When I was a child, my dad told me that the only “unforgivable sin” was to “blaspheme the Holy Spirit.” Unfortunately, he couldn’t give me a good definition of what that meant. Today I believe that there are no unforgivable sins. Jesus died for all sin. If something couldn’t be forgiven, that would take away the power of His death and resurrection.
I don’t believe that being LGBTQ+ is a sin. But for those who do believe it is, how do you explain that there is something Jesus cannot forgive? How is there anything that is beyond Him? How do you justify condemning people when you are wearing a “What Would Jesus Do?” bracelet?
When I stand before the throne on Judgment Day, I don’t want to see the faces of people I failed because of my prejudices. I want to be the one who fed the hungry, welcomed the stranger, visited the sick, clothed the naked. I want to be the “good and faithful servant.”