Witnessing To Gays
That can be a tough one. In dealing with them, the first things that should be done are to show them love and tell them that God loves them. We should tell them what the Bible says. We should let them know that we are all sinners. We should not look down our noses at them. If we are going to give them scriptures like Leviticus 18:22 we should give them some others.
Leviticus 18:22: Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
There are plenty of other sins that are abominations to God too. See if you have ever committed any of them.
Proverbs 6:16-19: These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.Proverbs 11:1a: A false balance is abomination to the LORD: . . .
Proverbs 12:22: Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: . . .Proverbs 15:8a, 9a: The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: . . . 9 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: . . .
Proverbs 15:26: The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: . . .Proverbs 17:15: He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
Proverbs 28:9: He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
And then they should know that their sin is forgivable and has already been forgiven to many.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11: Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
It is only the grace of God that has kept any of us from the particular sins of gays.
Jeremiah 3:5: Will he reserve his anger for ever? will he keep it to the end? Behold, thou hast spoken and done evil things as thou couldest.
Moses and David were murderers and they were forgiven. We like to think of the sins of others as worse than our own but God calls sin sin. Adam and Eve ate the wrong fruit and look at all the trouble that caused. Eating the wrong fruit does not look to me like a horrible sin. But what makes sin horrible is that we disobey God.James 2:10: For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
It should be apparent that the worst sin is rejecting Christ. Sinners who receive Him go to Heaven. Sinners who reject Him go to Hell. I myself was guilty of that one for 43 years. That is the sin that should send chills up and down our spine, especially if we have done it for any length of time. When we see others doing it, that should send chills up and down our spine too.