Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
I’m sorry when the church has emphasized behavior more than heart.
I’m sorry if the message you heard was that your value is determined by your sexual history.
I’m sorry if you got the idea that there are different categories of sexual sin.
I’m sorry if you’ve ever experienced sexual betrayal or abuse by a Christian leader.
I’m sorry to the LGBTQ Community for any mistreatment or disrespect ever inflicted by Christians.
I’m not sorry for speaking the truth in love, because that would be unloving if I didn’t. Sexuality has a divine design.
Genesis 1:27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
God designed it and God defines it.
Genesis 2:24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
- To Consummate the Marriage
- To Reproduce and Start a Family
- For Our Pleasure and Enjoyment
What God designs, satan seeks to destroy.
Genesis 3:1 Did God really say, “You must not eat from any tree in the garden?” (Edited)
1 Thessalonians 4:3-5, 7-8 (TLB) For God wants you to be holy and pure and to keep clear of all sexual sin so that each of you will marry in holiness and honor— not in lustful passion as the heathen do, in their ignorance of God and his ways. For God has not called us to be dirty-minded and full of lust but to be holy and clean. If anyone refuses to live by these rules, he is not disobeying the rules of men but of God who gives his Holy Spirit to you.
Hebrews 13:4 (MSG) Honor marriage, and guard the sacredness of sexual intimacy between wife and husband. God draws a firm line against casual and illicit sex.
1 Corinthians 6:18-20 (TLB)That is why I say to run from sex sin. No other sin affects the body as this one does. When you sin this sin it is against your own body. Haven’t you yet learned that your body is the home of the Holy Spirit God gave you, and that he lives within you? Your own body does not belong to you. For God has bought you with a great price. So use every part of your body to give glory back to God because he owns it.
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1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (TLB) Don’t you know that those doing such things have no share in the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who live sexual immoral lives, who are idol worshipers, adulterers or homosexuals—will have no share in his Kingdom. Neither will thieves or greedy people, drunkards, slanderers, or robbers.
1 Corinthians 6:11 (TLB)There was a time when some of you were just like that but now your sins are washed away, and you are set apart for God; and he has accepted you because of what the Lord Jesus Christ and the Spirit of our God have done for you.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (TLB) When someone becomes a Christian, he becomes a brand new person inside. He is not the same anymore. A new life has begun!