These thoughts came out of a class discussion on sin and salvation. The question was asked, can a professing Christian lose their salvation, and if so, at what point is salvation lost?
We were studying Hebrews chapter 3:12-14, which provides a warning about falling away from God because of sin. The question of losing one’s salvation is not uncommon among Christians. I will not attempt to answer that question directly. Rather, I want to address the sin that God despises, which if a person practices, I do not believe salvation is possible.
The sin I am referring to is pride. The title I gave to this post is, undoubtedly, meant to raise eyebrows. But the point I am making is not that God despises gay people, but that He despises pride of any sort. A proud person will not be able to admit that he is in need of a saviour. The main issue with homosexuality, I believe, is pride. As is the same with any lifestyle that does not honour God’s commands. Gay pride says, “I am proud of who I am. I am not ashamed of my lifestyle.” It doesn’t matter what kind of lifestyle you live, if your pride is in how you live, you are in trouble, as none of us is righteous enough to say such a thing (Romans 3:10). It is not uncommon for Christians to be ridiculed for saying a similar thing about their own lifestyle. Rightly so. I am not proud of my faith in Christ, rather, I am humbled by my need for a Saviour.
Although all people are loved by God, not all people will receive the fullness of God’s love, which will be experienced once Christ returns to gather those who have trusted in His salvation. The main obstacle that causes people to reject this love is the pride all of us have. This pride causes us to think we can be fully satisfied by pleasures found on earth, rather than seeking God for satisfaction.
Whether it is gay pride or pride in your own achievements: careers, cars, money, success, etc., it is despised by God. Scripture says that God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble (1 Peter 5:5).
Why is gay pride despised by God? Because pride is despised by God.