Democrats in Washington have introduced legislation that would ban Christian counseling for those who want help overcoming same-sex attraction.
Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Paul writes in First Corinthians:
Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men, or thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God (6:9-11).
“That is what some of you were.” And why weren’t those individuals Paul refers to committing those sinful acts anymore? For one reason, according to the great Christian apostle: because Jesus had changed them.
Bible believing Christians trust that the same Jesus who was raised from the dead, the same Jesus who transformed the lives of those precious souls Paul was writing to in Corinth, can change lives today. We believe that because we have experienced such change. We ourselves have walked away from natural desires, un-chosen predispositions, and culturally celebrated temptations that dishonor God’s will for us, and have found our identity not in our lusts and urges, but in Christ.
Democrats in Washington may find the power of Jesus “fraudulent,” but the physical, emotional, and spiritual damage they will inflict on those they pretend to help is the most devastating, sickening, and demonic part of all. May those of us committed to truth remember that no person should be legally denied the full counsel of God, the redemptive power of the cross, and the hope of real change.