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Wednesday, May 7, 2014
5 Truths About Same-Sex Attraction
depression Is there something wrong with you if you have same-sex attractions? Does it mean you are in sin or under God's judgment? Or could it be, as some are claiming today, that God has blessed you with these attractions?

Here are five simple truths about same-sex attractions:

1. Your attractions do not define you. Despite the fact that much is made today of "being gay" or having a gay identity, the reality is that your romantic attractions and sexual desires do not define who you are as a person.

More importantly, if you have surrendered your life to the Lord and are living in obedience to Him, your primary identity is found in being a son or daughter of God.

Many believers struggle when they put gay before Christian in terms of their identity rather than putting Christian (or child of God) first.

2. It is not a sin to be same-sex attracted. While it is true that there really are former homosexuals (meaning, people who went from homosexual to heterosexual through divine intervention or counseling or discipleship-I hear from them on a regular basis, and I know some of them personally), it is also true that there are believers who have renounced homosexual practice but who are still same-sex attracted, and they are living holy, blessed lives.

As a former lesbian once pointed out, God never said, "Be thou heterosexual because I the Lord thy God am heterosexual." He said, "Be thou holy, because I the Lord thy God am holy."

In helping those struggling with unwanted same-sex attractions, we need to remind them that holiness, not heterosexuality, is the first and primary goal, encouraging them to renounce sinful practices and relationships and to reject sinful thoughts while recognizing that temptation can still be a real possibility.

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