Confused by the cherry picking of Christians.?
I do not follow the gay rights movement really but when I think of it it makes me wonder how people can justify one part of the old law without the others.
It is a sin shown in: Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. -- Leviticus 18:22
But so is Pork: Leviticus, ch 11, v. 7
Christians then say that the old laws were fulfilled and abolished by Christ so pork is now clean but they use the same old testament laws to say being gay is a sin even though they clearly just annulled it so that they could eat pork, wear what they want, work on the sabbath (which is Saturday) etc.
"Christian response to OT laws: It is true that under the terms of the Mosaic Law given to Israel, pork was forbidden. However, God is no longer relating to mankind under the terms of this covenant. Rather, we are under the terms of the New Covenant (see Hebrews 8, for instance)"
Basically they said the laws are gone but the laws aren't gone when they are convenient as long as they do not affect me..
@Hughes yeah in the works of paul. This is not a matter of is being gay a sin this is a matter of believing the WHOLE law and not cherrypicking from it and saying it was abolished especially since all the actual apostles were still torah observant the only one who said it was abolished was paul a man who never met Jesus.
- JessicaLv 76 years agoFavorite Answer
They cherry pick to justify their own prejudices.
Anyone who tells you that being gay is a sin is a victim of the largest and oldest con job on earth. It is well known that all 6 (6. Count 'em. 6 out of thousands) of the so-called "anti-gay" verses were mistranslated and misinterpreted multiple times over the centuries, either through simple error or from political expedience. Here's how to read them they way they were actually written: http://www.believeoutloud.com/boltoday/20111230/cl...
There, see? Not one word of those is actually "anti-gay". Not. One. Word.
The Bible is and always has been a tool for political control. This is less important today in literate Western Society, but in a preliterate Society, it was critical tool for controlling the population. "Translation errors" which made the ruler's job easier were inserted into holy works routinely. In the case of homophobia, they were inserted because the early church needed vast numbers of worshipers in order that it could compete against the established religions of the day. The best way to get those new worshipers was to breed them, and thus "be fruitful and multiply" came into being. Sometime during the past 2000 years we've forgotten the reason why and now all that remains in the religion's institutional memory is the manufactured "fact" that being gay is evil.
Think about it. Jesus was supposed to have travelled all over the place, healing the sick, curing the crippled and generally tossing miracles around left and right. Why then, in all that time was he never once shown "curing" a gay person? There he was, hanging around with 12 other dudes, oiling each other up and generally having a fun time and what was he saying? "Love thy neighbour." "By their fruits shall ye know them." "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." and the biggie: "Judge not, lest ye be judged." Not once did he ever say anything about being gay. Not. One. Word.
- PubliusLv 76 years ago
the Law covered civil, spiritual, and social issues. Now that we have a history of civil law, certain commandments became unnecessary. The apostle Paul taught that Gentiles can eat anything sold in the shambles apart from blood.
But the spiritual laws are still in force. Murder is still wrong, rape is still wrong, and gay sex is still wrong. So is adultery, by the way.
- ?Lv 76 years ago
- MCSHughesLv 76 years ago
Are you neglecting the NT on purpose? There are a number of verses specific to sexual misbehavior that include homosexuality.
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- ?Lv 66 years ago
Don't reason with them.
You can't reason with stupid, it's just not possible.
They do whatever they can to defend their bible, even if they know it doesn't make since or things don't add up..
- Max HooplaLv 76 years ago
And your question is what?