The individual who practices homosexual behavior or who struggles with homosexual tendencies is no less loved by God or by Kenneth Copeland Ministries than any other person. John 3:17 says, “God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.” God is not condemning any individual or looking for reasons to reject him or her. All God is looking for is for that person’s choice to love, serve and obey Him with all of their heart, soul, mind and strength (Matthew 22:37-40; Mark 12:30-31).
God created mankind male and female. His natural order was that each had an innate desire for the opposite sex. Sexual union between a man and a woman within the boundaries of the God-ordained marriage relationship is right and holy by God’s standards (Genesis 2:23-24; Hebrews 13:4; Ephesians 5:21-33). Conversely, the Scriptures teach us that when a man desires a sexual union with another man and a woman with another woman, this is an unnatural affection that goes against God’s natural order in creation (Genesis 19:1-7; Leviticus 18:22-23, 20:13; Romans 1:18-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; 1 Timothy 1:8-10).
The good news is freedom from homosexuality, and every other manifestation of the fallen human nature, was paid for by the blood of Jesus! The path to freedom for the homosexual is the same path of freedom that is offered to everyone on earth, which is to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior (Romans 10:9-10) and thereby receive a brand-new nature on the inside (2 Corinthians 5:17). Once a person is born again he or she can freely receive God’s grace (supernatural empowerment) to overcome the sinful desires of the flesh and live in total victory (Hebrews 4:15-16). We can’t biblically define homosexuality as right behavior, but we can define love, mercy and compassion as right responses to those involved.
Some might argue that true acceptance requires condoning the behavior. But to accept and to condone are two different things. God accepts everyone who will come to Him through Jesus while not condoning everything they do (2 Corinthians 5:19).