There’s a place for you in church, and heaven.

Craig Gross wrote this very interesting piece about gays and lesbians, fat people, and who gets into heaven.  To gain the full perspective of what he is talking about, read the entire article.  Below is the last portion of Craig’s article:

Most Christians believe you should just help your friends to not be gay when, in all honesty, only Christ can do that.

I love my lesbian friends. Let’s say I share Christ with them and they accept Jesus –or maybe they already have. Where do they go to church?

There is no way I would send them to an evangelical church, because not everyone would treat them the way they should be treated. But if they attend a gay church many Christians look at them as crazy.

People will push you to take a stand one way or the other on homosexuality, but no one has ever asked me to take a stand when it comes to fat people.

The goal shouldn’t be to change anyone’s sexuality. Ultimately, I believe homosexuality gets blown way out of proportion in our churches. If we would all see gays as fellow sinners instead of “others,” there wouldn’t be a need for gay outreach, because they would already be incorporated into our community based on a shared need for Christ.

God loves gays and Jesus is for them. God loves the fat preacher. Homosexual activity and overeating are both sins – just like speeding, gossip, lying and cheating. I think I did all of those just today.

All are forgivable in Christ and, with the leading of the Holy Spirit, can be changed. Just remember that change does not happen overnight.

Have you ever seen someone lose 100 pounds overnight? The process takes time. When it comes to the Lord, it’s nothing less than a journey of sanctification.

And wherever you are at on that journey, I think there should be a place for you at church. Because there’s probably one in heaven.

I’m interested to hear your thoughts about this.  Comment below.

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One response to “There’s a place for you in church, and heaven.

  1. The whole article is interesting. I really appreciate what Craig said about there needing to be a place within the church for believers who could be at any point along their life in Christ. We really are in a marathon, not a sprint. Thus the need for endurance in faith and love towards other members of the body of Christ. Thanks for posting the article Shawn.

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