Why are Christians so judgmental and hateful at times? Are homosexuals going to hell? Why? How can we have normal, loving, person to person conversations with non Christians (atheists, anyone) about morality, homosexuality, sin, hell, Jesus, and what happens when we die? These are questions that Christians need to examine in their own lives in how they conduct themselves and talk with non Christians about morality, God, Jesus, and the afterlife.
Sadly, there are people who call themselves Christians who go to different churches who are judgmental, hateful, and do not demonstrate the love of God to non Christians (atheists, anyone) in their words and actions. Homosexuals are told they are going to hell, that God hates them, and that Bible teaches homosexuality is a sin. For atheists, non Christians, whoever, they perceive these things as discrimination, hatred, and believe those who who believe these things to be religious nut cases. In certain circumstances this would be true, as there are religious holier than though nut cases out there, who do not show and demonstrate God’s grace and truth in a loving respectful way. Just because people go to such and such church does not mean they are a Christian.
Discipleship is one of the most lacking ministries in churches today, and many who call themselves Christians are misrepresenting Christianity. Those who walk and follow what Jesus taught will be lights to those around them in how they treat people with compassion, consideration, love, and will share truth from the heart. Truth is not always feel good or wishy washy, and at times can be hard to receive. But truth is not racist, truth is not discriminating, and truth is not hateful. Truth brings correction and freedom depending the situation and circumstances.
So how do we have loving rational normal conversations with non Christians, even those who are homosexuals? The subject of homosexuality is not an easy conversation. Christians need to learn how to talk with homosexuals in a loving graceful way demonstrating the love of Jesus to them. The issue of hell is that we all are sinners in need of Jesus Christ. Homosexuality is not the only sin to be concerned about when it comes to judgment and afterlife. (Romans 1:18-20, Romans 1:20-23, Romans 1:18-32, Romans 5:12-21). Sin separates us from God. What connects us to God is personally knowing Jesus Christ, and receiving Him as Lord and Savior.
The Bible teaches that we have all sinned and fallen short to the glory of God (Romans 3:23). The Bible teaches that the consequences of sin is death and eternal separation from God, but the gift of life is found in Jesus Christ (Romans 6:23). God’s grace and love is for the world, for everyone, and if a person is willing to turn and trust in Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection they will be saved (Romans 10:9-13)
It is through Jesus Christ death upon the cross to give His life for the world as a sacrifice for sin and His resurrection from the dead that offers new life to all those who humbly receive Him (John 1:29, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, James 4:6-8, 1 John 5:10-13). Grace and truth are found in Jesus Christ, and no matter the sin in someone’s life they can receive God’s love and forgiveness (John 1:17, Romans 5:6-9; 1 John 1:7-10).
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