The following blog post carries the personal thoughts of Elder Prince, founder of Blossomsoft Games.
I’ll get straight to the point and address a sensitive topic. As many of you are LGBT followers, I want to ensure you feel comfortable and included when the gospel is shared via my Eternal Eden projects.
A fan of Eternal Eden PMed me on Discord:
I want to share my statement publicly on my blog so it can be useful to others.
First and foremost, God loves all people, including those who are gay or lesbian, and that salvation is available to all who have faith in Jesus, regardless of their sexual orientation or other sinful natures.
Here’s the proof:
The term “whosoever” is the formal term for whoever, which means ‘any person’. It implies inclusiveness and emphasizes that salvation is available to all people, regardless of their background or identity.
The following verse is clearer on what the role of Christianity is:
Christianity offers forgiveness to all, regardless of our sinful state, through faith in Jesus Christ, not by condemning us for what we are.
Is changing one’s nature required for salvation?
A change in lifestyle is not a requirement for salvation and it’s unbiblical to say so. Salvation is 100% a free gift from God, granted through faith in Jesus Christ by His grace, as explained by Apostle Paul.
Grace is often defined as unmerited or undeserved favor, which means receiving something we do not deserve or earning. In the context of salvation, it means that we can receive eternal life and forgiveness of all sins (past, present and future) through belief in Jesus Christ, even though we are not worthy of it based on our own merit or actions.
False teachers often twist the following verse to assert that anyone who hasn’t abandoned all their sins and changed their behavior is doomed to hell, especially targeting the LGBT community.
However, they overlook the next important verse:
In God’s eyes, unrighteous individuals are those who refuse to embrace the gospel and instead strive to earn righteousness through their own efforts, even while ironically they remain in sin. It’s why Jesus said:
The only way to attain righteousness in God’s sight is to be born again through belief in the gospel. Upon being born again, one is washed, sanctified, and justified in Jesus Christ’s name and becomes a saint, forever. Salvation cannot be lost once acquired, even when you feel your life is a mess or others attempt to condemn you.
Wicked pastors and street preachers serve the devil when they say things like “Salvation may be free, but it ain’t cheap!” This oxymoron attempts to contradicts God’s promise and accuses believers of having an “easy-believism” mindset by using some form of reverse psychology, when in reality, God made eternal life extremely simple and easily obtained through belief.
But the biggest proof, for me, that God made salvation easy is found in again in John 3.
In this segment, Jesus compares himself to the bronze serpent lifted up by Moses in the wilderness. The reference to the bronze serpent is a reference to an event recorded in Numbers 21, where the Israelites were being punished by God with deadly serpent bites. However, God provided a way for the people to be saved from the deadly bites, by telling Moses to make a bronze serpent and lift it up on a pole. Anyone who was bitten and looked at the bronze serpent would be instantly saved from death.
In this way, Jesus is saying that just as the bronze serpent provided a way for the Israelites to be saved from physical death, He himself must be lifted up (referring to his crucifixion) so that whoever believes in Him can be saved from spiritual death and have eternal life. This analogy by Jesus emphasizes the idea that faith in Him is the only requirement for salvation and that being born again is instantaneous versus a life-time process.
In the next verse, see how the penitent thief receives eternal life on-the-spot:
This story illustrate the ease and immediacy of salvation through faith in Jesus. Despite being a condemned criminal with no good works or religious credentials, the criminal was able to receive forgiveness and the assurance of eternal life simply by believing in Jesus.
If you’re ever confronted to a street preacher, ask them what one must do to be saved to determine whether they’re sharing the true gospel or if they’re sharing an accursed gospel. If they reply something such as ‘repent of all your sins, change your life and remain faithful to Jesus through daily perseverance, or else you’re going to hell’, then it means they’re of the devil. Their answer should be as simple as:
Don’t let false teachers deceive you and restrict your freedom in Jesus Christ. The idea that one must modify their nature to obtain and maintain salvation is a falsehood from hell. The devil, who has already been condemned, wants souls to join him in condemnation, and hates that God’s plan of salvation is so easy to us.
Knowing that you are saved, take time daily to express gratitude to God for this gift, and strive to grow in your spiritual walk through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Notice again how the law is excluded. The key to walking in the Spirit is to reject a legalistic mindset. Ask yourself, as a LGBT person, can you love yourself and others? Yes, you can. Can you be joyful and spread happiness to others? Of course. Can you experience and spread peace? Absolutely. How about gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance? Definitely.
This mindset should reflect your new identity as a saved person without the need of the law, free from the eternal consequences of sin and living in the liberty given to you by Jesus. This message applies to everyone, not just the LGBT community.
I hope you have grasped the peaceful essence of the gospel message and have accepted it. This concludes today’s discussion, but there is still much more to explore for another day.
God bless you, dear friends.