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:
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.
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.
Helpful Links to1. 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? Click here to return to Gay Christian FAQ Page.We've answered the question about Hell. Click here to return to Gay Christian 101 Home Page.