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A Biblical Perspective on Pride Month

June is officially designated as "Pride Month" in the United States and many other countries. It's a time when the LGBTQ+ community celebrates their identity and advocates for their rights. However, as Christians, we believe that there is a biblical view of sexuality and gender that is contrary to the ideology behind Pride Month. In this post, we'll examine why celebrating Pride Month goes against our Christian values and what we should do instead.

The Biblical View of Sexuality and Gender

As Christians, we believe that the Bible is the authoritative word of God and provides guidance on how we should live our lives. The Bible teaches that God created male and female in his image (Genesis 1:27) and designed marriage to be a lifelong union between one man and one woman (Matthew 19:4-6). Sexual relations are meant to be reserved for marriage between a man and a woman (1 Corinthians 6:18, Hebrews 13:4).

Pride Month and the LGBTQ+ Movement

The LGBTQ+ movement seeks to redefine sexuality and gender beyond the biblical framework. Pride Month is a celebration of this movement and promotes the normalization of same-sex relationships, transgenderism, and other forms of sexual and gender expression that are outside of God's design. As Christians, we cannot condone behaviors or lifestyles that go against God's Word (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

What Should We Do Instead?

As followers of Jesus, our call is to love our neighbors, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity (Matthew 22:39). However, loving someone doesn't mean we have to approve of their behavior or beliefs. We can affirm the dignity and worth of all people, while still upholding the biblical view of sexuality and gender. We should seek to engage in conversations and relationships with those in the LGBTQ+ community, sharing the love and truth of Jesus Christ with them.

Furthermore, we should pray for those who identify as LGBTQ+, that they may come to know the love and grace of God. We should also support organizations and individuals who provide compassionate care and counsel for those struggling with same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria.

Pride Month goes against the biblical view of sexuality and gender, and as Christians, we should not celebrate it. Instead, we should love our neighbors and share the truth of God's Word with them. Let's pray for those who are lost and struggling, and seek to provide support and care for those who are hurting. May we always seek to honor God in our thoughts, words, and actions, and uphold the truth of his Word.