Originally a Twitter thread, posted here for posterity. See Full Context, below. This isn’t a case of a homophobic Christian randomly hate sniping tweets.
[God] says it’s ok to be gay as long as you never ever find love and happiness and don’t even think about living your truth. But it’s ok to be gay.
I’ve struggled with this question as somebody with conditions that make it hard to find love. My conclusion is the Fall has resulted in this and now the cold, hard fact of natural selection and survival of the fittest are playing out.
But I’m no more special than the child who will die before their tenth birthday who will also never experience these things. It is pride and selfishness to idolize these things and think that I am more worthy of these things than others who will never even have the chance.
“For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others–and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. ” Matthew 19:12
I hate this. I hate this to the bottom of my soul and I believe righteously so but the anger is only righteous with the right understanding that it was not meant to be this way and God will make all things Good again and make them even better than you can imagine.
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration…” Roman 8:18-20a
“…not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.” Romans 8:20b-21
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
“Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.” Romans 8:17
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
Soli Deo Gloria
Some people might assume my tweets were just a homophobic Christian sniping a random tweet on twitter but that’s not it at all.
Visit this tweet and scroll back up through the history to the “Listen to our interview…” tweet and then read down.
Some rando posted an audio interview with a member of one of my favourite Christian bands, when I was younger. This band had been putting out signs for a year or two that they were going woke. Truth was they had always held these woke beliefs but weren’t exactly clear about that due to their Christian labels and the music industry being what it is.
So, I wrote a tweet lamenting that my favourite band had gone woke. The original rando then wrote a tweet that was liked by the band. Being a trouble maker, I added a “Yikes” tweet about their possible theology. Another person, @Dallonntm, commented we should give them the benefit of the doubt. The band replied to that comment. And that’s when all their followers saw it and it broke wide open.
There’s a lot of comments underneath the original tweet but it eventually got down to the one I quoted above and replied to as I did.
@Dallonntm and I replied to many comments in an apologetics style hoping to provide some biblical truth.
Eventually, the tweet I quoted came up. I’ve seen the argument before: Only homosexuals are denied love. At this stage in my life, I found I could finally identify with those people, from my own situation, in the hopes I could show them the biblical perspective on denying one’s else and that, yes, other people have to go without.
That’s it. That’s the context. It was very personal for us fans of the band so I can understand if few understand why this merits a blog post.
1 thought on “On the struggle of finding love in a Fallen world”
God meant this earth to be a paradise – it is we selfish humans who have made it into a place of suffering for so many.
Few people find real love in this sin cursed world – we paper over the injustice and prejudice but we know this to be true.
Gays and others deserve our love and consideration just as much as any other. We should stop the practice of treating non traditional sexual arrangements as being somehow more heinous than for instance, adultery. ” Boys will be boys” is a whitewash and should be called out in our leaders and role models just as people are so quick to do with those who have alternate lifestyles.
Accepting the lifestyles of others is not the same as supporting it or promoting it. If a practice or lifestyle brings pain and suffering to the innocent then of course it must be corrected but we Christians should be harvesting souls, not planting seeds of hatred.