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1 Corinthians 6:9-11
INTRODUCTION: The Bible teaches that ''all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.'' (Romans 3:23). We all have failed to live up to God's standard and therefore are in need of God's righteousness.
In 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 the Apostle Paul is speaking to those that had professed to come out of particular sins. They professed Christ as Lord and Savior and had been justified in Christ. This results in a transformed life that will be displayed in new behavior. In 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 we are instructed to now use our bodies in order to bring Christ glory.
It should also be noted that 1 Corinthians 6:11 served as a warning to those professed believers to not be taken in by the temptation to return to the sinful patterns of the life they once lived. If the old life was once again been fully embraced and they found themselves continually practicing the life they used to, it was an indication that they were never saved.
1 John 2:19
''They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.''
In this list of sins Paul mentions ''homosexuals'' among others that ''will not inherit the kingdom of God.''
QUESTION: Can't we just agree to disagree if we differ on homosexuality? Some argue that some forms of homosexual activity are acceptable to God, and many more argue alongside of me that any such activity is forbidden by God.
The Bible allows for disagreements on certain issues. In Romans 14 it speaks of ''disputable matters.'' There are other issues that are non-negotiable; issues where the gospel itself is at stake. Those are matters of ''first importance'' like
1 Corinthians 15.
I'm of the conviction that homosexuality is a gospel issue. The Apostle Paul warns his readers that the unrighteous will not enter heav ...
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