I'm in a weird spot
By - WildMeatEater90
Shoot me a message. I'm at a conservative seminary and also struggle in these ways. My church knows about my struggles and it has been helpful.
I pray our Father will continue to shower you with His love, continue to work on bringing you peace about who you are, and joy in all life offers.
God is at work in all of our lives. God has heard the cry of so many beloved children, born and raised in the faith but rejected by those closest when they realize and accept who they are sexually. You are to be part of God's wondrous love in reconciling God's beloved lgbt+ children with God's church, Christ's bride.
We all know the pain of this calling, the agony of facing a church which has fallen away from full and complete knowledge of God's love and redemption. It will only be love that will change the church, and as we remember so many years of heartache and pain it can appear impossible. But with God, all things are possible.
Remember to keep God first in your heart and your life. We are not called to a philosophy or a rulebook, but to a real, passionate love relationship God, through the Holy Spirit. In prayer, reading of scripture, meditation on God's love and all the disciplines of faith, we stand firmly with God, to be Christ's hands in this broken world.
Peace, joy and love be with you. And remember so many are praying for you each day, and if you seek encouragement we are all here to speak and pray with you.
Thank you so much!
There is a really good [post](https://www.reddit.com/r/OpenChristian/comments/n28doc/homosexuality_is_never_condemned_in_the_bible_a/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share) that does a pretty good job of breaking down the verses typically used to condemn homosexuality. It's not perfect, but it's a pretty good place to start I'd say. There are also many more arguments aside from that one, I just often recommend it as it's a very accessible and understandable resource.
There's also two pinned posts on r/OpenChristian that are pretty helpful. There's one with a bunch of [resources](https://www.reddit.com/r/OpenChristian/comments/9w9y5z/resources_for_openchristians_online_resources/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share) for all sorts of things, including understanding homosexuality as not a sin. There's also a [FAQ](https://www.reddit.com/r/OpenChristian/comments/9wa6z3/frequently_asked_questions_please_read_before_you/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share) with some more resources.
Exploring this is not for the faint of heart. It’s very scary. I’d say a majority of gay Christians have undergone some crisis of faith trying to find where they land.
If absolutely nothing else, throughout this process don’t forget that you are a beloved child of God. He is not ashamed of or disappointed in you.
Cheering you on. Chat box is open.
I’ll pray. For you. Word of advice. Ask around. I found out there was an entire community of people in my school that either were gay or accept gay ( I was in a christian school) it was a secret thing under the radar stuff
Praying for youand sending you hugs ❤
I'm as conservative as it comes and completely affirming. A few things.
Homosexuality isn't a struggle in your faith unless you make it one. If you feel at peace with celibacy or you believe it's what God is calling you to, then God keep you, but understand that homosexual physical expressions within a Biblical border aren't sin.
How do you know that for sure, though?
Bible apologetics from the perspective the Bible is the inerrant word of God. I'm not a progressive Christian like you find with so many on this side of the Bible and homosexuality debate.
I guess I just have a hard time finding that in the Scriptures.
Check your private messages.
I feel like you should make some non-Christian gay friends. Living in the Christian bubble is not great for personal growth. I would make some diverse friends and get more perspective.
The problem is that I better identify as a Christian than I do with the LGBTQ community.
I think it’s fine to identify more with being Christian. I definitely did not feel anyway connected to the gay community at the beginning, but I definitely have come to feel apart of it as time goes on. Also, it really about picking your corner of the community. It’s impossible to relate to every corner within the LGBT community.
I'm just completely lost right now honestly. Not spiritually perse, just this other new side of who I am.
My DMs are open if you wanna chat,
This helped me accept my sexuality and reconcile it with my faith.
My chat box is open, if you want.