We believe the Bible calls us to honor God and generously love people. Holiness is the standard, and yet scripture tells us that "all fall short." We are all in need of forgiveness for both intentional and unintentional sins.
Jesus calls every one of us to repent (turn to God, surrender to His ways). Yet He never permits those who have been born again to weaponize their faith against other people. In Jesus' day, this was common. Many were propelled away from God due to condemnation from religious people. Jesus says He had to "leave the 99" to go get "the ones" who had been pushed away from God.
Sadly, mistreatment of people who need God's love happens today as well. To those who have been ostracized and condemned, Jesus has two messages. He invites us, "Come, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest for your soul." And He commands us, "Now, go and sin no more."
Jesus protects us from condemnation and mistreatment by religious people. And He calls us to surrender our whole heart, soul, strength and mind to the Lord.
Those of us who have received God's amazing grace ought to be the first to generously extend God's love to others. This invitation is available to every people group across our world - including LGBT+ family, relatives, friends, neighbors and coworkers.
Throughout scripture, position is what we believe and posture is how we treat others. Posture Shift Ministries, Inc. holds to a traditional biblical ethic regarding marriage and sexuality (position). With equal importance, we believe God calls us to offer His presence, love, care and protection to LGBT+ people (posture).
It's said throughout scripture countless times and in many different ways, and yet living out the gospel of Jesus Christ all comes down to honor God and generously love people.