- Parent Category: FAQs
- Category: Bible Questions and answers about the Church
- Published on Friday, 20 November 2009 10:47
This may not be an issue currently, but will undoubtedly become an issue, if the Lord doesn't come soon. The principle, "We ought to obey God rather than men" (Acts 5:29), will always apply.
As Christians, our relationships with others must always be courteous (1 Peter 3:8) and beneficial to others (Galatians 6:10). Supporting those who violate Biblical morals is neither beneficial to them nor pleasing to the Lord. The Bible is clear in stating that homosexual behavior is unclean (Romans 1:24, see Ephesians 5:3 for the use of the same word) and comes under the definition of fornication. Since fornication is a sin for which a person must be removed from the fellowship of the assembly (1 Corinthians 5:11; see also 6:9), receiving such a person violates the Word of God. This is not a matter that the changing mores or the legislation of society can alter. This is not a discretionary matter, but directly relates to revealed truth.