Accepted by God Just as I am

by Ed
(Brockport, NY)

Jesus is the beloved

Jesus is the beloved

I have been gay my entire life. Being raised in a Christian home, I have wrestled with this for a very long time, trying to reconcile my homosexuality with the truths of my faith.

One thing I know is that God loves me and wants the best for me. All He requires of me is to be faithful and seek His perfect will for every area of my life. I now realize that though I am gay, I will keep myself undefiled and not participate in any promiscuous behavior. For me to be promiscuous is to shame and reject the very One whom I worship and put my trust in.

Based on what I understand of Scripture (my personal opinion), being gay is just another manifestation of our sinful nature that needs to be placed at the foot of the Cross. All of us sin and will continue to sin the rest of our lives, but my hope is that we will begin to sin less, though we will never be (sinless) until we meet our Saviour and Lord face to face.

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Jan 03, 2010
Respectfully disagree...
by: Sparrow

Re: your comment that, Based on what I understand of Scripture (my personal opinion), being gay is just another manifestation of our sinful nature...

I just cannot agree. I wonder if having brown eyes is part of my sinful nature, too?

Jan 03, 2010
to sparrow
by: Anonymous

You certainly have the right to disagree with me as I you, but eye color has nothing to do with our spiritual nature only our physical characteristics encoded by our genes.

Maybe you really don't believe in the scriptural concept of our sinful nature, or maybe like so many other gay christians you have decided that God made us this way so it is OK.

Maybe people who murder or steal from others were made that way too so let's ignore that behavior as well. Any way, you have a choice just like me to make and it looks like we both have made it.

Jan 04, 2010
Sinful Nature..not so much
by: Darren Theoret in Ottawa


I thank God for your testimony but I can't agree that a same-sex orientation is part of your sinful nature. You are God's creation that he created for his own pleasure. Your sexual orientation is no more sinful than your choice of career.

You were created for a purpose and only God can reveal that purpose to you. Trust God and continue to live a Christian life but don't ever think that God made you a second class person. You are EXACTLY what he wanted to create. You are fabulous!

Jan 04, 2010
Facts are more important than opinions
by: Rick Brentlinger


I don't think its fair of you to impugn Sparrow's beliefs the way you did. Implying that she rejects Biblical truths instead of presenting a thoughtful argument to support your position is counter-productive.

I'd love to see some factual discussion to support the opinions expressed here.

1. Why do you believe sexual orientation is/is not a result of the fall of Adam?

2. What passages of scripture inform your thinking that sexual orientation is/is not a result of the fall of Adam?

Many thanks for discussing this in a friendly, Christian manner.
"Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person." -Colossians 4:6

"with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth," -2 Timothy 2:25

Jan 04, 2010
Jesus has the final word....
by: Sparrow


If one's sexual orientation is a result of the inherent sin nature, then what do you do with Matthew 19:11-12?
"Jesus replied, Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. For some are eunuchs because they were born that way; others were made that way by men; and others have renounced marriage because of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it."

Nowhere in Jesus' explanation do I see the slightest hint or inference from the Son of God that ANY sin affects or caused the outcome when a eunuch (ie, homosexual) is "born that way."

Feb 06, 2010
by: dedee

Thank you for your honesty. I think I hear what you are saying - that you are sticking with God because of the truth He has revealed to you.

I truly admire your faith and your courage and I pray that God will bless you.

Feb 27, 2012
I applaud you!
by: Outdoors Ted

Thanks for your honesty AND your commitment to the Savior. Unfortunately, the word gay now covers a multitude of sins as well as many more good things...

God does NOT forbid man to man love, as in Jonathan and David, etc...

Rick's Note: I edited this comment because I generally do not allow people to post false assertions and false definitions in their comments.

Jun 03, 2013
Only God Knows Your Sacrifice
by: Valerie

I am so impacted and blessed by such sacrificial, obedience and love to Jesus, I hear in your words, regarding the one who died for you and me. Anyone who has lived a straight lifestyle because they are not gay, (like myself), cannot even begin to understand the pain you have walked in and the measure of indescribable sacrifice. Only God Himself, that knows the deepest places of every man's heart, knows. But I do know, that as a result, you walk in an authority that holds back darkness! And great, GREAT AND UNIMAGINABLE will be your reward when we get to Eternity. I can't wait to see you there!!! God bless you!!!!

A side note, if you did not take this stance and I'd met you some time, I would still believe the truth, that you are loved and cherished by God, and the blood of his son, redeemed you and I would still lve you through Christ Jesus :).

Oct 10, 2016
Help for my son
by: Mother

Ed, My son will soon be 14. A few months ago he told me he is gay. I know God loves my son. I love my son. I believe the Bible tells us sex should be between a married man and woman. How do I help my son navigate his feelings of attraction to boys?

Rick's comment: Hi Mother - This website exists to help people understand that God loves His gay children just as much as He loves His non-gay children.

All of us need to know Jesus as our personal Savior so we explain how to get saved the Bible way.

We have lots of helpful explanations of the clobber passages so people will know those verses are not talking about being gay. Click on any link on the NavBar under, What Does The Bible Say?

And, check out our Gay Christian FAQ

Gay kids and gay people can get saved and love and serve Jesus Christ as gay people. God saves us from our sins, not from our sexual orientation.

-Pastor Rick Brentlinger

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