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FOUR: WHAT ABOUT YOU?
So what does this mean for any
homosexual on a daily practical basis? That is difficult to answer in
general because everyone's situation is going to be different. If a
guy decides to give his life to Jesus Christ and live for Him, he may
live a life that is more subdued and more mellow than a person who
puts himself above Christ and does not care to be, as Paul used to
say, a bond-servant of Jesus Christ. Both guys may still be
homosexual, but how they live their lives will reflect their
spiritual commitment and where their priorities lie. That is because
a person who, while still being a homosexual, chooses to give his
life to Jesus may have to settle for the fact that the reward waiting
for him in heaven will be huge even though the reward in this life
may not seem that great, and in fact may involve persecution and
rejection by many people, including homosexuals and heterosexuals
I get discouraged from time to time because my life is not what I
want it to be because I must suppress my rebellion against God, I
have to remember that there is a huge reward awaiting me when I pass
from this life into the next. That is because I daily attempt to
bring glory to God to the greatest extent that I can. God does not
expect perfection in any human, but He does want us to sincerely
discipline ourselves, to seek His will for our lives, and to suppress
the rebellious nature that is part of our sin nature. It is a sad
commentary but true that part of the deck of cards that we inherited
from our parents includes, unfortunately, the sin nature and
rebellious attitude that afflicts us all.
So yes, I am still
homosexual at the moment, God has not removed that from my life at
this time. No, I have not been "cured," but I am now okay
with that. After all, I don't really have much choice in that. But in
spite of my homosexuality, I have chosen, and will continue to choose
as God gives me the strength, to glorify Him every day by being as
Christlike as possible, and using Him as my role model of how to
live. He was perfect, I am not, but He did come down to earth to
teach us in person how we should live in order to have an eternal
place with Him when we die. I do believe that overcoming the daily
challenges to my faith brings a lot of glory to God. And make no
mistake, the challenges to any homosexual who wants to live a
Christlike life are many and difficult.
As one who is still
dealing with the "card deck" that includes homosexuality, I
have a huge amount of love and empathy for my gay brothers and
sisters who have the “card of homosexuality” in the deck of cards
they now have before them. I can actually say that I face my
homosexuality every day in my life and understand the pain and
frustration caused by being homosexual, especially when I want to
give glory to God alone.
you are a homosexual who has come across this web site, I want you to
know that it is not my intention to put you into a major guilt trip
concerning your homosexuality. However, I feel that I must lovingly
and honestly share what I have learned about Jesus Christ. And that
information has changed my life through the power and love I have
received from Jesus Christ since I first embraced Him. Salvation
through Jesus Christ is not something that one receives or obtains
and then just hides it under their bed of no value to anyone else.
Instead when one comes to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ and
understands that their first and foremost goal in life is to bring
glory to God and worship their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ every
moment of every day, there is no choice but for them to share that
information with everyone. That is in fact commanded by Christ of His
followers. But that sharing has to be done lovingly and carefully,
and not belligerently and self-righteously as the hypocrites do.
may be a homosexual who is happy with your lifestyle and do not wish
to change it. That is a choice that you must make and you will live
that life as you deem proper for yourself. That is both the beauty
and the terror of having this weird thing called free will. At some
point you may come to realize that a life apart from Christ is in
reality, an empty life. At least in my case it was, though it took me
time to fully realize and understand that.
I will never cease
to love you, my homosexual brothers and sisters even if you choose to
not accept the free gift of eternal life offered by Jesus Christ.
That is because just as God loves every one of you unconditionally, I
am commanded by God to do likewise. But just because you love someone
unconditionally does not mean that you do not look out for their
welfare or warn them of things that they may stumble across that
could be detrimental to their life or their health. But unlike
heterosexuals I have a huge amount of empathy and deeper
understanding and love for my fellow homosexuals.
must say a word about straight guys who love to preach “doom and
gloom” to everyone who is homosexual. Their message is more often
than not without a hint of even the tiniest part of love or caring.
Like many homosexuals, I understand what it is like to be preached
down to, that one will burn in hell for eternity because they are
homosexual; in my teenage years, every time I heard that message,
that actually pushed me farther from the cross of Christ, rather than
closer to it. How sad. Which is why I want this web site to be
materially different from most of the web sites that are so common
and painful, run by Pharisees who think they are above sin, and may
themselves find when they die that their name has been omitted from
the “Book of Life” because of their hatred, self-righteousness
and lack of Christlike love.
I am a still a homosexual, but
one who has decided to live a life for Christ. I can do that by
facing head on the hand of cards that I have been dealt and
glorifying God by resisting the temptation to fall into sin, which
for me would be to embrace the homosexual lifestyle. And make no
mistake there was a time in my life where I very much embraced the
homosexual lifestyle and planned to live that lifestyle until I died.
So unlike other web sites that may preach to you from the cozy safety
of heterosexuality, I am sharing my personal testimony of how God has
reached out to me and pulled my soul from the depths of Hell while I
was and still am homosexual. I am also learning how He wants me to
reach out to other homosexuals with the saving knowledge of who Jesus
Christ is, and what He did to ensure that anyone could have eternal
life in Heaven. I am compelled to share that message with other
Bless you if you have read this far. Because that
means you are really looking for answers. Looking for ideas on how to
live. Maybe looking to give your life meaning and value and purpose.
My prayer is that you who visit this website will in some way look
inside yourself to ask if you are living a life that is bringing
glory to God which is the reason that you were created. Perhaps this
website will get you to think about your life and whether or not you
want to face that same God at the end of your life that you have
failed to glorify during your life.
joy of knowing where one will spend eternity after one dies is a joy
that is subtle but persistent. For the first time in my entire life I
have no doubt where I will spend eternity and death absolutely has no
grip or threat over me. If you wish to have that level of assurance
of where you will spend eternity I invite you to explore other areas
of this web site that may bring some wisdom or insight into your
life, or at the very least, get you to thinking about some things. Look
at some of the
in the INDEX that have allowed me to expand on items that I think
might be relevant to one who has been dealt the hand of cards that
includes the card of homosexuality.
invite you to look at the other segments of this web site, and hope
that you will keep an open mind to the leading of the Holy Spirit as
you look at your own situation and how it is that you should live.
There can absolutely be no better way to live than knowing why you
were created, and for what purpose God gave you life. My hope and
prayer is that you will have that revealed to you by the gentle and
loving persuasion of the Holy Spirit, motivated by the love of God
for you and the redemption of Christ for your sins. As long as you
are alive, it is never too late to clear the slate and begin anew in
the fellowship, power and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. It is not an
easy journey, but one that will be worthwhile, not only for today and
tomorrow, but millions of years into the future.
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