The “L” Word; Understanding The Origin Of Lesbianism

We all know that the word “lesbian” describes female homosexuality but where did it come from?

According to one source, it is Lesbos, the name of a Greek island located northeast of the Aegean Sea. One meaning of the word lesbian derives from the poems of Sappho, who was born in Lesbos and who wrote with powerful emotional content directed toward other females. It is interesting to note that she was married and did have children.

It is known that lesbians would take tourist trips to this island. While this may not seem important, everything has a place of origin. While this is not the place of origin for homosexual behavior, we are aware of the strong emotional attachments to this island and to Sappho’s poems regarding the lifestyle is undeniably present.

Regardless, I find that any reprehensible lifestyle cloaked in the cultural aspects of poetry is demonic smoke in mirrors. I know that this will make many readers very angry, however, my intent is not to stir the brew of militant anger.

I just want to reveal the fact that there is an objective to the cloak.

There is no way possible to dress sin up to make sin seem harmless. We must be careful not to be sympathetic to what God hates.

This is why many homosexuals accuse believers in Christ of being narrow minded or un-inclusive. No matter which way you explain the fact that sin is what Jesus died for, the homosexual community doesn’t mind if any other sin is reprehensible. Just their “sexual orientation” is not to be considered sin. Just as Dr. Michael Brown’s detailed book, “A Queer Thing Happened To America,” so eloquently lays out.

That’s the whole idea about hate legislation and same sex marriage.

The other argument is that it’s about love for another person of the same sex. Have you considered the fact that the “love” for that person needs to be transposed into searching for the deep seated need to be loved by God?

If I can reduce or completely eliminate the pain of the stigmatization attached to homosexuality without coming to God on His terms, then I can be at peace about the way that I want to live my life. But have you noticed that your conscience is still talking to you?

Even your own conscience is suppressed because of accepting the false notion that this is what you want and that you are happy.

Why is it that you fight depression if you are “happy?”

Shame brings depression. And because you do not know Who to go to (God), sometimes suicidal tendencies emerge because the pressure of the stigmatization, shame, and despondency over the commission of homosexual sin squeezes you to make a fatal decision.

The cessation of life to find relief.

Exactly what the devil wants you to do to seal the deal.

Depressed about the stigmatization and looking for acceptance by the world and the church. Depressed that this is not working as you thought it would. Each day, you fool yourself into thinking that this is what you want out of life.

That’s the true essence of autonomy.

Life without God.

For argument’s sake, why is there a consequence for sin? For instance if you get infected with a sexually transmitted disease, contracting that disease was a risk you’ve accepted.

Through STDs, the Lord is communicating to us three very basic things.

First, it is sin.

Second, there is a consequence if you commit such a sin.

Third, if you repent and forsake sin, you will obtain mercy. I’ll forgive your sin if you repent and walk away from it forever. God loves you enough to tell you that you are going against Me and My will. You were never designed for perversion. You were created to glorify God.

Sin is defiance or autonomy of God.

Disease is supposed to be a deterrent to sin, but you ignore it because you insist on having it your way like Burger King.

Ignoring deterrents is like you’re on a high speed chase down a oneway street. The next five blocks is nothing but red lights or stop signs but you insist on proceeding at dangerously high speeds, thinking that you would never get into an accident. You make it through the first stop sign with no problem but the next one would be your last.

A T-Bone.

Sin is opposite of the nature of God. Sin is inconsistent with His character of Holy, Love, Truth, Righteousness, and Faithfulness.

And God doesn’t hate lesbians, homosexuals, sodomites, adulterers, fornicators, and bisexuals. He says that they will not inherit the kingdom of God according to 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, but you can have verse 11 if you dare to come to Jesus.

Contrary to what you have heard, there are “extreme believers” that strongly voice to the homosexual community that “God hates you.” This is an extreme error on the “extreme believers” part. They do not know the Word of God and they are voicing their opinion in anger apart from what the Scripture reveals.

Why would you assume that God hates you when He sent His Son, in love, to save you?

If God hated you, He would never have sent His Son to die for you to save you from your sins. He would have saved the effort because anyone that hates you wouldn’t waste any time, let alone His life and blood, for you.

But He did.

Just for you!

God loves you no matter what you decide to do. If you decide to live a sinful lifestyle, that is your decision and God respects that. If you decide to come out of that lifestyle, the Lord’s love for you doesn’t change.

His love for you is consistent.

Otherwise John 3:16 would be a farce.

The one thing that we have to understand from the Scripture’s standpoint is that sin is incompatible with His nature. Because sin is inconsistent with His nature, sin cannot be allowed in His presence. Otherwise, the death of Jesus was in vain.

When God created male and female, He didn’t create them in perversion. He created them in perfection. He told them to be fruitful and multiply. Before they were created, the world was created and everything was to reproduce after its own kind. It was God’s original intent to give male and female the delegated power to reproduce Himself in man.

What does this have to do with lesbianism or homosexuality?

Same sex can’t copulate to reproduce.

You will never see a case where a man impregnates another man. He can’t receive seed. Shooting sperm during oral sex and anal sex doesn’t count. He can only give seed. He has no eggs and he cannot give birth because of his bodily design. He doesn’t have a uterus, a womb, or a birth canal.

Woman are bodily designed to give birth but they need to be impregnated by a man.

You will never see a case where a female impregnates a female because she cannot inseminate another woman.

It takes sexual intercourse to become one flesh and to reproduce after it’s own kind. The only thing that is bodily transmitted when same sex couples “act out” sexually is sexually transmitted diseases.

Even with straight couples that fornicate and adulterate, an illegitimate pregnancy and STDs underscores the illegitimacy of the relationship. The woman receives the brunt from two fronts. First, she’s a whore, adulteress, fornicator, or she prostituted herself and, second, she carries a baby out of wedlock. For the man, all he gets away with is STDs and or, he is an adulterer, fornicator and is an irresponsible biological father of a child out of wedlock.

You did it without God.

True autonomy.

The true legitimacy of marriage is not just in the exchange of vows because marriage is validated by offspring from a solemnized, bonafide relationship between two opposite sex persons without artificial insemination, adoption, or surrogacy.

Therefore, same sex can only alienate and indoctrinate to perpetuate LGBT myths to gain unattainable legitimacy.

When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, they would still have the delegated power to reproduce but with a fallen nature. This produced in man the option to be dependent upon God to live or live independently of God and die.

In either case, we are all subject to physical death, but, through His Son, we can physically die but we can eternally live when we accept the provision of salvation from the Father, through His Son, the Lord Jesus.

We must remember that the Father gave you a free will to choose. If you decide that this is what’s best for you, God is not going to force you out. It is not the job of believers in Christ to force people to come to Jesus.

It is the job of the believer to offer freedom from all sin through a relationship with the Father, and with His Son, the Lord Jesus. It is the job of the believer to refute doctrinal error that blatantly attempt to be empathetic to those involved in the bondages of sin.

After all of the explanations of attempting to justify a sinful lifestyle, isn’t it still interesting that there is no explanation or human solution to sin except the remedy provided by the Father?

Autonomy has no legs where grace is preached and accepted.

Remember, Jesus didn’t die for our sins so that we could continue in sin.

Jesus died so that we can be freed from sin.

“He whom the Son sets free is free indeed.”

To be free from sin is the heart of the Father, exhibited in the sending of His Son to die for all of man.

The object of believing in Christ is not to hate people. Hating anyone is reprehensible and clearly against what Christ taught.

For the Bible tells us,

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

We must remember that the purpose of the life, death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ is to save us from our sins, so we would not perish. That’s right. Perish!

Yes, if we neglect so great a salvation, God is still God of judgment. His Son was sent to the earth to die for us so that we would not perish. How can a loving God send sinful man to perish?

According to John chapter 3, it’s because of your choice to remain in darkness when the Father, through His Son, made a way out for you. You couldn’t make a way out for yourself because you were helpless. So He came to help you out. Yet, you throw His salvation back at Him and said, “No, thanks!”

What is there left for God to do? He will not take you into the kingdom in the condition you are in. Just like at certain high profile parties, it’s a black tie affair, jeans are not allowed.

Heaven is a White Throne affair, sin is not allowed.

We all know that death is coming, but the promise of eternal life is given to those that desire to be free from sin.

“For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23

If you are a lesbian or a homosexual, God loves you so much. More than you will ever know. He will not force you to change. However, He is waiting to accept you where you are. He is prepared to take your broken life and put it all back together again.

The love, peace, and joy that you were searching for in the sin of homosexuality, you will find only in Jesus.

Just do not take it from a man’s point of view. If you are interested in deliverance from lesbianism, we recommend these authors and their testimony.

Who Said It Couldn’t Be Done by Denise Jones, MS

From Lesbianism To Grace by Michelle Smith.

For lasting peace from the lifestyle of sin, please click the “Sexual Addiction Recovery” portion in this blog. It will lead you to some of the most powerful sites to help you come out of the lifestyle of Secret Sexual Sins.

Author: The Minister's Crucible

The Minister's Crucible is designed to inform the Body of Christ about the inner workings of the ministry. The word Crucible from Latin, is "crux" where we get the word "cross" from. It also means a "metal container" where metals and other substances are melted or are subjected to higher temperatures, put to the temperature test. The Lord Jesus said "If any man desires to follow after Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me." Let's take up our cross and follow Him.

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