I don’t know if it is right or wrong to be gay but I do believe you are saving souls and making people and God happy. I found your insights most helpful and believe translation problems are costing souls. Thank you for your time and effort.
I would like to meet you in heaven one day until then – one love, one God
Soji Editor: Thank you for this place, cyber though it may be, that makes an ‘issue’ of sexuality only insofar as to acknowledge that we do, indeed, need a safe space to be. Thank you for giving me a place where I can stop feeling apprehensive and defensive about something that is actually so wonderful to me and for me (queerness, I mean, in all the ways I experience it in my life), and just concentrate on figuring out and following my spiritual questions, fears, desires, etc. I feel God in my life. I don’t know if Christianity is the right path for me. I don’t know if I can get past the hubris of this particular faith tradition, and get inside. Really, I guess I don’t know what God wants for me, and I’m truthfully not entirely sure how to figure that out. I don’t know how to do this. And I hate feeling like I have to do it alone.
Thank you for helping me feel that I don’t have to do it alone. Thank you for creating a space that doesn’t just tolerate or accept queerness, but celebrates it, as I do, as part of God’s immensely clever and complicated and fascinating creation and plans. Thank you for this little piece of hope.
Editor: I came across your article (Forget Love, What About God’s Wrath?) after typing in on the search engine “the wrath of God.” I am not a lesbian and I did not realize this was a site for gays, and lesbians, bisexuals, or transgender persons, and in all honesty, I probably wouldn’t have read the article if I did. Not that I am prejudiced against such persons, but because I do understand it as not in the perfect will of God. That is a whole different study, though, isn’t it?
Anyway, maybe I didn’t see that because indeed God wanted me to see this article and read it. I believe in the Salvation of All mankind, and have been trying to share this belief with my friend who keeps sending me scriptures on the wrath of God. I do not understand the wrath of God like she sees it and maybe I just plain don’t understand the wrath of God at all. I understand God’s wrath to consume our flesh, the wickedness in us, that does not align with being created in the image of God, and I understand it to be for corrective purposes. I see that the “wickedness” in us that produces God’s wrath as part of the fall and the expulsion from the Garden of Eden and whatever that entailed and quite possibly some type of genetic change that has marred the image of God that mankind was created to be in, male and female.
Thus we do not understand what our true nature was intended to be, that intention of the Genesis 1 mankind (male and female) because it has become imprisoned in the sinful nature that is known as the beast nature, and the one that has to be surrendered to God. I don’t believe that many others truly understand the wrath of God either, they profess to do so, and sometime in doing so, misrepresent God and malign His character. I am now praying to understand this in light of what God has already revealed to me about the Salvation of All Mankind.
I thought the article very interesting and honest, and appreciated reading it. Thank you.
Shalom, Robin Editor: I was only recently acquainted with Whosoever. After years of “trying to be someone I’m not” out of fear of the Catholic Church and family, I did finally resign myself to my own homosexuality when I was 38 years old.
I came to a point as an adult when I really needed to find my spirituality again. But where? The Catholic Church? Oh, that wasn’t gonna happen.
What I decided was that I had to leave “organized religion” out of it. I had to go back to The Bible. As a young Catholic boy, we were encouraged NOT to read the Bible (Imagine THAT… no, young Catholic children should not read the Bible; see we needed Sister Catherine Joseph (or some such nun) to tell us what we should think of the Bible.
So, I read the Bible. Wasn’t I surprised and shocked at what I’d never been taught! I read and read and read. I learned, discovered and realized many things about God, Jesus and myself.
“Religion” isn’t about God; “religion” is about politics, human arrogance, competition, fear and hate. I still find it astounding that those who profess to be Christians somehow missed the message of Jesus. I’m not Anti-God in any way, shape or form; I am, however, ANTI-RELIGION. There IS a difference.
Jesus Christ gave us lessons; teachings to help us in living our lives. He encouraged us in spirituality as well in our mortal lives. We aren’t alone, unless we choose to be. Many are the times I lose faith in humanity; the only thing I have which to cling is God the Father and His Son, my brother, my Savior and redemption.
Thank you for being here for those of us who have felt disenfranchised by the churches and religions who have turned their backs on us.
Joey Editor: Hey, just wanted to say that I love what you guys are doing here. I am straight, but I agree that God loves all of his children and made them exactly as he intended tham. Good job!