God Loved The World So Much...

Since 1990-2009 I have been in four relationships with women…in each one… my commitment to them was surely there.

I was also married to a man from 2000 to 2004 which I wasn’t true to him or myself…I was struggling with my spiritual life and my identity (reason I married).

I found peace...by going before God humble and honest as I know how...fearing Him with the request that He change me...if it was in His plan.

I tried to change and failed and hurt others while trying to change…with a "lie"...not being true to myself and others... which is considered a "sin" as well.

I’m currently single…my choice… not because of any lifestyle just spending time with God and doing me (never any labels for me – for I’m a child of God).

"God loved the world so much, that Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, was freely given, that WHOSOEVER believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life."
~ John 3:16

It is our belief that the Original scriptures, when understood in the correct context and culture of their time, make no mention of homosexuality. References to same-sex acts were with regard to rape, domination, idol worship, purity laws for the priests, etc. We condemn these acts as well, but recognize that they do not relate in any way to a loving, monogamous relationship between two people of the same sex.

We suffer much rejection. We Christians suffer especially so, wanting so much to be a part of the church they love, and yet being rejected just for who they are. Jesus always reached out to those who were rejected. Jesus reaches out to us today to tell us that we are loved, just as we were created.

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart." ~ Jer. 1:5a

"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart." ~ Jer.29:11-13

If you are wondering how it is possible to be both in this lifestyle and Christian, it will take much reading and prayer on your part to understand the errors of contemporary teaching of Christianity and the lifestyle (no labels here-we are all children of God), but God says:

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God," ~ Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

The answers are there for you to find. Do not shy away from the Bible. It is the Good News for ALL, but the "clobber verses" used against...have been grossly misinterpreted.

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6 Responses Jul 10, 2012

Amen. I can identify with you. I have reached a point in my life that once I commit my ways to the Lord and leave everything to Him. I dont worry about my sexual orientation. I know God cares for me and loves me. I dont intend to lose my soul over something I have no control over.

I love this share but I would have to challenge it, and would appreciate more clarity I struggle awful, yes I'm a lez and yes I love God, but the more I embrace who I am, I distant myself from God because of certain scripture. I would really like more feedback, hope your still on here.

I absolutely love this share, thank you for your sharing your experience, I shared a similar struggle .

I agree 100% that Christianity has been tampered with because the scriptures are not being studied & taught properly at church. People believe the face value of scripture & are clueless about the real meaning of God's Word. So many people are hurt because of lies & deceit. We should study & pray for the truth & we will discover that Homosexuality is just as good as heterosexuality. Peace

You hit the nail on the head with this post and I'm so glad you did because I've been struggling with how to be at ease with my new found sexuality and my faith. I will take your advice and delve deeper into scripture and get a better meaning for myself. Thank You.

I love this. Most people are intimidated by the word of truth.