Is it true that I will go to hell because I am a lesbian and how can I know for sure?


No, the Bible never says lesbians are going to hell because they are lesbians. And you can know for sure you are going to heaven when you die. The Bible does make it clear that God is not a politically correct hybridization of Grandpa and Santa Claus. God's attributes - things that are true about God - include:

  1. Holiness
  2. Wisdom
  3. Sovereignty
  4. Eternality
  5. Mercy
  6. Faithfulness
  7. Love
  8. Righteousness
  9. Wrath
  10. Truth
The God of the Bible is holy. He possesses all of these attributes and therefore He cannot simply ignore sin. God's righteousness demands that our sins must be paid for.

The God of the Bible loves us and wants to save us from our sins. Because we sin and rebel against God, no matter how good our intentions, we are not good enough to get into heaven based on our own goodness.

Jesus paid for our sins
and God accepted His payment


God demands that sins must be paid for yet we are not good enough to pay for our own sins. So what's the solution? Because God loves you with an everlasting love, He sent Jesus to take your place, to pay for your sins (and mine!) so we could get saved and have fellowship with God.

We KNOW God accepted the payment Jesus made for our sins because God raised Jesus from the dead - that proves that Jesus' payment was exactly what God required. Does that make sense to you?

Now, the ONLY thing you need to do to be saved is to accept the payment Jesus made for you.

What Jesus says about Hell


Hell is mentioned a total of 54 times in the King James Bible,
31 times in the Old Testament and 23 times in the New Testament.

It is Jesus who mentions hell 16 of the 23 times in the New Testament (15 times in the Gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke and once in Revelation 1:18). Isn't that interesting? Jesus mentioned hell so frequently because its a real place of fiery torment. If Jesus believed in hell enough to warn people not to go there, what will you do with that information?

That Jesus mentioned hell 16 times tells us that the subject of hell is serious and very important to Jesus. The most famous passage on hell in the Bible is in Luke 16 and Jesus tells the story.

There is only one reason people go to hell when they die. That reason is:

They did not trust Jesus Christ
as their Savior from sin.


No one goes to hell for being lesbian or gay or for being in a lesbian or gay relationship. No one goes to hell for being bisexual or transgendered. People go to hell because they thought their righteousness (good works or good intentions) were enough to get them into heaven.

In John 3, you can read it here, Jesus talked to a very famous, very good, very religious man named Nicodemus. Jesus told Nicodemus he must be born again. According to Jesus, if Nicodemus didn't get born again, he could never see the kingdom of God.

If you want to know for sure that you are born again/saved and going to heaven when you die, I invite you to take the Good Person test. Along with the test, you can watch a 4 minute video which explains about trusting Jesus.

The purpose of this website is to explain that God does not condemn lesbians and gays the way some Christians say He does. God wants to save us just like He will save anyone who calls on Him. Click any button on the NavBar and begin exploring the wonderful good news God has for lesbians and gays.

I recommend these Links to help explain how much God loves you and what Jesus did in dying on the Cross for your sins. God wants to save you and adopt you into the family of God, Ephesians 1:5. All He is waiting for is for you to say Yes.

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1. Does Romans 1:26 condemn lesbians?

2. Are lesbians treated the same as gays in the Bible?

3. Is there any evidence of an actual gay marriage in the Bible?

4. Does the Bible say that Jesus spent three days and three nights in hell - sheol - or hades?

5. What is the purpose of committed gay relationships?

6. What makes you so sure that your interpretation of the scriptures is correct? What facts give you confidence that the Bible does indeed allow for gay sex and marriage?

7. Do you agree that lesbians and gays deserve equal rights?

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Feb 16, 2012
you know the answer in your heart
by: homar

Rick's comment: Is it too much to ask that you deal with what the Bible says, in context? I find it instructive that so many folks post comments which do not address our arguments.

Your vague threats and insipid "you know in your heart of hearts" assertions add nothing to the conversation. Of course, the reason you make arguments like that is because your side does not have God's truth.


Homar writes: I know it's nice to try and find rationale to make it acceptable to God the lifestyles that we are living today, but I think in our heart of hearts we know how God views this.

I struggled with it for many yrs and knew that when I did rebell and decide that it was just too unfair that I should not get to be in a loving relationship like everyone else, I knew the truth in my heart. I loved what I was doing but I also was very aware as to where it would ultimately lead me.

Scripture is really quite clear and you must either accept the whole bible or none of it.
God is coming to judge us in the not so distant future and the "christian ministers" who have been deluding the flock will be most severely punished. Hold on tightly to His word and you will have every reward and happiness that you sacrificed for His sake in this life. God bless you in your struggles.

Sep 13, 2012
Isn't Just that
by: Anonymous

It is true that undevoted Christians and non-Christians go to Hell because of their proud arrogance of true justification. However, when we accept Jesus Christ into our lives, we should no longer dwell in sin as a spiritually dead person should, but rather, we are to cast off all wickedness and unrighteousness and put on what is pure and holy.

In Colossians 3:5, it clearly states this: "So put all evil things out of your life: sexual sinning, doing evil..."

Sexual sinning is sexual immorality, and sexual immorality is sin, for God created Adam and Eve, not Adam 1 and 2 nor Eve 1 and 2.

"Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination" (Leviticus 18:22). "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them" (Leviticus 20:13). In these passages homosexuality is condemned as a prime example of sin, a sexual perversion.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 - "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."

Homosexuals won't inherit the Kingdom of God, and if you do not believe all of Scripture, then you're saying that God should not be trusted, because 2 Tim 3:16 says the Word is God's very words.

Rick's comment: Your reasoning is so juvenile as to be silly. Time to leave elementary school logic on the playground, perhaps next to the jungle gym, and grow up.

You need to memorize 2 Timothy 2:15 this week and then, EVERY time you read the Bible, apply 2 Tim 2:15 to what you read. That helps to insure that you get the context right. Many thanks for stopping by.

Oh, and if you're seriously interested in the passages you alluded to, please click the links on my NavBar under, What The Bible Says.

Oct 14, 2012
just curious
by: curious

The bible states that all sin are weighed the same none is greater than the other. The bible also stated in the old testiment that eatin unclean food was a sin, Lev 11, (correct me if I am wrong) however in the new testiment all food was made clean, Acts 10 and 11, (correct me again if I am wrong) so if all sin are weighed the same, none greater than the other, eating certain food was unclean in the old testiment are now clean in the new testiment so why arent homosexuality made from unclean to clean?

I am just curious because from the time I was a child I knew I liked women and I listen to my grandparent and family teaching and beliefs and married a so call equal yoke, which ended up in years of ill treatment and him cheating on me resulting in divorce.

Then I got raped by a man and had two other children (total 3) with numerous failed relationships. Havent I not still sinned?

SO I am no different from a homosexual so what makes it right for me to be saved and not the homosexual? Why do I have to continue my life searching for something that is just not working out? Am I destined to just be alone?

Jan 27, 2013
when will i be loved
by: Tabitha

I was dating a woman and she broke up with me because pastor mike told her that we were sinning I've leaved and loved this woman for 8 years now and 4 of those years we were a couple. So I believe that if God sees all that he would have known that I would be a lesbian and if god really did love his children then why would he put us on this earth just so we would have to live unhappy lives and than go to hell?

Apr 09, 2014
Should I break up with my girlfriend?
by: Bonnie

I see everywhere that the only way to repent of homosexuality is to apologize and stop doing it. Does this mean that I have to break up with my girlfriend, who makes me happier than I've ever been, supports me in all that I do, lifts my spirits, and is my best friend and confidant? That would truly break me, and I'm already suffering the worst depression in my entire life because of my mom's failing health and my ever-present fear of death.

So what? I just break up with her because she has female genitals and not male ones? If she was a boy, it would be OK? I don't understand how being with someone who makes me happy is wrong. How can love be wrong? If God is love, then wouldn't He support all love if it is true? Why would He put us in each other's lives and watch us fall in love only to condemn us for it and need us to break up to be forgiven? I'm so confused. I want to go to Heaven when I die, but is this what is going to stop me? I've even dated boys in the past and none of them made me as happy as she does. I don't get it. I'm so confused and miserable.

Rick's comment: Hi Bonnie - the Bible never tells anyone to repent of homosexuality. This website explains that it it not a sin to be gay, not a sin to be in a gay relationship. A good place to start is my Gay Christian FAQ.

Here is what the Bible teaches about repentance.

It helps to get yourself grounded Biblically and spiritually by studying the Bible for yourself. My FREE Downloads Page is a wonderful place to start.

Always remember Bonnie, that God really DOES love you! So don't let the nattering nabobs of negativity ruin your day. Love God - love your partner - serve Jesus together as a team. Live in the awesome grace of our loving Lord Jesus.

May 18, 2014
Confused about liking a girl - what do I do?
by: Lisa

There is this one girl who makes me absolutely crazy. I really think I love her. But I'm so afraid. I don't want to go to hell. I have always been taught, all my life, that people who are bi, gay, and lesbian would go to hell. Always. And now that I feel like this- I don't know what to do. My parents will hate me. My friends will hate me. But she makes me so happy. I'm miserable trying to figure this out, it's confusing me and consuming my life. What do I do?

Rick's comment: Hi Lisa - Thanks for the good question. First thing to do is: Make sure you are saved.

Second, once you know you are saved, it helps to understand what happens when you get saved.

Third, once you understand what happened when you got saved, it helps to understand how long you are saved for. Is your salvation temporary or eternal?

Fourth, my Gay Christian FAQ answers lots of questions about gay relationships and is it okay to be gay.

Jun 29, 2014
It's easy to judge
by: Hope

I think its easy for people to judge others, but they dont understand that when they do this they judge themselves too. Jesus paid the price for all of our sins. He gave up his life for us so that we could ALL be saved not just the people who go to church or judge others. According to the Bible we are all sinners incapable of saving ourselves from the punishment for sin which is death / eternity in hell.

I c a lot of people hating gay people n judging them. But the Bible tells us that only god has the right to judge us. God who sees the intentions and motives in every persons heart, not just their sexuality or religion.

A lot of people are completely missing god's message of love when they set out to judge others regardless of what they are judging them for. We dont have to be perfect or meet a list of expectations to have gods love. It is a free gift that we have only to accept and be saved.

Im a lesbian. It took me a long time to accept that. I grew up in a conservative home. I tried to do what i thought was right. What i was told was right. I tried dating guys. It didn't go any where. It was like i was a robot going through the motions to make everyone else happy. A prisoner in my own skin. I was afraid that if i told my parents, family, or friends theyd all hate me and disown me. For a while i felt like god hated me because no matter how hard i prayed for him to change the way i felt in my heart nothing changed. I was still attracted to women.

I hated myself bc my religion had taught me that gays were an abomination. And even though i was a christian and believed in god i was convinced that god and everyone else hated me, so i kept thinking about killing myself. But i didnt bc i believe suicide is an unforgivable sin in the sight of the lord.

So here i am and probably other people too. We believe in god. We believe jesus is our savior. We discover we are gay/lesbian. We hide it because we r terrified of the people around us finding out and judging / hating us. We either coninue to hide it out of fear or work up the courage to tell someone we trust and pray that their reaction wont be disgust & rejection. But sum of us would rather die than go on living the rest of our lives in this hell.

When people try to shove their religion down our throats or force us to repent for being gay it has the opposite effect. It drives us away from god. Because their actions are driven by hate and not love. God is love. And jesus tells us what love is in 1 corinthians 13:4-7. It starts like this - love is patient, love is KIND. Its not kind to force someone to do something because u think its right and they are wrong.

So n e ways, i dont hate the people who hate me. I pray for them because i know they dont know what they're doing, just like jesus did when the jews were crucifying him. If ur gay/lesbian hang in there bc it will get better. Sometimes it has to get worst before it can get better. Like a rainstorm before a rainbow.

Aug 31, 2014
It hurts
by: Lashae B.

I am a woman who is completely in love with another woman. I have never been so happy in my entire life. She loves, supports, encourages, and cares for me in ways I've only dreamed of. She is open and confident in her sexuality me on the other hand I was raised to believe it as a one way ticket to hell to love another female. I struggle with this everyday. My family who doesn't know of our relationship is completely against it and will not accept it under any circumstances nor will my friends.

I'm so afraid God will send me to hell as they say, so afraid of losing my family and friends and being judged, and I'm also afraid to lose the only true and real love I've ever known. I keep looking for answers, reading the bible but I am sp confused. I don't want to misinterpret the bible and think what I'm doing is right if I will go to hell,nor do I want to let go of my love if the Lord won't send me to hell as I've been taught. It just hurts.

Rick's comment: Hi Lashae - There is help for your hurt in Jesus. First thing to do is: Make sure you are saved.

Second, once you know for sure you are saved, it helps to understand what happens when you get saved.

Third, once you understand what happened when you got saved, it helps to understand how long you are saved for. Is your salvation temporary or eternal?

Fourth, my Gay Christian FAQ answers lots of questions about gay relationships and is it okay to be gay. God has something He has already planned for your life, Ephesians 2:10. You can trust Him to work out His plan in your life as you walk with Him. My website also has lots of helpful FREE Bible studies so you can grow in the Lord.

Sep 03, 2014
Hope and Question
by: LaShae B

Rick thank you so much for you response. It really touched me and have me hope. Can I please ask you 2 other questions that have been brewing on my heart. My first question is I've always been attracted to women in a way but men as well. My partner is only attracted to women, I fell in love with her not because she's a woman but because if who she is, so do you believe God would view that as "Making a choice" not technically only being attracted to my same gender but both, in other words am I wrong for choosing a woman not a man.

My second question is we are both growing in the Lord and being saved sex outside of marriage is a sin, we all know this. We won't to be married once we are will this be a blessed union or will we still be sinning if we have relations. I'm ready to give my life to God and be free from worry and thanks for your help, so much. Thank God for you and your site.

Rick's comment: Hi LaShae - It sounds like you may be bisexual. I have several info pages for bisexuals on my Gay Christian FAQ page and there are answers about sexual issues for folks in same sex relationships on my Gay Christian FAQ. Hope this is helpful.

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