Hello, DaliJim, and welcome to WikiChristian! We need all the help we can get, and it's really nice to see a new user come along!
By the way, you said you were a homosexual; does this mean that you don't believe that the Bible is infallible? Or do you simply believe that the Bible allows for all or certain types of homosexuality? I tend to take the latter, somewhat. It really depends; I feel that any type of sexual contact is inappropriate, but love and affection are fine with me (even permanently living together, as long as they don't get gay married, as I feel that this is a violation of God's original intent for marriage). What's your view?
what a combination
- "I am a christian-spiritual (born Catholic but I'm not in a religion), pacifist, with some interest in socialism, communism, and I am homosexual. YES! All of this together is possible!" --User:DaliJim
Welcome to WikiChristian. Because of your stated beliefs, I would like to dialogue with you on some issues.
- Recommended reading:
- What About Gays Needs to Change? It may not be what you think! Author: Tim Wilkins, Cross Ministry. Wilkins is a former homosexual.
- Can a gay or lesbian person go to heaven? Author: Dawson McAllister
- What's wrong with being gay?: Homosexual behavior versus the Bible Author: Ann Lamont, Answers in Genesis.
- What does the Bible say about same sex marriage? Author: John Edmiston.
Where I am coming from?
I am coming from an evangelical, born-again, follower of Jesus Christ, the same Jesus as Billy Graham/the Bible, point of view ;-). That's the shortest one sentence description I could come up with, hehe. Anyways, why do I say this? I say this because there is much confusion in today's world on what being a Christian means or is. You state that you are from a Catholic background. In today's world, I would highly recommend not trusting the statements of some group as to whether they say they are "Christian" or not, but read the Bible for yourself and "...hold fast to that which is good" (1 Thessalonians 5:21). There are many organizations that have christian-sounding terminology, but their underlying motives are not Biblical. After all, the whole idea of Christianity came from the Bible, so that is the ultimate source ;-).
With something so important as your eternal destiny, I would say it is extremely important in today's relativistic culture to know for sure what you believe. It is also important to be able to sort through the fallacies of each false belief system. Also, don't take my word for it, read the scriptures for yourself. I will try to point out various verses as I go.
I don't have time at the moment to ask my own questions, but I would encourage you to read over the recommended reading and make comments and questions about it. --Tom 11:06, 23 February 2007 (EST)