Hello lovely people 💖
Today I wanted to talk about whether or not Jesus accepts the LGBTQA+ Community, because as a Transgender Christian- my faith and salvation are constantly attacked and fall under scrutiny on social media. This is not a “woe is me” post, far from it! I think this is something that we need to be clear on.
Before I begin, I am going to show a few examples of a conversation I had with a gentleman on Twitter this week. To respect his privacy, I have removed his screen name. This isn’t about calling him out, but rather discussing this mindset and belief.
Roman’s 15:7 says that we are to “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.”
We are all imperfect people, and will not be made otherwise until we finally are in Heaven with God the Father. In choosing love, and to love one another, we are echoing the best example we could ever have been given- Jesus Christ.
1 Timothy 1:15 says “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners- of whom I am the worst.”
There isn’t an exception made here. He came to save sinners, all of us. No one of us is better than the next when it comes to sin. Yet, despite this, He still chose to save us from it, and to make us perfect and blameless by His death, and our acceptance of Salvation.
Psalm 139:14 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
God made us, and called us perfect. How does that work with the idea people seem to have that the LGBTQA+ Community are broken, disgusting, and hell-bound individuals?
Ephesians 1:3-6 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption into becoming a child of His through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will – to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.”
This is perhaps one of my favorite passages of scripture. He chose us to be holy and blameless in his sight! Before the creation of the world he knew that I was going to be Transgender, because he designed me that way, and calls me holy and blameless through Jesus Christ.
Colossians 1:21-22 “Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation.”
Read that again. Without blemish and free from accusation. These verses are straight out of the bible, folks. I do not know how to be any clearer than this. We are not condemned, we are loved and accepted by Jesus Christ, and made blameless through His sacrifice.
This post is not going to chance the minds of those who are heartily against the LGBTQA+ Community. Instead, I hope this gives you peace and the ability to know that Jesus loves you. YOU! He accepts you. He made you the way you are, and you are dear to Him.
I love you all, too.