Can A Homosexual be saved?
This topic arose while at at a week Bible study
I would say this. I believe it is clear that homosexuals, like other kinds of sinners, can be saved and sanctified:
9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?
Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor
effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards,
nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 Such were
some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you
were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of God (1 Corinthians 6:9-11, NASB).
Paul is saying that any sinner can be saved because of the greatness of the
saving work of Jesus. No one is too big a sinner to be saved. Indeed, Jesus said
that the greater the sinner, the greater the gratitude and love they have for the
14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to
the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. 15 Outside are the
dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the
idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying (Revelation 22:14-15).
Will some of those in hell be homosexuals? Yes, but every other kind of sinner
will be there as well if they have not trusted in the Lord Jesus, in His death for
our sins, and in His resurrection to make us righteous.
A homosexual who has confessed his sins (a homosexual lifestyle being one of
these) and trusted in Jesus for salvation will go to heaven. His homosexual
desires may or may not go away, but his lifestyle of homosexuality should. This
is not to say that the homosexual may not fall, just as any other believer may
fall back into sin (like alcoholism, or addiction to pornography, or pride, or
uncontrolled anger). But when such sin is confessed, the believer is forgiven, to
continue on the path of righteousness.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not
in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not
sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us. 2:1 My little children, I
am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we
have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; 2 and He Himself
is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the
whole world (1 John 1:8-2:2).
I hope this helps,
"Truth of the word".