I'm A Christian Who Was Born Gay; Will I Go To Heaven Living A Gay Lifestyle?
I am gay. I believe that I was born this way. I also believe that I am a Christian. Most traditional churches refuse to accept me as I am or that I could be saved. have tried to fit into what people consider normal but keep going back to the gay lifestyle. I know you donít believe this but I was born gay and also fully believe I am saved. God is love and I canít believe He would send me to hell for a lifestyle that He made me for. I wish I was interested in the opposite sex but itís not in me. THANK YOU
Thanks for writing me. I won't debate whether or not you were born homosexual. You and I will just have to disagree on this. But that's not important to your issue. What is important is this: God is against all sin, which includes fornication, adultery, or homosexual lifestyles. People who practice these things, according to the scriptures, will not inherit eternal life (Galatians 5:19-21, I Corinthians 6:9). The short answer is God abhors all sex outside of marriage.
I would like you to take a moment and consider why you believe that your
sexual preferences are even that important. In other words,
why have you allowed yourself to define your existence in sexual terms? If I
felt for one minute that I could spend an eternity in hell due to my sexual
preference, Iíd remain a virgin. Frankly, anyone who
understands what the torments of hell are would do the same. I
ask you to consider this, please.
The Bible actually encourages those who get saved before they get married to
stay unmarried (I Corinthians 7:7-8). That means sex will not
be a part of your life, but your life will be devoted to the work of the
Lord...and God wasnít just talking to Catholic priests when He said this.
Of course, in the same breath, it says if you canít restrain yourself, you
should get married. Better to marry than commit fornication,
and, as Paul says, burn in hell. However, homosexual marriage is never
considered righteous by God.
The Bible contains passage after passage and situation after situation where homosexual activity is referred to as sinful and the results are the same without exception. God either destroyed homosexuals or said they would be destroyed in the end (Genesis 13 & 14, Judges 19 & 20, Romans 1). If you can come up with any Bible scripture that states that God is even indifferent regarding homosexual behavior Iíd like to read it. The argument that God made you this way, therefore, He must approve of your homosexuality, just isnít Biblical.
Frankly, if I had any doubts at all that I was not going to heaven or that I
would miss the rapture because I was involved in these lifestyles I would do
everything in my power to flee from them. Yes, God is
love, but He is Holy and will not stand for sin in His presence. That's
why we need a Savior. But of course, that doesn't give us a license to
Iím afraid many people are going to hell (but think theyíre going to
heaven), because they refuse to believe the literal Word of God.
I would hate for that to be your final destination.
I'm sorry, but according to the scriptures, youíre not saved (I must tell you the truth for your own good) no matter how good you feel about your spiritual well being. There are Muslims all over the world who feel very good about their religious beliefs, but unfortunately, they too will one day be cast into the lake of fire for an eternity. For Jesus is the only way anyone can get to God (John 14:6). God is love, but He won't accept your sin. You are deceiving yourself if you believe anything else.
If you really want to be delivered, your first task is to recognize that the homosexual lifestyle is a sin. Second, my advice to you is to go to the Lord in prayer and ask the Lord to save you, cleanse you, and deliver you. Then get away from this lifestyle. Do not despair if you cannot succeed all at once. This problem is a lot like alcoholism. You can get sober, but if you continue to go to bars or places where people are drinking you will be back to square one. God can deliver you but you must stay away from temptations that will lead you right back down that road. Find the support of a church which will help you through these ordeals. Be patient, pray a lot, and if you fail, come back to God and try again.
I hope I was able to help you.
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