“I’m Gay”

A 17-year-old told his parents, “I don’t believe in God anymore.  I no longer want to be a Christian.”

His father listened and then said,  “Tell me what else is going on in your life.”

“I’m gay.”

That was it.  It’s called cognitive dissonance.  According to Wikipedia, “In psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time; performs an action that is contradictory to one or more beliefs, ideas, or values; or is confronted by new information that conflicts with existing beliefs, ideas, or values.”

In short, the teenager was involved in sin.  Consequently, reading the Bible or approaching God in prayer made him uncomfortable.  People involved in sinful activity typically begin looking for reasons not to believe in God.

Fortunately, there are former homosexuals who have come to Christ and left the lifestyle.  Their testimonies give hope to those who are homosexual but don’t want to be.  You may read some of their stories on this website:  http://ex-gaytruth.com/ex-gay-testimonies/

Here are some interesting comments from a former homosexual at the above website:  “I consider homosexuality sin and sickness. Therefore, I think it would be a mistake to accommodate it.  I also feel betrayed by fellow Christians who reject the biblical perspective on this issue and for one reason or another have decided to declare homosexuality not only legitimate but pleasing to God.  Those who would hold this view devalue Christians who earnestly seek truth and deliverance from the Lord.  Don’t ignore us.

“Thanks to God’s grace, Jesus’ redemption and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit, the weight of any oppression—in this case, homosexuality—can be lifted.  There is hope!

“I am still tempted sometimes to return to the homosexual lifestyle.  My hope is in the Lord. I sometimes fall. My hope is in the Lord.  I was depressed, beaten and hopeless, but my hope is in the Lord.  I was dead and filthy in sin, but the Lord washed me and redeemed me and my life is in His hands.”

  • According to www.gotquestions.org :    The New Testament says that homosexuality is a “shameful lust” (Romans 1:26), a “shameful act,” an abandonment of “natural relations” (Romans 1:27), a “wrongdoing”     (1 Corinthians 6:9), and “sexual immorality and perversion” (Jude 1:7). Homosexuality carries a “due penalty” (Romans 1:27), “is contrary to the sound doctrine” (1 Timothy 1:10), and is listed among the sins that bar people from the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9).  Despite the attempts of some to downplay these verses, the Bible could not be clearer that homosexuality is a sin against God. Homosexuality is not the cause of a society’s decline, but it is a symptom of it; it is the result of people making themselves the final authorities.  Romans 1 gives the natural digression of a society that has chosen idolatry and sinful pleasure instead of obedience to God. The downward spiral begins with denying that God has absolute authority over His creation (Romans 1:21–23).

 

About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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4 Responses to “I’m Gay”

  1. JoAnne Cole says:

    Thanks for sharing this issue Kathleen. I am fully convinced that with the LGBT goals and the strength of their movement, along with the Supreme Court decision legalizing homosexual marriages, we are at a point in our history that it will be illegal to preach or write against it…I feel it will be in our lifetime. The churches and pastor’s will lose their right to free speech if we interpret the scripture as it goes against the Supreme Court ruling. It’s just a matter of time. This movement goes step by step, and the California decision with the Christian colleges is just the beginning. As Christians, we need to seriously stand up against those who seek to distort and destroy the teachings of the Word of God.

  2. Vanessa says:

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this… I agree – there is so much hope – though things can seem grim. God is still in control and more powerful than any movement will ever be.

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