Even if homosexuality was considered a sin, there are a lot of other things in the Bible that are considered to be sins as well. The reason people proclaim to be a Christian is because they acknowledge they've sinned and they need help in order to be a better person. Thus, all Christians are unrighteous people, because all Christians commit sins even if they don't commit homosexuality. So according to 1 Corinthians 6:8-10 the unrighteous can't enter heaven. We have a problem if indeed Christians are all unrighteous people and unrighteous people can't enter into heaven. That's where God's grace comes in. Ephesians 2:8-9 says "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God" - not by works, so that no one can boast. No Christian could ever be perfect or sinless, so God's grace makes up for what we lack.
Jesus was quoted as saying "Let he with no sin cast the first stone." Christians are sinners and because of this should never judge anybody based upon the lifestyle they lead, even if it the lifestyle is questionable. Who is to say one lifestyle is better than another one? Jesus hung out with the prostitutes, thieves, and other various outcasts because He loved them unconditionally even though He didn't agree with the lifestyles they may have chosen. He never told any of them that they were going to hell because of the sins they did. So why should we judge if someone is going to hell? The simple answer is that we shouldn't. Just as the thief on the cross next to Jesus didn't go to hell, neither will a homosexual go to hell.
No one is perfect. According to the Bible, Jesus is the only one who has lived sin free on earth. And I know that I do bad things, probably every day. That's why I every night pray to God and thanks for his forgivness.
The thief on the cross didn't go to hell because he regretted his sins, and Jesus forgave him.
Originally Posted by Trophy Wife
Is that what you got from my post, that I didn't like Old Testament scripture, and not the fact that you were cherry-picking verses from a text you previously denounced? Practice what you preach.
I know the Bible pretty well. I also know that it is said in both the testaments that homosexuality is a sin. If I didn't, I probably wouldn't quote anything. I chose the verse from the Old testament because it fitted best for this discussion, and because it still applied in the New testament.
You can continue to believe whatever you want, but please don't condemn me before you know me.
So.. I will go to hell for doing Israeli services?
I murder someone while fighting in a war. I killed someone with a loaded rifle. Self-defense yes, murder is too.
I don't know really. I don't belive in hell in the first place, so it isn't my place to judge on who goes to hell and who doesn't. I was just making a point that murderers aren't the only people who go to a hypothetical hell.