Monday, September 25, 2006

Am I Weak In Faith?

Today I received an email & comment from a gentleman who went under an anonymous name. I want to share this email we exchanged back and forth with you. He’s also Christian however, feels and believes differently from me. His views and beliefs weren’t offensive, nor arrogant, but he does feel that I’m weak in faith. I’ve never had such strong faith in my life—which is why I eventually wrote a book, and then created this blog. Without my faith, I wouldn't have ever written a word!


"Deb,

I'm Amazed with a person who has much knowledge to gain access to peoples minds and able to speak with a/n understanding that can help others in times of trials, that you are somewhat lost in faith and trying to gain people who are lost, weak, or have no faith at all the understanding of what is not approved by our GOD in which the whole world will one day see face to face and know that he is GOD. GOD does not allow us the authority to judge, but he does allow us to say when we know the truth of what is morally right, and wrong. We decipher that on the laws which still stand to this day in the Bible. GOD was there in the past, present, and Future. He knew that the world was going to be plagued with Satan's attack on families with either homosexuality, pain, suffering, and etc. The Bible is not outdated, and GOD saw this way ahead, then you with a human mind can think. GOD said we are not to live our lives Compromising with sin. You are well aware of the book, "Genesis" and the laws of marriage which only states that GOD only favors and recognizes the bond of a man, and a woman. No, if's, and's or but's.

As Christians we can never stop growing in faith. The pope himself, preachers, and etc. Are all sinners like me and you. And this, "Being GOOD" in life and etc. will not gain anyone access to heaven. God says that after we accept Jesus as his son, we are to continue to live by faith, by the word, and live knowing that he will return and take away everything from the earth and all it's disgusting natures as well as pleasures of church only come by Satan alone.

Satan attacks Christians in five ways non-stop:
1.) Pressure from the world
2.) Pressure from People
3.) Lust
4.) Riches
5.) Being or feeling exiled in life

As Christians in faith we:
1.) Have stronger trials in life
2.) Have double consequences in punishment
3.) Cause the most damage in someone's life

We are to be an example to those who have no faith, and to those who have a weak walk in faith. We don't judge, but we get people back to the real reality in faith. People weak in faith, see the Cross and it's purpose as foolish, they see the Bible as outdated, they believe that Jesus himself sinned like us, and they make poor decisiosns without realizing it. People strong in faith, see consequences before making a decision and stay away from sin as much as they can. But, if they have that temptation, then they will fall and sin. There consequences will double because they knew that GOD did not approve of their decision. They cause the most damage in peoples lives because people see that they have fallen to sin, and so they that were helped will fall or turn to someone else.

It is the gift of, "Free will that GOD allowed to everyone that lives and breathes of the decisions they make. Those who want to be homosexuals, choose to be because they want to be. It's Free Will. Not a sickness. GOD never makes mistakes and he allows things to happen for a reason not to hurt his children, but to help them in their walk in life.

Anonymous"


My response to "Mr. Anonymous":


"Dear Mr. Anonymous,

Thank you for your comment. I just wanted to email you back while I still had time.

You said, "I'm Amazed with a person who has much knowledge to gain access to peoples minds and able to speak with a/n understanding that can help others in times of trials, that you are somewhat lost in faith and trying to gain people who are lost, weak, or have no faith at all the understanding of what is not approved by our GOD in which the whole world will one day see face to face and know that he is GOD."

We definitely hold different beliefs. See, through my spiritual experiences with God, that made me born again, my faith is not weak at all. In fact, my beliefs are so strong, that "to me", it's the truth...it's my knowledge. But I won't try to convince you otherwise. We just hold different faiths within the same religion. (Religion to me is a bad word---relationship with Christ seems fit.)

Here are some examples you were giving to me: (My responses are in red.)

Satan attacks Christians in five ways non-stop:
1.) Pressure from the world (As well as feelings of guilt, shame, and self-loathing--which judgmental people put inside minds of those who feel okay with themselves.)
2.) Pressure from People (True. People will always pressure us...that's a given!)
3.) Lust (Lust in the means of promiscuous sex. Love between two people is not wrong, nor does God see it as such---"in my beliefs"--which no one can take away from me, nor can I pursuade people to believe. I never tried to pursuade others, I can just tell people my story about how God inspired me.)
4.) Riches (True, I agree.)
5.) Being or feeling exiled in life (Most "Christians" make other "Christians" who believe differently, feel exiled in life, due to judgmental comments or claiming to know 'what is truth'.)

As Christians in faith we:
1.) Have stronger trials in life. (True, struggles with any cross to bear is one way that we draw closer to Christ...sharing in His sufferings.)
2.) Have double consequences in punishment (I don't believe it may be doubled, but we certainly have our share of tribulations.)
3.) Cause the most damage in someone's life. (In means of being judgmental and intolerant to 'what and who' is different from us---that can definitely cause damage to someone emotionally. Why would another Christian want to do this?)

You also stated:

"Those who want to be homosexuals, choose to be because they want to be. It's Free Will. Not a sickness. GOD never makes mistakes and he allows things to happen for a reason not to hurt his children, but to help them in their walk in life."

I disagree. I feel that homosexuals are born this way. What explains my desire at the age of two years old, to be a boy? Or to have crushes on all my little girlfriends that I played with while growing up? I was attracted to the same sex at a very early age. I was never sexually abused, nor did I come from a broken home--so those statistics go right out the door.

And yes, God NEVER makes mistakes. And being gay is NOT a sickness---we do agree upon that.

Those are my views, my beliefs, what's in my heart, and what ""I"" see to be the "TRUTH". For you, it may be differently, and that's okay. I really appreciate you emailing me with your thoughts and concerns.

God bless!

Warmest regards,
Deb"


Any thoughts?


EDIT: **Please visit Amy (another Christian lesbian), "Say It Hot" on her post about "TRUTHS" and what it means to be a Christian with faith...as well as a heart for others.**