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“Do you not know that the unrighteous and the wrongdoers will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived (misled): neither the impure and immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality,
Nor cheats (swindlers and thieves), nor greedy graspers, nor drunkards, nor foulmouthed revilers and slanderers, nor extortioners and robbers will inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God.”  
1 Corinthains 6:9-10 AMP


Hi Everyone,

Recently a new topic has exploded on the internet as a result of Gay Marriage being legalized in the USA.  Due to this, and some other things occurring on DA, I have felt that I have to share our group’s view on this topic.  Our view is this:  It is not God’s will for anyone to be a homosexual.

Now, before you agree with me, or ready your fingers to ready your counter argument, please read the rest of this journal.  Although I do believe that homosexuality is not God’s will, I do believe that most Christians have handled this topic in completely the wrong way.  Let me explain:

The Problem at Hand
Most people who are homosexual believe that they were born that way.  They believe that their sexual orientation was never a choice of their own, and they suffer many challenges with their family and friends because of this orientation.  You see, I am not gay, but I can imagine that life must have a lot of terrible challenges if you are – especially if you live in a family or society that frowns upon it.  Now the problem:  They might not only have problems with their family or friends – the Church also throws in a couple of punches.  Some Christians talk about gay people as if they are some type of disease.  They slander them, stating how disgusting they are, and off course, how they will burn in hell for their choice of being gay.  This is the message that some Christians have sent to the homosexual community (some of these messages even being in the news).    

The Church’s View
Now, on the other hand, we have the Church’s view:  The Bible clearly states that it is a sin to act as a homosexual (as per the above mentioned verse).  I believe this view, because the Bible is clear on it.  This is why the church also believes it.  Most Christians have a good heart towards the homosexual community, but some just go about it all wrong.  I believe that God’s heart is tender towards a person struggling with homosexuality.  I don’t believe that they are suffering from some type of disease, or that there is something wrong with them on a human level.  I believe that they are just normal human beings, struggling with a very deep rooted problem.  And, just like any other sin, God will deal with them personally on how to overcome it.  He will tell them in their hearts why it’s wrong; He will tell them in their hearts what the root of it is; He will tell them in their hearts what steps to take to overcome and conquer it – after they have given their lives to Him.  I don’t believe that this sin is any different from any other sin, in that only God is qualified to handle the intricacies of it in a person’s heart – only He has the love, tact, wisdom and kindness to deal with something so deep and personal.  

The Answer
The Church’s job is to “go out and make disciples”  (Matthew 28:19) and that is exactly what we should do.  Instead of being so openly against the homosexual community, we should encourage them to give their lives to God – to join us.  We shouldn’t lie to them and tell them that being a homosexual is ok, but we must tell them that Jesus loved them so much that He died for them.  That Jesus didn’t forget them when He went to the cross – that He knows them better than they know themselves and that He is full of mercy and compassion.  He will never reject them, never leave them, never forsake them.  He is for them, and not against them.  He is their Saviour … just like He is ours.

You see, I think we should leave the purification process to God.  If we spend a lot of time with God, He starts dealing with our hearts.  I believe that we should encourage the homosexual community to accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour, and then to encourage them to spend time with God and to spend time reading the Bible (and going to church).  No one is a better healer than God.  We should encourage them to let God do the healing in their hearts.  This is truly what I believe.
Hey there fellow deviants and followers of Christ, my name is Jennifer, or just Jen. Recently I have become the new Co-Founder for this amazing group, Children-of- God, courtesy of saykha. I have released some stuff on my own experiences with God, and plan to help explain confusing subjects in the Bible in the near future.
 Here's a little about me:
 I do fanart for mainly Lion King and Final Fantasy/ Kingdom Hearts. I do write, but not much. I am an Evangelist Christian, and am willing to answer any questions from anyone, regardless their religion or beliefs. As many of you might know, I comment on the preachings you guys submit to the group- seeing deviants out there preaching the words of God is just BEAUTIFUL!! ;)
 *If any of you have questions about the group or for me, just ask!!!
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We are a Christian group there to spread the Word of God and bring glory to Him. Everyone is free to join (even if you're not a Christian).

How to Join: Just click on the "Join" button. We will automatically accept you :aww:

Which Art is Accepted: We will accept all forms of art, as long as it is Christ-centered.

Rules:
:bulletblue: No "hate" art will be accepted. This includes art that reflects animosity towards non-Christians, and art that shows aggression towards Christians of other theological beliefs than your own. Remember to "speak the truth in love" (Eph 4:15). If your art does not reflect this "love", we will unfortunately not accept it.
:bulletblue: We will not accept your art if it goes against the belief that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Saviour (and the only path to salvation).
:bulletblue: We will accept art from every Christian denomination, as long as that art glorifies Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour.
:bulletblue: All art-works must have a written explanation in the comments of how it is Christ-centered. If this is not included in the comments. we will not be able to accept the art-work.
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The greatest gift

According to the Bible, all have went against God.

Romans 3:23: "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

However. 1 John 4:8 tells us that, "..God is love."

Ezekiel 33:11 tells us that God doesn't want any to go to Hell. I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways!...

Thankfully. God provided a way out.

John 15:13: "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

This is exactly what God did.

John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

How can I be saved? Romans 10:9-10, 13.

"That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved... for, 'Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'"

We can't achieve salvation on our own.

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.
Ephesians 2:8-9

this is salvation. To turn from that sin, accept God.

2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

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Mochi-Alpaca Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist
Prayer request please?
I'm in a diffucult situation, that I'd rather not explain, but I think I know what God wants me to do (?) It's just, doing that could upset my family
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SanguineWinds Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Are non-Christians (I'm an eclectic pagan, former Christian) allowed to join? I would like to, many of my closest friends are Christians (i attended a private Christian school for six years and that is why ^^), and I surprisingly still enjoy discussing Christian theology with them and Christians I meet online- not arguing or going against it as a pagan, but just talking about it because it is a topic I enjoy. I am very well-versed in core doctrine, church history, and apologetics (defense of the Christian faith through logical arguments based on both biblical and extra-biblical proofs). ^-^

My new beliefs, though, actually permit me to still help others in their various spiritual paths, for I believe the Goddess (to say a pagan worships Satan is to say an atheist worships God btw- from a logical standpoint) is pleased if we feel fulfilled with our path (and cause not harm to others!), and thus I still help people who struggle with the Christian faith from time to time in order that they might find more fulfillment from that spiritual path (since I am a former Christian and am intellectually prepared to help in such ways). 

I was actually just witnessing to someone the other day. I hope that YHWH blesses her... poor dear, the stuff she had been through. I only pray that her faith grows and that your God brings her the comfort she needs within her soul. Heart

Regardless, blessed be, everyone, and I hope you might allow me to join and meet some of you if you're reading this comment.

~Your former brother, Solstice Der hirsch :icondragonshy2:
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Tea-Doq Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You are beautiful, and god loves you. He believes in you. Even if you sinned ever he would forgive you and continue to love you. You are an amazing person, and god put you on this earth for a reason. And if you ever feel like you're nothing, just keep going and know you aren't. You are the greatest person to some people, keep smiling, lift your head up high, and know you are loved.

God will always love you <33

-Tea
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