Will Christians who hate gays be held accountable?

by Gordon
(outside the USA)

Anti-gay preachers in San Francisco

Anti-gay preachers in San Francisco

1. Why does God allow homosexual orientation when He knows the pain, rejection, hatred and loneliness we will face?

Pain and rejection, hatred and loneliness are part of the human condition. Completely apart from being born gay, straight people still experience those struggles. Living for Jesus does not insulate us from suffering and trouble. It is a fact of life that the closer we get to the Lord, the closer we get to the devil, because the devil wants to back us off from a close walk with our loving Savior. He will distract us in any way he can to keep us from serving Jesus.

As I understand it, part of having free will, part of being a free moral agent, is accepting personal responsibility for all that free will implies. My page, How can a good God allow evil in the world? helps explain in greater detail.

Free will also indicates that Calvinists are wrong. Their odd philosophical system, the lens through which they read scripture, compels them to make up beliefs which are not taught in the Bible. They then teach those beliefs as if they are stated in the Bible. God has not already decided which individuals He will save and which He will damn, as Calvinists and Monergists teach. Free will allows lost people to obey God's command to receive Jesus Christ as their Savior from sin, Isaiah 45:22, Matthew 11:28-29, John 6:37, 2 Peter 3:9.

I walked a mile with pleasure,
She chattered all the way;
Yet none was I the wiser,
For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with sorrow,
And not a word said she;
But oh, the lessons I learned that day
When sorrow walked with me.

by Robert Browning Hamilton

2. Do you believe that God will recompense His faithful gay children for any loneliness, rejection, and anguish they have endured in this life, for those who did not experience the love and companionship of a family?

I believe God's grace will make all things right for those of us who are saved, whether gay or straight. The glory of heaven, of being in the presence of God will make the toils of our earthly journey seem as nothing, so that in heaven, the sting of loneliness, rejection and anguish on earth will no longer trouble our minds. Always keep in mind that God is in charge. He sees, He knows and He works all things for our good and His glory, Romans 8:36-39.

My Savior First Of All

When my lifework is ended
and I cross the swelling tide,
When the bright and glorious morning
I shall see;
I shall know my Redeemer
when I reach the other side,
And His smile will be
the first to welcome me.


I shall know Him, I shall know Him,
And redeemed by His side I shall stand;
I shall know Him, I shall know Him,
By the print of the nails in His hand.

Oh, the soul-thrilling rapture
when I view His blessed face,
See the luster
of His kindly beaming eye;
How my full heart will praise Him
for the mercy, love and grace,
That prepare for me
a mansion in the sky.

Oh, the dear ones in glory
how they beckon me to come,
And our parting at the river I recall;
To the sweet vales of Eden
they will sing my welcome home;
But I long to meet my Savior first of all.

Through the gates to the city
in a robe of spotless white,
He will lead me
where no tears will ever fall;
In the glad song of ages
I shall mingle with delight;
But I long to meet
my Savior first of all.

-by Fannie Crosby
written in 1894 and
in the public domain.

3. Will Christians who hated, rejected and shunned their gay brethren be held accountable by God for the pain and misery they have caused, even to the extent that some have committed suicide?

When Jesus suffered and died on the cross as our substitute, He paid IN FULL, the penalty for our sins. In those few awful hours Jesus took ALL the wrath of God against sin, satisfied every demand of God's Holy Law, satisfied all the requirements of God's righteousness and at the last, cried: "It is finished."

God's glorious work of redemption was finished so that we could be saved. Not only did Jesus pay for all the sins of all people who get saved, His payment completely satisfied God so that God accepted the payment Jesus made.

Therefore, Christians who commit the sins of hating, rejecting and shunning their gay Christian brethren will not be held accountable in the future because they have already been held accountable in the past AND their sins were paid for and the payment for their sins has already been accepted by God the Father. This is part of the doctrine of justification by faith.

How can we be sure what Paul was
talking about in Romans 1?

Do you love us enough to hear our heart?

How can I get saved today?

Does God really love homosexuals?

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June 27, 2010 photo of anti-gay crowd by Jenny Mealing, used under Creative Commons 2.0 license, via Wikimedia Commons.

Photo taken at the corner of Market
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Nov 08, 2013
Their hands are stained with blood
by: Kevin S.

Many years ago, as a new Messianic Jew, I was encouraged to read a book called; "Their Hands Are Stained With Blood." It is the history up to recent years of the horrible things said and done by professing believers in Jesus Christ, to Jewish people. It offers evidence as to why Judaism perceives Christianity as an enemy and Jesus' name as almost a curse word.

Of course it tells of the atrocities of the Inquisition and Holocaust. But it was also disturbing and sickening for me to read quotes from contemporary Christian leaders and organizations. The Church of Jesus Christ the Body of believers are responsible for pushing Jews away from their own Messiah. Because of anti-semitism, they have succeeded in isolating Judaism from Jesus and insulating Jews from the message of the Gospel. And they will give account for that to their Jewish Messiah.

Once again the supposed church, Christians (which I personally believe are NOT the actual Church, but merely RELIGIOUS people), are pushing LGBTQ people away from the "Whosoever" open invitation to salvation in John 3:16. They have excluded real Christian LGBTQ brothers and sisters in Jesus from being part of the Body of Christ. They even have the audacity to deny those LGBTQ brothers and sister "Child of God" status. Why?

Because of self-righteous attitudes, Biblical ignorance and just plain bigotry. Sadly, what calls itself the Church, Christians have now become Enemies of the cross by being a hinderance to the Gospel. They have changed the "Whosoever" open invitation by requiring stipulations and lifestyle change before a person can become a believer. In essence; they have perverted the a Gospel message. They and their New Anti gay message is accursed according to the Apostle Paul in Galatians 1.

Oh yes, they will answer for their polluting and perverting of the simplistic message of Jesus' Salvation. But not just in eternity future. I think the day of Mega-churches and TV celebrity televangelists is quickly coming to an end. I think the financial free ride, of multi-million dollar ministries has seen its day. I believe the church and Religion are in for days of persecution and retribution because of their reprehensible treatment of many believers and non-believers. It's time to pay the piper.

Oct 24, 2014
Sodom and Gomorrah and The Ethiopian Eunuch
by: Aaron Saltzer

Hi, Rick. If Sodom and Gomorrah was not destroyed because of homosexuality, then why is the same word, abomination, used in connection with it as it is in Leviticus 18:22 with connection to males lying with males?

Also, you say in your page about the Ethiopian Eunuch being gay, that you're not claiming that he was, yet your title tells a different story.

Rick's comment: Hi Aaron - the Sodom story is found in Genesis 19. No one in Genesis 19 has gay sex or a gay relationship of any kind. No one in Genesis 19 commits homosexual rape.

However, two heterosexual women, Lot's daughters, get their father drunk and rape him and get pregnant by their own father. If we believe the Bible, the Sodom story should remind us of the sexual sins of heterosexuals, as I'm sure you'll agree.

The abomination in Sodom was vicious treatment of visitors and the rampant heterosexual lust and adultery committed by the heterosexual inhabitants of Sodom. See my page:

The Babylonian Talmud on Sodom, which explains the Jewish view of Sodom for the last 2000 years.

On the Ethiopian eunuch, I believe you have misread the page where I say:

"Two thousand years after the fact, it is impossible to prove to everyone’s satisfaction, that the Ethiopian eunuch was a gay man." Hope this is helpful Aaron.

Jun 01, 2016
by: believer

Really?! How can you even say that? The angels that came to Lot were of a male nature. Had male names. The men that gathered said where are the MEN who came to you tonight? Get your story straight n stop using the Word for your own personal belief that you're trying to twist into it.

Rick's comment: Hi Confused Believer - It wouldn't hurt you to read and study your Bible a lot more than you have so far.

Sep 22, 2016
by: Heartbroken

I have been in a loving relationship with a girl that I know in my HEART is my soulmate! She has been taught that homosexuality is wrong,(she is 60)! We fell in love!

Please keep in mind that her family including her adult daughters says it's wrong and doesn't support her!

I have decided a couple of weeks ago to let Christ back into my life and put it in his hands!

She has told me that she loves me with her whole heart but she has convictions! She says she is confused!

My question is: how can our GOD be telling the both of us different things? She has been praying about this for over a year but yet she still loves me! Is that not the Lord telling her that it is ok for her to be in love with me?

Rick's comment: Hi Heartbroken - Thanks for the good questions. I am so sorry things are difficult for you both right now - always remember that God has a plan for you life, even when things seem dark and hopeless.

I believe God is not telling you different things.

Your girl friend has received bad advice from people who are anti-gay. The only way I know of, to help her move away from that bad advice, is to teach her God's truth in the Bible.

That is one reason this website exists - to help gays and lesbians understand that God loves them whole-heartedly, that He wants to save them and that He intends to bless them as disciples of Jesus.

It may help your girl friend to go through the clobber passage Bible studies on my website, especially the ones which cause her the most problems. Both of you could go through them together with open Bibles to see what the Bible says in context.

Click on the NavBar links under, What The Bible Says.

The Lord has a wise and loving purpose for both of you. Don't let Satan back you off from loving and serving God. Even if your girl friend never changes her mind, God still wants you to love and serve Him.

Because I don't know either of you, I want to gently point out that it helps to know for sure you are saved. Many gays and lesbians are cultural Christians instead of Bible Christians. Please make sure you and your girl friend are saved.

Can you explain how to get saved?

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