I was just wondering. Can someone be gay but be a christian at the same time?
Well actually the Bible is clear on that part. Leviticus 18:22 says don't practice homosexuality. ty brings up a good point, if I caught his sarcasm correctly. Society puts a lot of emphasis on the sin of homosexuality, in comparison to lying, murder, and all other sins. However this is just society. I'm sure we all know it's very corrupt. One sin is just as bad as another in the eyes of God. A sin is a sin.Anyway, to help you, if you pray about your sins and confess them to God, you will notice your life start to change. You will progressively move away from your sins and more towards God. Trust me, I had an addiction to World of Warcraft for the longest time. It's hard to break addictions, but I quit this past summer and I don't think I could've done it without the help of God. You might think "LOL a video game" but hey, an addiction is an addiction, and it was cured, thank God! If you want, I can pray for you. Just send me your prayer requests. Try to go to church, God will always accept and love and forgive you, no matter how low you are in life. Just confess and repent and believe in Him.
He has a plan, and it will follow through whether you believe it or not.
cappy...that's quite a jump you're making. you're fogetting about the differing degrees of sin. not all sins are equal. murder is not the same as stealing a peice of gum. while both are sins, one can be rectified where one cannot. quite different.
it's the same with homosexuality. it is one of the more serious sins.
I can't account for all of christianity, but I can account for my particular sect of christianity(I'm mormon)---you cannot be a practicing mormon and be homosexual. yes, you can still believe in god. but you can't practice. we believe that homosexuality is a temptation---not something that you are born with. we believe that through prayer, faith, counsel, and humility, the temptation can be overcome.
lol...and I'm guessing that's not a very popular view...
""I'ts interesting to see how many answers come forth, that have nothing whatsoever to do with scripture.""
I dont use scripture cause I believe the bible is crap. you dont need to devote your life to a book to find what you believe.
if your gay and want to be a christian then no one can tell you otherwise.
""We can say or think or do, whatever we want to, but, we will have to stand before him, and give account for the way we lived our lives, and we will be judged according to his word. ""
when dose this God stand for his sin. for all the people hes slautered in the bible alone? for all the wrathfulness, jelousy, and vengence?
No such of a horrable being shall judge me
I'ts interesting to see how many answers come forth, that have nothing whatsoever to do with scripture.
The bible is clear one the fact that homosexuality and lesbianism are not acceptable. It is sin.
Jesus came to deliver us from sin.
Repentance is necessary.
God is the judge of man.
He has the last say.
We can say or think or do, whatever we want to, but, we will have to stand before him, and give account for the way we lived our lives, and we will be judged according to his word.
If we desire to be saved, we are to forsake sin.
If our lives do not change, after accepting Christ as Savior, I would seriously doubt the sincerity of our motives.
"The bible is clear one the fact that homosexuality and lesbianism are not acceptable. It is sin."
Yes, and it is really the only sin God cares about.
God doesnt care if you're stealing or lying or raping or murdering, cheating on your spouse, having sex before marriage, talking in church, yup you can be a christian and all those things. But you cant be gay and christian.
when you're repenting...trying to be forgiven, part of that process is making restitution. obviously it's easier to make amends for the gum you stole...you say sorry and give them the gum back. murder is tricky...you can say sorry and be completely heart broken over what you have done, but it doesn't bring that person make. you can't fully rectify the situation.
Being a Christian means following Christ. Being gay is disobeying Christ. Being gay is wrong. Jesus does not support gay life. A man is not gay because he was made that way. He is gay because he has picked up a liking to it. If I pick up a liking towards kicking everyone I am not made that way. Gay is sinful. If you want to get out of it Jesus will help you to.
***Leviticus 18:22 says don't practice homosexuality.***
No... it says men cannot be with other MEN. It mentions NOTHING about women being with other WOMEN.
According to the Bible:
homosexuality = sin
So, if a sin is a sin is a sin; and we are ALL sinners. Then either we are ALL homosexuals, or we are ALL allowed to be Christian.
exactly. forgiveness from god. you can't just say you're sorry and then go about your business. there's a process you go through. actual steps.
by the way...I just noticed how many answers you have...NICE! ha ha...I'm trying to catch up.
*["Can someone be gay and be a christian too?"]
***No, he cannot! When a person is converted by the NEW BIRTH [John 3], he becomes a "new ceature"---old things are "passed away"---all things are "become new" [2 Corinthians 5:17].
***but they are not equal to god***
...where does it say that?
***you have to go through more to be forgiven of the serious sins versus the lesser sins.***
...go through more... like what?
If the sins are equally and easily forgivable by God, then they are equal in severity before God. Both stealing AND murder can BOTH be rectified before God, since they are both forgivable sins.
Of course you can. The only reason someone is Gay is because that's the way God made them. God loves you no matter what and obviously you can be a christian.
no but you can be gay and ecept christ as your lord and savior and hell help you to not be gay and be the way he made you befor sin came into your life
but they are not equal to god...that's my whole point. you have to go through more to be forgiven of the serious sins versus the lesser sins.
"The bible is clear one the fact that homosexuality and lesbianism are not acceptable. It is sin. "
The Bible isn't clear on that at all.
Uhhh... howabout you list these steps that are involved?
Because the Bible I'M reading doesn't list any...
yes you can be whatevere you want, or in this case born with, and believe what ever you want
...we're talking about forgiveness from God; not from the state, nor the people around you.
When did "God" specifically point out that he loves "espeshilly" gay people?
yes ofcourse they can because god sayz he loves eveyone espeshilly gays
...doesn't "being christian" mean "belives in christ" ???