This ministry reaches out to those in the homosexual lifestyle or those who are struggling with same-sex attraction.
The mission of the New Creation Ministry is:
- To glorify God.
- To offer an open hand to those who have come out of the homosexual lifestyle and to help disciple them (see Galatians 6:1–2). We also offer a support group for people who have loved ones living the homosexual lifestyle.
- To reach out to the homosexual community and share with them the love of Jesus Christ.
We strive to be involved in many community service projects that allow us to show the light and love of Jesus Christ. We believe that homosexuality is a result of sin's widespread effects on the world (see Romans 5:12). Homosexuality is a sin of behavior; therefore, people are not born into a homosexual or a lesbian lifestyle (see Romans 1:26–27). We believe that the redemption for this sin, as for all sin, is only possible through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (see 1 Corinthians 6:9–11).
See our Statement on Homosexuality here.
Statement on Homosexuality
The Bible consistently tells us that homosexual activity is a sin (Genesis 19:1-13; Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9). Romans 1:26-27 teaches specifically that homosexuality is a result of denying and disobeying God. When people continue in sin and unbelief, God "gives them over" to even more wicked and depraved sin in order to show them the futility and hopelessness of life apart from God. 1 Corinthians 6:9 proclaims that homosexual "offenders" will not inherit the kingdom of God.
God does not create a person with homosexual desires. The Bible tells us that people become homosexuals because of sin (Romans 1:24–27) and ultimately because of their own choice. A person may be born with a greater susceptibility to homosexuality, just as some people are born with a tendency to violence and other sins. That does not excuse the person's choosing to sin by giving in to sinful desires. If a person is born with a greater susceptibility to anger/rage, does that make it right for him to give into those desires? Of course not! The same is true with homosexuality.
However, the Bible does not describe homosexuality as a "greater" sin than any other. All sin is offensive to God. Homosexuality is just one of the many things listed in 1 Corinthians 6:9–10 that will keep a person from the kingdom of God. According to the Bible, God's forgiveness is just as available to a homosexual as it is to an adulterer, idol worshipper, murderer, thief, etc. God also promises the strength for victory over sin, including homosexuality, to all those who will believe in Jesus Christ for their salvation (1 Corinthians 6:11; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Philippians 4:13).