Is it possible to change from homosexual to heterosexual?
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You've asked a very important question. My answer is: No, people do not change their sexual orientation
and there is no proof that God ever changes anyone's sexual orientation. We are born gay or lesbian (without making the choice to be that), according to Jesus in Matthew 19:12, where He tells us, eunuchs
are born that way.
Eunuch is an ancient word which described gays and lesbians when the Bible was written. That is not the only meaning for eunuch but it is one of the historically accurate meanings accepted even by leading anti-gay scholars like Dr. Robert Gagnon, a tenured professor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.It is possible
to sublimate your orientation and act like you are no longer gay or lesbian. And it is possible to modify your outward behavior. Some people force themselves to live a celibate life instead of marrying a same sex partner, for example. But changing who you are inside, who God made you to be, no, that is not possible.
Obviously, some gays (and some heterosexuals
) NEED to change their outward behavior (not their orientation) IF they are living a promiscuous lifestyle. Sleeping around is a dishonorable way to live and a great way to get an STD.
Many Christians are taught that getting saved changes you from homosexual to heterosexual. Of course, the Bible never says that so to be scriptural, we need to stick with the Bible, instead of someone's opinion.
There are change "ministries" around the world, many of them affiliated with Exodus International, which advertise themselves as helping people leave homosexuality. What generally happens in these ministries is that they take your money, waste your time and when you come out the other end, you're still gay or lesbian.
I've written about Exodus International,
the best known umbrella group for change ministries. Their "success" rate is less than 15% and most of those "successes," including the President of Exodus International, Alan Chambers, admit that they still struggle with same sex attractions.
That means Exodus has an 85% failure rate AND the 15 percent they claim as "successes" didn't really change. Real heterosexuals don't struggle with same sex attractions and real homosexuals don't struggle against opposite sex attractions.
I've also written about the Ex-Gay myth.
I hope you will read that page because it helps to answer your question.
I encourage you to always read and believe the Bible. God loves you and Jesus died so that you can be saved
and know it for sure.
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