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Can You Be Gay And Christian At The Same Time? Part 2
This is the second article in the 2-part series on whether someone can be Gay and Christian at the same time.
In the first article we looked at a Christian backsliding and practicing a Gay lifestyle which is entirely possible.
Now, we're going to look at it from the second perspective.
Someone is Gay and wants to become a Christian. Can they remain Gay and become born again? No, they cannot!
Can someone be Gay and Christian at the same time? No!
If you are Gay and want to become a Christian you have to be willing to give up your Gay lifestyle, plain and simple.
Here's the reason why:
Your lifestyle is based on a particular philosophy or world-view, a mental paradigm which is contrary to the nature of God and the principles which govern His kingdom.
In order to become a Christian you must give up, not so much your lifestyle, but the philosophy upon which your lifestyle is based and when you give up the philosophy the lifestyle will follow.
This is actually what repentance is!
Repentance is an exchange of philosophies or world-views, it's a profound mental paradigm shift which leads to a lifestyle transformation.
Both John the Baptist and Jesus came saying the same thing - "Repent! For the kingdom of God is at hand."
The kingdom of God represents a particular world-view or philosophy which everyone needs to adopt in order to enter into a relationship with God.
Just as there are three levels of salvation there are also three dimensions to your relationship with God.
1) When you become a Christian, God becomes your Father and you become His son.
2) Becoming a Christian also means you're engaged in spiritual warfare with demonic forces out to destroy everything godly so God also becomes your Commander-in-Chief and you become His soldier in a spiritual war.
3) God is a King and Jesus Christ is described as "The King of Kings" so when we enter into relationship with God we also become His Subjects. Another way to say subjects is to say Citizens.
A kingdom is a type of government, a government rules a nation and every nation has citizens - We are citizens of the Kingdom or Government of God.
Referring to Christians, the Bible says, "But you are a chosen people... a holy nation, a people belonging to God..." 1 Peter 2:9
Every government also has a Constitution. The principles outlined and expounded on in the Holy Bible form the Constitution of the Government of God.
The constitution of every nation is formed by the philosophy of its government.
The Framers of the US Constitution had a philosophy of a land of freedom from tyranny and formed a Constitution based upon that philosophy.
The Bible instructs our philosophy or world-view as Christians and as loyal subjects or citizens of God's government we live and die by its teachings and principles.
Every soldier/citizen/son of America dying on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iran right now is doing so because they believe in something, and that something is enshrined in the US Constitution; that it's the right of citizens of the United States to fight for and defend their freedom and way of life.
For the Christian it is precisely the same, only more so!
We are citizens of a government that will one day supersede every other government on the planet. We are subjects of a King who is the greatest Ruler the universe has ever seen or will ever see.
This is why you cannot remain Gay and become a Christian. Your basic philosophy violates the constitution of the kingdom to which you want to become a citizen.
Here's what the constitution says and I quote, "It is disgusting for a man to have sex with another man." (Leviticus 18:22) (The Contemporary English Version)
And here's the reasoning behind this philosophy.
"From heaven God shows how angry he is with all the wicked and evil things that sinful people do to crush the truth. They know everything that can be known about God, because God has shown it all to them. God's eternal power and character cannot be seen. But from the beginning of creation, God has shown what these are like by all he has made.
That's why those people don't have any excuse. They know about God, but they don't honor him or even thank him. Their thoughts are useless, and their stupid minds are in the dark. They claim to be wise, but they are fools. They don't worship the glorious and eternal God.
So God let these people go their own way. They did what they wanted to do, and their filthy thoughts made them do shameful things with their bodies. They gave up the truth about God for a lie, and they worshiped God's creation instead of God, who will be praised forever. Amen...
...God let them follow their own evil desires. Women no longer wanted to have sex in a natural way, and they did things with each other that were not natural. Men behaved in the same way. They stopped wanting to have sex with women and had strong desires for sex with other men. They did shameful things with each other, and what has happened to them is punishment for their foolish deeds." (Romans 1:18-27) (The Contemporary English Version)
In verse 26 of the King James Version it says, "vile affections" instead of "evil desires" the meaning of the word "vile" from the Greek among other things is "with contempt for myself"
I found that to be particularly interesting.
Part of the underlying reason for homosexual behavior is having contempt for oneself.
This makes perfect sense.
You see, to embrace the doctrine of homosexuality you would have to, by default, reject the very image of God inside of you and reject His most basic purpose for your life which is to reproduce other beings in His image and likeness.
How could you obey the most primary of all commands in the Bible if as a woman you refuse to marry and have sex with a man? And as a man you refuse to marry and have sex with a woman?
The very first instruction God gave to the human race was to reproduce so as to multiply and fill the universe with His image. This is part of the fundamental purpose of mankind - To reproduce the image of God.
Here's what the Bible says, "So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth..." (Gen 1:27-28)
The homosexual philosophy is at its heart anti-Biblical, anti-God and anti-Christian!
So, when the Gay person says to me they love God and believe in the Bible I know that's a lie. The fact that they would even say this tells me they have no understanding of the principles of the kingdom of God and of His Constitution.
Sadly, they may really think they love God and believe His word but in reality they don't, they're being deceived by the devil.
Don't feel alienated if you're Gay and reading this because the Bible actually says that all of us human beings are enemies of God before we are saved.
I was in your same position before I understood this and so is every person on the planet. We are all enemies of God before we accept Jesus Christ as our Redeemer. It doesn't matter how much we think we love God! Jesus said, "If you love me keep my commandments."
Speaking to us Christians, Paul, the Apostle says, "And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight." Colossians 1:21-22
You see, we all were once enemies of God - This is what it means to be born in sin!
Sister and Brother Gay Person, the truth is you have already rejected God and His Doctrine to the point that you no longer see yourself as created in His image and to fulfill His purpose.
By your actions you deny the most basic purpose of God for your life which is to reproduce other beings in God's image and to lead them in worshipping Him.
This is your primary purpose for existence so when you as a male, say that you no longer have any desire for women you're declaring to God that you reject His purpose for your existence and reject His authority over your life.
You need to repent!
As does each of us - We all need to repent!
First, every human being needs to perform the initial act of repentance where we surrender that particular doctrine or philosophy which is contrary to the principles of the kingdom of God - the one that's preventing us from entering into relationship with God as Father, and totally embrace the philosophy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Jesus said, "I am the way..." and He's the only way to enter into a relationship with God and His Kingdom.
Secondly, we need to repent on a daily basis of all our other thought patterns and mental habits that are contrary to God's principles and embrace and practice those that are consistent with His nature and His character.
Can a Gay person remain a practicing Homosexual and become a Born Again Christian? No! Absolutely not!
He or she needs to repent, that is to exchange his or her homosexual philosophy and totally embrace and act upon the philosophy of the Kingdom of God - Specifically the Gospel of Jesus Christ to become Born Again!
An exchange must take place!
You give up something to receive something else.
This is repentance! And only through repentance can you enter into the Kingdom of God.
Everest John Alexander is a Minister/Author/Internet Marketer in public ministry for over 20 years Pastoring for 4 years. He's married to his High-School sweetheart, Loraine and together they have two grown children, Andrew and Jade.
He's written several Ebooks published online at: www.KingdomLearning.com where you can get FREE ACCESS to Video & Audio Teaching, Ebooks, Articles, Quizzes, Poetry, etc. He recently completed work on his sixth book, "Understanding How To Pray Effectively."
To read his bestselling Ebook "Understanding The 3 Levels of Salvation: Spirit, Soul and Body" visit: www.3LevelsOfSalvation.com
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