Manage episode 303834148 series 1328934
You can still be loving, without affirming or alienating.
The cultural narrative is that Christians and same sex orientation people should either affirm or alienate each other. But Jesus gives a 3rd option, which is to love without affirming or alienating. Jesus held the highest view of scripture and holiness, while still loving those who didn’t. He shared meals with tax collectors, prostitutes, people alienated in society, and had a thief cry out to him for salvation on the cross. John 1:14 says he lived a life that was full of grace and truth! He lived a life that was loving, but not affirming or alienating. People always felt safe exposing their hearts to Jesus, and we should love people in such a way that they feel safe exposing their hearts to us. We should be loving like Jesus, without affirming or alienating like our culture.