I recently had this exchange with a homosexual on FB. I think this should be our direct answer to anyone in, or who supports, this sin. It's the gospel. The homoexual is replying to someone else when I chimmed in. Let this be our most central and loving response to all who oppose God's creation ordinance of marriage between a man and woman.
Gay man: “Making it to where gays can get married (Like myself) isn’t a privilege. It is EQUAL RIGHTS. A privilege would be 'Gay people don’t have to pay taxes.' You know, like Churches.
You are allowed to have your beliefs all you want too, but when it comes down to equality, if your religion doesn’t support it, shut your mouth. There are about 1500 Gods out there in this world, and you believe in 1 of them. You are about as atheist as everyone else."
John: "There is really good news. God loves you. He really does love you. So much so that he took the form of a man. And as a man, the man we know as Jesus Christ, he sacrificed himself so that you and I can be forgiven and be reconciled to our heavenly Father. Christ died for our sins. He bled and died, taking upon himself all the guilt and condemnation due us for living apart from him. He then rose triumphantly from the dead, thus conquering death so that we can have new life in his name.
What he did is applied to our lives by faith. "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God" (Eph. 2:8). That means that if you trust that Christ died and rose again for you personally, not just for the world, but for you personally, and that what he did is ALL you need to be forgiven of your sins, you are instantly forgiven and Christ comes to live in you.
There may be 1500 gods. But all of them call upon us to make various sacrificial acts in order to appease them. The problem is that we can never do enough. Plus they are fabrications. The living God appeased his own anger against our sins by taking all our sins upon himself whereby he died with them, once-and-for-all. Imagine. The offended party met the standard of his own justice by taking the role of the accused (you and me). That is mercy, full and free.
I don’t expect you to accept the Good News of the Gospel. It is utter foolishness to people, as it was to me. That is, until God changes our hearts to understand it. My hope for you is that He will shine His light of understanding into your heart and mind and that you will see the unparalleled love of the Father as it is demonstrated at the cross of Jesus. Be blessed."
I did not hear back. Not yet.