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What Did Jesus Actually Say…

A recent post on the Religion page of the Huffington Post states that Jesus did not say anything about homosexuality (See http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/22/what-jesus-says-about-homosexuality-_n_4489452.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003).  This can lead to the assertion that because the Gospels do not record Jesus as saying anything about homosexuality, he must not have had an opinion about it.  I suppose one could also make the argument that it was not an issue at the time of Jesus; therefore, nothing needed to be said.  Either way, the post succeeded in being provocative.

Either way you look at it, this is a good example of picking and choosing particular passages in Scripture to support your idea of what is right and wrong.  In this case, the author is only considering part of the Bible while ignoring the rest of Scripture.  It is true that the Gospels do not quote Jesus as saying anything concerning homosexuality, but that does not refute what other books of the Bible say.  Moreover, we do not know for certain that Jesus did not say anything about homosexuality.  As John records, “Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book.” John 20:30 (English Standard Version).

Just my thoughts.

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Categories: Bible, gospels, theology, worldviews
  1. William
    December 24, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Our Lord and Savior, Jesus, did speak against “sexual immorality” in Matthew 15:19 and a parallel verse in Mark 7:21. So I guess it depends on your definition of what “sexual immorality” is. You can also refer to what our Lord and Savior said regarding marriage in Matthew 19:3-9 & Mark 10:2-9 — “..that at the beginning the Creator made them male and female”. The Apostle Paul, who, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, wrote most of the New Testament, speaks of “homosexual offenders” in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; and regarding marriage — Ephesians 5:25-33. You may also look to Leviticus, chapter 18. As a Christian, I do not seek to impose my faith on anyone by laws or coercion. I simply share my faith with others, the choice to believe or reject is theirs.

  2. December 24, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Well said, William. I agree with you that we should not impose our faith on others, but I will defend the Christian faith against false teaching through a misleading interpretation of Scripture.

  3. William
    December 24, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    And I agree with you Jim. Today, we live in a time of great deception. We must continue to confront those outside and inside the Church, that would seek to confuse and mislead others through their false teachings. Many today, in fulfillment of prophesy, are falling away from the faith. Let us work to strengthen that which remains.

  4. William
    December 25, 2013 at 8:51 am

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

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