Monday, August 21, 2006

To Answer Your Question, Dani...

This is a letter to Dani. She has dedicated a post about me in her blog regarding my beliefs. I just want to state that my beliefs about sinning are based upon being saved by Jesus. God knew that we would all sin and all of us would fall short. Who is without sin in their lives? I can list a ton, from gossiping, eating shellfish, lying, stealing, taking the Lord's name in vain--even the occasional ("OMG!") as well as sexual immorality. Tons of people (heterosexual and homosexual) have premarrital sex. Do you know anyone who has waited until marriage? There are some, I know that's true, but do you think God would throw everyone into the depths of hell? We're all in this together. We might as well enjoy the journey and love God with all our heart. Why make things so difficult while we're here for such a short time on this earth? And here's my letter to Dani.

Hi Dani,

Thanks for dedicating your post to me. I realize you are concerned for those that are struggling with sin. We all struggle with sin. I will answer your questions accordingly.

”…Do you love God enough to completely trust in Him and obey ALL of His commands about sexual immorality? Or do you love your lesbian partner and your own selfish desires more?Do you really want to be set free from your sin? Or are you completely comfortable continuing to openly live as a lesbian?”

I have obeyed all of His Ten Commandments. I have broken a couple, which I have repented for. Homosexuality is not in the Ten Commandments.

You gave the passage in your post:

“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither FORNICATORS, nor idolaters, nor ADULTERERS, nor effeminate, nor HOMOSEXUALS, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 6:8-10

But you forget the rest of the passage. Here it is:

”There was a time when some of you were just like that, but now your sins have been washed away, and you have been set apart for God. You have been made right with God because of what the Lord Jesus Christ and the Spirit of our God have done for you.” ~1 Corinthians 6:11

Now the rest of the scripture goes on about sexual immorality with a prostitute; which means {PROMISCUITY}. Those things “are” bad for you. So you can rant all you want about the below scriptures, but keep in mind that what they speak of is prostitution. My relationship is a monogamous one. Big difference. There is love; not lust. Dani, I love God completely and trust in Him. My partner and I worship the Lord together, and have our own relationship with Him. We make God number one in our lives; just as a Christian heterosexual husband and wife. I am set free from my sin, because Jesus saved me…and my partner.

I will continue to live my life openly as a lesbian, due to my love and loyalty to my significant other. It’s ironic that many people will touch upon the subject of homosexuality. And thank you, for those who touched upon the fact that premarital heterosexual sex is a sin too. There are many, many people struggling with addictions, and other sinful aspects that are unhealthy in their lives. We are not to judge. Only GOD can judge.

So then, what if I left my partner of twelve years, and marry some guy, just so “your God” can wash me clean of my sins? Will this mean I will be without sin, since I am married with kids, living a “normal life” as you would call it?


There are other ways the devil tries to get at us. We can’t get away from our carnal and physical nature; which is why Jesus came on this earth----to SAVE ALL OF US! Are we grateful? Or are we scared and uncertain of our faith? I’m certain that I am saved, because I have had spiritual experiences, which I have listed in my book, that lets me know, “I’m okay”, and everyone who is homosexual living a life of monogamy and love is okay as well… That anyone who loves one another, yet aren’t married yet, are saved too. God knows our heart. Evil is hurting someone. The evil nature destroys—which is Satan. He kills, steals and destroys… What does he kill? He kills our spirit. What does he steal? Our self-confidence. What does he destroy? Our relationships with other Christians to make us lose faith.

Someone said in your comments, ”Abandon belief in the Christian God altogether.”


That in itself is the devil trying to persuade you to believe something else. It’s Satan trying to draw you further from God. God is the same then, now as he is today. I don’t believe God changes; I believe our interpretation changes, and our quickness to judge changes drastically. No one else dwells on their sins; only on others. No one wants to share what they struggle with. We’re all in this together. If you are not hurting anyone or destroying someone’s spirit, God is not going to throw you in the depths of hell. I know this to be true (in my beliefs) due to my experiences I have encountered which were amazing! So no one can convince me otherwise.

What I suggest for you Dani, is to lighten your heart. You burden yourself with the thought of everyone around you sinning. And for your husband, wouldn’t it be nice to have that close bond with your mother—regardless of her being homosexual? Aren’t you sad that you choose not to have a relationship with her, due to her choice by “who” she loves? It’s sad really. So in conclusion, I will leave you with this scripture, which I base my belief system on:

”My conscience is clear, but that isn’t what matters. It is the Lord himself who will examine me and decide.” 1 Corinthians 4

It is the LORD who will judge me. Not an average person who has cult-like beliefs with no room for acceptance. The biggest commandment of all is to love God with all your heart and to love others as you would yourself.

Are we doing any of this?