Gay And Chistian?Many people here claim to be both gay and Christian. I'll give you folks some things to ponder on:
1) What is "love"? I have read so many posts practically saying that it is okay to engage in homosexual lust and acts so far as it is ba
2) "You don't follow all of Leviticus either!" Surely not. I'm neither a Levite nor bound by the Old Covenant. However, does that therefore mean that all *moral* laws of the Old Testament are therefore irrelevant unless repeated in the New Testament?
3) "Christ never said anything about homosexuality!" Did He have to? He did not speak of other things that we reject, such as rape, paedophilia and necrophilia. Does silence on a subject not brought to one's attention mean tacit approval thereof? Further, Christ did delegate authority to others: that those who listen to them would be listening to Him and to Him that had sent Him. And those who rejected them would be rejecting Him and His Father.
4) "God loves everyone!" Indeed. Does that mean we can do anything without consequence? Did He not come to call us to repentance without which we would not be saved?
5) "God wants us to be happy!" In this life or in the next? I reckon He asked us to follow in His footsteps, to carry our cross daily, to even die to the world so that we may live. I have never heard that we ought to follow the passions of the flesh whatever way they may try to sway us. He Himself was betrayed, abandoned, ridiculed, tortured and murdered. He even said that He'd rather have the chalice pass Him, but nevertheless resolved that His Father Will had to be done.
6) "God wouldn't send me to hell simply because I love someone of the same sex!" But then: what is "hell"? And what is "love"? Is hell not existent precisely because love demands it?
7) "I do not accept YOUR interpretation!" I wouldn't accept my own either unless it is attested that my understanding is in accordance to that of the Church throughout the ages. Truth - after all - does not simply change over time. What is true back then is also true today.
8) "God does not want man to be alone!" Did the Lord therefore sin? What of Saint Paul? Friendship is also a form of companionship - does this not suffice?
Take care that in your contemplation you are truthful and sincere.
" Love justice, you that are the judges of the earth. Think of the Lord in goodness, and seek him in simplicity of heart.  For he is found by them that tempt him not: and he sheweth himself to them that have faith in him.  For perverse thoughts separate from God: and his power, when it is tried, reproveth the unwise:  For wisdom will not enter into a malicious soul, nor dwell in a body subject to sins.  For the Holy Spirit of discipline will flee from the deceitful, and will withdraw himself from thoughts that are without understanding, and he shall not abide when iniquity cometh in."
Test yourselves that you truly seek God's Will and not the justification of your own. We are creatures, not the Creator. Ours is obedience and humility. That is the cross of salvation.
Serviam 22-25, M 6 Responses 2 Jan 17, 2013