Saturday, March 29, 2008

Pastoral Care On Homosexuality - Part 5


As a Pastor, we must educate the homosexuals firstly, that Christian is call to faith. Faith is the human response to divine revelation and faith believes God’s Word. In order for us to have faith, one must accept God’s standards and for the homosexuals they need to know that the only alternative to heterosexual marriage is sexual abstinence. Secondly, they need to know that faith accepts God’s grace. Whatever our ‘thorn in the flesh’ may be, Christ comes to us as He came to Paul and says’ ‘my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in your weakness’ They need to know that Christians are called to hope and the possibility of change by the grace and power of God. The homosexuals need to know that Christians are called to love. At present we are living ‘in between times’, between the grace which grasp by faith and the glory which we anticipate in hope. Between them lies love. The fact is love is what the church of today failed to show to the homosexual people.
In my personal experience with the homosexuals, all they need is love. Homosexuals are searching for love at the wrong places and as pastors if we can’t share that love of Jesus to them, it seems impossible to penetrate to them and to understand them.

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