Sin? What sin?
Do you believe that once we accept Jesus as our Savior that our sins past, present and future, are cast as far as the east is from the west? I do, and therefore, when I pray to God the Father, He doesn't look at me and count my sins against me, because they are already paid for. My question is this to the people like my family, who are so bent on throwing doctrine at me, telling me I am deceived and living in sin, why do you throw my sins in my face, when God doesn't? When they do this, it is presumed that homosexuality is a sin. I don't believe it is. The sin I committed was hiding behind a whole set of lies to myself, my family and my Lord. The sin was denying Jesus when I thought He couldn't love a gay person. No, when I came out it was the most honest, authentic thing I have ever done. It was like when I came out to God (as if He didn't already know) a weight was lifted off my shoulders and He said, "Ok, now you can be free." Since being involved in my church here in Houston, I have learned so much more about God and grace and mercy and love and acceptance, whereas before I was bound in chains of judgment and criticism. Now I refuse to put God in a box and tell Him who He can love, die for, and minister to. God can do anything. It is awfully arrogant to tell God what to do or assign to Him our own fears and prejudices, and corroborate it with the Bible.