There has been a lot of controversy and pain caused by religious movements who have claimed that God does not approve of homosexuality, or that if someone is a practicing homosexual, they are destined for hell. I am very familiar with this issue, because I struggled with it myself several years ago. I’ve come to really believe that, bottom line, God is Love.
The first thing that needs to be addressed is the verses from the New Testament of the Bible. This is where most of the confusion arises. 1 Corinthians and Romans both contain statements that are often viewed as God’s final law and rule on homosexuality. I could get into the whole analytical aspect of these verses, by dissecting what the words mean in their original language, or what the author, Paul, means, but I don’t feel this is necessary. These books, most importantly, are originally letters that were written to the churches ofCorinthandRome. The first thing to realize is: everything in these books are simply Paul’s opinion. The Bible is not a book that was dropped out of heaven by a God who lives up in the clouds. The inspiration and loving message of the Bible is filtered through the beliefs, customs, and viewpoints of the men and women who wrote its pages. The best way to sort out what is to be taken is truth, and what is not, is to go back to what Jesus said,
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, You shall love your neighbor as thyself.”
The foundation of God is in love. God is the energy and vibration of Love. It would be impossible for God to even care if someone was a homosexual. This attraction deals with the physical, God sees beyond that. God sees our souls and our intentions.
The truth about Gay men and women is that we love and are attracted romantically to those who happen to have the same gender. It isn’t something that we have any control over. What really binds us to the people we chose to have in our lives, is the love we feel between each other. God is Love. Therefore, we are bound together and connected by the very love energy of God.
When we feel judged, bad, and unworthy, these are not emotions that our Source would ever inflict upon us. These negative emotions come out of our own false views about who we really are. Likewise, anyone who would speak to you and tell you that any of these things are true about you, are speaking from a place from within them that is clouded by fear and error. When we encounter these people, we must send them love and not let their words become our truth.
All of us are beautiful shining divine beings, who were molded out of the pure loving energy of spirit. We are all sons and daughters of God, regardless of who our love connects us to. God is love. Source wants nothing more than for us all to live a happy, full life.
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