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Are LGBT people saved?

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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 need to know something. You say you are a christian, are you a christian that thinks gays are wrong and stuff?”

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:

John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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:

John 3:17

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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.

ROMANS 3:28

Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

Roman 11:6

And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

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.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

However, they overlook the next important verse:

1 Corinthians 6:11

And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

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:

John 3:16

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

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.

Matthew 11:28-30

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

But the biggest proof, for me, that God made salvation easy is found in again in John 3.

John 3:14-15

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

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:

Luke 23:39-43

And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.

But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.

And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.

And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

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:

ROMANS 3:28

Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said (Paul and Silas), Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

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.

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

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.

Was this blog post helpful to you? Do you have any questions related to the gospel? Feel free to comment down below.

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4 responses to “Are LGBT people saved?”

  1. ChristlivethinMe Avatar
    ChristlivethinMe

    If you say you are saved and live a homosexual lifestyle, you were not saved at all. Even the demons believe and are scared!

    Jesus: Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is EASY THAT LEADS TO DESTRUCTION, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is HARD, that leads to life, and those who find it are few

    Y’all think it’s so simple. Cuz if you only believe then it is simple. But once you start doing what we are actually told to do then that’s when it gets hard for people and they don’t wanna do the work to be truly obedient.

    1. Elder Avatar
      Elder

      You shared a verse from a corrupt bible version, used by wolves in sheep clothing in most mainstream churches. Their goal is to keep you under the yoke of condemnation.

      Stick to the King James Version, which is the most faithful English translation from the original Greek manuscripts.

      Let’s compare the same verse by using a wrong translation and a good translation:

      BLATANT LIE, from the NASB.
      “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”

      TRUTH, from the KJV
      “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”

      The false verse you shared brutes force the idea that the path to eternal life is a tough, strict, and arduous requiring daily commitment and self-sacrifices. It’s the path of the devil. Only holier-than-thou boasters want this road to be difficult, because they automatically assume they’re passing the righteousness test with flying colors while others are miserable sinners going to hell. I invite you to read my discussion with a Calvinist., in hope it could shed some light on this subject.

      In the King James version, the words ‘easy’ and ‘hard’ aren’t found in this verse. Therefore, the verse doesn’t indicate that an easy life free from struggles leads to hell and that hardships or pain lead to heaven; rather, it’s quite the contrary.

      God in fact made salvation super easy that one must really do massive efforts with stubbornness to end up in hell. The Good News is the narrow way. Jesus is the only reason we’re going to heaven. He did all the painful labor for us. We’re only required to believe the Good News in order to be spiritually saved. It’s a free gift of God as explained in so many verses written by apostle Paul.

      An homosexual is saved by believing the Good News, like everyone else who know they have been saved. If they have to struggle against their nature to be saved, then it’s no longer a free gift. Rather, any type of sinners should attempt as best as they can to grow and mature in their walk in the spirit (love, peace, gentleness, etc). There is no law against the fruit of the spirit.

      As a saved believer, if you’re harassing someone by showing a legalistic mindset when they’re themselves in the spirit, you’re attacking God Himself. Reproach should be given when someone isn’t acting in the spirit, particularly if they’re in a state of violence, deceit, and so forth.

      Otherwise; live and let live.

  2. Elder Avatar
    Elder

    Thanks for replying, C.N.Gentle.

    It’s crucial to keep in mind that producing good works is not a condition for salvation, nor a proof of salvation, otherwise none of us would be saved at all.

    As you wisely said, we’re all still struggling with the sinful flesh. Still, none of us is saved for the fact we’re battling against our sinful nature, and none of us is going to hell for losing the battle against our fleshly desires either.

    We’re saved by believing the Good News, that Jesus paid the whole debt of our sins, he resurrected three days later for our justification and to guarantee us eternal life. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

    Apostle Paul rarely uses the keyword ‘must’ when he gives guidelines in his epistles, he mostly uses the keyword ‘should’. As a result, after being saved, each of us ‘should’ attempt to walk in the spirit in liberty, which has nothing to do with the law or obligation.

    Our soul have been freed of the consequence of sin forever, but there are still physical impacts tied to sin.

    Chain-smoking cigarettes is definitely not good for health. It’s destroying the smoker’s body and the smoke is also damaging other people’s health in the same closed environment. It’s a desire of the flesh and if the person persist, even if spiritually saved, the flesh will suffer one way or another. I saw my aunt dying of lung cancer and it was horrible to witness. A chain-smoker, even if they can’t overcome such addiction, can still walk in the spirit in liberty and will go to heaven after passing away. Although they enjoy their liberty, they should be careful not to harm others with secondary smoke effects so that no one have a real good reason to point their finger at them in accusation.

    Our liberty in Christ for sure need balance and responsibility. We can eat or drink whatever we want, but too much salt or sugar, or too much fat, will cause all sort of problems to our physical body, even leading to premature death.

    Otherwise, we should enjoy our liberty in Christ and give thanks to God for each enjoyable moment we’re living.

    In my case, I know I can play video games or watch movies at the theater in total liberty knowing that I’m saved, even if some of those pieces of art include themes of violence or horror. It doesn’t mean I want to prone violence or that I maintain dark projects in secret, I rather try to walk in the spirit as best as I can. I became a game developer from my gaming passion and it’s my way to share my joy with others, my faith, peace, etc.

    I stopped watching pornography long ago. It’s not what saved me, and it’s not what proved I am saved. Even if I decided to watch pornography again, it wouldn’t result to loss of salvation. I’m for sure not judging others with this difficult addiction. Even without pornography, I’m still having lustful desires everyday whenever I see beautiful girls on the streets or in stores.

    No matter what, I know I’m a saint (like any other saved persons, surely including you C.N.Gentle) because of what Jesus did for me on the cross, his righteousness has been imputed to me.

    Here are a few more helpful verses.

    ●EPHESIANS 2:8-9
    For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

    ●ROMAN 11:6
    And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

    ●ROMANS 4:4-5
    Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

    ●JOHN 10:28
    And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

    ●GALATIANS 5:22
    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

    ●GALATIANS 3:24
    Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

    ●GALATIANS 2:21
    I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

    ●1 JOHN 5:13
    These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

  3. C.N.Gentle Avatar
    C.N.Gentle

    Great article overall.

    I do want to point out, however, that once you are saved by grace you will produce works worthy of repentance. You cannot continue forever in sins, which is evil, because God’s light will literally start to change your former nature (the old man, the filthy rags, etc) into a new creation free from the chains of sin, and in His perfect holy likeness.

    Also, the simple fact of turning to Jesus in the first place is a part of repentance too. Because Jesus came to seek the lost, the sick… not the ‘righteous’.
    If a person doesn’t think themselves a sinner, then for what reason do they put their trust in Jesus? They would basically not need Him (which is a deception, for all have sinned, we’re already condemned without Him).

    Ultimately, God’s truth and light will push away all lies and darkness of heart. (And I say this as a believer who very much still struggles with the sinful flesh)

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