42 pm

So what if he is gay. So fucking what!

AMockingBird - posted on September 7, 2018 10:34 pm

How should you respond to a christian friend who's in a homosexual relationship?
Ans: just like you would respond to any other friend who's in any kind of a relationship.

pastor brian - posted on November 7, 2018 12:52 am

weird…..christians know its ok to be gay, only religious folk disagree. weird this chap thinks love is a sin ! WEIRD…We should keep away from love haters.

Freedom Flyer - posted on November 14, 2018 12:23 am

What about Catholic and Eastern Orthodox people that claim they're Christian. Holy ostracism?

Salnsd - posted on November 26, 2018 4:57 pm

The short answer is MIND YOUR OWN FUCKEN BUSINESS you self righteous prick, Who needs you.
Did your friend try to talk you out of being Christian .

dgbx6 - posted on December 18, 2018 8:00 pm

They should do what HE calls 'holy ostracism', which is just plain fucking shunning. Ya, you're supposed to shun gay people.  That'll learn them and bring them around to what you demand they believe in.  Fucking unbelievable.

Lorrayya Williams - posted on January 26, 2019 6:00 pm

Honestly as someone who has experienced ostracism because I am gay. All it does is push someone further from your side. It just validates the fact that you don't actually care about them as a human person.

Thomas Ricciotti - posted on March 15, 2019 11:27 am

"Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

El Law - posted on March 17, 2019 5:30 am

I have always wondered about this. In this situation it was about adulatory. I do agree because it does affect your relationship with God and your relationship with your spouses. God bless. I’m sure you get a lot of persecution but the Bible says we will have that. Stay strong. ?

Maksie0 - posted on March 28, 2019 2:41 pm

Christianity: Helping keep bigotry alive well past its expiration date!

Craig D - posted on March 31, 2019 12:04 pm

Its your judgement thats a sin, two people in love is not a sin.  Where in the Bible does it say, two of the same sex in a loving and committed relationship are sinning?

This is all gender based, male / female. What do you do with people born both sexes, intersex (AIS)? They were created by God, yet at birth, with your concept of the Bible, sin for the rest of their lives, no matter what they do. We know God does not create sin. This along proves your take on Cor, Rom, Tim is incorrect – homosexuality is not a sin.

Joshua Nicholls - posted on April 28, 2019 6:33 am

Just stone them.

Jarrett Penir - posted on May 1, 2019 12:15 am

Sorry guys, but John is right. When you have an openly defiant person who lives contrary to the New Testament ethic of sexual morality, it's not specifically homosexuality that's being targeted. The example in the New Testament where a believer was shunned for sexual immorality was a heterosexual man who was sleeping with his father's wife (stepmom). The believers were not only not grieved, but they were making light of it and that's where Paul comes in and tells them to draw a line in the sand. The truth is that you can only push the church so far in a certain direction until it ceases to be a church. Sexual morality is one of the more sensitive, pressing issue in scripture because of human appetite and it is totally justified to cut someone off from fellowship who openly defies the religious community's precepts and does not seek help or forgiveness. This is an issue (sexual immorality, both heterosexual and homosexual) where scripture has drawn a clear line in the Sand. We lovingly accept those who want forgiveness, repentance, and submission to Jesus but if you don't, farewell.

Steven Taylor - posted on May 2, 2019 4:42 pm

That friend who is in a homosexual relationship may not be a Christian

dgbx6 - posted on May 3, 2019 1:37 pm

I love the phony baloney 'emotionally loving' tone he takes when he tells everybody else that you have to shun your gay friends.  The sorrow of the break is not his.  He's not accountable for any of the pain.  He's just playing the bloody 'expert' telling everybody else what to do.  Shameful.

David Cox - posted on May 5, 2019 3:47 pm

Shunning is immoral. Your god is immoral. Your bible is immoral. Your "preacher lifestyle" is immoral. Try as you may, it is impossible to defend them, for they are fundamentally flawed and wholly immoral. If you are a shunning Christian, you are thoroughly immoral and deserve the full blast of fiery criticism. Shame on those who shun!

DevilsNachoz - posted on May 7, 2019 5:56 am

I have no idea because I usually do not become friends with Christians. I try to stay away from bigots and hateful assholes.

Eliza t - posted on May 8, 2019 10:02 pm

So if I'm friends with a gay person wouldn't the mean supporting a sin?

Oscar Benigsen - posted on May 13, 2019 4:13 am

Refreshing to hear a Christian leader speak the truth, in love, but the truth nevertheless.

The relevant scripture is here:

"I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world. But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people."
(1 Cor. 5:9-11)

The church has no business fraternizing with homosexuals or anyone who claims to be Christian, but who practices open sin.

jonkaru h - posted on May 14, 2019 3:32 am

Wow. Yeah. Enjoy that afterlife buddy. I think that you are in for a surprise

Evan C - posted on May 15, 2019 5:02 am

“Holy ostracism” is just a “kind” way of saying “ my beliefs are more important than you; even if you are my own child, my beliefs are more important than yours and your happiness, so I’ll disown you”. They try to say it in a nice way that doesn’t make them look like the monsters they really are.

Vincent Stanley - posted on May 28, 2019 3:45 pm

This man is a dickhead i dont care what people say if i wanna suck a dick and believe in god imma suck a dick and believe god

XsplitX XsplitX - posted on June 5, 2019 5:41 am

We want to be saved like you wanted to, we want to praise, worship him just like you did, we want to serve him as you do.
We can't change what/who we are if we could choose we won't probably choose who we are right now because being gay is not easy in life. All we can feel is loneliness, rejection, suicidal, wanting to give up but barely keeping the beat, wishing not being born at all. All we want is love and to be loved as a human being we all do. If you hate a gay person, believe me, they don't want to be around either in fact they kinda wish they didn't exist or not being born, before you judge tell me this, do you have the choice to not being born? Ask your parents and they won't be able to give you the answer either. Now imagine you're a Christian and you had a gay child, all this is what they've been through every single day, your child cries inside every day when left alone, day by day he/she becomes weaker before you know your child shut him/herself away from you, away from the world,they didn't came out because they know they will lose you, why? Because you're a Christian.
But you're not gay so you won't know what it felt like to be gay. So don't you dare judge them because you don't know what they've been through every second. Instead, help them.
The bible says
"For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved". This doesn't exclude a gay person.
Here the main or keywords are heart, mouth, profess, faith, SAVED.
I also believe, have faith in him, have a heart, mouth, I can profess, also know I can be SAVED.

Eric - posted on June 7, 2019 12:52 pm

Your a garbage human being! Religion is no excuse for HATE! BTW Jesus ate with sinners regularly so check you facts and understanding. At the end of the day Jesus said love thy neighbor and love they God and you have completed all my commandments; your type love to leave that out! 90% of all war on earth is waged in the name of religion people like you are no better than the Muslim extremist/ radicals who believe white westerners must be destroyed! All people who twist the words of God and use Christianity to spread hate, inclusionism, and spread fear have committed the ultimate sin!

Chad Disrud - posted on June 12, 2019 11:37 pm

Should we do the same to a couple who have been married before to other people, become divorced and then married each other? Are they not just as much adulterers and be treated similarly according to the verses focused on (romans 6)

PlanetRockJesus - posted on June 15, 2019 8:33 am

John Piper is out of his mind when it comes to Calvinism and predestination, because he claims that all sin is authored by God. For proof, just watch https://youtu.be/nSSLLpVChng. BUT, taken on it's own apart from ANY other theology, John Piper in this video gives THE most Biblical response to the question posed to him. But my question is… How can Piper believe that God is the author of sin, and simultaneously believe that we should ostracize those living in sin?

Ayano's Religion Fudgeshow - posted on June 28, 2019 12:15 pm

He is the reason why atheism and anti-theism are growing. Keep going like that, in ten years your religion will be extinguished from planet earth.

hydrate your soul - posted on July 30, 2019 12:02 pm

HETROsexual don't agree it's called a disagreement.

Homosexuals don't agree it's called bigotry.

Dutty Diesel - posted on August 17, 2019 3:48 am

?

You need to quote the Bible. The word of God is the truth, otherwise your giving an opinion that may or may not be biblically supported.

Calvin Brady - posted on August 23, 2019 2:54 am

I can answer this. If they're a friend or even if they're not, mind your own business.

Ava Katzenell - posted on September 24, 2019 3:02 am

If anyone ever says cause I’m bi “sorry our friendship is going to have to break” cause of that. Bruhhhh. I’d be like “ok. Cool no problem”

anime fan_girl - posted on September 26, 2019 2:48 pm

What if I'm not even a christian?

Craig D - posted on October 7, 2019 7:41 pm

Its your judgement that homosexuality is a sin, two people in love is not a sin, God never said any such thing..  Where in the Bible does it say, two of the same sex in a loving and committed relationship are sinning?

This is all gender based, male / female. What do you do with people born both sexes, intersex (AIS)? They were created by God, yet at birth, with your concept of the Bible, sin for the rest of their lives, no matter what they do. We know God does not create sin. This along proves your take on Cor, Rom, Tim is incorrect – homosexuality is not a sin.


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