Bible Discussion Thread

 
  • Diane Sykes on Romans 9
    How do I help someone struggling with homosexuality
  • Chris - in Reply on Romans 9
    Diane, you have rec'd pertinent Scriptures & comment here. I would add: if indeed your contact who is 'struggling with homosexuality' believes that the condition is from birth, not acquired due to other factors, e.g. result from abuse, being led astray, looking for any love, etc., then your contact needs to know that homosexuality is regarded as sin (references given by Bob), & ALL sin can be repented of & a life can turn away from it. Yet, that is easy to say & hard to do. Sin comes to ALL of us: firstly, lust starts off in the mind & when allowed to develop (mature) & produce action (conceive), it brings forth sin; when it is finished, it brings forth death (eternal damnation) (Js 1:15). When we 'nip it in the bud' = in the mind/our desire, then there's no sin. If we allow it to mature & give in to action, sin is the result. Your contact may not easily clear his/her mind of this desire, but restraint to action is paramount. The Holy Spirit truly gives much strength & healing.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Romans 9
    Diane: I would first seek counseling at your Church.

    God gives us free will. How we live our lives depends (I think) on how much Bible you've got inside you. I do know the Bible says that the last days will be as in the day of Noah.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Romans 9
    Diane - you really can not help someone struggling with sodomy. You can warn them about their ultimate destination and tell them to repent. When they want the Lord more than their sin, the Lord will clean them up. Seems many people want their sin and a get out of Hell card. That is not how it works.

    Read Romans chapter 1: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

    28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

    29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,....

    32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death,....
  • Peter - in Reply on Romans 9
    Yes, concerning friend who has an homosexual lifestyle. God is willing to forgive all sin if one is willing turn and go Gods way. Done except the commits, like there is no use. First see if she desire to change. If so lead her to the new birth. This will be a faith walk so don't look on her natural but look at her spiritually.

    Because it could be a stronghold, so we need to take on the long suffering with God. I pray for a good report


 

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