On my Musings on Pray the Gay Away, I got a little rambling and ranting, and received an e-mail wanting some clarification on some things, so maybe I will go back thru and try to talk like a human.
I almost deleted the post, but instead I elaborate….
I started out the post as being an anti-gay post or something of a stating what I believe about christianity and being gay, but so many things flooded my mind as I was writing…
“it’s not His [Gods] plan for me” [about being gay]
I hear tons of people repeating this phrase. People, meaning the ones who are gay and do not want to be, usually Christians. But really, how do they know its not God plan for their life?
If you are of the belief that homosexuality is a sin and that God is in control of everything, then maybe God gave you this ‘sin’, ‘temptation’, ‘struggle’ to make you come to Him.
[Yes, tis not Gods plan for you to sit in sin, to be addicted to anything, to make idols of things on earth, but when someone in those situations, cry out to Him and then witness to the world, He is glorified….isn’t that His plan?]
Q. 1. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.
Q. 2. What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him?
A. The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him.
Or if you are of the belief that one is born gay, then maybe God gave you this just like He gives someone a deformity or a mental disability to somehow glorify Him.
I’m just not quite sure that phrase is biblical or even biblical based or even how we can say this when we really don’t know what God’s plan is for us or our loved ones.
Then I went to say:
Look around, if you attend a church with neatly dressed, highly respected, nicely driven people, you are not in His church.
If you are in a church with broken, destitute, handicapped, divorced perhaps even ugly people, you have found your home.
I find it hard to believe all these beautiful well dressed fashion forward hipster preacher types are all that they are cracked up to be. This is generalizing, I know, but think about it, and look around you, in your work place, school, etc., the beautiful well put together acting-all-perfect people don’t think they need God or His rules.
Broken people know they need a Savior and most have found Him and His children. The well-said quote from someone who said the church is like a hospital for the broken is right… or should be right.
A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.
Abigail Van Buren
When I said:
I am wondering how people can think it is their ‘God given’ right to have sex. How is it we earn sex/love from the Holy One?
How is it that when the word love get thrown into the mix people get all crazy about sin?
We love our sins, don’t we? we get all cuddled up with them, nice and tight and breathe life in them.
If we believe homosexuality is a sin, and even adultery and fornication, then we shouldn’t get all crazy on the notion that ‘it’s all about who you love’, ‘it’s a feeling’, ‘it’s my body, I can do with it what I want’, ‘God wants me to be happy’, God gave us sex, so why not do it?’
It’s not a God given right to have sex. Only within the guidelines of marriage is sex permitted. Anything, and I mean anything sexual outside of marriage is sin. Shall I go on and tell you how many people I had sex with before I was married? Before I became a Christian? No, I won;t, but believe it was alot.
Ashamed? Yes. Disappointed in myself? Yes. Disgusted, even? YES.
They say, ‘If it’s my body i can do what i want with who i want, it is not hurting anyone.’ Um, hello?!?!?! It’s hurting God. And its hurting the potential marriage partner of your partner. This isn’t even adding in all the diseases one can catch messing around.
It just seems like sexual is on one end, hidden by many [like the christian community] and brazenly demanded of the secular community.