So Which is It?

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified.

(1 Thessalonians 4:3-6) NKJV

Sodom and Gomorrah was God’s way of making a very important point. It was relevant to the age, when a minute human population had a vast world to populate and subdue. We don’t live in that age.

The spiritual truth hasn’t changed but our physical environment has. How can we understand it? We were asked a question by a troubled Instagrammer: Can I be redeemed and gay? They way that we answered was to ask this question:

What’s more important to you:
Being redeemed, or being gay?

– Matty

What we have to come back to is the expectation that we’re to maintain our bodies in sanctification and honor. Each of us is personally accountable for our own self, but not for others. Could we hire a gay pastor in order to obey the law, while maintaining ourselves as morally pure? That’s going to be impossible for some, but the fact is it’s what Peter warns us that we’re going to have to do.


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