posted on Dec, 23 2008 @ 05:03 PM
reply to post by asmeone2
Moving on my idea with this thread is not that there isn't some claim to the Bible saying that homosexuality isn't a sin, but that it
doesn't deserve the preoccupation many people give it.
Personalyl I think those verses are more a condemnation of preomiscuity within a certain culture (Egypt, Rome,) than they are specifically homosexual
behavior. Promiscuity and homosexuality do not necesarily go hand in hand, though.
I am supposing that you mean "the Christian religion in general" is the "many people"? If so, then I'd like to respond.
Jesus' command about the sin of "adultery" is so broad that I can't imagine any man that has not committed adultery the way Jesus defined it:
Matt 5:27-28 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
This means that any TRUTHFUL pastor's "sermon" about these verses is going to make a LOT of the men in his congregation very uncomfortable.
Modern "chri$tianity" is mostly about that: Money.
If a pastor started preaching about ADULTERY as Jesus defined it...he would probably make those who pay his weekly $alary a bit upset.
Perhaps if he did, then the next week he could preach about DIVORCE? (As Jesus spoke about it?)
Jesus' words about divorce aren't going to be pleasurable to hear for quite a lot of his "$alary-payer$"
If, on the third week he preached upon GLUTTONY, and the forth "The Bible says no woman (Bible) teachers are allowed", and on the fifth "that there
IS NO LAW OF TITHING in the NT", and on the sixth that "CIGARETTE smoking for PLEASURE is OK according to the Bible"...
...this preacher would end up preaching himself out of a job.
Why is it that the "tithes and offerings" are taken BEFORE the pastor gives his sermon!!!???
...why not afterwards?
Your perceived observation is probably correct (that there seems to be a preoccupation about it), but I deny that it makes any of the other sexual
sins less "sinful".
It just seems (to me) that the other sins are less profitable in these last days.