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“It’s Not Gay to Straight. It’s Lost to Saved”: Lesbian Reveals How God Radically Transformed Her View of Homosexuality

Emily Thomes

That was until she attended a life-changing Bible study at the age of 22, where God completely uprooted her ‘backward thinking’ and misconceptions about His character.

Emily started to Google verses on homosexuality, and then went straight to her Bible to read God’s Word with fresh eyes.

Emily Thomes

“That day it’s like my eyes were really opened. I was amazed at the grace He’d shown me,” says Emily.

For the first time, she realized she had it all wrong. Along with the drunkards and other sinners, she saw that those who engaged in homosexuality were also on the list of those who wouldn’t enter the kingdom of God. Thankfully, the following verse offered hope for her redemption — along with all those who would repent of their sinful nature, by the blood of Jesus Christ.

It was the catalyst that shifted Emily’s view on homosexuality and her relationship with God forever.

Emily Thomes

“People say to me all the time, ‘I was born this way.’ I say ‘okay yeah me too,'” says Emily of her romantic affections toward women. “You’re not born with right affections. That’s why Jesus had to come. You feeling a desire to sin just proves you need grace like me. It’s not gay to straight, it’s lost to saved. God calls us not to heterosexuality but to holiness. Even though the world would paint a totally different story about what sexuality is and isn’t, God’s word is clear, and He can save, and He does…and He will.”

Watch the rest of Emily’s powerful testimony in the Anchored North interview below:

Love Is Love

“It’s not gay to straight. It’s lost to saved.”

Posted by Anchored North on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Kelsey Straeter
Kelsey Straeter
Kelsey is an editor at Outreach. She’s passionate about fear fighting, freedom writing, and the pursuit of excellence in the name of crucifying perfectionism. Glitter is her favorite color, 2nd only to pink, and 3rd only to pink glitter.

The Simple Marriage Prayer That Will Put Your Focus On God

"When we pray these words, we are acknowledging that He is in control of us, and we are not in control of each other. It is offering our own will in exchange for God’s will."

Dear ‘Good Parents’: This Is How You Miss the Signs of Sexual Abuse in Your Child

How do good parents miss child sexual abuse? It is simple.

Twins Found Floating Face Down in Backyard Pool. 6-Yr-Old Who Can’t Swim Dives in After Them in Bold Rescue.

“They were completely gone, there was no life left in them. They were blue. They were limp. There was no heartbeat. There was nothing."