I've had to go back to ground myself in truth, to validate some answers as I've had to look again so as to deal with deceptive contrasts. I've read "is my salvation real, I HAVE SAME SEX ATTRACTION" and thought, why not share it in a blog, one chapter at a time.
Reason I've read my own book is I've been licking my wounds overshadowed by darkness and asking questions I never asked earlier in my faith. Menopause, dealing with incidents of family abuse, expectation hangovers of being in ministry and general judgment by the church folk and the leaders and ministers has had its toll. The church's treatment of gays and lesbians has also made me want to fight for gays, for rights and their acceptance and understanding as I've been so misunderstood, feared or whatever!!!
Contending for the faith, loving Jesus more than you love fellow men and women or family is a truth. Plus, not agreeing with sexual immorality and knowing how to walk in all this and still remain sane is not that easy!!!
In the midst of all this madness I purchased an EBook, The Bed Keeper A Biblical Case for Gay Marriage. Much focused on the subject of the Eunuch; and it is written by Brian Anthony Bowen a gay Christian.
I disagree with his teachings, and still can not agree that the Eunuch is the homosexual. As I believe, the eunuchs that were made that way were castrated to be impotent, and, to be sexually turned off women for the purpose of no sex drive for their role in society.
Those born that way as I understand this eunuch has chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones or genitals that do not fit the typical picture or definition of a natural born male. The female whose reproductive system or genitals that differ, so she does not fit the typical definition of a natural born female, these are the intersex.
I believe they have a case before Christ and even have grace to have reassignment surgery but to label the homosexual as a the eunuch I think not. There are to many other scriptures that forbid the behaviour of homosexuality in New Testament.
See blog below Is the eunuch the homosexual? If you have not read the book I'm blogging, please do so to refresh your mind and heart; it has four chapters 30 pages.
Be blessed and be a blessing
"Firstly, let's establish the Biblical truth there is an existence of spiritual kingdoms of darkness that influence our lives, the world we live in, and the churches attended. 1. http://prophet-tv.dyndns.tv/books/debo/THE_WATER_SPIRIT_KINGDOM.htm
This is clearly written in scripture (Matthew 4:8-9) as those who do not follow Christ Jesus are “under the course of this world” (Ephesians 2:2) “the god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4) “the dominion of Satan” (Acts 26:18) “a domain of darkness” (Colossians 1:13).
The angels that went with this now Ruler of this world were cast out of heaven and these have established principalities, powers, spiritual wickedness in high places and rulers of darkness (Ephesians 6:12; Revelation 12:4-9; Ezekiel 28:12-18).
Now we understand the devil is “the ruler of this world” (John 12:31). He is called the devil or Satan who deceives the whole world (Revelation 12:9), and who is the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4).
When we are born again, we are considered children of God (John 1:12-13) children of light, no longer to be under the dominion of darkness (1Thessalians 5:5). We read in scripture “what fellowship does light have with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14). Therefore, we are not to be in fellowship or agreement with the kingdoms of darkness.
Secondly, let's establish the truth that sin gives the kingdoms of darkness access into our lives being either Christians or non-Christians (1 John 3:7-9). With this comes curses of God to the children of disobedience (2 Peter 2:14) because of sin. What is sin? It is the transgression of the laws of God (1 John 3:4).
The Word writes that spirits of darkness work in the sons of disobedience (Ephesians 2:2) and wrath of God comes on children of disobedience (Colossians 3:6; Ephesians 5:6). Recall that no one gets the title of child of God unless he or she believes, receives and baptized in Christ Jesus being sealed with The Holy Spirit (John 1:12; Ephesians 1:13).
This is why we who name the name of Christ Jesus as our Lord are called to depart from all unrighteousness (2 Timothy 2:19-21). That means depart from all lawlessness or in other words from disobedience to the laws in The Word of God.
Grace is there if we transgress we can repent, confess our sins and He is just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness of curses and spirits attached (1 John 1:9; Revelation 3:19).
Thirdly, let's establish the truth that Christ did not come to annul the laws of the Old Testament unless He fulfilled them (Matthew 5:17-19, 22:40; 1 John 3:4). Christ came to ratify the Old Covenant to bring many laws into the New Covenant; a better Covenant (Hebrews 8:10; Ephesians 6:1-3; Romans 7:12; Romans 3:31). “Do we than make void the old Covenant through faith? God forbid: Yea we establish the Old Covenant.” 2. [cited in Crews, 2015]
Without laws, there is no transgression (Romans 4:15). Therefore this is why sin is the transgression of the law (1 John 3:4) This is why, the law has jurisdiction over a person as long as he or she lives ( Romans 7:1) and for through law is the full knowledge of sin (Romans 3:20).
So it now can be said that disobedience makes our actions lawlessness (Matthew 7:23). The breaking of any unfilled law from Old or New Testament brings consequences of our actions (2 Corinthians 10:6; Ephesians 5:3-6; 1 Corinthians 11:31-32) for delighting in unrighteousness (Romans 1:18).
No one can serve two masters either he will hate the one and love the other or he will be devoted to one and despise the other (Matthew 6:24). We cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons (1 Corinthians 10:21). “Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one to whom you obey?” (Romans 6:16)
“Little children, make sure no one deceives you: the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous: 8. The one who practices sin is of the devil: for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. 9. No one who is born of God practices sin because His seed abides in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” 1 John 3:8-9" 1. [Malligan,6:2015]
1. Malligan, K. is my salvation real I HAVE SAME SEX ATTRACTION? [Triumphant Ministries Toowoomba, Queensland, 4350]