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  • Tim Warner
    Thx for your encouragement. You pose an EXCELLENT question, by the way. Tim
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 28, 2010
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      Thx for your encouragement. You pose an EXCELLENT question, by the way. Tim

      On Sun Jun 27th, 2010 11:49 PM EDT MrChuk@... wrote:

      >I'm 68.. was in my 50s before I found my peace and acceptance.
      >You must know that God does not want you to live a conflicted
      >life.....right? God bless on your journey to find your peace.
      >I've always wondered.. if God does not see us as male nor female..
      >
      >28There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you
      >are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28 (New International Version)
      >
      >
      > ...why would gender even be an issue where there is love???
      >Chuk
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      >In a message dated 6/27/2010 8:50:37 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
      >timalexwar7@... writes:
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      >I have been rethinking the
      >"gay/Christian" conflict. I have spent the previous 20 years doing
      >everything I
      >could find to do in order to "deal with my homosexuality" within a
      >Christian
      >context: 4 yrs residential Love In Action program in San Rafael, Ca.; 3 yrs
      >Orthodox community in Ben Lomond, Ca, with church attendence 2 times per
      >day, 6
      >years living in Eastern Orthodox monastic communities pursuing monastic
      >life,
      >frustration with Orthodox theology, 1 year back in Love in Action on staff
      >here
      >in Memphis Tn. Throughout these 20 years, I never expected to become
      >heterosexual. However, I see that I was trying to become a-sexual for the
      >sake
      >of the Kingdom. I am extremely disappointed to find that at best I have
      >been
      >repressing, denying, running from, and ignoring my very strong homosexual
      >responses and desires. I guess the "cork came off the bottle" last winter.
      >I
      >have been celibate these past 20 yrs and I intend to remain so. But I
      >honestly
      >do not know what is God's absolute and perfect will for 1) me, a Christian
      >man
      >who is homosexual and 2) all Christians who are homosexual. I had been
      >thinking
      >that as a homosexually driven person it was up to me to deny myself - my
      >homosexuality- and take up my cross daily to follow Jesus. I consider(ed)
      >homosexuality a result of the fall of man and therefore a brokenness which
      >resulted in sin (homosexual behaviour) and therefore something which needs
      >to be
      >"healed" or to be repented of. Now I honestly do not know. As I wrote
      >above, I
      >have no intention of giving up hard fought for celibacy, (although I
      >recently
      >have begun again to indulge my solo-sexual practice after 15 yrs of total
      >abstinence therefrom.) I am making honest inquiries into all sorts of
      >"accepting" or "affirming" Christians as well as the oputright "pro-gay"
      >faction
      >although I really am far too conservative to ever become "pro-gay." So
      >here I
      >am at 60 yrs old with a ton of questions!
      >
      >Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:36 pm
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