The Bible Is Actually Pro Gay!

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That's the contention of gay-rights activist and religion scholar Jay Michaelson, whose new book, God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality, makes some startling arguments that will have the Bible-thumpers turning into pillars of opened tea bags.

Says the book:

"The Hebrew bible and the New Testament both emphasize the importance of love, compassion, and equality.

"The moral principles in these texts favor acceptance of gays and lesbians, outweighing the handful of ambiguous verses so often cited by conservatives."

I always thought the Bible could be interpreted as a tool of good, not randomly translated to favor hate and oppression.

Thank you, God.

Looks like I'm about to go down on my knees again.



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Telson7
Telson7

Nowadays, it is going on conversations about homosexuality; some are against it and some on behalf of it. The right answer we can find from the word of God (the Bible).

The Lord Jesus is the Messiah, Redeemer from sins and the Saviour. Jesus' must fulfilled the whole law of God and believed all what the Old Testament taught, that He could be the Saviour. He did fulfill and believe all the law. In the Old Testament were commandments, which teach that homosexuality is a sin. Because the Lord Jesus had to believe all commandments of the Old Testament, so He also believed that homosexuality is a sin. The Bible teaches that homosexuality was a sin in the order of the Old Covenant and is valid in the order of the New Covenant. Like this way Jesus also believed that homosexuality is a sin, and He also condemned homosexuality by this way.

For the sake of sodomites' abomination acts, God destroyed Sodom as Ezekiel 16:49,50 shows for us. Ezekiel uses 16:50 Hebrew word towebah, which is the same Hebrew word in Lev 18:22 (and Lev 20:13) that describes homosexuality as abomination. It is very clear that in Ezekiel 16:50, abomination means homosexuality acts as the reason for destroying of Sodom. Sodomites pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness and hardened hearts towards poor and needy were sins, but destruction came for the sake of homosexuality, and the New Testament confirms this:

Jude1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

Apostle Paul wrote very clearly that homosexuality (men having sex with other men; women having sex with other women) is a sin. Ro 1:27 is word error, which is in Greek plane, which means error, to deceive, deceit, one led astray from the right way, error which shows itself in action, a wrong mode of acting. In this place, the Bible in the New Testament shows very clearly that same-gender sex is a sin and aberration from the right way. Apostle Paul taught very clearly that homosexuality is unnatural sin.

Many scientists believe that homosexuality is congenital, a matter and orientation that can't be changed as heterosexual. Paradoxical is that many scientists don't believe in God of the Bible, and they proclaim that God of the Bible is not existed. Nevertheless, God of the Bible is capable of change homosexuals individuals to be as heterosexuals.

Arsenos means male and koiten means bed. Lev 18:22 and 20:13 teach that a man cannot lie (sexual act) with another man as he lies with a woman. The origin of the word arsenokoites means homosexual activity and homosexual. Lev 18:22 and 20:13 prove very clearly that arsenos koitenmeans homosexuality sex, because the Jews scribes translated words' arsenos koiten to describe men who have sex with another men (homosexuality), which is a sin and against the will of God. Apostle Paul didn't make up the word arsenokoites, but it was already as the concept in the Old Testament, where it meant homosexuality. It is very clear that the words' arsenos koiten meant homosexuality (man who had sex with another man) to Jews of the Old Covenant era. In the same way arsenokoites meant homosexuality (man who had sex with another man) to Jesus' disciples in the New Covenant era.

Jewish philosopher Philo lived in the same time as Jesus Christ and Philo has said that arsenokoites meant shrine prostitute (male temple prostitute), and not homosexual. Some people have made from this a conclusion that the word arsenokoites meant a male temple prostitute. Philo's interpretation was totally wrong, because the Bible proves this undisputedly and shows that Philo erred.

Lev 18:22 and Lev 20:13 doesn't use temple prostitute word, but words in which is denied that a man can't lie sexually with another man. Always when the Bible speaks for temple prostitutes, so the Bible uses words gedeshah and gadesh. If Lev 18:22 and Lev 20:13 told for temple prostitutes, so verses would mention them, but there isn't, because in those verses, the Bible forbids homosexuality. It is very clear and undisputable in the light of the testimony of the Bible, that arsenokoites means homosexuality.

According to words of the Lord Jesus, Jesus' disciples can judge righteous judgement. If somebody is stealing, living in adultery or is lying, so we have the right to say sin as a sin. According to the Bible, homosexuality is a sin and so Jesus' disciples have the right to say what the Bible teaches. Jesus' disciple has a right to say that living in sins lead people to eternal damnation. Jesus' disciple doesn't judge to damnation, but tells that God shall judge sin maker to hell.

God loves also gay-people, but not sinful act of homosexuality, and therefore, God calls gay-people repentance and receives salvation by believing in the Lord Jesus. In other words, God loves sinners, but not sins. The gospel and its changing power is meant also for gay-people, because the Lord Jesus can set you free you from your sins.

I don't condemn homosexuals, but love them by the love of God. The love of God also holds on from the truth, and therefore, I must say that homosexuality is a sin, it is not condemning, but telling the truth. God has authority to judge, not a man. God judges in His word homosexuality as a sin. I can tell about judgements that what God does, and I don't condemn, but tell who judge.

I don't support discrimination of homosexuals, because they are valuable as my neighbors. However, homosexuality is a sin. It is possible to integrate from homosexuality and get rid of it. The Lord Jesus can save and give freedom to you. I recommend for you to read the Bible, because there God teaches for natural sexuality and salvation by believing in the Lord Jesus.

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carbonaro
carbonaro

The most boring book, The Bible!

hgb
hgb

It is not Gods´ love and His acceptance what is in question here, but mens attitude towards His Word. There has to be repentance of sins and a surrender to Jesus, follow by the obedience to the Word of God. Like it or not, it is not our opinion that matters here, but what God says about it. The Bible is very clear about any kind of sin. Is true that He loves gay as He loves people who lie, steal, or kill, however it does not mean that just because He loves us all, we will continue to do wrong, like the things mentioned here. We need to repent and accept Christ to receive forgiveness of sin, then, start living by His Word, and that's the way it is...

Kpilott
Kpilott

1 Corinthians 6:9-10"Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?  Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulters, nor effminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God."

God does forgive, but first you must believe in Jesus Christ and repent from all sin.  All includes homosexuality.

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

As Gomer Pyle would say, "Surprise, surprise."

In this space a few weeks ago, I listed all the Biblical quotes that I remembered off the top of my head. They all concerned love and acceptance.

Gypsy Rose Lee said, "God is Love, but get it in writing."

And there it is, in the biggest Best Seller of All Time.

Rideswithchrist
Rideswithchrist

2 Tim 3 2For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, 4treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. 6For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, 7always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

gato liso
gato liso

The bible is a great work of fiction. Amen..

Homobo
Homobo

All this means is that the bible can be used to make any argument that suits you, which means it is simultaneously meaningless and dangerous.

Rogie
Rogie

The real issue here is: 3,000 years later, for people living mostly everywhere except in a desert, and with very few among us recently enslaved and threatened with extinction (and therefore subject to strict rules regarding reproductive sex). All these great differences and separations, along with historical proof that following scripture blindly leads to nothing but misery and tragedy, with science having proved once and for all that it's plain false, and we're still taking this piece of shit seriously?

Pepperpot
Pepperpot

Well, Christians always say you should love the sinner, just don't love the sin itself. Which is crazy. I read the bible to mean love and equality for all, just like the book you wrote about says. Maybe THIS is the real good book.

Roisters
Roisters

"pillars of opened tea bags" lol.

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