Can homosexuals be saved? Reprobate doctrine.

Can homosexuals be saved? This is a question that has been argued time and again by who I believe to be sincere Christians on both sides of the argument.

Both can’t be completely right but both are right to an extent. Let me show you Biblically why. I’m probably going to upset both sides of the aisle on this subject but I’ll just show you scripture and you determine who’s right.

 

Lets look at Romans chapter 1. 

Romans 1:18-32 KJV
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

[19] Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

[20] For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

[21] Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

[22] Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

[23] And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

[24] Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

[25] Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

[26] For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

[27] And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

[28]
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

[29] Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

[30] Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

[31] Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

[32] Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

First We notice that God didn’t give them over to a reprobate mind because of homosexuality. We see in verses 24 it says, “wherefore (meaning here is why) God gave them up to vile affections…” And then again in verse 26, “for this cause”, again we see a cause and effect. Then again in verse 28, “even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind…”

It is implied in verses 18-25, though not clearly defined, that people become reprobate because they commit the unpardonable sin of blaspheming the Holy Ghost (or rejecting the truth for the last time) and “therefore”/”for this cause” or because of this,  God gave them over to homosexuality. Though no where does it specifically say that reprobates can’t be saved, it’s assumed. Which I lean toward that a reprobate can’t be saved because they’ve committed the unpardonable sin.

God gave them over to unnatural affections (homosexuality) because of their rejection of God, not the other way around.  In other words, homosexuality is a byproduct of becoming a reprobate not the root cause.

Now do I think every homosexual is a reprobate? No. Here’s why. Well first, the attributes of a reprobate are a long list in verses 29-31 which includes homosexuality. So if every homosexual is a reprobate, then every adulterer, boaster, covenant breaker etc is also a reprobate.

Second we see in first Corinthians that a homosexual can be saved.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 KJV
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind

[10] Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

[11] And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

It doesn’t take a deep study to find that “abusers of themselves with mankind”, is homosexuality. (No, that does not mean whoremongers since fornication and adultery are already mentioned). In verse 11 notice Paul says, “And such were some of you: but ye are washed…” Praise God! So there were homosexuals who got saved and got right clearly mentioned in this passage.

Not every homosexual is a reprobate, just like not every adulterer and fornicator is a reprobate. Many homosexuals have become homosexual because they were molested by the same-sex at one point in their life. Others have been coerced and lied to as a young impressionable children into homosexual behavior. Some however have rejected God and have been given over to a reprobate mind which homosexuality is one of the possible byproducts.

 

I believe clearly scripture teaches that all can be saved, even the most vile, including homosexuals. Rev 22:17; Rom 10:13; John 3:16; Rom 5:20; Rom 5:8.

The only sin that the Bible mentions that cannot be forgiven is the sin of the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 12:31-32.

Some homosexual have committed this sin, some have not. Some non homosexuals have committed this sin. We may never know who has or who hasn’t committed the “unpardonable” sin. So I’ll just keep telling everyone about the glorious hope that lieth within us: Jesus Christ!

1 Comment

  1. Thank You. I believe that the only unpardonable sin is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. If we go through the list most of us are at some point guilty of one or more of the sins listed. I do not believe that we can judge another’s sins to be worse than our own. God’s mercy is for all of us.

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