The Church Is Your Family: Reflections for Singles & Those Struggling With Homosexuality

From Undergraduate Chapel: Spring 2011

Dr. Matt Jenson reflects on the significance of the familial nature of the church, illustrating its power to combat poignant feelings of loneliness. Dr. Jenson specifically emphasizes the importance of this church family in the lives of singles and those struggling with homosexuality.

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  • Matt Jenson  

    • Torrey Honors Institute
    • Associate Professor of Theology

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    15. The Church Is Your Family: Reflections for Singles & Those Struggling With Homosexuality

    by Matt Jenson

    34:51 — April 6, 2011

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    • Claude Roberts
    • almost 4 years ago

    Hi Joy, been sometime, hope all is well. Listen, I know where your heart and mind is, but there are too many out there with good intentions misinterpreting the Gospel and as as such leading too many astray. I'm willing accept the backlash as the Lord said will happen for his namesake (Mark 13:13) here's what I mean: "Jesus out to getting mindsets" is an emerging concept not fitting for young followers and new believers. Jesus's purpose was to fulfill the penalty he paid for the sins of the world and that all may come to repentance and accept Him as our Lord and Savior. As Christians we are to walk in the spirit, leaving all things behind and looking forward to what's ahead. (Phi 3:13) Further, people struggling with your heading are not struggling, it's by choice. Romans 16-32. His comment about Churches unwilling to be family to Homosexuals and having no business giving them the Gospel is against biblical teaching. It is rebellion against God and His word. God told us to go out into the world and preach the Gospel "15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. (Mark 15-16) Telling people that God loves sinners is False teaching. Yes, God forgive sins However he hates it and one should not continue practicing such things. (Isaiah 64:6, Psalm 5:4, 1 John 1:6, Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 6:16) Finally and most importantly folks; he misses the point on GRACE as he talks about, we are saved by by grace through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8-9) Jesus is not our life. He is our Savior and those who are humble and accept Him as such shall see everlasting life (John 3:16) Matt Jensen is telling others to "Shut Up" actually he has it backwards. Please people pick up the bible and stop following these Post Modern teachers who are falsifying the word of God.

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