Questions of identity | City Bible Forum

Questions of identity

Thu 22 Mar 2012
Can you be Homosexual and Christian?
Ethics, justice and social welfare, Relationships
Bible reference(s): 1 Corinthians 6

Love, God and other small things. Following 'The Forum' discussion, Would Jesus go to the Mardi Gras?

Ian Powell will look at the issues of love, marriage, equality, identity and what God has to do with it. This week Ian looks at 1 Corinthians 6 from the bible.


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    Fri, 29/03/2013 - 8:08pm reply

    Q: A friend of mine keeps putting posts up on FB about the sin of being a practicing gay. Hence i was trying to listen to the talk at the link above - which doesnt work past the announcement of copyright. I think the Bible says that we should not practice if we are gay but it also talks about speaking the truth in love. Today he posted something saying if we accept gay marriage, why shouldn't we accept marriage between a grandparent and their grandchild or a person and an animal. I just dont think this is helpful so I posted underneath an apology to people who feel unloved by Christians and he responded by, on the same thread, asking me if I think practising gays will go to Heaven. I just don't know how to respond publicly to that because I know we need to live how God wants us to - but we all sin and fall short of the glory of God and need his forgiveness. Or do I just not respond publicly? But I feel like there might be an opportunity lost by not responding publicly. Please help. Thank you and Happy Easter!

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      Fri, 29/03/2013 - 10:42pm reply

      I've just tried the link and it works fine for me. I think you will find Ian's talk helpful in answering your question. If you have further difficulties with the audio, contact me directly with details of your PC configuration etc (though trying to sort these things out remotely can be notoriously difficult).

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      Sat, 22/06/2013 - 11:06am reply

      I think you're being wise in your approach and a response privately via a direct message on facebook may be more suitable. While God is clear about homosexuality we ought to love the gay community. I add that love needs to be properly defined

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