When you become a believer, and truly repent, you do feel love for all your neighbors: at least for the good ones, the innocent ones. And so you would really feel sorry for the gays and try to find the answer from God him self. I could just not stomach it that God could exclude a whole section of our community from his salvation, so I really chewed on this matter. And found that there is no prohibition mention in the OT or the NT for lesbianism. Note: in the OT God imposses his laws upon the Jews and, with the NT, he reveals a revision of the law, which he calls The New Covenant. The he gentiles just jump in on Jesus and, while he first rejected them, he soon accepted them ( Matthew: 15:22-24). So the laws of the bible are actually for the Jews, but the gentiles just take the universal Ten Commandments as standard and may fit in any none-violating OT commandments imposed upon the Jews as they please.
a Gay Christian?
a) has read and understood the Gospel, and accepts Paul's Col. 6:9.
b) has repented and has prayed for the Holy Ghost.
c) is celibate
d) has baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.
Thus these are not homo-sexually active.
The first type surely makes a Christian and, if homo-oriented persons can become Christian, then it is securely done this way.
The only verse in the New Testament ( new Agreement between God and Men ) telling us that homosexuals whom are in sexual relations with each other are not approved of by God and shall not enter heaven. Note: homosexuals who do not engage in homosex are excluded from this.
6: 9 (
translated literally from its original Greek )
The Calling of Paul: read it and find where Jesus tells us that we must believe him.
What applies to one Christian applies to all Christians: therefore Christians believe this also applies to Lesbians.
As we read in the quote above, and many more times in the Gospel, quoted by various Apostles and Christ, fornicators are also unacceptable to God. But the hypocrites declaring themselves 'Christians', being fornicators themselves and transgressors against the Gospel, are all too keen to attack gays, instead of attacking the fornicators amongst those who declare themselves Christians.
It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such
as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his
Paul tells us once or twice that: this is from me, and this is from the spirit; but he does not tell us that what he has said about gays is from the spirit. And, as it seems to contradicts logic and the doctrine of Christ ( the calling of all people to repent and baptize in his name, not excluding gays, to love our neighbour etc. ) there seems to be a case to proof, and this can only be done by gays them selves, through becoming Christians, not of the lukewarm kind (so-called) but true Christians; truly repented, married to his gay partner, then baptized: and then it can be proven to the world, and irrefutably so by the works of their hands.
But why, after 2000 years, have we not seen one such a person arise from among them? Is this as good as proof that homo-sexually active gays can't be Christians, confirming that what Paul has quoted is the truth and from the spirit? For what he has said was not refuted, like his quote on female preachers, subsequently refuted by his own quote: "for we are all one in Christ Jesus".
Gay persons who believe that the above verses are misinterpreted by Christians and, subsequently, live a Christian life should not be harassed or troubled for their choice. Note that I use the term 'Christian Life' from their perspective. If the common transgressors can refer to their person as 'Christian' then these gays can also. If they want to live Christian lives, let them so do. If they want to get married, let them so do. Why? For this does not insue any ill upon mankind, and moreover, Jesus has never told you to force his Gospel upon others, but he taught you to love your neighbours like you love your self, and that he shall judge and not you.
Mark 1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
What science says about homosexuality: and remember that only science can ever give us the proof if/that people are born gay.