Was King James A Homosexual?
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#1 Nov 10, 2013
QUESTION: I have been told that King James was a homosexual. Is this true?
EXPLANATION: King James I of England, who authorized the translation of the now famous King James Bible, was considered by many to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, monarchs that England has ever seen.
Through his wisdom and determination he united the warring tribes of Scotland into a unified nation, and then joined England and Scotland to form the foundation for what is now known as the British Empire.
At a time when only the churches of England possessed the Bible in English, King James' desire was that the common people should have the Bible in their native tongue. Thus, in 1603, King James called 54 of history's most learned men together to accomplish this great task. At a time when the leaders of the world wished to keep their subjects in spiritual ignorance, King James offered his subjects the greatest gift that he could give them. Their own copy of the Word of God in English.
James, who was fluent in Latin, Greek, and French, and schooled in Italian and Spanish even wrote a tract entitled "Counterblast to Tobacco",which was written to help thwart the use of tobacco in England.
Such a man was sure to have enemies. One such man, Anthony Weldon, had to be excluded from the court. Weldon swore vengeance. It was not until 1650, twenty-five years after the death of James that Weldon saw his chance. He wrote a paper calling James a homosexual. Obviously, James, being dead, was in no condition to defend himself.
The report was largely ignored since there were still enough people alive who knew it wasn't true. In fact, it lay dormant for years, until recently when it was picked up by Christians who hoped that vilifying King James, would tarnish the Bible that bears his name so that Christians would turn away from God's book to a more "modern" translation.
It seems though, that Weldon's false account is being once again largely ignored by the majority of Christianity with the exception of those with an ulterior motive, such as its author had.
It might also be mentioned here that the Roman Catholic Church was so desperate to keep the true Bible out of the hands of the English people that it attempted to kill King James and all of Parliament in 1605.
In 1605 a Roman Catholic by the name of Guy Fawkes, under the direction of a Jesuit priest by the name of Henry Garnet, was found in the basement of Parliament with thirty-six barrels of gunpowder which he was to use to blow up King James and the entire Parliament. After killing the king, they planned on imprisoning his children, re-establishing England as a state loyal to the Pope and kill all who resisted. Needless to say, the perfect English Bible would have been one of the plot's victims. Fawkes and Garnet and eight other conspirators were caught and hanged.
It seems that those who work so hard to discredit the character of King James join an unholy lot. Read the book!:
#2 Nov 10, 2013
I have a question.
The Miss Universe contestants, wearing only skimpy swimsuits in front of the public, courtesy of Donald Trump, will they go to heaven ?
#3 Nov 10, 2013
1. to get to heaven you have to except jesus in your heart and stop sinning before you die.
2. you also have to be dead to get there.
#4 Nov 11, 2013
There is absolutely no legitimate historical evidence to indicate that he was.
The same critics who decry examinations of the lives of Westcott and Hort as ad hominem attacks gleefully slander King James and by association deride the Bible translation that now bears his name. First, we must note that whereas Westcott and Hort are directly responsible for modern textual criticism theory and practice, having a major impact on translations employing their methods, King James did not have such influence on the AV.
Second, the charge itself is slanderous and false. The historical basis for the charge is based on non-eye witness claims of enemies of King James who resented a Scott being on the throne of England. Modern scholars who continue to perpetuate this lie find themselves quoting modern homosexual authors with a clear agenda to promote, and betray their monumental ignorance of historical context of writings and customs. These same "historians" would cite 1 Sam. 18 as proof that David and Jonathan had sexual relations.
Further, an examination of King James' numerous extant writings show him to be a true man and father; in deep love with his wife. For complete and detailed research on this issue, I refer you to the book King James VI of Scotland & I of England, Unjustly Accused?, by Stephen A. Coston, which goes in to exhaustive detail on the matter.
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#5 Nov 12, 2013
Some people choose to believe there are supernatural aliens coming to earth.
They find this easier to believe than God.
There is a new world order coming, where politically correct can be intrepreted to mean anything they want it to.
This is not the whole truth. It can be confusing and misleading.
If you are born again of the blood of Jesus and seek the spiritual truth and ask the father to show you what to believe, his spirit that is living within you will help you to know the truth.
#6 Nov 12, 2013
How old are you?
I want you to do me a favor. Go to the mirror and repeat what you have typed.
Can you do it with a straight face?
“Pillars of Creation....”
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#7 Nov 12, 2013
They have to got to heaven Andet1987, its mandatory. Heaven wouldn't be heaven w/o Miss Universe contestants running around wearing skimpy bikinis......
How about that miss Argentina? Va va va voom!!!!! Ooh lee la chinga!!!!!! And all that other stuff too..........
#8 Nov 12, 2013
how about Hugh Hefner ? will he go to heaven ?
#9 Nov 13, 2013
We know who the actual homosexuals are.
King James, Meditation on Revelation
The Pope is Antichrist, and Popery the loosing of Satan, from whom proceedeth false doctrine and cruelty to subvert the kingdom of Christ: Now whether the Pope beareth these marks or not, let any indifferent man judge; I think surely it expounds itself: Doeth he not usurp Christ his office, calling himself universal Bishop and head of the Church? Playeth he not the part of Apollyon, and Abbadon the king of the Locusts and destroyer, or son of perdition, in chopping and changing of souls betwixt heaven, hell, and his fantastic or imagined purgatory at his pleasure? Blasphemeth he not, in denying us to be saved by the imputation of Christ his righteousness? Moreover, hath he not sent forth and abused the world with innumerable orders of locust and shavelings? Hath he not so fully ruled over the world these many hundredth years, as to the fire went he, whosoever he was, that durst deny any part of his usurped supremacy?....But I am sure none will condemn me for an heretic, save such as make the Pope their God...(King James I, A Meditation on Revelation, and Premonition)
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