100% GRACE. 100% TRUTH. NO COMPROMISE.
Within society’s polarized attitudes about sexuality, particularly in battles over gay rights, Where Grace Abounds (WGA) sees itself as a third voice. WGA stands in agreement and disagreement with both “sides” of the debate.One side of this debate advocates for and celebrates freedom of sexual expression; abstinence is viewed as unhealthy, repressive, even damaging to people. To the folks who hold this position, if God is brought into the picture at all, He is said to love and accept all His creation as they are, that He created some people homosexual. They would say that it is mean-spirited, even doing spiritual violence, to say that homosexual behavior is contrary to His standards.The other side of this debate condemns the expression of sexuality in any form outside of the boundaries of heterosexual marriage. To these people, homosexuality is a violation of God’s standard. They would say that homosexuality is a threat to marriage, a sin that must be condemned.
The third voice: agrees that people are free to make their own choices, including what they choose to do about their sexual attractions, but we disagree that abstinence is damaging to people. WGA also agrees that God loves and accepts anyone exactly as we are; but we disagree that He leaves us there. And, we agree that God’s standard is heterosexual marriage; but we disagree that homosexuality is any more a threat than are adultery, pornography, or any other sexual sin. In summary, WGA believes all sexual sinners are in the same boat, whether heterosexual or homosexual, and that God’s forgiveness is available to us all. We also see the sin of self-righteousness as equally heinous in the eyes of God and those who condemn others as equally in need of redemption as any of the people they accuse.
May the Lord of grace and truth bring hope and peace to those who struggle, and bring a spirit of conviction upon those who would judge others.