dontwatchthat-watchthis asked: From a Christian perspective, how do you feel about homosexuality?
I can only speak for myself, as a Christian. I don’t pretend to speak for everyone for this subject.
But this is my opinion on the subject: I don’t necessarily think that gay people are damned to hell. I just can’t justify that in any way. My God is a forgiving and loving God. Of course, I don’t know everything. No on will, until we die and are face to face with Him. But I feel that somewhere in my heart, God loves homosexuals. He made them as they were.
I feel like my “justification” for this belief comes from Psalm 139.
1 You have searched me, LORD,
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you, LORD, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
This first part tells us that God knows us, more than we know ourselves. He knows if we’re gay, straight or Democrat (hehe) before we know it ourselves. And more importantly, he made us that way.
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.
This verse says that he knitted us together and saw our unformed bodies, knows our days before they are even lived and that our “frame was not hidden from you.”
I’ve done a lot of thinking on the subject of homosexuality, because like most modern teens, I have many friends who are gay. I love my friends like I do my family; I don’t want to see them in Hell because of who they are.
But then I was lead to this psalm. I read it and it just spoke to my heart. If God created us, every fiber, and knew what we would grow up to be and do, he then created us to be gay or straight. Why would he create something, just to hate it? To doom that person to Hell, with no real chance of getting to Heaven because of what God made them? I don’t see that happening. God loves what he made us, though He might hate what we do and all the mistakes we make.
But if I were to come across a gay man or woman, who loved God with all their heart. Who followed His word to the letter, prayed, gave their all and had undeniable faith, how can this person be sent to Hell? Now, I said before, I can’t know this. I like to hope that God would decide out of his heart not to punish this person…it’s like that thing with “Well where to babies go if they die? They don’t believe in Jesus, so they can’t go to Heaven, right?” Or the argument for, “What about the boy in Africa who has never even heard of Jesus or God? Never had contact with the outside world and then dies. Will he get the chance, in a sort of in-between world, to believe?” It’s these things that you can’t possibly answer until you see God face to face.
And that is my very long answer to your very simple question. I don’t know if homosexuality is really “right” but I believe fiercely that just the fact that someone is born gay shouldn’t make them get a one way to hell ticket, you know? I know plenty of Christians that are Gay. Is their belief useless? Their worship to God any less? I don’t think so, but that’s just me.