Pastor Robert Hammond
Long Hill Baptist Church cares about people who identify as members of the LGBTQ community. We love you. And God love you, too. (John 3:16)
- However, we also want you to understand that the Bible makes it very clear that God views practicing homosexuality as a sin. See Romans 1.
- This matters because, according to the Bible, any sin condemns us to punishment in a very real and eternal hell (Romans 6:23);
- The good news is that Jesus Christ offers forgiveness of sin when we turn from sin and turn to him for forgiveness.
In Romans 3:23, the Bible says that "all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." God's perfect holiness and justice requires that a penalty be paid for sin. In fact, in Romans 6:23, the Bibles teaches that "the wages of sin is death." The good news is that the son of God -- the Lord Jesus Christ -- paid that penalty for us by shedding His blood and dying upon the cross in our place. It is only through repentance (turning from sin) and placing one's faith in Christ that our sins are forgiven. Romans 6:23 says, "the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." If you will repent and receive Christ as your savior, you can know for certain that you have been forgiven and that you have eternal life.
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