What would you say to someone who says the gospel is a bad choice for people who are gay & lesbian, but great for people who are heterosexual?

The gospel is always ahead of us, and the gospel leaves no one behind. It is good news for all sinners—which is to say, all of us. There is no gospel for people who think they’re all cleaned up just the way they are. We are all sexual sinners—there’s no question about that.

But the good news of the gospel asks for much cross-bearing on the part of God’s people. The point of the gospel is to so fully reshape and remake us to reflect the image of our savior that we are fit to inherit a New Jerusalem with Him. Jesus knows this sacrifice best:  “For our sake, He made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor. 5:21). The gospel comes with deep and abiding struggle. Galatians 5 records the battle. We need to better learn how to be kind company to each other, and how to engage in accompanied suffering, changing the way we live and act as a reflection of God’s call on our lives and as God’s understanding that the gospel puts all of us into families—the family of God.

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