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I'm Gay and I'm Going To Heaven

I'm Gay and I'm Going To Heaven

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I'm Gay and I'm Going To Heaven

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125 pagine
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Pubblicato:
Feb 23, 2021
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9781649523556
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We are all on a journey. It is different yet similar for all of us. Our goal is to rest in the booms of Jesus. Jesus is God. Find peace in resetting in the arms of Jesus.

Jesus says we need to seek Him. I love the story in the Songs of Solomon. It says, “She got up off her bed and went out into the streets to find her lover, Jesus (seek Him).” Where did she find Him? Yes, He was hiding among the watchmen of the night. She searched, and she found her lover.

There is another scripture that I really like. It says, “Come up here and talk with me.” My response is “I am coming, Lord.” If we concentrate on that goal, we will eventually get there.

Pubblicato:
Feb 23, 2021
ISBN:
9781649523556
Formato:
Libro

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I'm Gay and I'm Going To Heaven - Tom Thompson

The Purpose of the Booklet

A few months ago, a friend of mine came to me and asked, What can I tell this person who says I’m going to hell because I’m gay? They quote three or four scriptures that they know to prove their point. So I set out to look up scriptures he could give him for his mother that are the promises of God. I finally realized that I could never change his mother’s mind because that was set in concrete. What my friend needed was proof that he could go to heaven.

After I had done this, the Lord laid it on my heart that there are many gays and lesbians that are in the same boat. Many of them do not know the Bible well enough to know that God loves all his children. No one has the right to take that love away from you as gays and lesbians—not your father, mother, brother, sister, priest, pastor, or so-called friends.

This pamphlet is not to tell you that the Bible means something else because I believe it is God-inspired. My favorite version is the NIV (New International Version). Yes, there have been changes made in some of the words to make it more understandable. There have been changes over the years in most Bibles. I always marvel at those who swear the only true version is the King James Version. I say to myself, Good grief, was Jesus English? But do not get too hung up on the version or which Bible is right but seek what it means for you and me.

I do, however, want you to know that there are many scriptures besides the three or so that the good Christians use to condemn gays and lesbians. If the scriptures that I quote are not for you and me, then it is a sad day for all mankind. I choose not to let anyone take God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit from me.

First of all, God loves all His children, not just heterosexuals but all His children—gays, straights, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered, and eunuchs. Jesus says in Matthew 18:14,

In the same way your Father in Heaven is not willing that any of these (you and I) little ones should be lost.

When someone tells you they know what God intended for your life, you can tell them God intended to give you the crown of life. James 1:12 says, Blessed is the man or woman who perseveres under trial, he (or she) will receive the crown that God has promised to those that love him (you and me).

What does God require of us? It says in Micah 6:8,

He has showed you O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

We have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of ALL men and women and especially those who believe. (1 Timothy 4:10)

I will show you many scriptures that tell me that God loves me. Because of these scriptures, I know that I am going to heaven. For those who are so sure they know God and His thinking, I refer them to this scripture:

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither my ways your ways. declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways. and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8–9)

When I look at scripture and look at some of the people in the Bible, I do not believe God is very hung up about sex. You look at David whom God loved, and David loved God. Here is a man who had eight wives and, I believe, a boyfriend named Jonathan (1 Samuel 18:1–4, 1 Samuel 20:30–41, and 2 Samuel 1:25–27).

David’s son Solomon must have had a lot of sex. He had seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines (1 Kings 11:31). God blessed him and gave him wisdom. Lot (Abraham’s nephew who the angels spared from Sodom and Gomorrah before they were destroyed) had sex with both of his daughters, and they both had sons (Genesis 19:30–38). Amnon raped his sister Tamar (2 Samuel 13:12–13). Naomi told Ruth to go down to the thrashing floor and crawl under the blanket with Boaz (Ruth 3:4). Those are some of the things that are in the Bible.

I am not advocating going out and having as much sex as you can. I believe we need to use lots of restraint on our sexual appetite. Sex is a beautiful thing, and when it happens, it should be done in a caring and loving way.

The purpose of this booklet is to tell you that as gay men and lesbian women, God loves you just as you are because He created you as a gay man and a lesbian woman. Heaven is available to you and me. I will quote you some scriptures that show it is true.

I Do Not Fear God

I do not fear God in the traditional sense of the meaning of fear. Webster says it means an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger. I do, however, agree with Webster’s third definition of fear: a profound reverence and awe especially toward God.

Our God is truly awesome in that He created the whole earth and all the people in it. The second awesome thing about God is that He loves you and me unconditionally. Even though we as humans are not on the same level as God, He wants to have an intimate relationship with each of us.

If I truly believe, and I do, that God is my father and I am His child but I am afraid of Him, what kind of a relationship is that? I believe that God loves you and me far beyond what we can comprehend.

I will give you an example of what I believe my relationship is with God. When you see a one- or two-year-old child that has not accomplished the art of running see his father coming up the sidewalk (and they have a loving father-child relationship), that child will raise his arms and start running toward his father. That child is saying, Father, pick me up and hold me in your arms. I love you. That’s the relationship I have with God.

When I’ m down, lonely, or sad, I want God to pick me up and hold me. I do not want a relationship of fearing God, but one of love. We are the sons and daughters of God. It tells of this relationship here:

Because

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