The Christian Perspective

Those who practice homosexual behavior definitely deserve to be executed (Leviticus 20:13; Romans 1:22-27).

And so do all the rest of us (Exodus 22:20; Psalm 14:3; Romans 1:28-2:8, 3:23; Galatians 5:19-21).

The amazing thing is that our perfect God who demands perfect justice for all of our crimes has provided a willing and sinless substitute for us (Romans 3:25; Hebrews 2:17; 1 John 4:10).

That would include those who have practiced homosexual behavior (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

Executed in our place, then risen again on the third day, He deserves all of our thanks and all of our worship (Isaiah 53:5; Romans 4:25; Colossians 2:13; Revelation 15:4).

However, simply because we can be forgiven for our crimes doesn't make them any less heinous. It doesn't suddenly make it okay to sin. Our own individual crimes should be among the most reprehensible things imaginable to us (Romans 6:1-18, 7:22-24; 1 John 2:1).

But, because there is a good and loving God, there can be hope, even for the worst of us, through Christ's willing execution in our place (Romans 5:8; 1 Timothy 1:15).

The Bible informs us that we only receive the benefits of this substitutionary atonement if we repent, and turn to Christ (James 4:8; Romans 10:9).

Today is the day to do so.

God bless!