As I understand it you are a recording artist that is a Christian who sometimes sings songs of a religious nature. You even have a new “Christian” album that recently debuted. I saw that you caught some flack for going on the Ellen DeGeneres’ show and singing a song about the Lord. Your doing so caused some bit of controversy because Ellen very publically engages in the sin of homosexuality. You were recently asked if you thought homosexuality was a sin. Here’s what you had to say:
“I can’t say one way or the other, I’m not God. When people ask questions like that, I just say, ‘Read the Bible and find out for yourself. And when you find out let me know because I’m learning too,’” she added.
Well, I am not God. I am truly (not almost) human. I can, however, say whether or not something is a sin. In fact, Jesus Himself (who is truly God and truly human) instructed me to do so. He said:
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
Homosexuality is a sin. You don’t have to be God to say so. You just have to know His word. So, having read the Bible, I am fulfilling your request to let you know (and wondering why your pastor and church haven’t told you). I want to remind you of another statement you made when asked if homosexuality was a sin:
“I can’t honestly answer on that, in the sense of I have too many people that I love and they are homosexuals.”
Everyone you love is a sinner, Lauren, every last one of them. If you love them then you will do your Christian duty and call them to repent of their sin. It was out of love that God sent his precious son Jesus to die on the cross. Jesus died on the cross so that people who believe in Him could be reconciled to His Father. The loving reaction to sin, for you, is to call people to repent of it. If you love your (homosexual) friends you will ask them to turn from their sins and turn towards Jesus. If no one tells them they are in sin, how will they even know that they need to turn?
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