The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. (2 Corinthians 4:10, NIV)
If you have watched the news in the past 2-3 months, I believe you have heard a lot about Gay marriages, and how people are protesting against that. The church has got a role to play; to stand against same-sex marriage, and pray for people who are homosexuals. Am amazed sometimes at how the church handles such issues, even to the extent of condemning such people. Jesus was against adultery but he didn’t condemn the woman who was caught in the act of adultery. (John 8:1-11)
Christians must stand against the same-sex marriage but we must care for those who are held captives in the act.
I am against homosexual behavior but I am not against those who commit such act. I care for them and pray that they repent and come to Christ. They are on the highway to hell. 1 Corinthians 6:9 says that those who practice homosexual will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Friend, I want us to see this issue from the other side. Normally the church condemns homosexuals and sometimes ignores them which I believe is wrong. We should care for them the same way we would do for thieves, liars, prostitutes, drug addicts, etc. God is against same-sex marriage but He cares for homosexuals. He still caters for them because he wants them to come to repentance.
“This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:3, 4 NLT)
“The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He doesn’t want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.” (2 Peter 3:9 NLT)
Therefore, instead of writing them off, I believe there is a better thing the church can do for them; PRAY. Jesus said “I also tell you this: if two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you.” (Matthew 18:19 NLT) When the church prayed for Peter in Acts 12, God sent an angel to rescue him from prison.
Gays are prodigal sons (like the guy in Luke 15:11-32). God is waiting for them to come back to him so let us pray for them. God didn’t create any person to be Gay. The enemy is behind same-sex marriage.
I pray that we come together and pray for those who see nothing wrong with men sleeping with men. Each time you go to the Lord in prayer, pray for the salvation of homosexuals, especially for the ones you know. Our prayers can do the work. Prayer works.