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Baptist Church and Homosexuals
« on: Sun Jun 10, 2018 - 13:58:26 »
I have heard from two homosexuals at different times that they were told by a Baptist that they're going to go to hell. I wanted to ask Baptists what the Baptist position is in helping a person, who struggles with homosexuality, to be saved. Just asking your perspective on how the Baptist church addresses this sort of thing. Thank you.
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Re: Baptist Church and Homosexuals
« Reply #1 on: Thu Jun 14, 2018 - 15:44:32 »
This is the position of the Southern Baptist Convention.   This is but one of many Baptist groups.

http://www.religioustolerance.org/hom_sbc.htm

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Re: Baptist Church and Homosexuals
« Reply #2 on: Fri Jun 15, 2018 - 10:46:22 »
I have heard from two homosexuals at different times that they were told by a Baptist that they're going to go to hell. I wanted to ask Baptists what the Baptist position is in helping a person, who struggles with homosexuality, to be saved. Just asking your perspective on how the Baptist church addresses this sort of thing. Thank you.

I've heard that there are some who believe any who even struggle with homosexuality but do not act upon it are doomed and un-redeemable.

I'm interested in this and hope others weigh in.  Im not a diehard denominalationist, (I think I just made up that word. haha!) but, I don't think a person is condemned for a struggle with sin, no matter its variety.

I don't think there are any that are unable to find God's redemption.




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Re: Baptist Church and Homosexuals
« Reply #3 on: Fri Jun 15, 2018 - 11:41:44 »
I've heard that there are some who believe any who even struggle with homosexuality but do not act upon it are doomed and un-redeemable.

I'm interested in this and hope others weigh in.  Im not a diehard denominalationist, (I think I just made up that word. haha!) but, I don't think a person is condemned for a struggle with sin, no matter its variety.

I don't think there are any that are unable to find God's redemption.

While I know that what you said is true, I am aware of a local SBC congregation who welcome homosexuals to their services for the reason you stated.   I know a man who had practiced homosexuality for years and he just turned his life over to Jesus.  He was fortunate to find a church and a pastor who welcomed him (not the SBC church I mentioned) and counseled him.  Homosexuality can become an addiction and like drugs or drink it's not easy to just walk away from the addiction.   

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« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 22:54:28 »
notreligus,
           Thank you.

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« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 23:00:11 »
MeMyself,
              I agree.