Aceite y agua (Oil and Water)

I am gay.

I’m also a Christian. Do I agree with some of the doctrines? Not in the slightest. I don’t think that there is one organized religion out there that suits me 100%. I think that many Christians would agree with me. But does following the doctrine 100% make you any more Christian? I don’t think so. If someone did, they’d be a walking contradiction. The question of the day: “Is it possible to be gay and a Christian?” The answer: Yes. Even though in Leviticus homosexuality is condemned as an abomination, but so is shellfish and tattoos. So, if there’s a law that prohibits same-sex marriage shouldn’t there be a law that prohibits shrimp and tattoos? No. The US isn’t a theocracy. Honestly the Bible has been re-interpreted, revised, re-hashed, and debated hotly ever since the times of Moses. It was also written by man, not God. Now, my intention is not to degrade Christianity but rather to offer yet another interpretation. One based on the one aspect that the Bible teaches: love. Jesus did say, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” But isn’t that a paradox to “homosexuality is an abomination?” What about the Golden Rule? The Ten Commandments? Nowhere in these does it say “homosexuality is a sin”. If Christians started to base their ideologies on the Golden Rule and the Ten Commandments instead of obscure texts, think how different society will be. Now, I’m not saying that there aren’t Christians who don’t base their beliefs off of these two pivotal pillars. I’m one of them. Let’s be frank, anti-homosexuality is an archaic mindset, just like anti-Semitism and anti-Islam. The last time I checked, we lived in the 21st Century, not 70 CE. It’s high time for us as a society to stop this fighting over who we can love and who we can’t. None of us can help who we fall in love with. If I fall in love with another man, does that make me any less human? Hell no. Does it make me an abomination? If it does, then call me an abomination. I’d rather be happy in a loving relationship than be in a loveless relationship.

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  1. #1 by bmoneyhabs on March 11, 2011 - 7:00 pm

    Very powerful post, that’s a good focus.

  2. #2 by Kossilar on March 11, 2011 - 7:41 pm

    Hello,

    To God, sin is sin. All of us are sinners and worthy of death. Telling a lie, stealing, and committing a murder all qualify a person for death under God’s administration. It is the same for homosexuality, however the same can be said of any pre-marital sex.

    As Christians, it is important that we see that Christ came to fulfill the laws of the Old Testament. In the OT, the Jewish people offered sacrifices to redeem themselves from their sins according to the ordinances provided by God in His law. However, in the New Testament, God provided His Son as a one-time sacrifice for all of mankind’s sin. As a Christian, you have been washed by the blood of the Lord and all of your sins have been forgiven.

    You may struggle with homosexuality at this time, but don’t allow the devil to accuse you with Old Testament doctrine. Do not allow anyone to judge you for who you are. You have been washed by the blood of Jesus and you are clean. Christ is the end of the law to all who believe. Therefore, focus of the person of Christ Himself. Contact Him every day by calling on His name (Lord Jesus!) and seek His speaking in the Bible and in your human spirit!

    Following rules does not make you a Christian, being one with the only living God is what makes you a Christian! Seek Him! Enjoy Him! Praise Him with other believers. If anything else is required of you, God will provide for it.

    I once read that all of the commandments in the Bible are only warning flags for us to tell us when we are in our flesh. That is, when we are not in our mingled spirit. If you find yourself tempted to sin, turn your heart immediately to the Lord and call upon His name. Like a loving Father, He will provide everything for you.

    The Lord Jesus Christ is with you and I am praying for you!

    May the Lord bless you and those you love with all the abundant, unsearchable riches of His grace. Amen.

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