Others speak about it plenty, but they focus solely on truth without any love or grace. And how should we respond to people who experience same-sex orientation?
Let’s say that I experience an attraction to another man.
I don’t go looking for it, but it rises up spontaneously within me.
Paul said, “the creation was subjected to futility . Even Spirit-filled believers groan under this “futility” and “corruption,” including “dishonorable passions.” “We ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies” (Romans ).
Given the above three realities, it seems right to say that while homosexual practice is active sinning, the experience of same-sex attraction need not involve active sinning.
He knew that his father would not agree with the way he reconciled his sexuality with Scripture.