There Are Heavy Crosses the Church Should Be Prepared to Bear When Holding to the Scriptural Teaching on Homosexuality in a Culture that Preaches Tolerance of Immorality
Homosexuality has gradually been coming more out in the open and more socially acceptable. What was once viewed as perverse and immoral is now defended as an acceptable alternative lifestyle. While many may now want to defend homosexuality and demand its acceptance, Scripture has always been clear in calling it a sin. Bible-believing Christians who hold to the Scriptural teaching on homosexuality, in this society that wants to accept it, should expect persecution and pressure to change their beliefs. These persecutions and difficulties that come from following Christ and his Word, Jesus describes as crosses. These crosses that come from believing and teaching that homosexuality is a sin will be heaviest among young people and in places where the homosexual influence is felt the strongest. These crosses will have different effects on Christians. They may be faithfully carried or dropped. These crosses are absolutely necessary for the Church and the individual Christian to carry. Love demands that they are carried. These crosses, however, can only be carried by the strength that God graciously provides.