Should believers remain in churches, denominations, schools, organizations which now accept homosexuality and gay marriage as the norm?
In all the discussions and "passionate" arguments about homosexuality and gay marriage within the church and Christian organizations, it is helpful to go to the Word of God:
1. As believers (followers of Christ) we are to reach out to all with the gospel [John 3:16, Romans 1:16, 1 Corinthians 5:10].
2. As believers, we are to live in obedience to Christ and His Word [2 Corinthians 5:17-21].
3. For example, we are to recognize sin as sin, such as fornication, adultery, homosexuality, as well as drunkenness, cheating, stealing, etc. You will notice the notice that homosexuality is considered as sin. [1 Corinthians 5:11; 6:9-11].
4. We are all involved in sinful behavior and its dominion, but in Christ we have been delivered, "Such were some of you" [1 Corinthians 6:11].
5. As believers, we are, therefore, now instructed (commanded) NOT to associate (not even to have a meal with) another believer (brother in Christ) who is involved in known sin, which includes homosexuality [1 Corinthians 5:10-12].
6. Paul refers to people engaged in sin as "so-called brothers" [1 Corinthians 6:11] and says we are not to associate with them.
Therefore, should believers remain in churches, Christian organizations, schools, denominations which approve of homosexuality, gay life-style, and gay marriage? This might give some guidelines to believers who are in churches/denominations who accept the sins of gay marriage and homosexuality.