firebird said 7 years, 2 months ago:

IDontKnow, whatever you choose to do, God will never stop loving you. Your struggles, temptations, and decisions will never take away from His love for you. There is nothing you can do to make Him love you less.

There’s an important difference, in Christian theology, between “being” gay and living a gay lifestyle. Through genes, nature/nurture, or whatever (we may never fully understand all the reasons), you may be attracted to the same sex. That is not a sin, and will never be a sin. So you could even identify as homosexual or bisexual, as you do, and that is not wrong. The only thing wrong, in the Bible, is acting out those inclinations or tendencies or following your nature there.

I could go on about how difficult that may be, but there are others who could do it better. The main point to remember, though, is as at the beginning: you’ll never lose the love of God. Keep turning to Him, knowing He loves you and feels for your struggles, whatever they are.

PM me if you want to explore this further. God bless.

rinseandrep said 7 years, 2 months ago:

This made me think of this discussion:

“If you’re religious at all, and you can find a queer-friendly church, go to church. If churches where you live are unfriendly to LGBTQ folk, avoid church like the plague. Nothing will make you feel more isolated than being surrounded by smiling well-dressed people who believe hateful things about your basic humanity.”
From:

http://captainawkward.com/2014/04/29/566-my-closest-friend-broke-off-our-friendship-and-now-i-dont-know-how-to-stop-feeling-lonely-and-isolated/

Ladynell4god said 7 years, 2 months ago:

I believe the bible is the word of God. I don’t think God will allow his people, servants, children, to be ignorant to something that he didn’t authorized for us to believe in in order for us to live by. Many times people contradict what the bible really means. Many times man put their own belief and interpretation in what they might think the bible says about God. I am a true believer of God and his word. God says when he created man, he created a good thing. He loves us all, in which we are the reason why he sent his son Jesus down to die for the world, because he couldn’t understand how mankind could disobey, disrespect, and live their lives differently from what he planned and ordained for us to live. God says we are all the apple of his eyes: we are all very very important to him and he value us greatly. Now to answer your question: yes it is considered a sin to God. But God also have an humble sensitive heart. He sees things differently from how we see it. He’s not quick to judge, and he do take in consideration of each individual situation, struggles, storms, and heart aches. That is why he tell us not to judge, because even though this is a sin, so are many other things we do in the world. God’s word says we have all sin and come short of his glory. I’m learning to stay out of God’s judgment seat, because I am no better with my negative thoughts than any person who comes out of the closet as being gay etc. A robber’s stealing is no worse than one of my children take money from a person wallet without permission: it becomes a sin. In the eyes of God, there is no little sin and there is no big sin. It’s all sin to him, and he is willing to humble himself down to help and lead us to him to understand. Yes people will judge, especially most Christians, but the name is not what cause a person to be religious, it’s the lack of that person’s knowledge of God, understanding of his word, and what he want for his people his kingdom. We all have in some way suffer pains that have caused great pressure and problems upon us, which indeed can cause certain sins to come into our lives. This is the time we stand our ground believing that God do exist and he will win our battle for us no matter how nasty or hard the fight might get. You standing up and continue to proclaim the love of God and his son is what is very important. There rest will come as long as you continue to keep the faith in God and continue believing in his precious son Jesus and the Holy Spirit which comes to teach and guide us through this hard struggling life. No body is perfect: be encourage, because God loves you so deeply. If he can change a Christian killer into one of his greatest profits, he can help you too. Just keep loving and believing in him with your sincere heart. God bless, love you!

robkabob said 7 years, 2 months ago:

Hi IDontKnow and everyone else. I believe that God is unchanging. He is the same Yesterday, Today and forever. An answer that you get from scriptures or from another person do give guidance, but will it give you a solid belief in what is right? Who can we go to who has the authority to decide what is right and what is wrong, what is the truth and what is false? James 1:5-6 gives guidance: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.” Verse 6 is key: “But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.” Pray to God to give you the answer to what is right, if you have faith and are ready to receive an answer and will act on the answer if it’s necessary, you will receive it. God also called men in the past and gave them authority to become Prophets, men who were receivers of direct revelation from God which they gave to everyone and they repeated the word they received from God nothing more and nothing less. God has placed authority on righteous men to deliver the truth and to guide us even today. On the topic discussed here, this may give the answer. https://www.lds.org/topics/family-proclamation?lang=eng

NoblePebble said 7 years, 2 months ago:

As a Christian, there is a common theme that I notice is played out throughout the Bible. Managing our emotions. Happiness, anger, love, hatred, vengeance and some others. Try and avoid feelings like. “This person is the only person in the world who can understand me” When you do that you limit yourself to the possibility that others can bring out certain feelings out of you just as this person can.

Sure we have preferences, but that doesn’t mean that our love cannot grow beyond loving a particular group or people. Our Christianity is a great source for learning how to live beyond our emotions.