posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 04:01 AM
reply to post by adjensen
That's a very moving story. Its easy to look at LGBT people as some sort of outcasts in the eyes of Biblical God, but what about the vast millions
people in America (like me) who look at women lustfully, due to sex in advertising, or porn, or just plain hotness? Jesus says, in Matthew 5:27:
27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’[a] 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has
already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away.
Jesus never says anything that harsh about LGBT people, the condemnations come only in the OT, or in Romans in the NT from Paul (as I recall).
And what about being rich? That thing about the Camel and the eye of the needle? That's a tall order too. Jesus basically asks us to give it all away
by the time we pass on, to enter the kingdom of heaven as a poor person. That's not something we hear people talk about.
The point is we ALL fall short of these moral standards, and that is what requires us to forgive each other for all of it. The Christians who get that
do a service to their faith.