There has been a tremendous amount of news within the past several weeks
San Francisco, California, New York City. New Paltz, New York. Even
Oregon. Many homosexuals want to legally marry.
And it is no surprise to me, therefore, that with all
the media cverage about this issue, the question of whether or not it is morally right has come up here in the prison.
Well the Bible says it is wrong for two people of the
same sex to lie together. Much of mankind, however, says it's okay.
So each person, I feel, has to decide for himself whether
he (or she) will believe and honor God's word, or whether they will align themselves with the principles of this world, which are almost
always opposed to God's.
I know that God forgives gay people the same way He
forgives everyone who comes to Him for salvation.
I don't believe for a minute, though, the Jesus Christ
hates homesexuals. He loves them and He longs to see each of them turn from their
sins and place their faith in Him. The Lord doesn't want anyone to perish.
In the congregation I belong to, for example, we have
gay men who occasionally walk through our chapel's door. We greet them just as we do the other
And some of them will eventually become Christians,
and some won't. But our door is always open, and they know it.
We've had in the past, and we have at present, men
in our fellowship who have left the gay lifestyle. Many of them have become strong Christians with
great faith and awesome testimonies of God's forgiveness.
And I believe that each of them can honestly confess
that the homsexual lifestyle isn't what the media portrays it to be.
Instead they would say that their homosexuality was
a lonely and empty experience. It was also a scary existence.
for AIDS stalked their ranks and killed many of their friends.
In addition, the Bible makes it clear that, during
the times of the early church, many congregations had members who were formerly homosexuals.
Others in those ancient congregations were once idolaters,
adulterers, thieves and drunkards. Some had been members of what we would today call
Crime". They had been extortioners!
of these people from varying walks of life found themselves to be sinners in need of a Savior.
And, one by one, they came to Jesus, and He changed them.
God washed away their sins. He then called each of them to be His children. And He justified every
last one of them, just as if they'd never sinned. (1 Corintehians 6:9-11).
God is doing the exact same things today.
February 29, 2004
(c)2004 David Berkowitz