[Linux4christians] OOT: My stand on Gay/Lesbian
tbutler at ofb.biz
Wed Sep 29 02:00:36 EDT 2010
> Song of songs describe about human relation with God, not teach people
> to have sex.
Actually, while some have tried to suggest that, there is absolutely no support for such a reading. If you read Song of Songs without imposing your presumptions on it, it is clearly erotic (in a good, non-sinful way). That is, if you read the text as the text implies you should read it, it is very much about delighting in the marriage relationship.
>> 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?
I don't know. But Paul doesn't say, "Don't abstain unless you have great self-control." He simply says, "Don't abstain."
>> 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?
Because he was not called to do so. Think of it this way: we are all called to different jobs, different countries, different interests. But, for example, if I'm a teacher and your a computer technician, neither one is better than the other -- just different. The Body of Christ is made up of those with many different gifts (1 Cor. 12).
Jesus also did not own a computer, drive a car, speak English, etc., etc. But, we cannot conclude that we should all throw away our computers and cars, forget the English language, and go speak Hebrew and Aramaic while living in Israel.
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