Does God Hate Homosexuals?

While doing some research for an essay, I came across a site that says "God Hates Fags-Romans 9:13." Does God hate homosexuals?

Answer: We are familiar with the site that you are referring to, and we believe the opinions on that site do not represent the character of God. Romans 9:13 isn't referring to homosexuality and there's nothing in the Bible about Esau being gay.

While God does hate every kind of sin, He does love every individual person more than we can ever image. That's why Jesus came to earth-to show His love and to die for our sins on the cross (1 Peter 2:24). "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."(Romans 5:8) He wants to change our lives so that we will become like Him.

If you are gay, God wants you to know that He does love you! At the same time, He doesn't love the sin you are participating in. The act of homosexuality is sin, just as there are many other sins listed in the Bible. Everyone has sinned against God (Romans 3:23). Jesus was called "the friend of sinners" because He ate with prostitutes, but He never participated in their deeds (Luke 7:34). His love is what changed their lives. Romans 2:6 says that the kindness of God leads us to a changed life. God's love is so powerful that it can radically change our hearts-so we will want to stop committing sexual acts that displease Him. Jesus Christ is our only hope for a changed life.

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