like i said, Annaleigh - you're taking God and His Word out of the equation and I'm putting Him back into it. the Bible clearly teaches us that since Adam, we were all born into sin. this is where you're 'transexuality' came from, not from God.<quoted text>
No you do not need to apologize for anything you said or how you come off in conversations. I prefer that you speak your mind. Also do not worry about adding persecution, guilt or frustration, as I grew past that along time ago. I have lived as God created me to be for over 20 years now and have grown a lot in that time.
When I was young, I was much like you about fornication but I also sang in a band, drank a lot, and smoked weed. Quite a experience in many ways. I was not without religious teachings though as before that time period, I was raised in church and was a youth group leader at one point, even an Eagle Scout. But as I pointed out in an earlier post, those feelings always come back to the surface.
You might be surprised to know that what straightened my life up was realizing that Creator, created me to be transsexual.
Here is a verse for you to dwell on
Ecclesiastes 11:5 As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother's womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.
You see as with all of us, there are some things that you dont yet understand. You were born a heterosexual male and so that is the basis of your relationship with Creator and what you base your understanding of Creators teachings on. I on the other hand was born transsexual. You see we were placed on different paths, with different tasks to be able to learn from. Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."
My early relationship with Creator was based on what I had been taught from people who think much like yourself, and so I prayed for Creator to change me and take away the feelings that I had to constantly repress. My relationship did not deepen till I accepted the fact that creator had in fact created me transsexual. Once I accepted that fact, it became much easier to understand myself and those like yourself, who reject the fact that Creator is very diverse, as can be see throughout all of creation.
So the fact that you were not born transsexual, I can understand how you might not understand the relationship that trans folks can with Creator.
So as to persecution, guilt or frustration: We are all slaves to a man made system. I have no guilt for being who I am. Frustration sometimes that we as a human family can not come together as the brothers and sisters that we are.
you will be graded on this test at the end of your life!J
i was born into sin as well, but i chose the Blood of Christ over living in and for it. this doesn't mean that all the urges and impulses are gone, but it means that i choose to walk in the forgivenss and deliverance of them. THIS is the only difference between you and me:-)