Christian and Gay

Back in the summer of 2011, I wrote a series of posts about the Churches of Christ and homosexuality.  I'm still getting occasional feedback on these articles, and I wanted to have an easy link to these posts in order.  These are seven of my favorite pieces that I ever wrote for this blog and I hope you will enjoy revisiting them.  All of my posts on religion can now be accessed either by clicking the Religion link or by visiting my Wordpress blog "A Gay Christian Blog."

Here are links to the full series in order:
  1. Quid Est Veritas (What is truth?John 18:38)
  2. Sola Scriptura (By Scripture Alone)
  3. Abusus Non Tollit Usum (Just Because Something Is Misused Does Not Mean It Cannot Be Used Correctly.)
  4. Veritas Vos Liberabit (The Truth Shall Set You Free—John 8:32)
  5. Deus Caritas Est, Veritas Est Amor (God is Love, Truth is Love)
  6. Vince Malum Bono (Overcome Evil with GoodRomans 12:21)
  7. Via, Veritas, Vita (The Way, The Truth, and The Life—John 14:6)


Anonymous said...

I was interested once in the Church of Christ because of its strict adherence to scripture. But over time I have come to understand that the Church of Christ is a cult. It is a legalistic cult which adds to the 'process' of salvation. It controls it's members by not allowing them to read the bible on their own. It is a hard church to be in and truly come to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Have you written or studied these ideas before, that the Church of Christ might be a cult?

Anonymous said...

It is ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE to be a TRUE BORN-AGAIN, BIBLE BELIEVING CHRISTIAN & be homosexual. Homosexuality is an ABOMINATION & ALL homosexuals WILL NEVER see Heaven. Instead, they WILL ALL spend Eternity in HELL & THE LAKE OF FIRE.
Rev. 21:8

JC Campbell said...

As a follower of Jesus who s sexual orientation is homosexual yet i take the biblical stance on this,( do not practice) Iam appalled at the last comment which is just filled with venom and hatred and indeed self righteousness. If yo want to win people for Christ pal then your going the wrong way about it..

Joe said...

JC, I agree with you 100%. I have to admit I was a bit confused at first. I couldn't figure out what I had said, then I realized you were commenting on the previous comment.

I could have easily deleted the hateful anonymous comment above, but honestly it proves my point I often make about those Christians who condemn us. They generally know less about the Bible, only a few verses of condemnation which are taken out of context. They also almost always attack with hate. Honestly, I think it stems from them not having a personal relationship with God. I feel sorry for such people and pray that God will show them the right path.

Anonymous said...

I am a young man that also grew up in a VERY conservative church of Christ family. However, I am also gay. Lately I have been seriously considering coming out to my family and friends. Just as I'm sure you have experienced, I have been tormented with this fact for most of my life. The struggle between who I am and what my faith teaches has been an ongoing battle I cant even begin to explain. Recently I've been researching and trying to find some answers. I've read all of your posts on being Christian and gay, but there is still one thing I have yet to find an answer for that people in the church of Christ still uphold. They maintain that sexual relationships are only to occur within marriage; yet, the Bible maintains that marriage is only biblical when between a man and a woman. Do you have any thoughts on this? It is not my intention by ANY means to challenge you or to "stump" you. I sincerely want to know. I'm just looking for answers and I sincerely hope you see this. Thank you.