If We’re All Created in God’s Image, Why Must Gays Change? (Part 6)



What must gays, like John Paulk, do to be saved?

Actually, they have to do the same thing everyone else has to do.

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. (Romans 10:9-10)

As many have said over the years: “Grace plus faith plus nothing equals salvation.  Period.

The Lord has no special scriptural requirements about changing our life styles, confessing our sins, cleaning ourselves up, studying scripture, or anything so that we are readied to be saved. We just come as we are to Him. It’s His free gift, which is offered to all of mankind.

Okay! Okay! There’s a little more, but even that is done by Him.

No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. (John 6:44)

Think of this: the Father draws us by His Spirit to His Son for eternal salvation. By His omniscience, the Father saw us on our worst days committing our worst sins, and yet He wanted us to be His children.

Thus, this means the Father saw gays giving their lives to the Lord and then some of them still continuing in their gay lifestyles. Yet, the Father still chose to draw them to His Son for eternal salvation.

Grace is mind-blowing stuff, right? And thank God for that!

So, I repeat: was John Paulk correct when he said, “We [gays] are not broken, damaged, inferior or throwaways. We are created in the image of God—just like everyone else?”

(Continued in Part 7…this series began here on June 21, 2014.)

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9 responses to “If We’re All Created in God’s Image, Why Must Gays Change? (Part 6)

  1. Fig Tree Chance

    I absolutely LOVE this. God bless you, Bubba.

  2. Fig Tree Chance,

    Thanks. God bless you.

  3. I am trying to take all this in, but still don’t know where it’s going! :). That’s good . . .it means I have to keep reading and find out! Thank you , Mr. Larry, for teaching us from His word.

  4. Debbie,

    Thanks. It’s a journey. Just fasten your seat belts and hang on until we arrive at the end.

  5. mike and brandy

    because the Word of God says that homosexual acts are sin… against God’s law. those who practice homosexual acts are not ‘gays’ and they are not created by God to break God’s law by doing acts that are against their nature and gender.
    simply put, an alcoholic must repent of his drunkenness, the murderer must repent of his murdering and the person who commits homosexual acts must repent of his homosexual acts when they come to Christ for forgiveness or they aren’t really coming to Christ for forgiveness, but for cover.
    there are no saved/Christian alcoholics who are still unrepentant drunks. so there are no real saved/Christian homosexuals who are continuing to commit homosexual acts.
    and no amount of blogging about how that makes Christians ‘unloving’ will change that.

  6. mike and brandy,

    Thanks for your input. Are you disagreeing with what I wrote in Part 6? FYI, I am a grace believer, much like the Baptist teaching on grace. So, I will stand on my statement: Grace plus faith plus nothing equals salvation.

    “…and no amount of blogging about how that makes Christians ‘unloving’ will change that…”

    I assume that you are assuming you know where I am heading with this series, but do you really? If you are wrong, you are guilty of having a log in your eye while you are trying to get a supposed speck out of my eye. So, maybe, you ought to wait for the rest of the series.

    If you can’t wait, go here and read two articles about San Francisco: http://www.scribd.com/lnevenhoven

    But even if you don’t stop back, God bless you and may you walk in the fullness of your watchman’s calling, hearing His voice only, and helping to build a new wineskin that will glorify the Lord and build up the Body of Christ.

  7. mike and brandy

    my intention was not to ‘prejudge’ the end of the series (I may not have time to follow the subsequent articles), it was to answer the question I thought you were asking by the title of the post.
    was I not supposed to? perhaps you have prejudged my intention as well, in which case we may both be equally guilty of seeing specks that aren’t really there through logs that the other has presupposed to be in our own eyes.
    really I was just answering a question I thought you were asking. if the question was purely rhetorical in nature, my bad and I will agree to drop my sword if you will yours.

  8. mike and brandy,

    Actually, the question asked in the title may seem rhetorical now, but it was positioned in Part 1 with John Paulk stating in his article: “We are created in the image of God—just like everyone else.”

    But one of the problems with doing a series is that readers may only read one article and make their assumptions from that article.

    So, if my title has misled you, forgive me.

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