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LGBTQ Issues

I was watching an CBN report with Richard Ellis, Pastor of Reunion Church in Dallas, and the reporter asked how we should respond to the LGBTQ community. He lovingly replied that some feel as if they were born that way; to which, he doesn’t refute. He said he agrees but offers a second option. He tells them that even though they were born that way, they can also be born again. When he said that, it reminded me of John 3:4-6 when Nicodemus told Jesus, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.’ Though Nicodemus wasn’t struggling with his sexual identity, the same principle applies, in that although their flesh is LGBTQ, their spirit can still be born again.