March 31, 2010

Affirming Words 3/31/10-"What Does It Mean to be a GLBT Christian?"

One of the most heartbreaking things I’ve found in speaking to many GBLT people is the inability for some of them to reconcile their sexuality with being Christian. Men and women who were once on fire and served the Lord with great devotion, now have great difficulty accepting the love and forgiveness of the Lord they once spoke to others about.
Along with the feeling of doubt about their own salvation and shame that they have failed in their faith, there is emptiness in their heart where the Lord once resided. And it wasn’t the Lord who left, but the person himself walking away from God.

Why do so many GBLT people have such a difficult time being GLBT and Christian?

For many people, they can only be one or the other. GLBT or Christian.

Perhaps they feel God judges their lifestyle, so instead of including the Lord in the search for their identity, they kick Him out all together, giving them the “freedom” to explore their sexuality.

Many people grew up very involved in their churches when they were younger, making it even harder when they feel that their GLBT life is in conflict with their spirituality.

But being a Christian and GLBT are similar in that both of these make up the very essence of who we are.

Click here to read the rest of the essay at The Epistle.

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