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#432219 - 04/23/13 09:47 PM "
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Edited by lbcali1978 (04/29/13 01:24 AM)
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Come home

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I'm confused and alone

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We understand

I found out they don't

I'll walk the path exactly how I've always done it

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#432228 - 04/23/13 11:41 PM Re: How Can I Be One with God? [Re: lbcali1978]
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I used to consider myself a bi-Christian and I have still have a lot of friends over at gaychristian.net. They aren't so much about dealing with abuse (though there are one or two over there who have dealt with it) but they are a very loving community who have helped people reconcile the two. The long and short of their message is that most of them believe God desires gay people to be in committed monogamous relationships, while a small minority of them believe God asks gay people to be celibate but still to be proud of how they were created. Either way, they believe God created you gay and that you shouldn't be ashamed of it.
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#432237 - 04/24/13 12:31 AM Re: How Can I Be One with God? [Re: lbcali1978]
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Hi Jacob, Ibcali1987,

Being a Jew, it may not be O K to comment. But --- The m,ost quoted part of the new testament to condemn gays is One of Paul's letters. I think Corinthians II. Any way it is a bad translation from the Greek. The word they say is homosexual, is correctly translated as pederast. That is an adult male who has sex with children.

I think the Greek makes sense. God, at least the one who keeps me sober, wants you to be you. He is merciful. But, I believe all we have to do is ask and we are forgiven. One the holiest day of the year we tell God that we need to be forgiven for "sins" we are going to commit in the coming year. And for the sake of the previous generations we are forgiven.

Me, I have gone as long as 5 years at a time celibate. I am heterosexual. I do not think that has any value for anyone. It sure felt good when I found someone who wanted to be in a sexual relationship with me. It was great, now I am celibate again. Not to please my God. Just sometimes when you get older (I'm 64)
it just turns out that way.

God is there for us all. To be one with Him has always been simple for me. Breathe. Become quiet. And in the silence you will know Him and take a moment in the quiet to wait for his presence.

We all have different stories but we all are the same.


Edited by genedebs (04/24/13 12:32 AM)

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#432248 - 04/24/13 02:19 AM " [Re: lbcali1978]
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Edited by lbcali1978 (04/29/13 01:23 AM)
_________________________
They said

Come home

I said

I'm confused and alone

They said

We understand

I found out they don't

I'll walk the path exactly how I've always done it

Alone

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