Aug 05, 2011 11:35 AM GMT
For those who are interested and struggling with their Homosexuality and been Christian here is some truth which you can study. God does not hate you and no He does not condemn you.
I have been emailed by a few people already asking me if they going to hell because they Gay and their church says so. Some people even say they cannot live like this. they rather die. they feel to take their lives.
These are very serious things and the church has a lot of blood on its hands. They condemn people and twist the word of God and make people not want any part of Jesus Christ Gospel.
The real Sodom of Gomorrah today is the church. It is not the Church of Christ. The Church of Christ is indeed a stone upon stone of every believer around the world. not some building.
There are many Biblical translations, the most accurate is of course the original languages Greek and Hebrew testaments. When you study these words that are used against us you find many truths.
I am going to provide links to resources which you can use in your studies of homosexuality and what the Bible says and does not say.
You will learn that Jesus Christ did not say anything about homosexuality at all.
He names every other sin but not this thing at all.
So it is not a sin. It is in the context that is the key.
We must understand the context in which Paul wrote these things.
We must look at the scriptures and study them.
As we begin our study of these six Scriptures it’s important to note that these versus can be grouped into four basic categories. These four are:
The story of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19:1-4)
There are several major holes in the theory that Sodom and Gomorrah were
destroyed because of homosexuality.
First, The idea that "all" the men of Sodom were gay is ridiculous. For one thing, Lot's daughters were pledged to be married to men of Sodom.
Second, if all the men were homosexuals, why did Lot offer his daughters to appease them? What good would it do to offer a gay man a woman to have sex with?
Thirdly, these people threatened Lot. If he didn't comply with their wishes they said they would do WORSE to him that to the two visitors. They were also trying to force the door down. They were obviously violent and they were trying to get at two unwilling guests.
Fourthly, these people in Sodom were not all gay because there was procreation going on as there were boys in the town, these people were having heterosexual sex.
The Levitical Law (Leviticus 18:22, 20:13)
this law was given because God wanted His people Israel not to do what the Canaanites were doing. He did not want Israel to get into these practices.
There was temple prostitution in Canaanites tribes. they worshiped false gods.
These priests would allow the people to have sex with them in exchange for fertility. The people would have anal sex with the priests and they would cum on their heads. by doing so they would offer up the semen to the goddess. it was the same as a sacrifice in return the goddess granted many children, fertile crops, many slaves etc.
above is a very good website that explains what Canaanites were really doing, this is why Israel was not to have any part in this.
In fact also the female was never allowed to initiate sex in the relationship. it was the mans role and only his. Woman it was shameful and totally against nature for them to make the sex their role.
The interpretation of the Greek word arsenokoitais (1 Timothy 1:9-10 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
There is no excuse what so ever to translate this aresen koitais as homosexual as it is meaning pederasty.
This goes into great detail into the actual greek which i found very helpful in my studies on this word.
Defining what is 'natural'? (Romans 1:21-31)
It is not natural for woman to cut their hair.
It is not natural for God to graft in the gentiles into His people.
God gave them up because they worshiped idols? Can you see why God gave them up. It is very common of the sexual practices in Rome. This letter was to the Romans. they worshiped the goddess and Zeus and ate pork and all these terrible things.
and just so you know God gave them up with His approval. Just so you know these people were heterosexuals having gay sex for fertility rites.
If the consequences of been Gay are idolatry, then does that make every gay man a worshiper of idols? I worship Jesus and no one else. I know the Father because of Christ. I live by the Spirit not the flesh. All have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God but it is the blood of Christ that washes these sins away.
God is LOVE
Shrine Prostitutes (Deuteronomy 23:17)
look at how the King James translates the word qadesh.
1 Kings 14:24
King James Version (KJV)
24And there were also sodomites in the land:
1 Kings 14:24
New International Version (NIV)
24 There were even male shrine prostitutes in the land;
This is the sex with priests for fertility rites. God is not accepting this.
Why did God forbid altars to be made with steps? It was so the people of Israel could not look under the priests robes and see his cock and get turned on. God forbid all sexual intercourse during worshiping services.
Strange Flesh (Jude 1:6-7)
This one is very simple. We are reading about angelic sex here, in Genesis 6 we read how the fallen angels had sex with woman of the earth to produce abominations in Gods site, so to anger God that He sent the world wide flood to wipe these offspring off the face of the earth.
it is the same flesh with which the people of sodom want to rape- Angels. Exactly like in Jude.
nothing to do with Homosexuality at all