A Letter To The L.G.B.T Community

Today I wanted to write you this message as a Christian because I felt that there are some important truths that you ought to know. These are not truths just relevant to you, as I want you to know that I am not “singling” you out but I wanted to address you as a community because I wanted to tell you this; specifically. I know that you may not be interested in what I have to say but know that this comes from a place of sincerity. First, I want to say that I am sorry for the words and actions towards you that are that are full of hate, full of vulgarity and that are indecent. While I can not speak for those who are not believers in Christ for their actions, as a Christian, I can say that, that is absolutely not what the Word of God is about and NOT of God. If you’ve been told that God hates you, know that, THAT is a lie. The truth is GOD LOVES YOU, no matter what you do. No matter what any of us do. John 3:16 says for God so loved the “world”; not certain groups of people but he loves the world and you are apart of that world so he does love you. If you’ve been mistreated and bullied; know that, THAT is not okay..and never will be; no matter what. The truth is: repeatedly throughout the word of God, the bible speaks that we are to “love” one another:

Ephesians 4:32: it says ” Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as Christ forgave you“.

John 15:12:This is my commandment; that you love others as I have loved you“.

Ephesians 4:29-32:Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”

Let me be the one to tell you, if you do not know, the 2nd greatest commandment that the Lord our God gave to us was to “Love our neighbor as ourselves“. So the actions apart from love such as hate & bitterness is not of God. While not an excuse for our actions, know that we all do fall short of the glory of God because we all have sinned. We are not perfect, but our God is and we are to strive to be like him and because that is the truth; we are to strive to love just likes he loves.

Now I also want you to know that though the Lord will always love you, it is the action that he does not love. You see, the Lord separates the being from the action; but know that just because he loves you, that does not mean he loves what we do. So, what is the truth here ? It is the TRUTH that God loves you regardless of the practice of homosexuality , but know that God does not love that you do practice it. In fact, he hates it because he HATES sin. Not YOU, the sin. Okay I am going to stop right here and make a two points:

1) We all have to recognize that there is a distinction between loving someone on the basis of what they do ( like we do) versus loving the very being of someone like GOD does. God does not love any of us more or less because of what we do; he does not love that way. For example, one may be a liar and trust me that God HATES lying but make no mistake; God hates lying, not the individual that is being a liar. It’s the SIN that he hates that we make the choice of doing.

2) Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” If God only loved us on the basis of what we did, because we all have sinned, let’s be frank…God would not love ANY OF US. So, because that is not the truth; we know that the opposite must be true: He loves us, not the sin.

Now continuing on; it is our responsibility as Christians to let you know that homosexuality is a sin and is not right; on the basis of the word of God which we hold to be true.

The bible says in Leviticus 18:22:Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”

1 Corinthians 6:9-11: “9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”

That being said; sometimes people get the wrong idea and think of it that we are spreading a message of hate or some other negative message. Well, as said earlier, the message we are to tell is not one of hate but of love in TRUTH go. Now loving in truth means you speak the truth but not from a place that is “holier than thou” or out of ” let me be GOD”. The truth is homosexuality is a sin and for the wages of sin is DEATH….period. This hold true whether you practice lying, cheating, stealing and ANY other sin out there. It may not be the most pleasant message you ever hear but it is the truth. But there is a hopeful message, for the wages of sin is death BUT ( praise God)  the gift of God is eternal life…that is something you can have…anyone…but you got to know and believe the truth…all of it.  So, if you ask me whether I support homosexuality and I say “No”, I am not being a hater but a truthsayer. If you ask me whether I approve of your relationship or whatever else and I say no, know that I am not thinking that I am better than you or condemning you but I can not please you and please God at the same time. It does not work that way and because it does not work that way; I have to tell you the truth. Not aggressively,judgmentally, and hatefully but genuinely in LOVE tell you the truth. Love is kind and patient and respectful and love is TRUTH who is God. The bible says let NO corrupting talk come from our mouth ( which include LIES and hate) but because the truth would be what is necessary for building you UP so that you may have grace, then it ought to be said.

Okay so by now, you may be wondering why I felt it’s important to tell you this. Well, it’s our duty as Christians to let people know of the truth. To not speak up, would be denying what we believe in. 2 Timothy 2:15 says “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth”. We are commanded to speak in love, to live a life in love, to love other people and because we are to love; we are to love in our words and actions; and today I hope that the act to write these words to you evidently shows this love.

With love,
Bre

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6 thoughts on “A Letter To The L.G.B.T Community

  1. The “love the sinner, hate the sin” mentality is incredibly problematic. For one thing, why do Christians only say that to members of the LGBT community when Christians say they believe everyone is a sinner? It comes across as “God loves you, but he loves me more. At least I haven’t committed THAT sin.” For another, it makes about as much sense as saying “God loves you, he just hates your blond hair” or “God loves you, but he hates the social class you were born into.” If God created everybody in his image, then doesn’t that mean he created LGBT people to be LGBT? Why create someone to be LGBT and then tell them they shouldn’t be LGBT?

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  2. Hello HessianwithTeeth,

    Thank you for your comment. To address certain aspects of your comment, I will use numerical values just so my reply can be organized:

    1) The “Love the Sinner, hate the sin” mentality IS problematic for us, people, because we often associate what we do with whether we love someone or how much we love. That is why apart from God, we can not do so nor understand why it is so. We have to make the distinction between God’s love in that he is love and what he says it is versus our love; which is on the basis of condition(s); it extends beyond mentality.

    2) I am sorry that, that is what you have heard because that simply is not the only thing Christians ought to be saying ( not to mention, that we are not to speak out of judgement or condemnation but to speak the truth in LOVE). While I can say, myself, that the Christians that I have talked with generally call to attention sin as it is, be it lying, cheating, etc, if that is what you have experienced, that is NOT what God wants. God wants us to tell everyone that no sin is acceptable because that is simply the truth….in it’s entirety. The bible says ” for ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” ( Romans 3:23) and “for the wages of SIN is death” (Romans 6:23). God did not say THIS sin or that sin, God did not say only these people or those people….what he says applies to us all. The Word of God speaks against hypocrisy and I think that is what you’ve been hearing; which is not okay. Now granted none of us are perfect but God is perfect and because we are to strive to be like him, we have to ask him for forgiveness for our sins and let me tell you I DO sin and I want to be told by my brothers and sisters that I do…whatever it is because the Lord does not like my sin. BUT, all of that being said, God does not love us by the measure of how much we sin or the type of sin. God does not love any single one of us more or less; as he separates his love from our works.

    3) To address your statement ” For another, it makes about as much sense as saying “God loves you, he just hates your blond hair” or “God loves you, but he hates the social class you were born into.” To me, it seems as if you are understanding God’s love on the basis of physical appearance (blonde hair) or social class ( society’s hierarchy) when those things do not matter to God. Nothing we can do, nothing we can not do, nothing we have, nothing we look like…can ever SEPARATE us from the love of God…period. The bible says in Romans 8:38-39: 38 – “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” If I can put it simply; God just LOVES; there is no but or if or when….he just loves the very being of each and every single one of us…period. He’s not looking at the color of your hair or the lies that you tell……for God so loved the world…god so LOVES the world.

    5) Indeed, God created man and women in his image, fearfully and wonderfully, he created human to be human. It says in Genesis 1:27: “So God created mankind in his own image in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” God created man ( and women) to have a CHOICE to be or to not be or to do or to not do. What is a sinner w/o sin ? Not one. God did not create us “to be” sinners; we have to do the sin in order to be a sinner and since we ALL have sinned because we chose the sin, God is telling us all that we should not sin. He’s telling the one who lies, not to lie. He is telling the one who he created that chooses to lust not to lust. He’s telling us all to turn from our sin because though he loves us, he does not like what we do.

    I hope this message has helped answer your comment ( or has addressed your comment) 🙂

    Sincerely,
    Bre

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  3. Thanks for your letter. It made me laugh a lot. Watching people who believe in magic defend their beliefs always gives me a giggle.

    As the comedian Billy Connolly says, be wary of people who only have one book. I recommend science and kindness as a belief system.

    Thanks again.

    Sincerely,
    Tom

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    1. Hi Tom,

      I do not know whether there is sarcasm in that you say “Thank you” but if your belief is in science and kindness and you end your comment with sincerely, I would like to think that it is a sincere thank you out of kindness. That being said, I did ask myself whether it is kind ( compassionate & considerate) to laugh at someone for their beliefs that they stand by ?

      That being said, we do not believe in magic ( the illusion) ; in fact the Word of God speaks against such. We believe in God through faith. As it says in the book, Hebrews 11:1: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. “There’s nothing magical about that because it deals with the heart.

      Thank you for taking the time to read my letter 🙂

      ~ Bre

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