[Linux4christians] OOT: My stand on Gay/Lesbian
d.kuntadi at gmail.com
Tue Sep 28 23:51:58 EDT 2010
On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 10:22 AM, Karl Kleinpaste <karl at kleinpaste.org> wrote:
> Peter's observation about abandoning everything should be taken as the
> hyperbole it obviously was. Did he give up *everything*? How about the
> clothes on his back, the sandals on his feet? No, didn't think so. And
> we also have occasional reference in the gospels to the handling of
> money, an obvious indication that there was some means by which a living
> was made among the disciples. I guess they didn't give up their
> "worldly employments," as Gill put it, even during Jesus' life -- more
> evidence that Gill is wrong.
It is more on your intepretation and guess only, right? The money is
handled by Judas, it shows that they have no jobs.
Joh 13:29 For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that
Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against
the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.
> Yes, they gave up a great deal. No, they did not give up everything.
> In context, v.27's quotation from Peter is from his expression of
> frustration, so all the more likely to be hyperbole in that emotional
> state. That context is the story of the rich young ruler who would not
> give up his riches, and the astonishment of the disciples over who could
> be saved.
If Peter was emotional and hyperbolic, Jesus surely rebuked him.
> You are avoiding the question of your supposition that a sexless life
> represents a "higher" calling.
I have explained it but you refuse to agree.
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