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As posted on the Mike Gallager Facebook page...

by David Baird on 02/09/12

I have to chime in on the discussion. For me, the homosexual lifestyle is one of sin. The discussion you had with your listeners is not about being "gay" and "Christian" per se', but one regarding sin in the life of the Christian. This debate is as old as the hills and is most often called, "Once saved, always saved." I believe a murderer can be saved. I believe a thief can be saved. I believe the adulterer can be saved. But all of these, as defined by the 10 commandments, are sin. So, the next question is, "Can you continue to go on "sinning" using your Christianity as a "get out of hell free card?" Paul asked that rhetorical question at the end of Romans Chapter 4. His answer in the beginning of Chapter 5 was, "By no means." For me, Hebrews (10:26-27) lays it out in a distinct way, If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of truth, no sacrifice for sin is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God." Do we, as mere mortals, continue to have sin in our lives? Yes. But do we do live our lives in a deliberately sinful way? Do we continue to murder? Do we continue to steal? I'd say not. But, praise be to God for the grace to forgive us when we do fail. In closing, let me also offer the words of Christ in John 14:21, "Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me...." As our relationship with Jesus Christ grows, so will our understanding of Truth (the person of Jesus Christ - John 14:6), and we will begin to make the adjustments necessary in our lives in order to be obedient! Thank God for forgiveness!

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