1 Corinthians 6:9-11
“Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. 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.”

I haven’t been able to follow the news, but from what I read, I do agree with Ms. Miriam Quiambao when she said that sexual immorality is a sin. This was not her idea; this is what we are taught in the bible. Gay or straight, having immoral sexual relationships is a sin. But let us not judge others, for the verse above includes idolaters (many idolize money or famous people), thieves (How honest are we really with our taxes? There are many forms of stealing and they all fall in this category), slanderers (Almost anyone i know has engaged in “chismis” at one time or another; Whether we purposely speak falsely against another person, or simply spread the word, we are guilty). The bible tells us that in Romans 3:23 that “all fall short of the glory of God” and in Romans 3:10 that, “No one is righteous, not even one.”

We are all guilty of sin. It doesn’t matter how big or small our sins are…we are all sinners and therefore wicked, and this will prevent us from entering the kingdom of God. Only by the blood of Jesus can we be washed and made worthy — not by our works — but only by God’s grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9). And God promises us this, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). Our work is this: to believe in Jesus Christ and allow Him to take control of our lives so that by the Spirit of God, we can overcome our sinful desires and do our best to live holy lives.

We do not need to live in fear of what other people will think of us, for when we receive Christ, we are set free from the bondage of sin. And “if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36)

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