Will being gay, living a gay lifestyle deny me enternal life in the Kingdom of Heaven?

I have been told my entire life that God is working on me and tempting me with the ONE thing I need to give to Him. I did give it to Him and now I am back to the original issue. If I live a gay lifestyle in a same sex relationship I will go to hell! No matter my integrity and goodness in all other aspects of my life. What do u think?
justme
Asked Dec 21, 2009
Edited Dec 21, 2009
no it is natural thing that u r just like in this catogary in indian mythology many kings are also belongs to the same category and they acquire nice place in there life so dont worry n do the things positively bye
jitraviraj, please don't post answers as comments, but rather, post them as answers. Thank you.
yes ofcourse you really wont have the eternal life because GOD created WOMAN why go for a fellow man dont u think you mare disrespecting GOD he said produce and fill the worlld do men produce.
keithkent, please post answers as answers, not as comments. You clearly saw me saying the same thing to jitraviraj, and I said it for a reason. These are separate functions for a reason.
Shut up oni-kami, u get on my nerves this whole website is for opinons and comments...to the question above if u die without asking God to forgive ur sin (u must truly mean it with all ur heart) being gay is a sin its in Gods law (written in the bible) then u will not go to heaven...we all sin, but God gave us the knowledge to know what's wrong an what's right...and being a strong person is knowing what ur mistake is and trying to make it right
rackle Dec 28, 2012
Read Romans Chaper 1
insurs
Answered Dec 21, 2009
All I can say is if I were gay and knew what the Bible said about it I would choose to be celibate. So, to answer your question I'll put it this way...If I were gay, and knew what the Bible said about homosexuality, and then continued in that lifestyle, I would plan on spending my eternity in hell.

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Angelon
Answered Dec 21, 2009
In reference to your answer. I can only give you what the Bible says: What! Do you not know that unrighteous persons will not inherit God's Kingdom? Do not be misled. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, mor adulterers, nor men kept for unnatural purposes, nor men who lie with men...1 Corinthians 6:9 NW
leehor
Answered Feb 17, 2010
Thank you at least someone here read the bible for themselves
rackle Dec 28, 2012
TODAY’S tolerant attitudes have prompted a number of youths to experiment with same-sex relationships. “Many girls in my school claim to be either lesbian, bisexual, or ‘bi-curious,’” says 15-year-old Becky. Christa, 18, finds the situation similar at her school. “Two classmates have actually propositioned me,” she says. “One wrote me a note asking if I wanted to see what it was like to be with a girl.”

With same-sex relationships being flaunted so openly, you may wonder: ‘Is homosexuality really bad? What if I’m attracted to someone of my sex? Does that mean I’m gay?’

How Does God View Homosexuality?
Today, many people—even some clergymen—soft-pedal the issue of homosexuality. Yet, the Bible leaves no room for confusion. It tells us that Jehovah God made man and woman and that he purposed for sexual desires to be fulfilled only between husband and wife. (Genesis 1:27, 28; 2:24) It comes as no surprise, then, that the Bible condemns homosexual acts.—Romans 1:26, 27.

Of course, many would say that the Bible is out-of-date. For example, 14-year-old Megan asserts, “Some of the things stated in the Bible have no place in today’s world.” But why are some so quick to make that claim? Often, it is because the Bible’s view conflicts with their own. They reject God’s Word because it teaches something different from what they want to believe. That view is biased, though, and the Bible encourages us to rise above such closed-minded thinking! In fact, in his Word, Jehovah God urges us to consider the fact that his commandments are for our good. (Isaiah 48:17, 18) That is reasonable. After all, who knows our human makeup better than our Creator?

As a young person, you may be experiencing a variety of emotions. What if you feel attracted to a member of the same sex? Does this automatically mean that you are a homosexual? No. Remember, you are in “the bloom of youth,” a period in which you are subject to involuntary sexual arousal. (1 Corinthians 7:36) For a time, your attention may focus on a member of the same sex. But having such an attraction does not mean that you are gay. In fact, statistics indicate that such inclinations usually fade in time. Still, you might wonder, ‘How do these desires start in the first place?’

Some say that homosexuality is rooted in the genes. Others say it is a learned behavior. It is not the purpose of this article to delve into the “nature-versus-nurture” debate. Indeed, it seems that it would be a gross oversimplification to attribute homosexuality to a single cause. Homosexuality—much like other forms of behavior—appears to be far more complex than that.

Regardless of the cause, the important thing to realize is that the Bible condemns homosexual acts. Thus, the person who is struggling with same-sex desires is presented with a reachable goal—he or she can choose not to act on those desires. To illustrate: A person might be “disposed to rage.” (Proverbs 29:22) In the past he may have freely given in to fits of anger. After studying the Bible, though, he becomes aware of the need to develop self-control. Does this mean that he will never again feel anger welling up inside him? No. However, because he knows what the Bible says about uncontrolled anger, he refuses to succumb to his feelings. It is similar with a person who has felt attracted to others of the same sex but who has now come to learn what the Bible says about homosexual practices. On occasion, an improper desire may still present itself. Nevertheless, by heeding the counsel of the Bible, the person can refrain from acting on that desire.

Granted, same-sex desires may be strongly entrenched. Be assured, though, that even deeply rooted wrong desires are not insurmountable. (1 Corinthians 9:27; Ephesians 4:22-24) Ultimately, you are in control of how you will live. (Matthew 7:13, 14; Romans 12:1, 2) And despite claims to the contrary, you can learn to control your impulses—or at least refrain from acting on them.

Reject Wrong Practices
How can you keep from getting involved in homosexual practices?

First Throw all your anxieties upon Jehovah in prayer, confident that “he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7; Psalm 55:22) Jehovah can fortify you with a peace that “excels all thought.” This can ‘guard your heart and your mental powers’ and give you “power beyond what is normal” to keep from acting on wrong desires. (Philippians 4:7; 2 Corinthians 4:7) Sarah, who struggled with the fear that she might be bisexual, says: “Whenever my thoughts disturb me, I pray; and Jehovah sustains me. Without his help I couldn’t have dealt with this problem. Prayer is my lifeline!”—Psalm 94:18, 19; Ephesians 3:20.
Second Fill your mind with upbuilding spiritual thoughts. (Philippians 4:8) Read the Bible daily. Never underestimate its power to shape your mind and heart for good. (Hebrews 4:12) A young man named Jason says: “The Bible—including scriptures such as 1 Corinthians 6:9, 10 and Ephesians 5:3—has had a powerful effect on me. I read these scriptures whenever wrong desires occur.”
Third Shun pornography and gay propaganda, which will only fuel wrong thoughts.# (Psalm 119:37; Colossians 3:5, 6) Some motion pictures and television programs also foster the belief that homosexuality is nothing more than a so-called alternative lifestyle. “The world’s warped thinking affected my mind and added to my sexual confusion,” says Anna. “Now I steer clear of anything or anyone that promotes homosexuality.”—Proverbs 13:20.

Seek the support of a mature Christian adult



Fourth Seek out a confidant, and talk to him or her about your thoughts. (Proverbs 23:26; 31:26; 2 Timothy 1:1, 2; 3:10) Olef, who sought the help of a Christian elder, recalls: “His counsel was very effective. I wished I had spoken to him a lot earlier.”
Do Not Give Up!
Of course, some would say that there’s no point in doing all this, that you should simply embrace your sexuality and accept what you are. But the Bible says that you can do better than that! It tells us, for example, that some early Christians who had formerly practiced homosexuality changed. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11) You too can win the battle—even if at this point it is only being waged in your heart.

If your desires persist, do not give up or conclude that you are a lost cause. (Hebrews 12:12, 13) All of us battle wrong inclinations at times. (Romans 3:23; 7:21-23) If you refuse to act on wrong desires, in time they may subside. (Colossians 3:5-8) Above all, lean on Jehovah for help. He loves you and knows what will make you happy. (Isaiah 41:10) Yes, “trust in Jehovah and do good . . . , and he will give you the requests of your heart.”—Psalm 37:3, 4
chrisboykin
Answered Feb 17, 2010
Source: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Christianity-Youth-Issues-2346/2009/3/Exploring-homosexuality-spirituality.htm

Please cite sources.
Chris u sound very wise, I agree with what u said except calling God Jehovah, even if that is his name he never told us to call him that, it even may be disrespectful like calling ur mom or dad by their first names...other than that I totally agree with u do not give up on trying to make ur sins right...and always ask for forgivness
rackle Dec 28, 2012
I notice a comment was made not to call God by his name but in the bible God does encourage us to use his name. All humans have personal names so wouldnt it be reasonable for God to have a personal name, it can be found at Isaiah 42:8- "I am Jehovah. That is my name. I give my glory to no one else, nor my praise to graven images."
You know , I think you all are misinterpreted the wrong way ; THE BIBLE CLEARLY states it is an abomination to the LORD being GAY , and he will always love his CHILDREN YES , but one thing we all will understand , is the Church is not backing up what the WORD of GOD says ABOUT IT " God Created Adam and Eve in Genises; AND all were told to be fruitful and multiply . I do not care who you are , GOD does not allow sin into the ETERNAL GATES ; He also sent his son Jesus so that all sin's be washed away " WE all have our own Choice whether or not of how we want to chose our own LIFE STYLE but its like a few of the brothers and sisters said , WILL PAY FOR IT in the END by our faithful and Justificated Righteous Judge " but as to the questions and answers we pray for those who live those life styles but we also shed the LIGHT of CHRIST WITH IT and we cannot Get to Heaven without accepting Jesus into our LIFE STYLE :)
cooper27
Answered Nov 07, 2012
if u r gay, GOD STILL LOVES YOU and you are his children, but if you condone the practice of homosexuality, then u r breaking God's heart. so what i'm trying to say is if u r gay from the moment u r born, god loves u, nothing can change that. but please don't have a relationship with a person from the same sex, this angers God
jgord
Answered Jun 07, 2013
If facts mean anything in this forum, the FACT is, you have no more idea what God thinks than any of the rest of us.
Rob Jun 07, 2013
No, and you dont have to to come to that conclusion.
god loves of his children in the same way. he is like a father to us, and like a father he is not going to condem us for sinning, but is going to suffer for our behaviours, in other words, when you do wrong, in one aspect of your llfe, and you know it, and you keep doing it, all your hurt is the Lord, and in return you will be hurt in time, but your soul wil always be saved because he died in the cross for all our sins. Try to read more the bible, maybe and only maybe you will find your answer. God Bless you.
kiri
Answered Dec 26, 2009
There is not one person on this planet that is perfect and god knows this. He was crucified and died for our sins. Know one has the right to judge anyone. We will all have to stand in front of him one day.
Theresa
Answered Jan 28, 2010
I could not have said it better than chrisboykin...but I do have one thing to add. If you wanna get right down to the basic truth, homosexuality alone will not send you to hell. There is only one unforgivable sin and that is denying Jesus Christ. In order to inherit the kingdom of God, you have to be born again. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No Man come to the father but by me". (John 14:6) So, in order to go to heaven, everyone need the four R's. Realize you are a sinner, Recognize Jesus' sacrifice, Repent of your sins, and Receive the gift (ask Jesus to be your Lord and Savior). Scripture says, "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord". (Romans 6:23)
Once you are saved, no one can take that away. I would then follow the advice of chrisboykin. It is important to remember that God loves you (just the way you are, flaws and all) and if you are covered in the blood of Jesus, he does not see your sin. Every christian struggles with sin. Don't let those that lack love and compassion make you feel less because the sin you struggle with is homosexuality. Sin is sin is sin. There is not one worse than the other. Just remember, "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings." (1 Peter :7-9)
I love you and will be praying for you
JDKelley
Answered Apr 27, 2010
So what your saying is that the only way to get to heaven is to accept Jesus? Thats wrong, when you say this your saying that everyone who isnt christian will go to hell because they dont accept jesus. What about all of the other heavens in different religions?
This is not wrong. Jesus IS the only way to heaven. I believe the Bible is the true word of God and through grace not works we will be saved if we believe in Jesus as our Savior. All other religions require works. It is impossible to work your way to a Holy God. That is why Jesus came to this earth and died on the cross. He paid the price for our sin. Put your faith in Jesus today. It is your choice if you go to Heaven or Hell.
I will have to back him up 100% on this one or her LOL but oh well I am backing up " THE WORD is the WORD , NOTHING HIDDEN , NOTHING CHANGED and if we all try to change it but will FAIL in the end
R u dumb night_angel? were christians we don't believe in other heavens helloooo! Jesus is the way to heaven! Believe that!
rackle Dec 28, 2012
I'm glad to hear you asked this question. The fact that it is weighing on your mind is just proof that God is working in you. You're saved when you belive and confess (Romans 10:9 & 10) but sanctification (becoming free of sin) is a lifelong process. If there is anything in your life that causes you to question it seek advice just so long as it is in keeping with what the bible teaches. When it comes to struggling with sin, welcome to the club. There aren't any of us who don't struggle with something. It is all part of the sanctification process. However don't be quick to give into temptation or your desires thinking that because God loves you it's ok. God is completely on your side, he wants to help you with and see you through your struggles. Also you should talk to and pray with those who have dealt with and understand the same struggles you are going through. Check out exodusinternational.org this is a ministry made up of people who have come from a homosexual lifestyle.
H_20
Answered Jun 17, 2013
Everybody sins. Christians sin, but we still are going to heaven. But it is still a sin so don't do it.
Kiruse
Answered Aug 01, 2013
No, god loves all his children and I dont see why he would stop because of something you cant control regardless of race age gender or sexual tendancies

If I am incorrect and god is that much of a douche than he is no god of mine!
Anonymous_gx
Answered Sep 13, 2013
Honestly I'm not Christian because of the fact that being homosexual is a reason for not living in eternal peace. Does anyone truly have a way to even be sure that God doesn't accept homosexuals and don't anyone dare say the bible because God himself did not hand write so some of the so called "facts" within it can be the opinions of one individual.
devious__kidd
Answered Dec 24, 2013
NO yes it is a sin BUT it is forgiveable
allman111
Answered Jan 20, 2016
Edited Jan 20, 2016
Hey Justme-

I've been in your position. I am a Christian, I know the Lord, and I have worked out my faith in fear and trembling as the bible told me to. I have no fear of being gay. I have no fear of my eternity for being in a committed gay relationship.

Some people will use 1 Thes. 18 to condemn you but don't listen. That chapter, if you actually KNOW AND UNDERSTAND bible history is a holiness code that was used as a way to seperate one culture from another at that point in history. That chapter also states that a man should not wear fabric of mixed fiber. So... wearing a cotton/polyester blend would have the same punishment as being gay. It also says one should never touch the skin of a dead pig. If that were still applicable in our culture then all football players would burn in hell.

There is a really good book to read called, "What the Bible really says about homosexuality." The name of the auther escapes me but if you google it the book should come up. It will give you peace. I never had peace in my relationship with my Lord and saviour until I accepted this part of me as part of his divine creation.

Ignorant people will tell you that this is an abomination. The brain is actually our largest functioning sex organ and if people would open their minds enough to the complexities of my Father's creation they would understand that it is more than just our genitals that make us male or female and it is more than just our genitals that drive our sexual orientation.

I'll be praying for your own peace to come my friend.

Popester
Popester
Answered Jan 15, 2010
Love this response
eghall Jan 28, 2010
U sound like a false prophet working for the devil, stop making excuses u can't be gay and a christian (unless ur trying to work on ur sin), being gay is a sin! You think God made a man and a women just so they would be gay? How about u read the whole entire bible for urself instead of listening to what other people say or linning the pockets of whoever wrote that book u told him to read... all ur doing is doing the devils deeds. He knows in his heart its wrong that's y he's asking about it, don't bring him down with u! God made us different from animals by giving us the freedome to make our own choices so stop listening to the devil!
rackle Dec 28, 2012
just enjoy this life,be happy if you can, and talk to real gays, your life doesn't have to mean obeying what a book says. instead you should ask yourself is the bible really a holly sacred accurete and perfect book or what, could it be misleading and man made.
machomen77
Answered Jan 27, 2010
Being a christian is someone who believes that God wrote the bible to help guide humans
rackle Dec 28, 2012
it doesnt matter do what u wanna do... enjoy life ;)
poiuytrewq
Answered Mar 27, 2010
It does when ur christian...I'm christian and I enjoy life a lot more than when I wasnt
rackle Dec 28, 2012
Well I'm 12 and im not gay so I cant say for sure but if you are gay and those are ur true feelings that your mind likes boys and not girls then go for it bro. Just be happy go to church and if those are ur true feelings and god made you that way then I think he'll be happy :) good luck man!
Bryce
Answered Apr 04, 2013
Are... Are you high?
Oni_Kami
Answered Dec 22, 2009
lol..
figment Dec 26, 2009
Why does the guy need to be high to post this question?
He doesn't need to be high, hence my asking if he is high.
crazy people
lightstar77
Answered Jan 01, 2010
If believing in God and Jesus is crazy, then I'm the craziest person u'll ever meet... I love GOD and his son Jesus Christ!
rackle Dec 28, 2012
You know what? If God's not an accepting and understanding God then he is not God. So, really, you have nothing to worry about.
yuwenchang
Answered Jan 01, 2010
God created us and has the right to make rules and laws for us...just like our society has rules and laws, without them it would be chaos...think b4 u speak!
rackle Dec 28, 2012
Can someone just delet this chaos causing question?!!! Religion is what started the first wars.
And it will probably have a part in future wars as well. Religion will be here till the end of time because it attempts to answer one of the most asked questions. Where did we come from.

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