No. Homosexuality is totally against God's laws. God demands obedience. Romans 1:26, Leviticus 18:22. Homosexuality is considered an acceptable practice by many in the world today, even by some churches. But society does not set the standard for God's law. Many homosexuals believe that their desires are normal and that they have a right to express them. But God does not obligate nor encourage us to fulfill all of our desires (even normal ones). Those that violate his laws must be controlled. Understand, it is your lifestyle that is being judged.
No. There is a standard that should be set because you are representing GOD'S word to the congregation. What you do in your private life is between you and GOD. To lead other people down the same road that it is acceptable to GOD as a bishop is a whole other thing that can not be tolerated. After all said and done it comes down to this 1 thing you can not preach that good is evil and that evil is good in the sight of GOD in the church. What you do outside the church is on you and you will be accountable for it on the other side of death between you and GOD. The heart is desperately wicked and who can know it. I the Lord search the heart of man to see what is in them and true motivation. You can not pull a slick willy over GOD'S eyes. The road to hell is paved with good intentions but will lead a person to split hell wide open so then just have it your way which you are doing anyway and you will see the results of it here and on the other side of death when you die and end up in hell if not by the grace of GOD keep you out of hell. Example: GOD shown me in a vision the other side of death on August 1, 1982 A.D. a Sunday morning.If I should openly live that lifestyle of which I am not an homosexual that vision of the other side of death would not keep me from going to hell but only a repentant heart would save you from hell destination on the other side of death. This goes for all others sin also such as fornication and adultery. There must be a change of heart and repentance of overcoming any sin that so easily beset you and I through the power of the Holy Spirit.
the will do what ever they will. be for me that would be a church that I would not attend. no disrespect to the gay person for it on them and that's there right but when I am spiritual I don't want it mixed with it. and that's my right
I'm sure there are plenty of gay bishops already. The church has been a great cover up for the sexually frustrated. I don't see anything wrong with being gay and wanting to climb the religious ladder. I do think it's against man's nature to attempt to remain celibate and I wish the catholic church would consider to give them the opportunity to be human beings like the rest of humanity.
No.See,if you want a good leader in that category,then that leader should reflect all the values and teachings of that belief.It's only fitting that a straight Christan man be elected for such a position. Do the right thing and demote the gay.It goes the other way too.Don't elect a Christian to be a leader of a gay rights organization.Conflict of interest man and people will fall out.
No. A person has to be called by God to be a real pastor/bishop. If they have been called by God than also they would of been trained,cleaned up, delivered from major sins, freed by Christ to lead others into freedom. You can't not lead someone to freedom in Christ as a bishop if you are still in bondage to sin. If so than you are leading the people into bondage and spiritual blindness.
Now a gay person can come to God and receive Jesus as there Lord and seek God for freedom just like everyone else does when seeking God for freedom and deliverance. Than God will give us the strength and desire to turn from the sins that's in our lives separating us from Him so we can be even closer to Him.
1 Timothy 3-This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:
But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
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