[Linux4christians] OOT: My stand on Gay/Lesbian
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Wed Sep 29 01:53:13 EDT 2010
On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 12:38 PM, Timothy Butler <tbutler at ofb.biz> wrote:
> No, not at all. We have to understand what these passages mean in context. For example, 1 John means certain things by
> "the world," that other New Testament writers such as Paul may not. The big point, here, however is that we ought not to be prideful
> or fall into lust. Sex within marriage is not lust, but is something good created by our God (see, for example, Song of Songs, which
> is one big story about the goodness of the physical marriage relationship).
Song of songs describe about human relation with God, not teach people
to have sex.
> No, what I mean is that Paul has said marriage partners should not abstain from sex for more than a short while (1 Cor. 7.5).
You mean Peter is unable to control his sex desire?
> Right, but there is nothing wrong with earthly desires, per se. Jesus was a human full of earthly desires, yet he did not sin. For
> example, Jesus was hungry at times and he desired to sleep at times -- these are "earthly desires," but they are good desires for
> humans. The desires aren't bad. God made us earthly, fleshly, material people and that fleshly existence was good (Genesis 1.28-31).
So, why Jesus did not marry and have sex then?
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