The Happy Gay Guy
applies to lesbians too
It is hard to be happy when each Christian you see is a sad reminder
in the pit of your stomach that (though you try to convince yourself this is heaven on earth, this is all there is, we all
go to heaven, etc.) the eternal future is bleak which causes you to cringe in fear of death. Be that as it may, the wrong
response is to get antagonistic and crotchety about God’s messengers these Christians sent to proclaim good news which
for you is just plain bad. How then might you go from P.O.’d, crotchety to happy.
First off, the one who brought us this sad news of Torments, the underworld,
a burning lake, brimstone, a worm, unceasing and gnashing of teeth in outer darkness; He gave us the way out. Turn to him
as King, as savior, give him glory. Then to as many as believe on his name He gives the power to become the sons of God. Whosoever
believes in Jesus shall not perish, that bad place, but instead will live forever, that good place.
What about your homosexuality? What of it? Did the thief on the cross say:
“What about my larceny?” No, he did not. Bible Doctrine says the thief appeared with Jesus in Paradise and went
along as Jesus led the saved souls to heaven. If you trust in Jesus now you get heaven, not paradise, that was for B.C.ians,
like the thief, who were positive to Christ as he then presented Himself to them in Levitical worship. Heaven is immeasurably
better than paradise, though paradise was good.
So first of all to be happy, change your destination from which word comes
your destiny. You get a free bee with Your upgraded destiny. It is a new family. You may feel like its black sheep, but you’re
not, not even in the running! Paul was the blackest sheep of his day for persecuting the church in God’s name. Many
homosexuals put their trust in Christ in his day. Your new family has God the Father who loves you, God the Son who died for
you and the Holy Spirit who speaks to you now. It also has folks. Some beat their wives and others of both sexes beat their
kids. Let’s face it. They are a black sheep, not you. And they have hope; though hopefully not their wives and/or kids.
Now that you have put your trust in Christ you have a friend in God. That
God is made up of three persons. The Holy Spirit is the contact with God for you now, though you may ignorantly just address
him as Jesus or Lord. Now suddenly the feelings you feel may seem different, in that you regret them as you regret letting
a parent down or letting yourselves down. Maybe God does not address matters you thought he would, at least not when you thought
he would. These may be sinful feelings or actions. Hamartiology is the doctrine of sin: What is, what isn’t, consequences
and provisions for it. Ham is the man who had a homosexual affair with his father and gave his son to his mother. But, that
has nothing to do with the Greek derived word Hamartiology. The essential thing to know about sin is it is already judged
and the penalty is paid. All judgment happened on the cross and Jesus took the fall God His Father narc’d Him over to
the cross and personally judged him with the full punishment for everyone’s sins!
Sin is no small matter because Jesus paid for it with its full suffering
on the cross. This calls for rejoicing with gratitude which incidentally is Happy thus the title: The Happy Gay Guy.
What to do now when remorse and guilt comes along, or when conscience tries
to move you. Things are different now. Different rules apply. If God convicts you of a sin he expects you to remember that
judgment is a done deal (in Jesus on the cross). In light of that He provides a way back into good graces with both Him and
your conscience. If you confess your sins, God is faithful to you since you are born into His family forever by trusting in
Christ and God is just with you since the sin is already judged (price paid in Jesus on the cross): result, God will forgive
your sin and cleanse you from all unrighteousness. The worst sin because it leaps on the back of all others is guilty feelings.
They need confession and forgiveness often as they pop up.
Next God will direct your thoughts and behaviour through his spirit. If
we obey he will keep giving us greater and greater opportunities to grow and serve him.
Trust in this program. Find some folks family to share your love
and gratitude toward God together with. Pretty soon, you can go from an unhappy gay guy to a happy gay guy.