Can Gays and Lesbians Be Saved?

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Of course we are not Gods and Judges to say that homosexuals and lesbians will be damned, but we are sure that salvation is always open for them. This is what the gospel stands for – a good news to everyone. “There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?”, says James, so we don’t have any right to judge another especially when that person is outside of our faith. “But them that are without God judgeth” according to Paul. Christ, during His earthly ministry, didn’t  judged those people that considered by the society as wicked and unclean, but rather let Himself acquainted with them and befriend with them. But today’s Christians, unlike the Lord, are very quick in judging people particularly when they noticed someone whose actions are not in parallel to their gender, and as a matter of fact, they discriminate them openly.  This isn’t Christ’s representation.

Of course, homosexuals can be saved. God is so near to everybody and He is so much powerful to save even the vilest person in the surface of the earth.  The only thing that must exist within man is his WILLINGNESS – willingness to welcome God’s willingness to save him. Gays and lesbians can be saved… if he/she want to. For them, Christ came as a physician, and for them His blood poured out on the cross. And by this precious blood, every sinners may be cleared and every believing soul may be justified. Paul said;

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” (I Corinthians 6:9-11)

Unrighteousness makes a person to be damned, thus he/she must be saved from it, and it is only by the blood of Christ that they can be saved from it. This is what happened to those believers in Corinthians, including their homosexuals. They believed and then they were washed and justified. And as they were saved from their unrighteousness, they’re no longer live with it but instead lived in a justified and sanctified life. Maybe their actions are gentle as a virgin or maybe their voices are soft as lady (which I think naturally comes out from them), but in their heart they sing a song of praise and thanksgiving to the Lord, worshiping His name and departing from those unrighteousness where they were saved from.

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8 comments on “Can Gays and Lesbians Be Saved?

  1. So just to get straight to the point….

    What you just said is that gays and lesbians should stop being gays and lesbians (by the grace of God and the blood of Christ, etc., etc.) in order to be saved.

    So therefore as long as gays and lesbians persist in referring to themselves as such, they can’t be saved, right?

    (Sorry for asking clarification. I was expecting a simple yes or no answer and I found your entire post above needlessly verbose.)

    • If he persist in what he is doing (I’m speaking about PRACTICES) despite that God saved/cleansed him from sins, of course he can’t be saved. That’s logical. No one will let his own to be filthy again after he purified it.

      • Ah, so I should remain celibate to satisfy this “forgiveness”? Because I have never enjoyed sexual intercourse with a man, I can’t believe I ever would.

      • Hello meredith.
        I’m not hoping that this answer will satisfy you but I’m saying this because of necessity to say this. Forgiveness was given due to our repentance from sins. Sin is anything that against the will of God. So when God forgiven us, this is to say that He don’t want us to be in sin again. I’m not saying that we should remain celibate, but if by sex (a kind of sex that is against His will) we will again fell into sins, then it’s better if we will exert temperance for ourselves. In the first place, what is an hour of unrighteous sex if the change is we will lost immortality after the time of His judgement?

  2. Amen!

    meredith, correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t it that sex is a physical thing or at least most of it. What I am trying to say is to say that sex can only be satisfied by your sexual preference is BS. The most common proof to this is a vibrator, or without even going that far, masturbation also proves this fact. It is just a matter of mental practice lesbians/gays associate this pleasure with the same sex and by practice, turned into a habit, later then evolved into a way of life. Christianity doesn’t deny you of those pleasures, but rather puts those pleasures the way its meant to be used. Pleasure in sex is God’s way of making sure we go and multiply. Though it is not explicitly stated in the Bible (or maybe I just haven’t read yet), one can construe that for this feeling to be a good thing (since all that God has made is good) it must serve a purpose.

    You say you have never enjoyed sexual intercourse with a man. But have you had sex with a man in the first place? Are you sure that he is the problem and not you? Have you ever thought that maybe you’re belief that you can’t ever enjoy it with a man blocks the possibility of you enjoying it, more so, blocking the chance of doing it with a man.

    It’s all about choice. If you choose to be a Christian, then follow God’s words. If can’t control your urge, then learn to do it with the opposite sex.

    • Sexual release is indeed a physical thing, but sex is also tied to emotions and sexual attraction…if I’m naturally attracted to the same-sex (and the procreation argument? Really? Considering our little over-population problem, I really think that is the least of our problems right now. We need to STOP procreating quite so much, thank you very much.) then why is it wrong for me to have sex with them?

      It would be UNNATURAL for me to have sex with a man and I can tell it is, because I have done so with two different men. One of which I loved very much and I deeply wanted to have things work with because, other than him being a man, we are an absolute perfect match. Unfortunately it just didn’t work. It wasn’t pleasing to me and we tried…several times. It was so uncomfortable that I couldn’t actually get any release at all, begging your pardon for being so graphic. If it was simply a matter of reaction to physical stimulus, that would not have been the case. Clearly, sex with men is not natural for me and if god made me, he made me gay. So why should I remain celibate?

      • Correct me if I’m wrong in getting your point. I believe that aside from environmental influence, many members of third sex acquired such feeling since birth. They didn’t chose to be such but it seems they can’t control or resist those strange emotions and acts that are manifesting as time goes on. Yes, emotion was really affected by this phenomenon and the body reacts according to it. But you know what? Your situation have no different with the case of many straight male or female, especially those who were already committed with someone. Why? Because God said, “love your wives”, but still they have affection to other. If God wants us to love our wives, then why this feeling still comes out, and why not entertain it (they said)? Biblically speaking ( and I think a reality) “every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.” (James 1:14). EVERY man has his own lust. Lust is a member of our being because it lives in our flesh. No matter if a person is male, female, lesbian or gay, teen or old, committed or not, everyone has their own lust. It is a part of our earthly being BUT God considered it as evil. Lust, pleasure and all the desires of flesh is contrary to God. Sex will never be considered as lust if it was moved by principle. Of course, resisting lust is one of the hardest thing to do, but believe me, if you want to serve God and salvation really matters you, overcoming this burden will be your greatest achievement to eternal life.

  3. Meredith,

    Thank you for being honest that you tried it with TWO different men. So did this happen before or after you found out you were a lesbian? The fact that you tried this means there is hope after all. You did try. You just gave up on trying at some point.

    I think the more important question here is what means more to you; Salvation or sexual release. Something’s gotta give. Either do it with a man, or let it go, or put your salvation in jeopardy.

    Please don’t say God made you gay. What’s making this all too difficult for you is that you put the blame where you shouldn’t. God made you a woman. Your society made you gay. Your environment made you gay. And when you came into age when you can choose, you chose to be gay. Right now you are confronted with a choice: Red pill or blue pill? (refer to The Matrix, and if you haven’t watched it yet, please watch it, preferably with subtitles.) Of if you really can’t relate, try this one.

    Mat 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
    Mat 19:22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

    I feel you. Though I am not gay, I have the urge as well, hence I married. I believe you can find that man for you; the man who can fill you up without guilt, maybe he’s just not in your current crowd.

    Later on when you have decided you wanted to be a Christian you’ll realize the answer to your problems are not impossible, definitely natural, and will all be fulfilling. But that is something that comes with the territory. In the same manner your girlfriend, or your lesbian friends tell you things to convince you nothing’s wrong with doing it with a woman, they will only sound right in their realm, and so do we. The only reason if ever we are appealing to your thoughts is if there is a part of you wanting to reach out to what we have, wanting to be a part of what we are and who we represent. Other than that, you’ll just find yourself confusing and that confusion will just lead you back to your comfort zone, which is being with the same sex.

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