God Loves Gay People

I am not gay, but If I were I would not want to attend a church and have fellowship with most christians. Why? Because most of them do not exercise the love that Jesus had. You don't have to agree with people's lifestyles to show them love. Love was one of the greatest commandments. Love doesn't try to prove someone wrong and think this brings them to Christ. Love, bathed in prayer is better. We should be concerned of their spiritual welfare first, let the Holy Spirit work out the rest. Think back when we first accepted Christ. The Holy Spirit was gentle and kind. He started convicting and showing us things. The Bible is against many things in which christians are doing. So be careful when you start judging because you will be judged by the same measure.

God loves us all. There are many christians who will be judged. In some of the churches today there are so many people addicted to pornography and who are having affairs. Some of these same people are the ones so outwardly judging homosexuality. Does God hate one sin more than the next?

Personally, I think the Holy Spirit is the one who changes people. And from past experiences it is never through an argument. Satan loves this though, because it turns more people away from Christ's salvation.

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:17

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Vladimir Uhri 6 years ago from HubPages, FB

Of course Lord loves all.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA

I think that homosexuals, as all 'sinners' attending church, need the love of God in the body of Christ. Those who are viewing pornography, or engaging in other sins, do not openly exploit it in the church, however, as acceptable behavior. God knows their sin and each struggles personally or privately. When they develop a trust relationship with others, with the purpose of being accountable and repenting of that stronghold, that's what pleases God.

However, if a sin is openly exploited in the church without conviction, even the Apostle Paul said in 1 Cor 5:5, "I have decided to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus." This was regarding a man who was sleeping with his father's wife ~ they were sent away from the church.

If a gay couple is practicing homosexuality and is not under conviction that it is sin, what is the church's responsibility? Furthermore, should a practicing, openly homosexual be the pastor of a church? How do YOU feel God would view this?

Regarding the “judge not, lest you be judged”, consider Romans 2:1: "Therefore you have no excuse, everyone of you who passes judgment, for in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things." Go down to verse 23: "But do you suppose this, O man, when you pass judgment on those who practice such things and do the same yourself, that you will escape the judgment of God?"

Truly, Jesus didn’t come to judge the world, but to save the world (John 12:47). However, notice the next verse: "He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day." The Word clearly condemns homosexuality as an abomination to God. As a church body, we are to warn each other. All judging is not sin, for if it were, we would never have books such as “Judges”. That’s a study in itself.


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Simply Jill 6 years ago

I agree! God views all sins equally. No one's in the right to judge.

I'll definitely be sending this to a few people!

Thanks :)


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

Sky 321, Very thought provoking hub! Yes, GOD does love ALL people! "GOD is LOVE!"

Sin is anything that separates us us from God! “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved." John 3.

Jesus died for the sins of the world! He came to teach us all a better way to live! To save us from the power of sin reigning in our lives. This is why we ALL need Him as Savior and Lord! It is so important that we know His Word! “God is not a respecter of persons!” He does not condone anything that goes against His Word. Here we learn the consequences of sin... We are to “seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness!"

Thank you for sharing, In His Love, Peace & Blessings!


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ggordie 6 years ago from Palm Harbor, Florida

God loves homos. No doubt about it. Even though my ex (who is Satan in the flesh) decided to be one after we broke up.

Also, EFF YOU Juda's Daughter. Who are you to say being a homo is a sin. I believe Christ once said "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.." or somethin' like that. It's been a while since I've been to church.


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Sky321 6 years ago from Canada Author

Hi Gordie, It sounds like you went through a lot with your ex. I appreciate your comment but I don't like the comment you left for Judah's daughter. Let's try to be nice.


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ggordie 6 years ago from Palm Harbor, Florida

I'm only judgmental toward judgmental people.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA

ggordie, Am I the Judge or is I AM the Judge? I didn't quote my words, but the Word of the Bible. I will love all people, but loving does not mean we don't share God's Word because it might make someone feel judged...nor do we just not read those passages to avoid them. Do we really care about them? James 5:20 "he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins." Gal 4:16: "So have I become your enemy by telling you the truth?"

Rom 1:25-27 "For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error."


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Sky321 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks for reading I apreciate your feedback.


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MartieCoetser 6 years ago from South Africa

I agree with you, Sky! There are many scriptures in the Bible telling us not to judge/condemn, but to LOVE each other. My heart goes out to TRUE gays – being honest they are willing to get stoned to (emotional) death by all of us who dare not pick UP a stone. But, of course, you get those who are not true, those rebels... but even they may only be loved by us ref 1Cor13.


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

My God is unconditional love. If My God sets no conditions for loving someone, then who am I as a sinner, to impose any conditions on anyone else.

Brother Dave.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA

You are called, however, Dave to share God's conditions (not your own, of course) with everyone...amen? Even we are individually accountable to God. We are all subject to the same Law of God, which leads to life or death in the end.


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ggordie 6 years ago from Palm Harbor, Florida

JD: I respect you for following what you believe is right. That's all anyone really can do. I have a much different understanding of things though. Check my page for a hub on this in the near future.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA

Thank you, ggordie ~ and I, too am sorry you went through such an ordeal with your ex. Have you thought that maybe God has plans for you and removed the 'hand that offends thee' from your life? (Mat 5:30)? I love Jeremiah 29:11 "'I know the plans that I have for you', declares the LORD. 'They are plans for peace and not disaster, plans to give you a future filled with hope.'" God put us here to dwell with each other and grow together until the time He will separate the wheat from the tares; the sheep from the goats. I pray we grow together in His love and truth.


Lynn "lynnibug" Rios 6 years ago

I am compelled to say that as disciples of Christ we must do as he would have done. Even the apostle Paul, who admonished the various churches for many things in his letters, did so with much gentleness and grace.

If we live the religion of Jesus instead of the ones about Him, we will walk in grace and gentleness and be known by our love.

It is one thing for a clergyman or woman to preach from the pulpit against what the Bible terms an abomination, and as disciples leading a bible study about such things, we should stand on the Word of God without wavering, but we must also accept the homosexual community as children of God and treat them with love and respect!

Matthew 22:36-39 AENT (Aramaic to English New Testament)

"'Teacher, which Commandment in the Torah is the greatest?' And Y'shua (Jesus) said to him, that 'You should love Master YHWH your Elohim with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest Commandment. And the second is like it. That 'You should love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two Commandments hand the Torah and the prophets."

The scholars of the Yonan Codex Foundation who have recently translated the oldest known copy in existence of an original Aramaic (the language Y'shua spoke) Bible, add these notes about the fuller meanings of some of the Aramaic words used.

To "love" is to maintain a condition of pure love, and a "neighbor" is anyone near to you or anyone you think about. When you substitute those phrases for the word love and the word neighbor, it becomes crystal clear what is most important! We should do what Jesus instructed the disciples to do, love them, and let the Holy Spirit do what the Holy Spirit does best, changing hearts.

In His most amazing love, God bless you all.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA

Lynn, while I agree with most of what you said, not everyone is a child of God. If this were so, Jesus would not have stated to the Jews that were rebellious against God, "You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father..." (John 8:44). The way the Lord loved us when He died for the world (John 3:16) was that of agapao (social, moral, principled love). This is the way we are to love our enemies. However, when one chooses to enter into the Covenant with Christ, s/he enters into His agape (charity, friendship love). We are not to love the 'world' with agape love, but God and the brethren in Christ.

Consider John 15:13 "Greater love [agape] has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends." Then turn over to James 4:4: "do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God."

We love [agapao] the sinner as Christ loved [agapao] us, in that He "'demonstrated' His love for us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Rom 5:8), but we do not condone or 'love' [agape] the gay lifestyle. We must try to share with them the error of their ways, so they will feel the correction of the Lord unto desiring to repent and then call upon the Lord to change them. Only He can, and it is done by faith. His staff and rod comfort us (Psalm 23:4). Amen.


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Is Judah's Daughter, and Sky321 the same Hub writer, if not then why is Judah's Daughter responding to the comments made on the Hub for Sister Sky.

Judah's Daughter, if you are not both the same Hub writer, then I see no reason for you to be offering a response to comments made to Sister Sky. This is not your Hub.

Judah's Daughter you can respond to this one in private.

Brother Dave.


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Sky321 6 years ago from Canada Author

No we are not the same writer. lol. And it's ok, it's free for all.


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epigramman 6 years ago

... well we all know one thing for sure - God would love this hub!


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

God Loves EVERYONE! And I love that song (the video you posted). :D


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Sky321 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you for reading kaltopsyd, This is one of my favorite songs.


AKA Winston 6 years ago

Sky,

You do have writing talent I encourage you to foster. I want to comment on something else, though.

(Personally, I think the Holy Spirit is the one who changes people.)

I only want to let you know how much I appreciate the way you stated right up front that this was your belief. Took ownership of it. There is no one, and I mean no one, who should quibble with your right to personally believe whatever you wish and clearly express those beliefs.

I escpecially appreciate that you did not tie your message of personal belief to some mundane quote of a religious text. No, you didn't hide behind the supposed authority of the Bible but took ownership and responsibilty for that ownership yourself: Pesonally, I think...

No matter what you say next, I will defend your right to say it, regardless if I believe it or not.

Well done.


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Sky321 6 years ago from Canada Author

Well thank you AKA Winston. I appreciate your honest and kind of sweet comment.


AKA Winston 6 years ago

Sky,

(Love was one of the greatest commandments.)

I would encourage you to write a HUB about Love - really define what it is - and if you think about it deeply I am certain you will uncover that love is not such a simple concept as to be tossed around in common, general discussion without a clear, concise definition.

God is Love. Faith, hope, charity, but the greatest of these is charity (love). What do those words mean? Really?


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Sky321 6 years ago from Canada Author

Yes, you are right. I don't think love is a simple concept and to really grasp what it means would be hard to define, but I might try to write one on the deep topic one day. Thank you for your comment and your idea. I appreciate your feedback.


AKA Winston 6 years ago

Sky,

I am not such a bad fellow. I have a fairly sharp mind and a sharper tongue but I do not blindly attack and am open to reason and discourse.

I was especially impressed with the way you approached me, even more so after having read some of your hubs, understanding that you may have seen me as somewhat antagonistic to your beliefs.

Nothing can be further from the truth. I am never antagonistic towards reason and common sense. It is those "other" folks who hang out here and quote scripture as if it had magical authoritative power to end all arguments simply because it said so-and-so on some particular subject. Puh-lease.

My brother holds a PhD in religion and for his doctorate he had to read the original documents of the Bible in the original languages and he told me it is obvious that the bible was written as morality lessons, myths to teach. That seems to destroy some people's faith. It needn't though.

Here is the decision. Ancient tribes scattered across the deserts passed only oral myths and legends as a method of preserving moral lessons they had developed. Now, those lessons had to be initiated somewhere. You can believe, as does my brother, that those lesson were inspired in those ancient tribesman by God, or you can believe as I do that it was only man creating his own set of rules to live by.

Neither view can be proven right or wrong. After that, it comes down to whether or not you want to believe that a metaphysical creature can be real or whether you only accept objective validations of existence, such as physics does with it definitions of object + location = existence.

Nice talking to you. Oh, Btw, I especially like the subject matter of this HUB and very strongly agree with your assessment of a live and let live attitude as the best and the one actually encouraged by the ancient book we just talked about.


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Sky321 6 years ago from Canada Author

Hi Aka, You are obviously have a sharp mind, and I actually don't think you are a bad fellow. Lol. I think it is great that everyone can express themselve through writing here on the hubpages. It was real nice talking with you and I hope we can chat again.


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no body 6 years ago from Rochester, New York

God does love everyone and has respect for their personhood. That's why He stands at the door and knocks instead of kicking the door of your heart down. That said, God said that He does not condone sin. He said that laying down with a person of the same sex is sin. That act He does not love. He calls that fornication because it is outside the bounds of marriage. Marriage is also outlined in Scripture. A woman will leave her father and mother and be joined to a man and they will become one flesh. Anything outside of that arrangement for sex is sin. He loves the sinner but hates the sin. For Him the two are separate things. He can see a person's heart despite their sin. We all have sin. We all have a way to pay for our sin, Jesus Christ and accepting His payment for our sin. Don't make the mistake of thinking a person calling themselves gay classes them as some type of person different than anyone else. We all choose the acts we do. God decides whether those acts are sin or not. God loves each sinner but hates sin because He is holy. Much love Bob.


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Sky321 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you all for reading and the feedback. Your comments were all so interesting.


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Kristeen 6 years ago from Michigan

This is a very controversial hub Sky. The comments are very interesting. I think I will just stay quiet on this one. I admire that you are able to love all without judging. We all need to work on that one.

God's blessings! Kristeen


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Sky321 6 years ago from Canada Author

Hi Kristeen, thank you for reading.


Devin 5 years ago

As a gay man myself, I believe that God loves me and all his children and yes we are all children of God. What heathen would even suggest another person was created from evil roots? That's just selfish and narrow. Here's my belief on the subject, GOD created the Heavens and the Earth. So GOD is like a zoo keeper of sorts. He takes care of us and our environment. He has plans for us, but his level of thinking is so far beyond our comprehension that to think he sits in heaven all day pondering what each of us are doing and thinking as individuals seems ironic and contradictory to his omnipotence. Think of it this way, when we have a fish tank, we assemble it, fill it with fish and watch over it. When a fish is ill we try to help it. If it can't be helped we rid the tank of it to keep the other fish from getting sick. But we don't sit there and wonder what each fish is doing/thinking and set aside a bunch of rules to determine weather the fish will be fried or flushed contingent upon following those rules. IF you think about the concept of the creator of everything in existence, and then you still think he really worries THAT much about what YOU do in a day, you might want to ask yourself something...am I really that important in the grand scheme of things or is that my crazy ego getting the better of me?? Bet you feel kinda silly now huh?


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Sky321 5 years ago from Canada Author

Hi Devin, Thank you for your comment. First of all no I don't feel silly at all. If you believe that the bible is God's word and read what it says you will be surprised to find out that God cares about each and everyone of us. And yes you really are important to God, your decisions and choices, your problems. This way of thinking is not just "my crazy ego" but rather just simple faith. The bible states that He has plans for our lives. God loves us and wants to be a part of our life. He wants us to have a relationship with him. This was the reason he created us. He sent his son to pay for our sin. We are all sinners and "sin is sin" in God's eyes. Have you thought about asking Christ into your heart? I encourage you to think about it because it will change your life forever.


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Sky321 2 years ago from Canada Author

Listen to the song on the video it is awesome!

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