Homosexuality and the Bible

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Given the ongoing debate about same-sex marriage, it is time I looked at the two Testaments to remind myself why belief is so hard for me to embrace.

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“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#21184 Oct 17, 2013
7. In 1 Cor. 1: 1 7 ("For Christ sent me [Paul] not to baptize but to
preach the gospel”) Paul said Jesus was wrong when he said in Matt.
28:19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them....” So
how could Jesus be the fountain of wisdom?

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#21185 Oct 17, 2013
8. How could Jesus, whom the New Testament repeatedly refers to as the
son of man, be our savior when this is clearly forestalled by Psalm
146:3 ("Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man in whom
there is no help") and Job 25:6 ("How much less man, that is a worm? and
the son of man, which is a worm")?

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#21186 Oct 17, 2013
9. How can Jesus be God when he repeatedly said he was not God's equal,
wasn't God? Obvious examples are: John 14:28 (“...for my Father is
greater than I”), John 20:17 ("I ascend unto my Father, and your Father,
and to my God, and your God"), and John 7:16 ("My doctrine is not mine
but his that sent me").

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#21187 Oct 17, 2013
10. While on the Cross Jesus said, "Forgive them Father they know not
what they do.” To whom was he speaking? They say, "God.” But I
thought he was God. How can God speak to God if there is only one god?
That's two gods.

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#21188 Oct 17, 2013
11. Jesus told us to "honor thy father and mother”(Matt. 15:4), but
contradicted his own teaching in Luke 14:26 ("If any man comes to me and
does not hate his father and mother ... he cannot be my disciple").

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#21189 Oct 17, 2013
12. In John 3:13 ("And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that
came down from heaven, even the Son of man...) Jesus erred because 2
Kings 2:11 (“... and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven") shows
Elijah went up earlier.

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#21190 Oct 17, 2013
13. In Matt. 16:28 Jesus said,“There be some standing here, which shall
not taste of death, till they see the Son of Man coming in his
kingdom." Yet, they all died and he never came.

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#21191 Oct 17, 2013
14. Jesus told us to "Love your enemies; bless them that curse you,” but
ignored his own advice by repeatedly denouncing his opposition. Matt.
23:17 ('Ye fools and blind"), Matt. 12:34 ("O generation of vipers"),
and Matt. 23:27 ("... hypocrites ... ye are like unto whited
sepulchres...”) are excellent examples of hypocrisy.

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#21192 Oct 17, 2013
15. Even many of the staunchest defenders of Jesus admit that his
comment in Matt. 10:34 ("I came not to send peace but a sword")
contradicts verses such as Matt. 26:52 ("Put up again thy sword into his
place: for all that take the sword shall perish with the sword").

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#21193 Oct 17, 2013
16. The Messiah must be a physical descendant of David (Rom. 1:3, Acts
2:30). Yet, how could Jesus meet this requirement since his genealogies
in Matt. 1 and Luke 3 show he descended from David through Joseph, who
was not his natural father (the Virgin Birth)?

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#21194 Oct 17, 2013
17. Jesus told a man in Mark 8:34 that "whosoever will come after me,
let him deny himself, take up his cross and follow me." The obvious
question is: What cross? He hadn't yet died on the cross. There was
nothing to take up. That man would have had no idea what he was talking
about.

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#21195 Oct 17, 2013
18. In Mark 10:19 Jesus told a man to follow the Commandments. Yet one
of those listed by Jesus was "defraud not," which isn't even an Old
Testament commandment.

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#21196 Oct 17, 2013
19. In Luke 12:4 Jesus told his followers to "Be not afraid of them that
kill the body." But Matt. 12:14-16, John 7:1, 8:59, 10:39, 11:53-54,
and Mark 1:45 show that he hid, escaped, and slunk around often.

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#21197 Oct 17, 2013
20. In Luke 23:43 Jesus said to the thief on the cross,“Today shalt
thou be with me in paradise." But how could they have been together in
paradise that day if Jesus lay in the tomb for three days?

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#21198 Oct 17, 2013
21. For Jesus to be executed for our sins makes about as much sense as
my son telling a judge that he would accept execution for my crimes.
Although a nice gesture, it has nothing to do with justice. What judge
worthy of the title would agree?

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#21199 Oct 17, 2013
22. Lastly, in Matt. 15:24 Jesus said, "I am not sent but unto the lost
sheep of the house of Israel," but later told his followers to "Go ye
therefore, and teach all nations" (Matt 28:19). To whom, then, are they
to go--only to the Jews, or everyone?

“Crusading Fundies r hilarious!”

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#21200 Oct 17, 2013
SHADOW wrote:
<quoted text>
Like I said queer, the only traction your kind ever gets is through the courts forced on normal people.
And like I said, that is not a factual statement.
SHADOW wrote:
<quoted text>
What does that tell you?
That you are incapable of comprehending factual information.
SHADOW wrote:
<quoted text>
How many states forbid this perverted union?
Absolutely none. There are 37 states I believe that won't recognize these unions currently, but there are no states that forbid them. Are there any other stupid questions you'd like to ask?
SHADOW wrote:
<quoted text>
What I can't hear you.
Doesn't matter whether you can or can't hear me. You've demonstrated that you lack the ability to comprehend even if you do hear.

“Crusading Fundies r hilarious!”

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#21201 Oct 17, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
Lol
It's like a burr in their panties.
LOL!!! It's hilarious that you think so. Just another example of how moronic you are coward!!
SHADOW

Boerne, TX

#21202 Oct 17, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
Lol
It's like a burr in their panties.
The truth always hurts somewhere huh. hehehehe
SHADOW

Boerne, TX

#21203 Oct 17, 2013
Reverend Alan wrote:
1. While on the Cross Jesus said, "My God my God, why hast thou forsaken
me" (Mark 15:34). How could Jesus be our savior when he couldn't even
save himself? Those aren't the words of a man voluntarily dying for our
sins; those are the words of a man who can think of a hundred other
places he would rather be.
You will regret every word you now say. There will be a day my foolish friend.

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