To make an issue out of sexuality;
To make an issue out - I just have to express myself;
To make an issue out of the reasons you are gay or lesbian;
To make an issue out of the worship of the creature rather than the Creator is a BIG LIE you have believed to validate your ways of life.
When the rubber hits the road - it is the sin of IDOLATRY. This will exempt you from entering in as The Bride of Christ.
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” Matthew 6:21-23
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33
“For everything in the world–the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life–comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.” 1 John 2:16-17
Salvation is based in faith, better put FAITHFULNESS. It is COMMITMENT to the ways of Jesus Christ. Not loyalties to any created creature (same sex).
Truth will be suppressed and you will spiral into the LIE to give your life to the realities of your attractions rather than the giver of life and life eternal.
Romans 1 hits the bulls eye and if any scripture that tells all about not being allowed to be a practicing homosexual it is these scriptures. If you want to prove is your salvation real, study Romans 1, and study it again and again and again for it will point you to life and the true worship of a Holy God.
I consider myself a student of The Word, I've studied, I've searched yet I cannot find the way to remain a lesbian or to be in a committed lesbian relationship serving Christ Jesus.
It just amounts to idolatry, and I am not prepared to forfeit eternity for the love of another woman or at that sexual intimacy.
We are better off exchanging our right to life to know our salvation is real than to go to our death beds having exchanged it for the lie and the wrath of God.
Now it is established in Chapter 4 (See also appendix 1) that homosexuality is a sin and is a transgression of the law, so we cannot cherish the identity to retain the image of darkness. We cannot remain the same or stay a practicing homosexual then believe we will receive eternal salvation. Truth is we are to be sanctified and born again to be renewed in the spirit of our mind.
It is a false doctrine to believe we can be married as a gay man or a lesbian and in some cases remain a transgender person. Regardless of denomination, doctrine or worldly opinion, His Truth is absolute and can be found as absolute not fact. Truth can be found if you seek, and if you ask you will most assuredly find ‘The Truth.’ Discernment also can be known, just ask and He will reveal Truth.
Is your salvation real? Yes No - Oh But!
I believe it is real if you are not confessing you are going to remain a practicing gay or lesbian Christian till you die, of course there is grey area here. However, I believe you have to want the desire to know the Truth; and to want to become a Disciple of Him and His Word, not just thinking you are saved and can live as you please - after all gay is real !!!
How long will this take? It is always personal and your journey is not gauged on others.
Does He understand where you are? Absolutely and will give grace, mercy, understanding into your life. His healing and restoration He will bring. Therefore, all sin structures He brings to death that fortify homosexuality and or your transgenderism if it is demonically based on lies and curses. Even if that takes many, many years as it will take years and years and years He will set you free of the chains of darkness and the lies of the soul.
Spirits and Satan are real, and they hate Christians and if that means they have to tell you however they can that you can remain married or practicing (fornicating) homosexual Christian, that's the plan. To deceive you and take your soul to hell with them; they want retribution and vengeance. Truth is they hate The Father and Jesus for casting them to the earth and out of that abode so they hate you and will conform you to unrighteousness in payback.
People can make biblical arguments reasoning's and doctrines that practicing Christian gays, lesbians, and (deceived) transgender persons will inherit eternal life. However, Jesus does not say this in His overall teachings, Himself being The Word. He is Holy and nothing unholy can get in the gates, regardless of belief and the imputed robe of His righteousness.
Jesus has never had a power problem; neither has He ever said all things were not possible to those who follow as one of His Disciples. Especially in the pursuit of becoming His spiritual king and priest so as to overcome the world, the flesh and the devil. It happens, it takes along time but you do lose the desire for same sex living.
The beauty is, you can come to Him as you are and let Him outwork your salvation for as long as it takes. Being willing to change or not willing to change is not an issue, as He will work out your salvation according to His plan of working out your salvation and your sanctification so to abide in Him.
Today there is proof that He transforms and can bring to death all sin and change a heart that was same-sex attracted to a heart of a king and a priest. Remnants attractions remain but they don't have power over you to obey them, you become dead in your sin and alive unto Christ and faithfulness to Him is your priority rather than getting off with lovers and getting love.
His Word is an ongoing reminder that Salvation is fought for, and no matter who we are we have to pick up a cross and deny ourselves daily to follow after Him and to ensure our election is real.
So keep praying and proving is your salvation real, ETERNITY IN HELL is not worth lust or same sex love or any sin.
May this booklet bring repentance, forgiveness and the beginning of a walk of restoration healing and transformation?
May you come to the place you speak off your former self and start to embrace His Power and Love to receive the identity in His Word?
May you receive newness of His life and drink from His One Spirit until you know that you know your salvation is real.
Be blessed and be a Blessing.
Agape Kathleen Malligan.