THEOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF HOMOSEXUAL BEHAVIOR
WGA makes a distinction between sexual feelings and behavior. Biblical principles hold them accountable for what they do in response to their feelings and behavior. Homosexual behavior is the issue; homosexual feelings and temptations are not addressed in these articles.
What About God?
Some people, including those dealing with same sex attractions, are completely uninterested in God. Some are hungry for a relationship with Him. Some don’t believe their sexual orientation is a concern before they become a Christian but afterwards the Holy Spirit may make it an issue. You don’t know what is going on in someone’s head or how God may be working in their heart. Your job (aka the Great Commission) is to present the option of following Jesus. As you are a loving, steady witness in the life of a gay or lesbian person, let the Holy Spirit do the work to give them the desire for a relationship with God.
What Scripture Says…
Where Grace Abounds has the priviledge of posting articles by Elodie Ballantine Emig instructor of New Testament Greek at Denver Seminary. Professor Emig team-teaches (with Professor Janelle Hallman) a class at Denver Seminary every year on the topic of Homosexuality. Here are some of her papers on the related scriptural passages.