Can Homosexuals Be Set Free

From Their Same-sex Desires?

Of course they can. God is infinitely powerful. It is not too difficult for Him to change a person’s desires. But that doesn’t mean He will always do it. Some alcoholics lose their desire to ever drink again. Some do not and live with the constant temptation. It is a wonderful miracle when a person’s desires are radically changed. It certainly demonstrates the power and the love of God. But it is equally a miracle when a person is tempted but does not sin. That is not achieved by a strong will but by the spiritual provision of God. It is only as a person considers him/herself dead to sin and draws on the enabling of the Holy Spirit that such victory is possible. That also shows the power and the love of God. There has been a lot of controversy around the claims of some Christian ministries to be able to enable homosexuals to become heterosexual. It is a matter of record that some people have been set free from their homosexual desires. God certainly can do it. But it is also a matter of record that some have not and that some have endured additional trauma because they had had hopes that were not realised. Some Christians have fought long and hard, including impassioned prayers, and not been set free from their same-sex desires. Some of those have remained faithful to what they believe God says, despite the pain that it causes them. Others have given up, concluding that God has made them this way and has apparently refused to change them and that it therefore cannot be wrong to have these desires. They feel they can endure the pain no longer and they turn to a life of homosexual practice. The homosexual community also reacts strongly against claims of people being set free or healed because they resent the suggestion that there is anything wrong with a homosexual i.e. they do not believe that there is any need for people to change or that the homosexual state should be seen as being negative.

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Can Homosexuals Be

Set Free From Their

Same-sex Desires?

Of course they can. God is infinitely powerful. It is not too difficult for Him to change a person’s desires. But that doesn’t mean He will always do it. Some alcoholics lose their desire to ever drink again. Some do not and live with the constant temptation. It is a wonderful miracle when a person’s desires are radically changed. It certainly demonstrates the power and the love of God. But it is equally a miracle when a person is tempted but does not sin. That is not achieved by a strong will but by the spiritual provision of God. It is only as a person considers him/herself dead to sin and draws on the enabling of the Holy Spirit that such victory is possible. That also shows the power and the love of God. There has been a lot of controversy around the claims of some Christian ministries to be able to enable homosexuals to become heterosexual. It is a matter of record that some people have been set free from their homosexual desires. God certainly can do it. But it is also a matter of record that some have not and that some have endured additional trauma because they had had hopes that were not realised. Some Christians have fought long and hard, including impassioned prayers, and not been set free from their same-sex desires. Some of those have remained faithful to what they believe God says, despite the pain that it causes them. Others have given up, concluding that God has made them this way and has apparently refused to change them and that it therefore cannot be wrong to have these desires. They feel they can endure the pain no longer and they turn to a life of homosexual practice. The homosexual community also reacts strongly against claims of people being set free or healed because they resent the suggestion that there is anything wrong with a homosexual i.e. they do not believe that there is any need for people to change or that the homosexual state should be seen as being negative.

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