I need a Christian counseling for my gay son. Please help

Posted in the Southern Baptist Forum

Comments

Showing posts 1 - 20 of127
< prev page
|
Go to last page| Jump to page:
RuthTillman

Miami, FL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
Apr 6, 2009
 

Judged:

6

5

4

I live in South Florida and I am trying to find out if there are any Christian counseling centers where they specialize in helping gay men. He is a teenager and acting out very badly. We had an all night prayer meeting at my church where some of the members and I made a prayer circle around him and just called on God for hours but there has been no change. I have had prayer sessions with church elders in his bedroom while he was at school and annointed the walls and his bed...we have just tried everything and it is very frustrating. I know God can move mountains and I need his help. If anyone knows of any place where I can send him for help please let me know and even if you can't help please pray for us. Thank you.
OldSchoolMethodi st

Evansville, IN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
Apr 7, 2009
 

Judged:

6

2

2

First of all is your son actually a truly repentant and self confessed christian or is he under a false impression he might be a christian.

Some people think that if they commit ten bad acts and then twenty good acts in the course of time day that makes them a good person. In relevence to their human ways of thinking this would mean they are a good person because the good would outweigh the bad. And since they are a good person then they will go to heaven when if they were to die. If your sone is inclined to think this that could be the sole source of his problem.
RuthTillman

Miami, FL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#3
Apr 7, 2009
 

Judged:

7

2

1

My son is not a self-confessed Christian. He has, however agreed to counseling as an alternative to being turned out of the house.
OldSchoolMethodi st

Evansville, IN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#4
Apr 7, 2009
 

Judged:

5

4

4

Until your son finally decides to become a christian and live each day with the intent that he is going to follow the Lord Jesus Christ there is little that can be done about his homosexual behavior. Right now your son is enslaved to his master the devil and he is subject to live by whatever demands the devil places upon him. Not until your son calls upon Jesus Christ to deliver him from his present way of life will he be free to live a morally dignified lifestyle.

“King James Bible”

Since: Mar 09

Millbrook Al

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#5
Apr 8, 2009
 

Judged:

5

5

4

There is a place in your are and i will give you the link at the end.In my experience from what i have seen...And please dont take this personal because i do not know you at all.But i have seen children act out in this way or turn to this lifestyle because one the parents had no care at all in the upbringing and they had to learn everything from others,public schools,tv,and so on.But you are here asking for help so that shows you do care.Another thing is the child being so sheltered and having strict beliefs forced upon them in such a way it makes them want to seek a different path.In no way am i saying this is the case.You are on the right track by praying and trusting in the lord.That is the number one thing is to pray to God and ask him for guidance and to help you and also pray for God to help your son.Now you said your son is willing to get treatment i guess.Just be careful of what kind.By that i mean if a room of people start telling him he is wrong and slap the Bible all over him then he is likely to put up a strong defense to the matter.You should talk to him about that path he is thinking of taking and tell him about the things he will have to endure.Living in this world as a homosexual is very hard and you should point out the trials and tribulations he would go through.Here is a link to exodus international who specialize in this.And they do have locations in south florida.You keep praying for yourself and your son and check this site out.when you go to this site you will see "find a ministry or counselor or church in your area" in the left column on the page.click it and it will pull up a map and you can click your state and see what they have. I am sorry you have to go through this but God will work it out. Maybe These people can help. http://www.exodus-international.org/
OldSchoolMethodi st

Evansville, IN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#6
Apr 8, 2009
 

Judged:

6

5

3

One thing i fnd very odd is in your first posting you stated these exact words...
"We had an all night prayer meeting at my church where some of the members and I made a prayer circle around him and just called on God for hours but there has been no change".

Then in your second posting you continued by stating these words...
"My son is not a self-confessed Christian. He has, however agreed to counseling as an alternative to being turned out of the house".

I am an experienced youth counselor and i know from first hand experience that a young person (or any person) who is determined to be involved in such a lifestyle is most likely not going to voluntarily stand in the middle of a circle of agree to the the focal point of such a prayer. And they are certainly not going to stand there for hours while this type of praying is performed. Common sense dictates they would not allow it in the first place and if they did happen to allow it they wouldnt put up with it for more than a few minutes at the most.

And now your son has agreed to "Go to counselling as an alternative to being turned out of the house". My question is why are you sugar coating your words and actions with the choosing of the words "turned out of the house".
What you really mean to say is "Because of my own selfish religious pride i am choosing to punish my son by kicking him out into the cold where he will have to depend on strangers rather than his own family".

It appears you are punishing your son rather than correcting him. God punishes those who he calls wicked...not those whom he calls his children. So why are you deliberately choosing to punish your child.

As a christian it is up to you to correct your children. Correcting and punishing are two completely different acts and are as different as daylight is from dark. If you kick him out of your home you cant possibly correct him because he wont be within reach to accept correction. By kicking him out of your home you are deliberately disobeying God's orders to provide correction for your children.
RuthTillman

Miami, FL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#7
Apr 8, 2009
 

Judged:

8

5

3

OldSchoolMethodist wrote:
One thing i fnd very odd is in your first posting you stated these exact words...
"We had an all night prayer meeting at my church where some of the members and I made a prayer circle around him and just called on God for hours but there has been no change".
Then in your second posting you continued by stating these words...
"My son is not a self-confessed Christian. He has, however agreed to counseling as an alternative to being turned out of the house".
I am an experienced youth counselor and i know from first hand experience that a young person (or any person) who is determined to be involved in such a lifestyle is most likely not going to voluntarily stand in the middle of a circle of agree to the the focal point of such a prayer. And they are certainly not going to stand there for hours while this type of praying is performed. Common sense dictates they would not allow it in the first place and if they did happen to allow it they wouldnt put up with it for more than a few minutes at the most.
And now your son has agreed to "Go to counselling as an alternative to being turned out of the house". My question is why are you sugar coating your words and actions with the choosing of the words "turned out of the house".
What you really mean to say is "Because of my own selfish religious pride i am choosing to punish my son by kicking him out into the cold where he will have to depend on strangers rather than his own family".
It appears you are punishing your son rather than correcting him. God punishes those who he calls wicked...not those whom he calls his children. So why are you deliberately choosing to punish your child.
As a christian it is up to you to correct your children. Correcting and punishing are two completely different acts and are as different as daylight is from dark. If you kick him out of your home you cant possibly correct him because he wont be within reach to accept correction. By kicking him out of your home you are deliberately disobeying God's orders to provide correction for your children.
I understand your point completely; my fear is that by allowing my son to remain in my home he wull expose my younger children to demonic spirits through his behavior.
OldSchoolMethodi st

Evansville, IN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#8
Apr 9, 2009
 

Judged:

3

2

2

The only way your younger children will be exposed to demonic spirits is if those spirits are allowed to have full control of your home. And the key thing to remember here is the phrase...ALLOWED TO HAVE FULL CONTROL OF YOUR HOUSE.

You have the ultimate say in what spirit source has control of your home because you are the spiritual head of your house. All you need to do is say "Lord Jesus Christ i now offer up the full spiritual control of my home and commend it into your hands" then from that moment forward you should not have any problems with a satanic spirit(s) bothering anyone in your home.
But however you are still the earthly steward of your home and it is up to you to excercise correction as it is necessary to do so. What your son does outside and away from your home does not matter as much as what he may do inside your home. There are certain things he should not be allowed to do such as have sex inside your home or bring pornography or drugs into your home. If he were to bring these types of contraband into your home you dont need to punish him but rather correct him. For example when you find it is necessary to make a statement such as "Son this pornographic magazine cant be present in our home due to the fact this material is a dishonor to Jesus Christ and it is a threat to the integrity of our Christian home". When you issue a statement such as this (or similar to this) you are doing a very powerfull thing due to the fact you are verbally establishing the Lordship of Jesus Christ in your home and also over everyone in your home. And remember when you make such a verbal statement it best to do so where all ages from child to adult can hear and understand your statement. This way everyone knows that The Lord Jesus Christ is to be respected and served with a holy fear holy within the walls of your home.

But you will also need to say "Son three strikes with the same offense and you are out the door". You will have to show him you mean business and that sinfull contraband will not be continually excused within your home.
Grace

Stoke-on-trent, UK

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#9
Apr 25, 2009
 

Judged:

9

8

7

Please do not ignore this advice.Just consider for a moment...Do you think your son chose to be gay? If what he is doing is wrong, and can be so easily corrected - would you, in a world that despises heterosexuals, be able to just "turn gay", to fit in?
No one chooses their sexuality. No one is posessed by evil spirits that force them to become homosexual, and no one is to blame. Though I seriously doubt that you yourselves will even think to consider this, I believe strongly, that you should embrace his son for who he is. Being homosexual is who he is. What you are currently doing is far worse than something any "evil spirits" can do, you are telling him that his whole life is just false and evil. If your God will not forcefully change your son through your prayer, maybe what he is doing is not something to be punished for. If you cannot accept your son, than in the very least, stop poisoning him with your rejection. Most civilised people these days would accept homosexuality in others, and love them. If unconditional love is a sin, you have one hell of a lot of praying to do.
Who

Mexico

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#10
Apr 27, 2009
 

Judged:

11

6

6

Grace wrote:
Please do not ignore this advice.Just consider for a moment...Do you think your son chose to be gay? If what he is doing is wrong, and can be so easily corrected - would you, in a world that despises heterosexuals, be able to just "turn gay", to fit in?
No one chooses their sexuality. No one is posessed by evil spirits that force them to become homosexual, and no one is to blame. Though I seriously doubt that you yourselves will even think to consider this, I believe strongly, that you should embrace his son for who he is. Being homosexual is who he is. What you are currently doing is far worse than something any "evil spirits" can do, you are telling him that his whole life is just false and evil. If your God will not forcefully change your son through your prayer, maybe what he is doing is not something to be punished for. If you cannot accept your son, than in the very least, stop poisoning him with your rejection. Most civilised people these days would accept homosexuality in others, and love them. If unconditional love is a sin, you have one hell of a lot of praying to do.
Satan could not have said it better. For shame!
Condemn Yourself

Sayre, PA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#11
Apr 28, 2009
 

Judged:

10

10

5

Your son is not going to become "straight", no matter how much praying you, he or anyone else does, with, or for him, and it doesn't say much for anyone as a parent that they would deny their own child, solely based on a label, of which they have no control over.
To put it blatantly, you've given your son a catch-22; Either be fake, or get lost.
If you are a Christian, you would know that God doesn't make mistakes, and that the real test of your faith as a true Christian is how well you practice humility. It is not easy to turn the other cheek, but we are to do it anyway.
Jesus says that some are born with different desires "straight out of the womb", and He does not say this is wrong. What he does say, instead, is,"He who can accept this, let him accept it." He also goes on to say that these people have a justified place in the world.
Jesus tought that hatred and discrimination are the "sins" themselves. Spend some time studying the original, unbiased Bible, from which Christianity was founded upon. Realize that it was never Jesus who condemned or ever spoke out against homosexuality EVER. It was Paul, who didn't even know Jesus, and the things Paul wrote, came much later, after Jesus was gone. For someone to ask a gay person to just "turn" straight is without a doubt a wonderful example of pure ignorance. And, furthermore, anyone who would say that your son is afflicted, by the devil, and that is why he is "choosing" to be gay, ought to look in the mirror,and make an effort to educate themselves on the facts of homosexuality.
Your son is gay because of a genetic predisposition. It is not a physical choice to be gay. That's right, you heard me. When did you decide to become straight?
If you don't accept him, he is not going to change. He will just choose to leave, and go somewhere where he is accepted, and your relationship with him will be lost forever.
To ask your son to change, and to be straight, is asking him to deny his own soul, the very thing which makes him who he is. There is nothing "dirty" or shameful or sinful about being gay.
It is YOUR views that make it seem this way. While you're trying to turn gay people straight, see if you can also get black people to pray until they turn white...
If you are telling me that Jesus says its OK to love that which is like us, but to condemn, hate and discriminate against anything which is different, and which we don't understand, then you are telling me that Jesus supports a culture which embraces genocide.
There was a man who did such a thing, some years back. He pursuaded millions of people that it was OK to "rid the world" of what he considered to be societies garbage, based soley on his own opinion of what was right and wrong. His name was Adolf Hitler.
It IS NOT for anyone one of us on this planet to decide what someone or something's eternal fate is going to be. In the end, it will all work out.
It seems that non-compliance of the every day norm is seemingly justifiable cause these days to be cast into the pits of doom.
If your son is so disgraceful to you and your establishment as a gay man, maybe you should ask yourself why.
Do you hate him because he's pieces of you?
premio53

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#12
May 5, 2009
 

Judged:

6

4

3

RuthTillman wrote:
I live in South Florida and I am trying to find out if there are any Christian counseling centers where they specialize in helping gay men. He is a teenager and acting out very badly. We had an all night prayer meeting at my church where some of the members and I made a prayer circle around him and just called on God for hours but there has been no change. I have had prayer sessions with church elders in his bedroom while he was at school and annointed the walls and his bed...we have just tried everything and it is very frustrating. I know God can move mountains and I need his help. If anyone knows of any place where I can send him for help please let me know and even if you can't help please pray for us. Thank you.
Rather than offend homosexuals by directly confronting the issue of their sinful lifestyle, modern evangelism often tries to soften the approach by saying that "God hates the sin, but loves the sinner." This isn’t a new concept.
Charles Finney stated, "God is not angry merely against the sin abstracted from the sinner, but against the sinner himself. Some persons have labored hard to set up this ridiculous and absurd abstraction, and would fain make it appear that God is angry at sin, yet not at the sinner. He hates the theft, but loves the thief. He abhors adultery, but is pleased with the adulterer. Now this is supreme nonsense. The sin has no moral character apart from the sinner. The act is nothing apart from the actor. The very thing that God hates and disapproves is not the mere event—the thing done in distinction from the doer; but it is the doer himself. It grieves and displeases Him that a rational moral agent, under His government, should array himself against his own God and Father, against all that is right and just in the universe. This is the thing that offends God. The sinner himself is the direct and the only object of his anger."
So the Bible shows. God is angry with the wicked [Psalm 7:11], not with the abstract sin. If the wicked turn not, God will whet His sword—He has bent His bow and made it ready—not to shoot at the sin, but the sinner—the wicked man who has done the abominable thing. This is the only doctrine of either the Bible or of common sense on this subject" (The Guilt of Sin).
The biblical way to witness to a homosexual is not to argue with him about his lifestyle but to use the Law to bring the knowledge of sin. This will show him that he is guilty of breaking God’s holy Law, and he is damned not because of, but despite his sexual preference. The Law was made for homosexuals, as well as other lawbreakers. See Psalm 5:5 (The Evidence Bible)
Southern Ignorance

Sayre, PA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#13
May 7, 2009
 

Judged:

6

3

3

premio53 wrote:
<quoted text>
Rather than offend homosexuals by directly confronting the issue of their sinful lifestyle, modern evangelism often tries to soften the approach by saying that "God hates the sin, but loves the sinner." This isn’t a new concept.
Charles Finney stated, "God is not angry merely against the sin abstracted from the sinner, but against the sinner himself. Some persons have labored hard to set up this ridiculous and absurd abstraction, and would fain make it appear that God is angry at sin, yet not at the sinner. He hates the theft, but loves the thief. He abhors adultery, but is pleased with the adulterer. Now this is supreme nonsense. The sin has no moral character apart from the sinner. The act is nothing apart from the actor. The very thing that God hates and disapproves is not the mere event—the thing done in distinction from the doer; but it is the doer himself. It grieves and displeases Him that a rational moral agent, under His government, should array himself against his own God and Father, against all that is right and just in the universe. This is the thing that offends God. The sinner himself is the direct and the only object of his anger."
So the Bible shows. God is angry with the wicked [Psalm 7:11], not with the abstract sin. If the wicked turn not, God will whet His sword—He has bent His bow and made it ready—not to shoot at the sin, but the sinner—the wicked man who has done the abominable thing. This is the only doctrine of either the Bible or of common sense on this subject" (The Guilt of Sin).
The biblical way to witness to a homosexual is not to argue with him about his lifestyle but to use the Law to bring the knowledge of sin. This will show him that he is guilty of breaking God’s holy Law, and he is damned not because of, but despite his sexual preference. The Law was made for homosexuals, as well as other lawbreakers. See Psalm 5:5 (The Evidence Bible)
You have a lot of nerve to call yourself Christians. You expend all of your energy into condemning and damning others, as if you, yourself, were blessed by some supernatural power, as if it were up to you to "interpret" right from wrong. Save your breath. You are all bigots, not Christians. There is no room for hypocrisy in my bible.
Those who dare to pass judgement on others, will in the end suffer the most; not by torture in hell, but rather in more simple ways. What ever you do today, you'll have to sleep on tonight. I sleep just fine at night. I say let your God hate me with all his might, for in the end it will all work out. Someday you'll all see you have it all wrong. Ignorance is the worst sin of them all.
Spend your precious time where it counts--on minding your own business. If everyone spent more time living their own life, instead of trying to run everyone else's, life would be simple.

Since: Apr 09

Venus, FL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#14
May 8, 2009
 

Judged:

4

2

2

Southern Ignorance wrote:
<quoted text>
You have a lot of nerve to call yourself Christians. You expend all of your energy into condemning and damning others, as if you, yourself, were blessed by some supernatural power, as if it were up to you to "interpret" right from wrong. Save your breath. You are all bigots, not Christians. There is no room for hypocrisy in my bible.
Those who dare to pass judgement on others, will in the end suffer the most; not by torture in hell, but rather in more simple ways. What ever you do today, you'll have to sleep on tonight. I sleep just fine at night. I say let your God hate me with all his might, for in the end it will all work out. Someday you'll all see you have it all wrong. Ignorance is the worst sin of them all.
Spend your precious time where it counts--on minding your own business. If everyone spent more time living their own life, instead of trying to run everyone else's, life would be simple.
The story of the Titanic has incredibly close parallels to the biblical plan of salvation. Just as the great pleasure ship struck an iceberg and sank, this great world—with all its inhabitants—is slowly sinking into the cold grip of death. As with the Titanic, where only those passengers who believed that they were in impending danger looked to the lifeboats, so only those who believe that they are in mortal danger will look to the Lifeboat of the Savior, Jesus Christ. The great “iceberg” that will take the world to an icy grave is the Moral Law—the Ten Commandments.

Here is the evidence that we are sinking: Jesus said that if we look with lust, we commit adultery in our heart. No one who has had sex outside of marriage, or any liar, or any thief will enter heaven. The Bible says that if we hate someone, we are guilty of murder. We fail to put God first. We make a god in our image. We break all the Commandments. If we stay with the “ship,” we will perish on the Day of Judgment, when all of our sins come out as evidence of our guilt. God, however, is rich in mercy and doesn’t want anyone to go to hell. He made a way for us to be saved. Jesus Christ, the One whom the Bible calls the “Captain of our salvation,” gave His life so that we could have a place in the lifeboat. He took our punishment upon Himself, suffering on the cross for us. We broke God’s Law, but He paid our fine. Then He rose from the dead, defeating death. The moment we repent and trust in Him alone for our eternal salvation, God will forgive us and grant us the gift of eternal life.

Don’t hesitate. You may wait until it’s too late! It was reported that some of the lifeboats that left the Titanic early were only half full. Many more on board could have been saved, but they refused to believe that the great “unsinkable” ship was sinking. They perished because their faith was misguided. Don’t be like them. Believe the gospel. Repent and trust Jesus Christ today ...and God will never let you down. The Evidence Bible
OldSchoolMethodi st

Evansville, IN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#15
May 9, 2009
 
Thank you for taking the time to read what advice i could give to you Ms. Tillman. I dont have all the answers but i will sincerely try to help you if i can do so. God bless you much.
Blake38

Norman, OK

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#16
Oct 25, 2009
 

Judged:

6

4

2

I think Christians have the completely wrong idea on homosexuality. Why does God think homosexuality is immoral? Why do Christians think they have to change gay people? What's wrong with them being gay? Your son did not choose to be Gay. Everyone needs to stop making up reasons why people are gay and accept the fact that God loves them no matter what.

Growing up in a completely christian family, and a strong preacher as a father, I have struggled my entire life with being gay. I went to church ever Sunday, prayed before every meal, prayed before I went to bed every single night. I've tried my hardest to live the Christian lifestyle, and completely gave my life to God. I'll tell you something, I CAN NOT change who I am attracted to. Wether I was born this way, or it was something that happened as I grew up, I CAN NOT decide to like females. I'm sure that anyone who is reading this can't change who they are attracted to? If you're a male, can you just decide to like males all the sudden? Are you choosing to like females? The opposite question goes for females reading this too.

It's not a choice, or I would have completely changed by now, cause i've struggled my entire lie being Gay. I have had so many nights where I will cry my eyes out about it. I can't fathom a God, as mighty and great Christians make him to be, who does not like me because I'm Gay. My family has disowned me because I was honest with them. What kind of parents are they to disown a child for being completely honest with them?

I know this won't change any of your minds, cause christians are really hard headed, but you should try loving your son no matter what his sexuality is. You might be surprised that, with your love and support, he becomes a very happy/healthy individual. I know if my parents loved me and supported me, I would be so much happier in my life.

Oh yea, and where to Christians get the idea that God doesn't like Gay and Lesbian people? The Bible? The Bible as been translated so many times--anyone could have interpreted it the way they wanted to.
Lezlie

Spirit Lake, IA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#17
Oct 25, 2009
 

Judged:

2

1

Blake38 wrote:
I think Christians have the completely wrong idea on homosexuality. Why does God think homosexuality is immoral? Why do Christians think they have to change gay people? What's wrong with them being gay? Your son did not choose to be Gay. Everyone needs to stop making up reasons why people are gay and accept the fact that God loves them no matter what.
Growing up in a completely christian family, and a strong preacher as a father, I have struggled my entire life with being gay. I went to church ever Sunday, prayed before every meal, prayed before I went to bed every single night. I've tried my hardest to live the Christian lifestyle, and completely gave my life to God. I'll tell you something, I CAN NOT change who I am attracted to. Wether I was born this way, or it was something that happened as I grew up, I CAN NOT decide to like females. I'm sure that anyone who is reading this can't change who they are attracted to? If you're a male, can you just decide to like males all the sudden? Are you choosing to like females? The opposite question goes for females reading this too.
It's not a choice, or I would have completely changed by now, cause i've struggled my entire lie being Gay. I have had so many nights where I will cry my eyes out about it. I can't fathom a God, as mighty and great Christians make him to be, who does not like me because I'm Gay. My family has disowned me because I was honest with them. What kind of parents are they to disown a child for being completely honest with them?
I know this won't change any of your minds, cause christians are really hard headed, but you should try loving your son no matter what his sexuality is. You might be surprised that, with your love and support, he becomes a very happy/healthy individual. I know if my parents loved me and supported me, I would be so much happier in my life.
Oh yea, and where to Christians get the idea that God doesn't like Gay and Lesbian people? The Bible? The Bible as been translated so many times--anyone could have interpreted it the way they wanted to.
So do you still believe in christianity?. Just wondering. You remind me of my brother who is gay.
Lezlie

Spirit Lake, IA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#18
Oct 25, 2009
 
premio53 wrote:
<quoted text>
The story of the Titanic has incredibly close parallels to the biblical plan of salvation. Just as the great pleasure ship struck an iceberg and sank, this great world—with all its inhabitants—is slowly sinking into the cold grip of death. As with the Titanic, where only those passengers who believed that they were in impending danger looked to the lifeboats, so only those who believe that they are in mortal danger will look to the Lifeboat of the Savior, Jesus Christ. The great “iceberg” that will take the world to an icy grave is the Moral Law—the Ten Commandments.
Here is the evidence that we are sinking: Jesus said that if we look with lust, we commit adultery in our heart. No one who has had sex outside of marriage, or any liar, or any thief will enter heaven. The Bible says that if we hate someone, we are guilty of murder. We fail to put God first. We make a god in our image. We break all the Commandments. If we stay with the “ship,” we will perish on the Day of Judgment, when all of our sins come out as evidence of our guilt. God, however, is rich in mercy and doesn’t want anyone to go to hell. He made a way for us to be saved. Jesus Christ, the One whom the Bible calls the “Captain of our salvation,” gave His life so that we could have a place in the lifeboat. He took our punishment upon Himself, suffering on the cross for us. We broke God’s Law, but He paid our fine. Then He rose from the dead, defeating death. The moment we repent and trust in Him alone for our eternal salvation, God will forgive us and grant us the gift of eternal life.
Don’t hesitate. You may wait until it’s too late! It was reported that some of the lifeboats that left the Titanic early were only half full. Many more on board could have been saved, but they refused to believe that the great “unsinkable” ship was sinking. They perished because their faith was misguided. Don’t be like them. Believe the gospel. Repent and trust Jesus Christ today ...and God will never let you down. The Evidence Bible
Yaaa ya know what you might not wanna be so outward about Christianity.
Lezlie

Spirit Lake, IA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#19
Oct 25, 2009
 

Judged:

1

Blake38 wrote:
I think Christians have the completely wrong idea on homosexuality. Why does God think homosexuality is immoral? Why do Christians think they have to change gay people? What's wrong with them being gay? Your son did not choose to be Gay. Everyone needs to stop making up reasons why people are gay and accept the fact that God loves them no matter what.
Growing up in a completely christian family, and a strong preacher as a father, I have struggled my entire life with being gay. I went to church ever Sunday, prayed before every meal, prayed before I went to bed every single night. I've tried my hardest to live the Christian lifestyle, and completely gave my life to God. I'll tell you something, I CAN NOT change who I am attracted to. Wether I was born this way, or it was something that happened as I grew up, I CAN NOT decide to like females. I'm sure that anyone who is reading this can't change who they are attracted to? If you're a male, can you just decide to like males all the sudden? Are you choosing to like females? The opposite question goes for females reading this too.
It's not a choice, or I would have completely changed by now, cause i've struggled my entire lie being Gay. I have had so many nights where I will cry my eyes out about it. I can't fathom a God, as mighty and great Christians make him to be, who does not like me because I'm Gay. My family has disowned me because I was honest with them. What kind of parents are they to disown a child for being completely honest with them?
I know this won't change any of your minds, cause christians are really hard headed, but you should try loving your son no matter what his sexuality is. You might be surprised that, with your love and support, he becomes a very happy/healthy individual. I know if my parents loved me and supported me, I would be so much happier in my life.
Oh yea, and where to Christians get the idea that God doesn't like Gay and Lesbian people? The Bible? The Bible as been translated so many times--anyone could have interpreted it the way they wanted to.
Sooo do you still believe in Christianity? Just wondering. You know what you remind me of my brother. My brother is gay.
Crazy Baptist

Blythewood, SC

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#20
Oct 29, 2009
 

Judged:

4

3

3

Southern Ignorance wrote:
<quoted text>
You have a lot of nerve to call yourself Christians. You expend all of your energy into condemning and damning others, as if you, yourself, were blessed by some supernatural power, as if it were up to you to "interpret" right from wrong. Save your breath. You are all bigots, not Christians. There is no room for hypocrisy in my bible.
Those who dare to pass judgement on others, will in the end suffer the most; not by torture in hell, but rather in more simple ways. What ever you do today, you'll have to sleep on tonight. I sleep just fine at night. I say let your God hate me with all his might, for in the end it will all work out. Someday you'll all see you have it all wrong. Ignorance is the worst sin of them all.
Spend your precious time where it counts--on minding your own business. If everyone spent more time living their own life, instead of trying to run everyone else's, life would be simple.
Shut up, the Lady asked for help. She asked it on a religious topix open forum. The nature of her need for help was based in a spiritual manner. You need to mind your own business and figure out how you made it all these years and are still so simple minded as to not KNOW that there is a God.

CB

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Showing posts 1 - 20 of127
< prev page
|
Go to last page| Jump to page:
Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Other Recent Southern Baptist Discussions

Search the Southern Baptist Forum:
Topic Updated Last By Comments
Why do Southern Baptists dislike Catholics? (Feb '10) Apr 7 Roman_Catholic-us 106
Baptist will go to Hell Apr 3 HEATH - 72 2
Can't Get Copy of our Church's By-Laws/Constitu... (Jun '08) Apr 2 James 40
"Alien" (1979) Mar 29 Abishai100 1
Former Bishop Robert C. Johnson Jr. known for l... Mar 21 RevKen 1
why are southern baptists sooooo self-righteous? (Feb '11) Mar '14 whippin post 101
who you people "Bashin"today? Mar '14 whippin post 1
•••
•••
•••
•••