ArdatYaksha saidDo you believe homosexuality or same sex-unions or marriage of any kind or non-heterosexual people aren't excepted by the bible. The Lort clearly doesn't like homosexuality, but I can't change my sexual orientation (I'd luv 2 to turn straight but I'm scared of the females privates, and I do not know why) anyway I think gay + Christianity = no solution. What do you guys thinks?
To answer your question in an informed way and not just broadcast an opinion takes a bit of time. I'll do my best to remain impartial.
Old Testament = old covenant. Jesus came to fulfill the old covenant through His death & resurrection, and in that give people a chance at relationship with God without it being contingent upon striving to strictly follow all of the rules. The whole point of Christianity (what differentiates it from the Judaism of that time) is that you have your own relationship with God, and in that He is supposed to guide and direct you. The Bible is NOT
God. It was only ever intended to point you to
When looking at New Testament, you can see that Jesus was strangely silent on the issue. To be fair, he was also silent on a number of other "sexual deviations", as some in the Christian community would call them. Nonetheless, the principle indictments against homosexuality are brought via Paul, who is infamous for controversial statements such as 1 Timothy 2:12, "I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet." People who have studied the Bible appropriately understand that there is some historical context to his controversial statements that would render them inapplicable today. The logical follow-up question is then "why wouldn't the indictments against homosexuality also be contextual?" It's also worth mentioning that the Greek word arsenokoites
was first translated as homosexual in the 1800s in the KJV. That's a huge period of time between when the original Greek was penned and the KJV was completed...
The conclusion is yours to make. I think that regardless of one's situation or whatever they're wrestling with, to call oneself a Christian means being in relationship with the God/Jesus that one believes in. If you're doing that, then you have nothing to fear. Remember that Jesus said that He, not the Bible
, He is the Way, Truth and Life, and that no one comes to the Father except by Him, not the Bible
, Him. Even Jesus didn't escape the effects of religion...He was crucified for opposing it!
It's not an easy thing when two worlds, which by default are considered opposing, both feel so real to you. All the best man...you'll make it. I believe in you.