Good News for LGB&T People – Part 1

What would Bible study be like if the church was seeking to present the Gospel to LGBT people?  When we Christians discuss homosexuality amongst ourselves the tendency is to focus on about six verses of the Bible. While dealing with those verses is important, it is essential, if we are to be true to our evangelical tradition, to see them in context, and to bring the Bible as a whole into our thinking taking into account the great Biblical themes of love, justice, inclusion, forgiveness, redemption and grace.

Our commission is (to quote our Lord) “to make disciples of all people, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you”. Surely we should be introducing lgbt people to Jesus – the person who helps us make sense of it all, and be focussing on what Jesus commands us to do as recorded in the Gospels.

Follow this link for part one of a series that seeks to do just that, also available via our Resources page.

Martin Stears-Handscomb, Co-Chair of Accepting Evangelicals

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3 Comments

  1. I would like to know more about this, I am from a Pentecostal Church in the North Bronx. I love the lord with all my heart, he is first in my life. I am a single male who love to praise the lord. I am also always interested in learning more about the word of God and learning about other Christian view. I am an opening minded Christian and believe that every has the right to praise the lord in their own way no matter who they are or what is their back ground in life. I look forward in learning more about people and the word of the lord.

    • Hi Fernando. Thank you for your comment and your openness to what God is doing among LGB&T people as they rediscover the love that God has for them.
      If you would like to know more, you could sign up for our Newsletter on the right hand side of our home page. We will then email you about once a month with more info.
      You can also receive AE Blog alerts by emailing blog@acceptingevangelicals.org
      Finally if you look at our Links page there are a whole list of other organisations.
      I hope that helps

  2. Hi Benny+
    This is exactly right. Jesus mixed with all people even lie ones we today would see as most undesirable and he didn’t judge as we do. Everyone should be able to know gods eternal love without persecution . Lots of people call themselves Christian but all they do is attend a service in the name of God once a week and this does not a true Christian make. Practice as Jesus did and you may come close. Anglican church deemed me unfit to even be in their congregations yet open episcopal will ordain me to minister to gods people.
    Blessings and deepest regards+

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