Its our belief that a major part of the spiritual dysfunction embedded within homosexuality and its ideology is attributed to the lack of a proper Kingdom perspective on one’s identity. As we have heard many times, most gays (including the religious ones) base the validity of their sexual behavior on the what they believe is the immutability of their sexuality. Of course, this isn’t true but has nonetheless taken root and become a formidable “doctrine” gay orthodoxy. What’s more it has become the weapon used by gay activists in their aggressive attempts to wipe out all institutional beliefs (including the church’s) that homosexuality is changeable. The church is battling with this ideology because it has allowed the gay christian movement to dominate conversations about the Bible and sexuality. Instead of being true and loyal to scripture, the gcm instead took the lie of the world and sprayed it down with a facsimile of God’s love. Thus, their ideology has become their theology.
The false picture of identity also accounts for the difficulty in presenting the truth of the gospel to the gay community. The hostility one often encounters is almost entirely a byproduct of a skewered picture of sexual identity.
We wrote of the importance of the Christian understanding of identity in Christ, but our friend Rik Fleming who writes at Journal of a Battling Christian has done a superb job at fully examining the various intersecting aspects of identity. Among them he deals with sexual identity. I guess you could say Rik wrote the part two of our commentary.
This is definitely going to help you if you want to understand why some gays are so vociferous against attempts to “change their orientation”. From that understanding it might also help you to reach them if you can get past the hostility. You’ll need the Holy Spirit’s help on that.
If you are like me and have self identified at some point in your past as gay, it will help to reshape your thinking (Romans 12:1-3) so that you come from under the bondage that you will always be “gay”. There’s no need to consider yourself as something you don’t have to be, especially since Christ died to give you a new identity (and name) in Him. Please check it out, it could be a critical turning point if you receive its truth.
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