Will I Go to Hell Because I'm a Lesbian?
Is it true that I will go to hell because I am a lesbian and how can I know for sure?
No, I don't believe that the Bible says lesbians are going to hell because they are lesbians. The Bible makes it clear that the God of the Bible is not a cross between Grandpa and Santa Claus. God's attributes - things that are true about God - include:
The God of the Bible is described by all of these attributes and therefore, He cannot simply ignore sin - our sins must be paid for.
The God of the Bible loves us and wants to save us from our sins. Because we sin and rebel against God, no matter how good our intentions, we are not good people - at least we are not good enough to get into heaven based on our own goodness.
Jesus paid for our sins and God accepted His payment
God demands that sins must be paid for yet we are not good enough to pay for our own sins. Because God loves you with an everlasting love, He sent Jesus to take your place, to pay for your sins (and mine!) so we could get saved and have fellowship with God.
We KNOW God accepted the payment Jesus made for our sins because God raised Jesus from the dead - that proves that Jesus' payment was exactly what God required. Does that make sense to you?
Now, the ONLY thing you need to do to be saved is to accept the payment Jesus made for you.
What Jesus says about Hell
Hell is mentioned a total of 54 times in the King James Bible, 31 times in the Old Testament and 23 times in the New Testament.
Isn't it interesting that it is Jesus who mentions hell 16 of the 23 times in the New Testament (15 times in the Gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke and once in Revelation 1:18)?
That Jesus mentioned hell 16 times let's us know that the subject of hell is serious and very important to Jesus. The most famous story on hell in the Bible is in Luke 16.
There is only one reason people go to hell when they die. That reason is:
They did not trust Jesus Christ as their Savior from sin.
No one goes to hell for being lesbian or gay or for being in a lesbian or gay relationship. People go to hell because they thought their righteousness (good works or good intentions) were enough to get them into heaven.
In John 3, you can read it here, Jesus talked to a very famous, very good, very religious man named Nicodemus. Jesus told Nicodemus he must be born again. According to Jesus, if Nicodemus didn't get born again, he could never see the kingdom of God.
If you want to know for sure that you are born again/saved and going to heaven when you die, I invite you to take the Good Person test. Along with the test, you can watch a 4 minute video which explains about trusting Jesus.
The purpose of this website is to explain that God does not condemn lesbians and gays the way some Christians say He does. God wants to save us just like He will save anyone who calls on Him. Click any button on the NavBar and begin exploring the wonderful good news God has for lesbians and gays.
I recommend these Links to help explain how much God loves you and what Jesus did in dying on the Cross for your sins. God wants to save you and adopt you into the family of God, Ephesians 1:5. All He is waiting for is for you to say Yes.