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How should a Christian respond to the acts of homosexuality and abortion?

Are we called upon to judge those practicing these sins?

We must not be "homophobic" - we do not hate homosexual people. To act maliciously or hatefully towards any person or group is a greater sin than the one against which one is reacting. However, we are called upon, as followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, to uphold the teaching of the Bible. The old saying, "hate the sin, love the sinner," was never more apt than it is today in dealing with those who have ensnared themselves in this sinful lifestyle.

Here is a link to more information on this topic:

Homosexuality and the Church:www.thisisyourbible.com/index.php?page=library&task=show&mediaid=166

The same can be said of those administering or who have chosen to undergo an abortion (except perhaps in case of medical emergency or necessity).

We are called upon to love those who have sinned in this way. See 2 Chronicles 33:1-20. If God can forgive Manasseh, the son of Hezekiah, his horrendous sins, (including the burning of his children as human sacrifices to vile idols) he can forgive anyone. No one is beyond redemption no matter what they have done. "Hate the sin; love the sinner".

The judgment of individuals in such cases (or in any case for that matter) is not up to us. That is the Lord's perogative. He will be the final judge. It is up to us to discern the spiritual needs of ourselves first and then of others; to receive God's deep love and mercy into our own hearts first and then extend it to others no matter how heinous their crimes against God.

I hope you have found this helpful.

God bless,

Mike

thisisyourbible.com

 
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