Hope for Gays and Lesbians

Are you truly happy with your life? Honestly, how can you be happy when happiness is not found in a life that centers on sex? It does not matter if one is gay or straight. You're going to find out just how happy and fulfilled you can truly feel your life (which is such a precious gift from God) like you never thought possible as you read on...

First of all, please know that God did send His One and Only Son Jesus Christ to die for the sins of the whole world (which includes everyone because we are all sinners). When God said in John 3:16, that He, Jesus laid down His innocent, pure and sinless Life for sinners like us, He was simply demonstrating the Greatest Love of all.

If you are gay, then no matter what anyone has told you before or how they have treated you, please know that God, out His Love sent Jesus for you, to cleanse you from your sins, as well as the sins of everybody else who puts their trust in Him.

Now, please don't allow the enemy of your soul to deceive you at this point into thinking that we are attacking you. One must realize that homosexuality is a sin just like there are countless other sins in the world. We have to deal them in order to get right with God so that we can be truly happy in our lives.

We have to find out what God says about our lives (since He created us and He alone knows everything there is to know about anything and everything).

So let’s find out...

What God says in His Word

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." - Genesis 1:27

  1. God created a woman to be a partner for the man and not a man for a man and a woman for a woman. You can see the unique way in which God created the woman; He made her from a rib of the man.
    And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
    22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. {Woman: Heb. Isha} {Man: Heb. Ish}

    24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
  2. God saw that the creation of the man and woman (and their respective functions/purposes for which He created them) was, "Good." There is no mistake in His creation. Nor did he make other kinds of sexual relationships to exist between human beings. He blessed them and gave them the ability to reproduce.

Sex is a gift from God to

a)multiply (reproduce) and replenish the earth
b)for pleasure between a man and his wife

He says, "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." - Genesis 2:24

In Malachi God further explains why He made them male and female; to produce a godly offspring. That is to have godly children who will know and obey their Lord.

"And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed." Malachi 2:15a

This has great spiritual significance. Only when a man and woman have sexual relations, do they become one (once again, because Eve was created from a rib taken out of Adam, who was the first man). There is that Divine set up which is perfectly harmonious with Love and Peace and Order. Only within a marriage relationship can a husband (one who is born a male) and wife (one who is born a female) experience true and proper sexual fulfillment. The first marriage in all the universe was solemnized by God Himself. It was the marriage of Adam and Eve. So God gave a woman (one who was, "born" or created a female) to a man (one who was "born" or created a male) and He has set that up to be only way human marriages are to occur until the end of time.

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination." Leviticus 18:22

When God commanded Noah to preserve the animals from the coming Flood, He told him to bring into the ark a male and a female out of all species.

"Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female."

"There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded" Genesis 7:2,9

The gender descriptions are ever kept constant whenever marriage relationships (or even just sexual relations, for that matter as in the case of Noah bringing the male and female of every species into the Ark) are mentioned in the Bible. This has also been traditionally been the norm in every culture down throughout the ages. God never allows any deviation as an, "alternative."

When the Bible teaches about the role of a husband and wife, it makes a clear distinction between the emotional and physical consititution of the two.

"Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered." - 1 Peter 3:7

God is Righteous. He will never punish a person for the sin of homosexuality if He made them that way. This is true for any sin which we commit. Rather, He is always just in punishing those who defiantly remain in sinful lifestyles, despite all of His Loving attempts to lead them to repentance and receive His forgiveness and New Life.

King David said that he was, "fearfully and wonderfully made." (Psalm 139:14) You see, God just doesn’t make mistakes. We abuse the bodies He graciously has given to us if we choose to be homosexuals. If and when we make the wrong choice, then He will allow us to reap the consequences because we are then going against His order and thereby introducing chaos and confusion into the world.

"For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;... Romans 1:26-28

God is not some sort of a tyrant. God has an order of things set up for our good. Just like traffic rules are ordained in society for the safety of drivers and all citizens, God wants to protect us from the eternal horror of sinful living. He wants so much to bless us! He says that he wants to prosper us by fulfilling the marvelous plan He has created just for us. "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." - Jeremiah 29:11

From all the true things that have been mentioned, you can know for certain that you were not born this way. Even the best research still shows no evidence that there is any such thing as a homosexual or “gay” gene. It never will be discovered because it simply does not exist. God did not create homosexuals; it is against His very Nature. The Lord never violates His own Holy Nature because He is Eternally True.

One cannot justify his/her behavior by claiming that it is inborn or that it is hereditary. We are all created as free moral agents by God and therefore each one of us has a free will or volition. Imagine a rapist or murderer claiming that he has a gene in his body that causes him to, “just do it” and that he did not have a choice at all not to do it.

Homosexuality, unlike popular opinion, is not something that cannot be repented of. Rather, the plain truth is that it is a choice that manifests itself in certain behavior which in turn fits into a personality profile that society classifies as, "gay." The behavior is a choice and can be rejected if the individual really wants to and exercises his or her will. It is a choice just like smoking or drinking. No matter how strong or how long the addiction, there is always hope.

Then that means that you are making a choice to be gay.

Let's examine then, the secret strategy which the Devil employs in order to deceive people to become homosexuals. We will also paint here below, just how one who is introduced to the Power and Love of Jesus Christ breaks free of this bondage.

Please read the following patiently and choose to believe the Truth.

The devil, who hates gays and "straight" people (heterosexuals) introduced homosexual ideas into your mind at someone point in your life.

He (the devil) introduced to you homosexual literature and pornography or perhaps you took you straight to a homosexual(s). Maybe, it was a person who was, "experienced" in it or who was "experimenting" in that type of behavior. Through cunning use of selected terms(words) cleverly designed to play with your emotions and reasoning faculties, he successfully convinced you that you must be homosexual because of the things you were feeling. Perhaps, you were a victim of molestation at a young age.

As time goes by, Satan makes you rationalize with a bizzare twist that, somehow you, "caused" the event or events to transpire because you have a problem. You believed what he told you and thought to yourself, "I am quite obviously, gay/lesbian."

Next, he told you to seek out others who like you were, "ostracized victims" of a cruel, intolerant straight society. You began to have connections with others like you and you shared all your feelings with them which you couldn’t share with others.

As you viewed homosexual literature and films, your lust for those things increased. You were now ready for a relationship. You were told that two people involved in such a physical, relationship could even get married and have the greatest time in the world. The more you engaged in homosexual activity, the more you found that you really were what the devil said you were, so that (in your mind) there was no question that it was true all along.

Guess what? The devil does the same thing with people in other sinful areas. For example, he does that with a serial murderer or a fornicator (one who is straight and fools around with others in a sexual way).

He is the same old, lying, deceiving, destructive and dangerous devil that he always was and always will be until God destroys him finally (not too long from now).

The Devil’s "Time-tested" Plan for People who don’t know God

His Four step winning attack:

  1. He tells people lies; doesn’t tell the consequences of following him
  2. He tempts people with evil
  3. He tricks people into believing its going to be fun and satisfying
  4. He takes over people's souls as they submit to his satanic scheme for their lives. (death)

To elaborate a bit further:

  1. He tells us that something sinful is really not sinful, not that bad and shows us how great it is to have or do that evil thing.
  2. Once he has made sure we have listened and accepted his misinformation or lies, he tempts and teases us with that thing. Now because we have listened initially, desire starts to build up, an evil curiosity and lust for that thing.
  3. Next, He deceives us into thinking that we definitely will not be happy with our life, unless we pursue and practice that thing. We fall for it.
    The first time we do it we are confused and feel the conscience screaming against it. However, with practice, we become "perfect" in that sin; feeling very secure and confident that this is the natural thing for us to do. "We really are this way, probably were all our life". "The true self has just come out finally".
  4. We are sold out to the Devil now. He has taken us captive for good...

    ...Until someone tells you about Jesus of Whom the devil is scared to death. You find out the real scheme of the enemy of your soul (that is the real you which is crying out for peace with God because we belong to Him) to destroy you completely. You agree with God’s truth about the whole situation (as stated above), you beg Him for forgiveness. You believe Jesus Christ died for you really and loves you. He didn’t make you this way, but the devil duped you in a big way for so long. As you did these things you felt one with your actions and concluded that this is what you are born with. However, God has said, "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination." - Leviticus 18:22

    You begin to read the Bible which is the Word of God. You ask God to clean you up and make you the man (if you are born male) or woman (if you were born female) that He has created you to be. God sends people to help you. You cut off all relationships that are potential hooks to get you to go back to this sinful lifestyle. You get rid of all and any fuel for reviving the old lusts. Instead you seek out God’s help from His Word (what He has to say about your new life in Jesus) and through counseling in places like Exodus International (which is made up of former homosexuals who found the freedom to be the way God really made them to be; heterosexuals who are now happy in Jesus through a living relationship with Him). Other places you can find help are given below. You continue to pray and ask others to pray for you as you come out of that frustrating, at times even violently lustful and vengeful, homosexual lifestyle. God gives you more and more strength as you mean business with God in staying far away from any present or potential temptation. If, because of your past sexual behavior, you have contracted some disease, you pray that God will keep you pure and heals you. He can do all the impossible!

    The main thing is that you know you are now a child of God and have a holy relationship with Him and that He will take you to Heaven when you die. For every sin there is some type of consequence (“sin brings forth death” as the Bible says). If you are not sick, God may bless you with a heterosexual relationship and you are able to enjoy that for which your sexual nature was created in a pure way. You find out that in the Bible there were believers who had come out homosexuality (1 Cor 6, see below). You are finally fulfilled in your heart with God in your life and you have peace for the first time. You are forever content growing in His Love and the Divine image in which he made you.

    The Good News!

    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.
    11 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.
    (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

    These days, "Gay" people are practically in every facet of society. "Gay" is of course a light-hearted term coined not too long ago to label what the Bible calls, a sodomite.
    The word sodomite is of course from the word Sodom, which was an immoral city, known for its homosexual community and practices. God destroyed it with a great, "overthrow" sending fire and brimstone to burn it. By the grace of God there are people once enslaved by the devil in this evil, unnatural lifestyle who have been cleansed from it as they have repented and received the Lord into their lives. Please pray for those who are, "gay" who may be even in your church, in your family perhaps, school, office, local businesess, government etc. God can do miracles as He has done in the past to deliver with a mighty Hand all those who cry out to Him for such a deliverance. With God nothing is impossible. Praise God in faith(in advance) for many of these souls to be truly delivered from such grave sins.

    Help for the Homosexual

    Recommendations from Focus on the Family and Other Ministries

    Support Groups

    Desert Stream P.O. Box 17635 Anaheim, CA 92817 (714) 779-6899 Andy Comiskey, Director "Desert Stream offers a newsletter and a wide range of support groups, conferences and seminars as well as an outreach to AIDS victims."

    Exodus International P.O. Box 77652 Seattle, WA 98177 (206) 784-7799 Toll-free in USA: (888) 264-0877

    In Canada contact: New Direction for Life Ministries Box 1078 Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2T7 (416) 921-6557

    "Exodus International provides recommendations of ministries throughout the country and other information for homosexuals."

    Love in Action John Smid P.O. Box 753307 Memphis, TN 38175 (901) 542-0250

    "Love in Action offers a live-in one-year discipleship program for men struggling with homosexuality."

    Spatula Ministries Mrs. Barbara Johnson Box 444 La Habra, CA 90633

    "Spatula Ministries offers help to parents and families of homosexuals."

    For Counselors & Clinicians

    Dr. Joseph Nicolosi NARTH 16542 Ventura Blvd. Suite 416 Encino, CA 91436 (818) 789-4440 "Dr. Nicolosi specializes in the identification of causes and the clinical treatment of behavioral patterns associated with homosexuality. His books, which are geared toward counselors and researchers, offer insight into homosexual addiction."

    Books - "The following books are available through bookstores or from the publisher."

    How Will I Tell My Mother? By Jerry and Steve Arterburn (Thomas Nelson) "Jerry Arterburn's autobiography describes his immersion into homosexual lifestyle after being molested at an early age, and his struggle with AIDS after becoming a Christian and leaving homosexuality. Messages are directed to the church, families of AIDS patients, parents of homosexuals and individuals with AIDS. A helpful list of resources in included."

    Mothers and Sons: Raising Boys to Be Men by Jean Lush and Pamela Vredevelt (Baker Books) "Family therapist Jean Lush offers guidance to mothers of sons in an uplifting way. Her counsel includes a chapter on recognizing and correcting faulty parenting patterns that can influence a boy toward homosexual behavior."

    Parents in Pain by John White (IVP) "Parents of children with severe problems such as alcoholism and homosexuality will find practical suggestions for coping, as well as ways to deal with guilt, anger, frustrations and inadequacy. Available from Focus on the Family's Correspondence Department--direct your inquiries to them when you write or call."

    Where Does a Mother Go to Resign? by Barbara Johnson (Bethany) "In this true story, a wife and mother learns to cope with the crippling of her husband, deaths of two sons, and the homosexuality of a third."

    - by Pradeep Emmanuel Stephen �2002 comprehensivechristian.com

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