WE ARE FIREPROOF!!! -Pillar
How should I witness to a homosexual?
Rather than offend homosexuals by directly confronting the issue of their
sinful lifestyle, modern evangelism often tries to soften the approach
by saying that "God hates the sin, but loves the sinner." This
isn’t a new concept.
Charles Finney stated, "God is not angry merely against the sin abstracted
from the sinner, but against the sinner himself. Some persons have labored
hard to set up this ridiculous and absurd abstraction, and would fain
make it appear that God is angry at sin, yet not at the sinner. He hates
the theft, but loves the thief. He abhors adultery, but is pleased with
the adulterer. Now this is supreme nonsense. The sin has no moral character
apart from the sinner. The act is nothing apart from the actor. The very
thing that God hates and disapproves is not the mere event—the thing
done in distinction from the doer; but it is the doer himself. It grieves
and displeases Him that a rational moral agent, under His government,
should array himself against his own God and Father, against all that
is right and just in the universe. This is the thing that offends God.
The sinner himself is the direct and the only object of his anger."
So the Bible shows. God is angry with the wicked [Psalm 7:11], not with
the abstract sin. If the wicked turn not, God will whet His sword—He
has bent His bow and made it ready—not to shoot at the sin, but
the sinner—the wicked man who has done the abominable thing. This
is the only doctrine of either the Bible or of common sense on this subject"
(The Guilt of Sin).
The biblical way to witness to a homosexual is not to argue with him about
his lifestyle but to use the Law to bring the knowledge of sin. This will
show him that he is guilty of breaking God’s holy Law, and he is
damned not because of, but despite his sexual preference. The Law was
made for homosexuals, as well as other lawbreakers. See Psalm 5:5 and
2 Peter 2:6–8 footnotes.