Paul draws no distinction between the sins of fornication and adultery and that of homosexual activity. All are sin, along with stealing, coveting, drunkenness and the others he lists. However, Paul then explains that it is possible, with God’s help, to be freed from such sins. “And such were some of you,” he writes. “But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God” (emphasis added).
Through accepting the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for our sins, and being transformed by the power of God’s Holy Spirit at work in their lives, those caught up in such sins can receive forgiveness and start a new life. The United Church of God, publisher of The Good News magazine , offers help and encouragement to those struggling with problems such as same-sex attraction. To learn more, visit our website at breakingfree.ucg.org .