[Linux4christians] OOT: My stand on Gay/Lesbian
d.kuntadi at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 01:32:28 EDT 2010
On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 12:23 PM, Timothy Butler <tbutler at ofb.biz> wrote:>
> Escape from desire is not a Christian goal. Christians are aiming to desire what God desires for us, not to desire nothing at all.
> This is a very key difference between Buddhism and Christianity. Hence, we have no interest in what Siddhartha did, at least with
> respect to what Christians ought to do.
I beg your pardon, but do you want to ignore below verses:
1Pe 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims,
abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
1Jn 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the
lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is
of the world.
> Unless Paul's instruction in 1 Cor. 7 was wrong (and surely we all agree it is not), then, yes, Peter should have been (and
> probably was) having intimate relations with his wife.
Paul has mentioned that he did not need sex, so, it is surely
something else but sex.
> The Father and the Spirit do not have physical bodies, so obviously two of the three persons of the Trinity never desired sex. However, since Jesus was "in every respect has been tempted as we are" (Heb. 4.15), we have every reason to believe he not only desired sex but found the feminine form alluring, though he never allowed lust to enter his mind.
That is what Jesus said about pig and dog: Human full of earthly
desires. Then sex is included in the earthly desires, right?
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