Posted By: Tom
LGBQ etc... - Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:23 AM
In recent years this particular issue has become more and more an experience that I have had to deal with in one way or another.
Let me explain.
It is pretty clear in Scripture that these things are wrong in the eyes of God.
However, these things are being excepted as the norm in society. To me, that part is not too surprising; even when someone told me angrily that as a Christian I am dangerous and Christianity should be illegal.
However, unfortunately I am having supposedly Christian relatives come out as the opposite sex, or gay.
Also one woman I know in the Church broke up with her boyfriend, only later to identify as a male.
Another friend’s daughter who was brought up in the Church revealed herself as gay to her parents. She was eventually abused by her girlfriend. Her parents came to her rescue. Only to turn to another women as her new girlfriend.
In the meantime her mother out of concern for her daughter told her that she loved her, but as a Christian she can not condone her lifestyle.
This caused her daughter to tell her she never wants to see her again. Which has absolutely devastated her mother. Not only that but her daughter’s girlfriend angrily got in her mothers face within a foot of her face and cursed her out for telling her daughter that.
Apparently the whole time during this her mother nearly punched her daughter’s girlfriend. But was able to stop herself from doing so. However she went away emotionally distraught.
Recently, a friend of mine’s friend came out identifying as a women. My friend is a Christian, but when this person got kicked out of his apartment when his live in partner reneged on their rent, my friend felt obligated to help him by temporally letting him stay at his house. Unfortunately, he is being praised by other Christians as living his Christian life to effect this person in a God honouring way. Yet it seems obvious because that was about 5 months ago now and the person is still living in his apartment that all he is doing is enabling him.
I have told my friend what I believe and all he does is bend his head down and say “I know”.
As you can probably see, I am having to face this kind of thing more and more and to be quite frank, I am not sure how to react anymore.