Jesus Opened the ‘Closet’ Door

God’s children were not created to live alone and in darkness.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, And recovery of sight to the blind, To set free those who are oppressed, To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.” Luke 4:18-19

The Bible is God’s Holy Word. God wrote the Bible Himself through His people. “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness” 2 Timothy 3:16. But somehow, we’ve changed the Bible to say what we want it to say, in some cases. We teach what we want the Bible to say, what makes sense to our minds. This is the case with Homosexuality. Loving someone of the same sex in a romantic way is seen as so disgusting or such a disgrace. It has become so horrific to most people in the Christian community that they put the word Homosexual in the Bible with other sins, but worst yet, sexual sins. Making everyone believe that same-sex unions are about sex. And sex is only needed for those who are married. We teach that Homosexuality is a sin. That it is a disgrace and an abomination to God. But is that how God truly feels? Is that what His Word truly says?

There are so many people out there hurt and confused. There are so many people out there that feel like God has abandoned them and neglected them. There are so many people out there that feel as though God doesn’t understand what they are going through. Some grew up being taught about Jesus their whole life, and then when they come to a certain age and begin to have certain feelings, they feel they have no where to turn. They feel like they have let down their family and God. So, they turn to self-harm or even worse, death. They don’t know what’s wrong with them. Some of them honestly try to get “fixed” by following all the orders from the church, by getting married and having kids, or by staying single and suppressing their feelings for the sake of God. And those who fail at becoming “fixed” get compared to those who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. How can we compare Homosexuals with those that are addicted to drugs and alcohol? Homosexuality is not an addiction it’s love, just like Heterosexuality. But it’s unfathomable that anyone can love someone of the same sex because love “doesn’t work that way”. Who knows how love works? No one knows! Love is God. He brings two people together. Two people who are truly in love will often times tell you they had no control over falling in love with their companion. That they couldn’t help the love that they felt for their person. But we judge the outward appearance of how the love looks, and we call it disgusting. But the judging person can’t feel what’s going on within the two people, the true and pure love that they share.

We would rather see people hurt, dead, and buried than to accept homosexuality as accepted by God. The Christian church still doesn’t give the LGBTQ+ community the acceptance that they need. But still they teach inclusion and love, but their actions are showing something totally different. They don’t try to understand the self-harming teenager or the suicidal adult. They just teach and understand their version of what the Bible says. They’re not willing to remove traditions and church customs to get to the raw Bible to see exactly what it says. To help this generation to understand what is going on. They rather just blame it on the devil and say he's deceiving the individual, which is primarily because attraction to the same sex leads to “unnatural” sexual gratification. If two people love each other intimately, it is their private business on how and when the two people consensually choose to sexually please one another. The only thing the Bible asks two men not to do is have intercourse together. (Read Same-sex Couples aren’t having Sex According to the Bible). And even then, it is still up to the two men to obey His Word.

If two people are brought together by God in intimate love, why stop or try to separate their union? Just because it looks different than our own? Just because it’s not a part of the majority? Just because it can’t be understood? Not knowing they are spiritually, emotionally, and mentally damaging the person. Not realizing that they are the ones that are causing the hurt and the pain and the deaths and the shame, the isolation, the exclusion. The LGBTQ+ person or non-identifying person has not done one thing wrong. They have done everything right in the eyes of the church and God. But when they find themselves in love with someone of their own sex, they are given dirty looks or passed by completely by those who used to fellowship and give love. They are pushed away by the conditional love that they receive, finding themselves lost and confused and abandoned.

God is doing what the Church should have done years ago! He is opening the closet doors and embracing His children. He’s running after those who feel like He doesn’t love them because of who they Love or who they feel like they are. He’s running to them and telling them “I Love you unconditionally! I always have and forever will!”. He’s gaining back intimacy with His children. From the ones who left, to the ones who were pushed away, He’s chasing them. He’s continuously pursuing them. He’s speaking though words and confirming through His actions that their life has purpose and it has meaning! God doesn’t want to see anymore of His children dead, hurt, or neglected over this false teaching. This false teaching that He did not write in His Word and never held hatred in His heart towards.

All those lives, all the confusion, guilt, and shame for doing what God created us to do, Love (read Was Jesus Straight, Gay, or Bisexual?). Just because intimate love between people of the same sex leads to intimate touch doesn’t mean God is displeased. He created our sex organs; He knows what we need and don’t need. It’s not up to the church, it’s never been up to the church. A person’s intimate life is decided by them or they let God (not the church) guide them in Love.

We follow Him, not the church.

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