Are Homosexuals Going to Hell?

Q. So if sin is measured in degree does this mean that some souls are redeemable while others are not? is a homosexual going to hell in a hand basket while a person who commits adultery has a chance of being saved? is this right? what is the difference between a ” regular sin” and an abomination? Please explain, any input pertaining to this question will be helpful!!!!

A. An unrepentant adulterer will go to Hell as fast as an unrepentant sexually active homosexual.

Being homosexual or having same-sex-attraction is NOT A SIN.

Homosexual sex, adultery, premarital sex, masturbation, contracepted sex are ALL serious sin. Yet all of these sins can be forgiven if they are repented of in confession and the person honestly intends to stop.

The only sin that cannot be forgiven is rejection of Christ even up to death. A person can be saved even at the last minute, however.

All sin offends our Good and Holy God. But some sin is much more serious and cuts us off from Him and salvation unless we go to confession. Getting irritated with the guy who cuts you off in traffic, or impatient with a spouse are examples of lesser or venial sin for which we still need to repent of and try to avoid. “But the righteous man falls seven times a day.”

2 Responses

  1. Hello Bfhu, Perhaps some would see my view on all of this as very simplistic. However, on all matters pertaining to this life I turn to the Bible for guidance and discernment. I know individuals who profess to be homosexual – and I love them and pray for them, in the same way that I love and pray for acquaintances who are living in an adulterous heterosexual situation.
    With regard to homosexuality, I am aware that some would say that we have no control over our leanings in this area. However, the Bible (both in the Old and New Testaments) makes it clear that this is sin in God’s eyes. This is the sin that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed for. (Genesis 18&19) & this is the sin that Paul spoke about in Rom. 1v26&27
    Sin (whatever category it falls into) is what Jesus died for… “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” (John 3v17)
    I believe that when we simply repent & accept His finished work for us at Calvary, He can give us a new heart and that He can change those things in our lives that are displeasing to Him. (Even Jesus spoke of Sodom & Gomorrah, by the way.)
    “With God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19v26)
    There is nothing that God cannot achieve in a life which is fully repentant and concecrated to Him.
    The Bible does not mention “venial” or “mortal” sin. You are right in saying that all sin must be confessed & repented of – but the only Person who can forgive us is the sinless Person of our Lord Jesus Christ. “There is one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1Tim. 2v5)
    In Rev 22v11 we are reminded of the serious consequences upon Jesus’ return. NOW is the time to get right with Him – tomorrow may be too late.
    “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.”
    Jesus is still calling out… “Come… Let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take of the water of life freely.” (Rev. 22v17)

    • Dear Ready,
      You are right the Bible does not mention the word “venial” but it most certainly does mention the concept of two categories of sin.

      I John 5:16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.

      17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.

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