One day on the college campus one of the occult club leaders came to our Bible table. He was dressed in a long black robe and introduced himself as a priest with a specific occult group.
He walked directly up to me with angry eyes and asked, “Why do Christians hate homosexuals?”
I smiled and said, “Hey, God is a God of love. As Christians, God calls us to love others. We are not to hate anyone.”
He said, “Christians say homosexuality is evil. Why?”
I said, “What I know about good or evil is what I read in the Bible.” I picked up a Bible and opened to Romans 1. “You can read for yourself what God says about the subject. Start at verse 18.”
He picked up the Bible and surprised me by reading it aloud! Every now and then he’d pause and say, “Hmmm. I’ve never seen this before.”
When he finished reading, I suggested he read in one more place. I turned to 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.
When he finished reading I said, “You see, even 2000 years ago when this was written, people who came to Jesus changed. It didn’t matter what was in their past. God changed their hearts and then their lives changed. This still happens today.”
He asked challenging questions for 45 minutes, engaging only me. The others at our table would enter into the conversation with supportive comments from time to time, but mostly I knew they were praying.
When the priest finally said good-bye, he was no longer angry. He was actually smiling and said he’d like to come back and visit again!
When he left I noticed I was wet with perspiration. The others said they were amazed at how calm I was.
Huh? Are they kidding? I was in a battle—both mental and spiritual!
Afterward we all prayed together, thanking God for giving me His words and wisdom. We also prayed that the priest would come back to see us again—soon!
- Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. 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. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
- “No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord. Isaiah 54:17