Homosexuality FAQ

The following questions and their answers link to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) web site. This does not imply an endorsement of BGEA and its related ministries by CIR or visa versa.

I struggle with homosexual feelings and temptations. Does God hate me? What can I do?

Are homosexuals born that way?

Does the Bible approve of some homosexual relationships?

What do I say to a gay loved one?

What do I say to a gay loved one about his lifestyle and God's Word?

We encourage you to, above all, show the love of Christ. Do not allow yourself to get involved in heated debates. That only brings hurt and anger, which closes doors on the truth. Secondly, do not focus on the behavior. It is not the act of homosexuality that God wants to change. It is the heart that is closed to the truth of God's Word that needs to be changed. You can convince someone to change his behavior, but that gets him no closer to Heaven. It is the condition of the heart that needs to be changed and then the behaviors will naturally follow.

Is it possible to be a gay Christian?

Is it possible to be a gay Christian?

Homosexual temptation, like any temptation, is not sin in itself. Sin is giving in to the temptation by participating in the homosexual act or fantasizing about it. In Romans chapter 1, homosexuality is referred to as perversion. Many people believe that they were born homosexual and can do nothing to change it. According to Scripture, every person is born with a sin nature! We each have a propensity toward different types of sin but are called by God to leave our sin nature behind. First Peter 2:11 says, "Dear friends, I urge you...to abstain from sinful desires which war against your soul."

Are people homosexual from birth?

Are people homosexual from birth?

In the world of scientific theory, the thinking on this issue is split down the middle. Some studies show that genetic, hormonal abnormalities may cause a predisposition to homosexuality. But, there are just as many studies that show that thinking is erroneous. At this time, there is no commonly accepted scientific theory about this issue.

What is wrong with homosexuality?

What is wrong with homosexuality?

A whole lot of things, but mostly this: It's an abomination to God. He said this not once, not twice, but several times...and it wasn't all in one breath, but was spread out over 1,500 years. In the beginning, God created man and then He created a woman to be man's helpmate. I imagine that if God had thought homosexuality was okay, then he would have created another man...or just two women. But He didn't, so that's the beginning.

How does a Christian handle temptation?

How does a Christian handle temptation?

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