Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Jesus NEVER spoke of homosexuality

It never ceases to amaze me what the lengths or should I say the depths the homosexuals and their advocates will go to make excuses for their unwholesome lifestyle choice.

One of their favorite straw man arguments that they utilize is the old "Jesus NEVER spoke of homosexuality" spiel. Even worse, most people, excluding those of us that have studied and know our Bibles, believe it, and subscribe to the concept that if Jesus didn't speak out against it then he must have been ok with it.

Their ignorance really comes as no surprise to me because most folks that go along with such absurd concepts are in all probability the kind of "sheeple" that get their spiritual advice and lifestyle ideology from the religion of secular humanism/egoistic hedonism/moral relitivisim and it's clergy --

Television talk show personalities. Popular pseudo-psychiatry gurus and pop-culture icons that exploit the misfortune and misery of society's uneducated underclass, dysfunctional families, and misguided single parent teenagers who are completely void of morality and personal responsibility.

Well you get the picture, so let's get back to the topic. "Jesus NEVER spoke of homosexuality" and let's just see if we can get to the truth of the matter. The most popular rebuttal against the Christian Biblical argument against homosexuality is usually phrased into a bold statement and followed by a dazzling question, here's a prime example:

[Jesus NEVER spoke of same-sex marriage as being wrong. In fact, He NEVER even spoke of homosexuality. If same-sex marriage is such a destructive force do you not think He would have warned us about it?]

Well folks, there's an answer to that tripe you'll probably never hear on the Rikki Lake show because they'd be too busy sacrificing Christians on the altar of political correctness.

The simple truth of the matter is, Jesus didn't have to say ONE word about homosexuality, or anything to warn us about homosexuality, at the time Jesus walked among men homosexuality was a capital crime punishable by death. Common knowledge to everyone of that era and common sense to everyone of this era that cares enough about the TRUTH to seek it honestly.
Can you show us in the Bible where Christ was a homosexuality advocate?

Christ said... Mark 10:6
But from the beginning of creation he [God] made them male and female. 10:7 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother, 10:8 and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 10:9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

That looks ironclad to me, no divorce and no homosexuality a.k.a. same sex marriage.

While it is true Christ is not on record condemning homosexuality, Christ is also not on record condemning child molesting, bestiality, necrophilia, excessive credit card interest charges, smoking crack cocaine, injecting hard narcotics into your circulatory system or consensual cannibalism. Should all these be okay, then????

You see. Jesus Christ is (present tense) a Jewish Rabbi, well versed in the "Torah" A.K.A. old testament law of the prophets.
Here's what he said about the law...

Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have not come to abolish these things but to fulfill them. 5:18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth pass away not the smallest letter or stroke of a letter will pass from the law until everything takes place. 5:19 So anyone who breaks one of the least of these commands and teaches others to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever obeys them and teaches others to do so will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 5:20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness goes beyond that of the experts in the law and the Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Can you give us one single example of same sex marriage using the bible? Didn't think you could.

Look at the context of a bible verse in order to interpret its meaning. In Leviticus 18, homosexuality is one of three sins mentioned, each given equal precedence as sinful. In order, God condemns child sacrifice (shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire), homosexuality (shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind), and bestiality (Neither shalt thou lie with any beast).

God then groups all three sins under the same warning: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you. In other words, God said "I destroyed the other nations that used to be in this land because of these sins, and the same warning applies to you"!

IF we are to say that homosexuality was given equal billing with child sacrifice and bestiality, and IF we are to believe that homosexuality is now acceptable to God in this current age, then we must believe that child sacrifice and bestiality are also acceptable in our current age. You cannot have it both ways: either homosexuality, bestiality, and child sacrifice are forever sinful abominable acts in God's sight, or all three are acceptable "alternative lifestyles.”

A conservative, common sense interpretation of Leviticus 18 demands that we understand that all three acts were and are sinful in God's sight, contrary to His Will for mankind.

Leviticus 20 is even more specific. The sins listed as forbidden are, in order, adultery (adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death), incest (man that lieth with his father's wife), non related incest (man lie with his daughter-in-law), homosexuality (man also lie with mankind), and intra-family fornication (man take a wife and her mother). All are given equal billing. All are equally evil in God's eyes. If homosexuality was only temporarily forbidden, then we can conclude that incest between parent and child is now acceptable. How foolish! None of these sins were temporarily forbidden, all were and are abominations in God's sight.

As to the Homosexual theologian charge that the dietary laws would have to be enforced if we enforce the Levitical code against homosexuality, this is mere smoke and mirrors. First, the dietary laws are not even represented in these Bible texts.

Second, the dietary laws were just that, dietary laws, they were not moral laws (which the above texts represent).

God Himself rescinded the dietary laws for the sake of the Gentiles.

The dietary laws were abolished in Peter's vision (Acts 10.14-15).
Among other things abolished in the new testament: Circumcision, ritual washing, crop mingling, blended fabrics, animal sacrifice for the atonement of sin etc..
God never rescinded the moral laws against the sins listed in Leviticus 18, in particular, the sin of homosexuality.

Finally,(and this is is for you Fred Phelps) the reason that homosexuality, like adultery and incest, is no longer a sin that one must be stoned for, is the fact that we now live in the era of Grace. Christ paid the penalty for ALL sin on the Cross of Calvary, even the sin of the homosexual.

In this era we no longer stone sinners, we preach the Gospel of Christ to them. The homosexual, like the adulterer, needs the salvation that Christ can bring. They do not need to be stoned, they need to be saved so that they can "go and sin no more.”