dialog and support site for gay, lesbian, trans-gendered
or bisexual Seventh-day Adventists and their family and friends
What we mean by a Balanced View:
If you haven't already figured
it out, this is what we mean by a "balanced view":
- We do not condemn homosexuals for their sexual
orientation, any more than we condemn anyone else for
their inherited and/or cultivated tendencies to sin. We
are all equally in need of a Savior.
- We do not promote "change ministries" to
attempt to change homosexuals into heterosexuals. (We
know of too many heterosexuals who sin criminally.)
- We do encourage homosexually oriented persons to
commit their sexuality to Christ's Lordship, just as all
heterosexual Christians must do if they wish to be
followers of our Lord Jesus.
- We affirm the sanctity of heterosexual marriage, and
that means that we do not recognize "gay
marriage" as a reality before God.
- We believe that the option of heterosexual marriage is
open to gay people. Any gay Adventist only needs to be
attracted to one member of the opposite sex in order
to have a rewarding marriage, not all members of the
opposite sex. And God is fully able to work such miracles;
we know that He has done this many times.
- We affirm the sanctity of sex within the holy covenant
of marriage, and that means that we do not recognize
"gay sex" as a viable option for Christians.
- We believe that telling homosexuals they are sinners and
going to hell is not an effective means of bringing them
to Christ, their Savior and ours. Demonstrating the
character of God in our own lives is far more effective.
- We do not believe that homosexuals will miss out on
heaven because they engaged in gay sex, any more than
heterosexuals will miss out on heaven because they
sinned. The only way to miss out on heaven is to refuse
Christ's offer of salvation. We need to have faith
enough in the power of God and His Holy Spirit to leave
the work of convicting of specific, not publicly
observable sins, to he Holy Spirit.
- We believe that God and the Holy Spirit is perfectly
capable of convicting homosexually oriented persons of
their duty, sexual or otherwise. He doesn't always do
things the way we would (which is a very good thing!),
because He knows the hearts of individuals involved. He
knows who needs to be hit over the head (e.g. Saul who
became the Apostle Paul) and who needs to be drawn
softly and gently. We believe that if we err, we had
best err on the side of gentleness.
- Also see our About Us page
If you have any more specific questions regarding how we deal
with questions directed to us by gay people and how we counsel
gay people who subscribe to our lists, please feel free to write
to us through the link in the navigation bar at the left. (Sorry
we can't give you a direct email link. We've received too much
spam with that method.)