Christian BoyLove Forum #65123
I do not consider myself gay. I am also not concerned about where I will go when I die. But I see those as two different and unrelated questions.
The reason I don't consider myself gay is because I don't identify with the gay community and don't feel that the term is very useful in describing my sexual orientation. If I were to tell someone I am gay, I would be misleading them just as much as if I said I'm straight because my orientation simply doesn't match what is commonly understood by anyone who hears the term gay. Thus, I just don't find it to be a very useful label for myself.
I am not concerned about where I will go when I die because, as a follower of Christ, I already know where I am headed upon death. I don't believe a gay person who follows Christ has anything to fear either. I am far more concerned with avoiding causing myself or others any further pain while I am still on this Earth.
You are probably thinking of 1 Corinthians 6:9 in posing this question, but if you continue to read into verses 10 and 11 you will realize that homosexuals are not singled out as individuals who will not inherit the kingdom of heaven. Homosexual acts are simply mentioned in those verses as one of the many sinful things that the people of Corinth Paul was writing to had done. Paul goes on to tell them in verse 11 that because of Christ's sacrifice they were made clean even though they had done all of those things. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 isn't a fire and brimstone condemnation of certain lifestyles, it is a proclamation of the good news that no matter what sins you may have done, Christ has made you clean.