I write to you as a woman who knows the lies…
When the Church, instead of loving the homosexual community, demonizes them out of fear of something not understood, those struggling with homosexuality within the church feel isolated and alone. If there is any part of them that is confused or longs for healing from the feelings they have, the attitude so often articulated by the church is, “You’re a hopeless case. Stay away from our children. You’re dirty. You’re hellbound.”
In isolation, a person becomes easy prey to lies. However, the devil cloaks his craftiest lies in layers of truth.
These are the thoughts that echo in the mind of the conflicted man or woman:
“My feelings have isolated me from the group. I feel so alone. I can’t talk to anybody about this. No one really sees me. I’m divided. I don’t want to live this way. I hate this struggle.”
And these are thoughts that come in response:
“God loves you just the way you are! (TRUTH)
He never intended for you to be alone! (TRUTH)
So, embrace who He created you to be! (TRUTH)
Find a homosexual partner and be fulfilled! (LIE)”
Now, if the church had preached a message of love and hope for the homosexual community:
Would that person have felt alone and isolated? No.
Would that person have been encouraged to pursue their purpose beyond their sexual drive? Yes.
Would that person have sought fulfillment in a sexual relationship? No- but in relation to God!
The thing that makes me SO mad about all of this is that the church rarely preaches hope to homosexuals – nor do many churches in fact have a hope to offer. I’m not trying to be harsh, but the lies that the devil uses to trap people only carry weight when the hope and freedom aren’t being preached and realized!
I know there is hope. God walked me through a healing process, but I even believe that He can do complete healing instantaneously… We serve a radical God of the impossible!!! Did you forget that?
I am concerned for the Church today- concerned that she has wandered from her first Love and is in the process of even forgetting who He is! She focuses on the pleasures of the flesh instead of fixing her gaze on the wonderful face of her Bridegroom! She’s forgotten that He is full of love, mercy, and power!
HE CAN HEAL. HE LONGS TO HEAL. THERE IS HOPE! She is following a form of godliness- but she is denying God’s power!!! (2 Timothy 3:1-7)
If the Church does not offer hope to the homosexual, who will?