Emily's testimony:

"I was 15 and I started dating a girl that lived down the street from me. It was my first ever dating someone and being official. I was pretty pumped. I got a hickey. My dad saw it and was livid. I love her. It's a girl and I'm going to be with her. And this is how it is. It went terribly wrong."

"I said yes what about it. Love is not necessarily between a and a . The problem was backwards thinking that":

"When I got to nursing school I met the girl that I ended up being engaged to. I kind of slowed down a little bit for her because she had two . And then at 22 I got invited to a Bible ."

Eventually, Emily  

Emily Googled verses on homosexuality and was directed towards a passage that would strike her to the core. It was 1 Corinthians 6: 9-10, which reads:

of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the of God.

Emily's testimony continued:

"It scared me really really bad. And then I read verse eleven"

Amazed by the fact that there were who’d been equally as reckless as her in the past, but still washed them clean, Emily had a revelation. 

A very powerful testimony, and one that clearly articulates how we can witness to those who find themselves in the lifestyle Emily was in. Watch & share below:

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  1. Tim Higgins

    Thanks, but that’s exactly what I said. It’s v.26 that mentions women, but it’s not clear enough. You could define ‘unnatural’ as polygamous or orgiastic so it doesn’t make a distinct prohibition of lesbian couples. I USED to use it as a goto, but if that’s all we have from the WHOLE Bible, it’s not enough. Once you understand what pederasty was, in the time that Paul was writing, in the Greek half of the Roman Empire, then v.27 fits into that, and the context for v.26 becomes too vague to be able to create a clear unequivocal ban on two cohabiting lesbians.

    It’s a problem alright!

  2. Tim Higgins

    Reading the text (I notice it’s the ESV): “nor MEN who practice homosexuality” [emphasis mine]. This is one of the things I have wrestled with. Once you understand the original text, you discover that all the condemnations are against MALE homosexuals, not female! No, actually, even the word ‘homosexual(ity)’ is probably a bad translation. This is a FAR more complex issue than so many wish to make it out to be. We cannot just say things like “it’s Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve!” if we don’t engage DEEPLY with our scripture, and get to grasp what it’s about. I cannot find anything that condemns lesbianism. Only one verse in Romans (1:26) even mentions women, and it can be obscure if you want it to be. In fact, many parts of scripture can be as obscure or as ‘clear’ as you decide they are.

    There is something bigger going on in scripture, and there is certainly something far bigger going on in our modern society that is tied up with politics and power MORE than simply understanding our Bible.

  3. Anonymous

    There’s no such as jesus you mugs. Hail the mighty zeus and thor and allah and dagon and kami and the rest of 3000 or so gods. Grow up you clowns.

  4. Suzy

    “sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers.”

    Homosexuality is just one of the things in this list. God wants us free of all these sins. Which one do you (and I) need to forsake?

  5. Helmut

    When we are believers in Christ the Spirit of God witnesses with our spirit that we belong to God. The last thing we want to argue about is our sexuality. As believers it is clear that same sex relations are abominable and we have no business engaging in abominations. We cannot claim to have a relation with Christ and be in such hideous relationships. There is no bigotry about it. The will of God is that there should be a relation between a man and a woman not same sex relationships. It is just pointless debating sexual orientation.