Before I had a revelation of God’s grace this year I would have been batting in the anti-gay team. Homosexuality is wrong, it’s sin, blah blah blah. But when God revealed GRACE to me I realized that our righteous standing before God is nothing to do with what we do, it is a free gift, so now I find myself batting for the other team, so to speak.
ALL have sinned and fall short of God’s glory. None of us deserve salvation. We have it because God loves us enough to crucify Himself in our place. There is no difference between a homosexual or a straight, bisexual or transgender person. To God we are all just ‘lost children trying to find our way home.’ (Leanne Payne). If anyone comes to Christ, regardless of their sexuality, they are washed clean in His blood, forever. If they continue in an active sexual relationship, that is between them and God, no one else. It does not affect their righteous standing before God, because their righteousness is a free gift and does not depend on what they do, but on what Christ did for them. The same for us. Jesus Christ made us holy and perfect through his sacrifice.
This is Grace.
If we come to Christ, whatever our sexual orientation, we are washed clean in the blood of the lamb. Nothing we do can subtract from the righteousness God has given us. If it could, then our righteousness depends on us and our ‘works’, and not on Him. GRACE extends to everyone who accepts it and comes to Christ.
By one sacrifice He has made us perfect forever.