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Mel wrote:

Hi, guys —

I have heard many different things regarding being gay and whether one can still go to Heaven.

I've read 1 Corinthians 6:9, but the literal term that is used is effeminate, not homosexual, which means being womanly or gentle. Nevertheless, there are straight guys who act the same way. I have even read Romans 1:26-32 which speaks about men straying from women to be with other men, yet these people didn't care to have God in their lives.

  • Since there are people who:
    • do love God and
    • are gay

      how does this work?

  • Also, the Bible says in Romans 14:16 not let what is good be considered as evil to someone else, therefore if you are gay, isn't demeaning gays going against this admonition?

  • Lastly, Jesus said that the only way to Heaven is through Him, so how is loving God and admitting Jesus as your Savior, while being gay, condemning you to Hell?

Thanks!

Mel

  { How can a homosexual who loves God and confesses Jesus as their Savior, be condemned to Hell? }

Mike replied:

Hi Mel,

This is a common question; it's even in our searchable knowledge base.

There are a lot of quick answers there, so give it a try.

I searched the knowledge base for you and found this web posting that may help.

There are other postings in this reply that will help answer your question.

You said:
. . . if you are gay, isn't demeaning gays going against this admonition?

  • Who’s demeaning the homosexual community?

This is the media stereotyping how they want the current culture to view the Catholic Church.

The Catholic Church loves the homosexual community and all those with homosexual desires in the true sense of the word, love.

Jesus and the Church love them to much to take a passive attitude toward their sexual struggles and desires and this is why the Church has a ministry just for this group of people called:

Plus, keep in mind that the Lord understands these struggles. He, Himself said:

The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak (Matthew 26:41; Mark 14:38)

He didn't say:

As long as the spirit is willing, having a weak flesh is OK.

He does not deny the weakness of the flesh. He understands the struggles because He was a man like us in all things but sin.

What the media never talks about is the physiology of this issue. Physiology is a sub science of biology that deals with how living organisms (and people) interact with other living organisms (and people). Our Lord created and designed a man’s body to work with a women’s body.

Denying this would be like saying:

  • Biology is racist and demeaning or
  • Physiology is racist and demeaning

No, what would be demeaning and un-American would be to infringe among religious conscience of faithful Christian men and women who love the sinner, but hate the sin, and therefore cannot approve ceremonies and related requests by same-sex couples which conflict with their Christian faith.

Note that the only science the mainstream media wish to talk about are the sciences that completely ignore and deny the Creator and His Designs on mankind and focus on man playing with the designs of God. i.e.:

  • (IVF) In-Vitro Fertilization
  • (AI) Artificial Insemination procedures, and
  • Surrogacy

. . . as if these men and women really know everything they are working with : (

Mike

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