The conversation started with a question.
“So, you don’t think it is possible for a Christian to be gay? What would you say if I told you I have been in a committed, loving relationship for over ten years.”
“Well, that says a lot about your loyalty and strength of commitment….”
“What about a Christian that overeats? Isn’t he just as guilty for indulging himself, for giving into his desires?”
Good question, don’t you think?
What about one who is sexually immoral, or commits adultery, or puts some thing in has life ahead of his commitment to God (idolatry), or one who takes stuff that doesn’t belong to him, or one who still likes to get drunk, or high, or someone who gossips, or someone who is still a little bit shady in his business dealings?
Can this one still be a Christian?
Could we be asking the wrong questions?
C.S. Lewis would say that we are happy sitting in the mud in our backyard making mud pies instead of spending a holiday at the beach.
A Christian is one who has received a gift from His creator, a gift of life that goes on forever, that cannot die, that gives him the ability to see God, to see His kingdom, to drop his chains and become free to be what he was created to be.
Why would I want to live in the old way, desperately searching for a tiny morsel of pleasure in the dirt, when there is a path laid out for me that leads to a life of inexpressible joy?
If I am happy with life the way it is, the way it was before I “became a Christian,” then, maybe I haven’t yet received a new life.
Maybe, the questions I should be asking are, “Do I belong to the One who made me?
Is He still changing me into what He made me to be?
Do I want to please Him?
“You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” (1 Corinthians 6)
You will like the new you!