Wednesday, September 7, 2016
The Assembly Is NOT Open for “Homosexuals”
Biblically speaking, apart from repentance and restoration, there is no way in which a local church may allow into fellowship and service those who are living a lifestyle which is in opposition to the most basic of Scripture’s moral requirements. To allow such to minister in the church without confrontation is also to do them a great disservice. We are in essence deceiving them into thinking that all is well with them and the Lord and the Lord’s Church. …
A church must remove practicing homosexuals who claim to be believers from their fellowship (1 Corinthians 5). Making them comfortable and providing them a safe environment within the church, as some are advocating, is to minimize the gravity of their sin and falsely assure them that all is well with them and the Lord. In addition, there is the danger of their attitude toward homosexuality infiltrating the thinking of other believers.
Gary E. Gilley, “Homosexuality: The Pressing Issue Facing the Church.” Personal Freedom Outreach’s, “The Quarterly Journal,” p.19, 21