LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender. Recently, the police arrested a gay’s party in Jakarta. Ironically, some of them are young Christian generation. It requires explanations of the Biblical view on LGBT. Here in this article, the writer will reveal the essential points.
First, what’s LGBT to the Bible? The term LGBT doesn’t imply in the Bible, but there’re effeminate and abusers who will not inherit the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9 NKJV). The term “effeminate” generally refers to a man who acts like a female, vice versa. While “abusers” generally refer to the subject of sexual harassments or sexual distortion. In other words, they will not be saved without restoration.
Second, what’s the cause of the deviant behavior, is it because of hormone? Psychological and social factors? Maybe spiritual? When we see the root, that kind of deviation is because of the original sin by Adam and Eve. “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:27-28 NKJV). That’s why LGBT must be handled to be restored. But to resolve must be adjusted to the motives. If it’s hormonal, hormone therapy is the answer. If it’s psychological and social, they must be handled psychologically and socially. If it’s spiritual (include self-image), biblical counseling is the answer, but it must be followed by openness and willingness.
Third, there are two types of behavior as an LGBT, subject or object. Generally, the subject was an object, a victim, but because it’s not in the right hand, the role changed. If he’s an object/victim, he has to step back from the crowd for a while, and it’s necessary for parents, to consult with a pastor.
Fourth, better prevent than cure. Parents and the younger generation have to stay alert to society. Prevention could be done with tolerance, good communications between parents, teachers, friends of our child, and supervise the use of social media. Moreover, parents have to keep praying and equipping their children on a daily basis with the word of God, particularly about holiness and sex education with a right and healthy way.
Restoration of the LGBT is a spiritual battle, where the darkness keeps manipulating the younger generation to fulfill their own desires. The devil which is a deceiver will always say that LGBT is just an abnormality that must be accepted. Otherwise, the word of God says it’s curable, they can work it out and the Holy Spirit will guide and empower us to bring restoration. Lots of witnesses declare the release of this bondage, and as the children of God, we must care, bless, and lead them to the cross, because only through Jesus they can be saved.
by: peter freshman
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