In 1 Corinthians 6, Paul lays out a somber warning for the believers in Corinth: the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God. Who are the unrighteous? Paul gets specific.
Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Cor 6:9-10)
Thankfully, by God’s grace, Paul didn’t stop there.
And such were some of you. 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. (1 Cor 6:11)
And such were some of you. The Corinthians had undergone a fundamental transformation from sinner to saint, and “by the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Spirit of our God,” they stood now guiltless before God.
This gospel testimony, true of all believers, is clearly seen in the life of Christopher Yuan. Christopher lived as a promiscuous gay man until he met Jesus in prison, where he was serving time for dealing drugs. Listen to the story of God’s great mercy in his life and be encouraged by God’s amazing grace.
Homosexuality and sexual immorality are discussed in David Platt’s latest book, Counter Culture. Go to CounterCultureBook.com to find out more about it and to get involved in gospel ministries that deal with such issues.