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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Did Jesus Say Anything About Homosexuality?

 

GEORGE L. FAULL



Statement:

Mr. Faull, you’re all wet about homosexuality.  The sin of sodomy in the Old Testament has nothing to do with those of us who simply want to be faithful in a loving married homosexual relationship.

The Commandments against homosexuality in the Old Testament has to do with male prostitution.  God calls such men, “dogs.”  When the God of the Old Testament teaches against it, He refers to those involved in this abominable practice.  (Leviticus 18:22)  Jesus never said a word about gay marriages and He is the one we listen to today.

Reply:

I will have to disagree with you and if you care to read my answer about homosexuals in the Old Testament, you may consult my prior writings in the Gospel Unashamed.

You speak as if the God of the Old Testament is a different God than in the New Testament.  They are one and the same and homosexuality is condemned in both Testaments as a great sin against a Holy God.

I wish to answer your argument about Jesus not teaching about gay marriages.  I think a simple reading of what Jesus said about marriage in general will show you what a careless reader you are.

When the Pharisees questioned Him about divorce, notice what Matthew 19:4-6 says, “4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5 And said, For this cause (that they are male and female) shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together (a man and a wife), let not man put asunder.”

On divorce He said, “from the beginning it was not so.”  Jesus went back to the Creators’ design for marriage and it’s:

1.                 Participants (male and female)

2.                 Practicality (leave father and mother)

3.                 Purpose (the two shall be one flesh)

4.                 Prohibition (do not put asunder what God joined together)

5.                 Principle (as His Will was for it to be as in the beginning)

Jesus believed the book of Genesis.  He speaks of creation of the world (Mark 13:19), of man (Matthew 19:4), and of the marriage of Adam and Eve (Matthew 19:5-6).  He speaks of Abel’s martyrdom (Matthew 23:35), Noah’s flood (Matthew 24:37-39Luke 17:26-30), Abraham’s faith (John 8:40, 56), Isaac (Luke 13:28), Jacob’s dream (John 1:47-51), and Lot’s wife (Luke 17:32).  But He also spoke of the destruction of the Sodomites’ cities of Sodom and Gomorrah (Luke 17:28-32Matthew 10:1511:24Mark 6:11).  If there had been 5 couples in a “loving married relationship” by your perverted view, hundreds of thousands of souls would not have been destroyed.  Ten righteous souls is all that were needed to spare the city.

Your attempt to separate the Old Testament and the New Testament and the Old Testament God and the Lord Jesus; is futile and ludicrous.  Jesus is the Creator of all and the very one who instituted marriage.  Marriage is the picture of Christ and His Bride (the Church) using the same compassion. “31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 32 This is a great mystery (or revelation of God): but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33 nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she  reverence  her husband.”   Ephesians 5:31-33

You, sir, by your gay marriage would make Christ a spiritual homosexual.  Such blasphemy will not go unnoticed or unpunished by our Ominscient God who in the beginning established His directive Will and made them male and female.  Adam said, “this is now bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh.  She shall be called woman because she was taken out of man.  Therefore, (what’s that “therefore” there for?) shall a man leave his father and mother and cleave unto his wife (woman) and they shall be one flesh.”  Genesis 2:23-24

I suggest you repent and do likewise.

Incidentally, the “Jesus never said anything about it” argument is absurd on its face value.  He never mentioned pedophilia, bestiality, cannibalism, rape, wife beating or any number of other sins.  The only one who would use such rationale is someone trying to defend some kind of a practice that he is involved in.  It’s kind of like a witch defending seances.  God in the New Testament addressed it, but Jesus never referred to it, so He permits it.

Sin blinds people to their own foolish rationale.

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