What did Jesus actually say about homosexuality?
Today, we continue with our series titled, “The Gay Christian Identity: What It Is and How To Respond.” My guest is Joe Dallas and our conversation is taken from his webinar series. Joe is also a conference speaker and ordained pastoral counselor. He’s the Program Director of Genesis Biblical Counseling, which is a counseling ministry for men dealing with sexual addiction and other sexual/relational problems.
Today we dive into the words of Jesus. Did Jesus ever say anything about homosexuality? Why or why not? Why does it matter? Well, let’s find out!
On today’s episode of God, Sex and You, we’ll discuss:
- Is the Bible your ultimate authority for life?
- Have we replaced doctrine for entertainment?
- Why reform must happen before revival.
I want to read the passage that Joe just quoted. It comes from John 15:18-25:
“If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first. The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you. Do you remember what I told you? ‘A slave is not greater than the master.’ Since they persecuted me, naturally they will persecute you. And if they had listened to me, they would listen to you. They will do all this to you because of me, for they have rejected the one who sent me. They would not be guilty if I had not come and spoken to them. But now they have no excuse for their sin. Anyone who hates me also hates my Father. If I hadn’t done such miraculous signs among them that no one else could do, they would not be guilty. But as it is, they have seen everything I did, yet they still hate me and my Father. This fulfills what is written in their Scriptures: ‘They hated me without cause.’
Let’s remember friend, that Jesus was murdered because He didn’t just speak truth; He is truth. If you take a stand for Biblical sexuality and traditional marriage, the world will hate you. You can bank on that, but remember the words of Jesus – Since they persecuted me, naturally they will persecute you.
I would encourage you to visit www.JoeDallas.com and sign up for his webinar coming up on Saturday, February 3. It’s from The Gay Christian Identity: What It Is and How To Respond series. He’ll be discussing Marriages that have been damaged by sexual sin.
Tomorrow we’ll continue our conversation with Joe Dallas as we ask the question, “My child just told me that they’re gay, now what?