God loves and accepts us just the way we are. He doesn’t turn anyone away as he seeks to renew and redeem a People to His Image.
But he gets to define what it means to be human. Not us. We’re his creation. To believe what He says about us is a basic tenet the Gospel of Jesus Christ, of salvation/justification by faith. We must believe it all. To say otherwise is a false gospel.
My feelings don’t define me or give me a right to dishonor my body. God defines me, allowing me to properly interpret my feelings—and govern my actions.
“Here I stand. I can do no other.” ~Martin Luther
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2 Corinthians 5
The love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died. And he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. (i.e., in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.) Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.