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Old Testament + Homosexuality by inspiredcreativity Old Testament + Homosexuality by inspiredcreativity

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This is a PDF Document. Click on [link] (DOWNLOAD) to Read it or Download it.


Please also see my deviation on [link] (The New Testament + Homosexuality).


You are free to download it for Personal or School use.

God Does NOT Condemn You For Your Homosexuality, Or For The Sexual Fulfillment Of Your Homosexual Love—God Welcomes You.

I have added a HOT-LINKED Table of Contents and much more Information and References. I have also included a HOT-LINKED Index of the Biblical References used throughout the document.

This is an in-depth look at how Jesus and the early Christian Church accepted Same-Sex Loving Relationships and Same-Sex Sex within the context of a committed relationship.

The Old Testament is a Christian version of events, which is different from the TORA of the Jewish Faith. Of the main branches of the Jewish Faith, only one is against Homosexuality, with Reform Judaism, Reconstructionist Judaism, and Conservative Judaism all being fine with Homosexuality.

I hope that his helps some of you reconcile your Christian Faith with your Homosexuality or Bisexuality. For others it will act as a handy guide to COUNTER Homophobic Christians who use Scriptures as a weapon against us.

GAY FRIENDLY CHURCHES NEAR YOU
Churches that specifically teach that Homosexual Sex in a Monogynous Homosexual relationship is NOT A SIN:

[link] (METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCHES [MCC]) are GAY CHURCHES and they are located all over the world. [link] (Find One Near You.)

[link] (The UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST Church)
[link] (THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST [UCC])
[link](The UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA)
There are a small number of LUTHERAN CHURCHES that see homosexual sex in committed relationships as a non-sin, but most see it as sin.

LUTHERAN CHURCHES that see homosexual sex in committed relationships as a non-sin, but most see it as sin.


WARNING: There are many so called "Gay Friendly" Christian and Catholic Churches around who invite you in, then preach to you that you live in Sin.
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In this paper, I often present multiple approaches and argument for passage in question. For example, translators have use the word Homosexual when no such word even existed when the scriptures were written. Translators of many modern printings have inserted words that are designed to inflame hatred.

Despite new correct translations, Bible publishers are under strong economic pressures to turn a profit. If a translation of lets say Leviticus 18:22 were included that did not generally condemn at least male homosexual behavior, their sales would drop precipitously. They are unlikely to deviate from traditional interpretations, unless they were preparing a translation specifically for Christian and Jewish liberals.

WORDS CAN KILL GBLT KIDS. There are Christians whose words drive GBLT CHILDREN TO THEIR DEATHS IN VERY LARGE NUMBERS. It may seem that the Christian Fundamentalists are harmless, but the poison and lies they spread do great, great harm. Since many of these Fundamentalist Christians believe that their Bigotry and Discrimination is Justified by the Bible, they could care less if they drive children to suicide. After all they are doing "God's Work."

It is my hope that these two papers on the Bible and Homosexuality, will help to educate kids about the truth and save lives.

PLEASE NOTE: I wrote this paper to help people, not to attract Christian BIGOTS, generate religious arguments, debate or hate attacks. This is not the proper Forum for that. If you do not agree with this paper that is your right, as it is your right to state that. However, I will not engage in counter arguments because the only thing homosexuals ever hear are the constant litany of lies of Conservative Fundamentalist Christians. No more such is needed here. Any attacking or Hate-based comments will be hidden.

I am a Humanist centered in COMPASSION. I actively choose to be a good person out of my own DESIRE, not from the threat of a Hell, the promise of a Heaven, nor belief in Gods. I am a Spiritual man in my own way. I have studied Christian Theology over the years, as well as comparative theology.

Matthew Barry ©2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
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TheBaptistMage Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Chirst following Bisexual
and proud
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inspiredcreativity Apr 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I hope you also saw New Testament + Homosexuality by inspiredcreativity New Testament + Homosexuality

The true Gospels of Jesus are the original Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John 
write in Coptic Greek.  These Gospels, as well as the Letters Of Paul, were incorrectly translated into Latin and then into the modern languages.  This created the LIE that Homosexuality isa sin.  Homosexuality is NOT A SIN in the words of the Apostles Matthew, Mark, Luke & John, the eyewitnesses to words of Jesus Christ, and homosexuality is NOT A SIN in the original words of Paul.
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:iconartvelocity:
Yeah right. I couldnt read.
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inspiredcreativity Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I am Autistic and do not understand things like innuendo, indirect meanings or implied meanings, so I am afraid I do not understand what you are trying to tell me.  Could you please clarify?
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:iconartvelocity:
i couldnt read all that. it was so long.
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inspiredcreativity Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I see.  The deviation is meant to prove the mistranslations and misinterpretations of the new and old testaments.  I can boil it down to a small size for Sexual Minority people, but then people demand detailed proof.  Some Christian Sexual Minorities write to me when they feel a conflict between their Christian Faith and their Sexual Orientation.  For them, I can usually sum it all up in one Note.  But if they need to try to convince parents, then you need more detail and proof.
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send me note.
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KokiriCosmo Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Man created religion. Therefore, I became a deist. It's not a religion, and deists believe in God. I'm so happy I found a word for non-religious god-believing people. ^^ The whole point of religion was to teach people about HIM until man decided to make it into a drama. I'm all supportive about same-sex monogamous marriage!

 

By the way, I believe in Christ too. He loves us all equally. He can never get mad at us for our sin. We're all born into it and we can be risen from it.

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inspiredcreativity Aug 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your support.  My father taught me that there is a big difference between Spirituality and Religion.  Spirituality is all about your own belief system and religion is a group affair, like an exclusive club.    I find that the practice of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and even Buddhism to be a corruption of the original teachings.

Jesus gave us two Great Commandments, to Love God and love your fellow mankind, saying that these are the basis of ALL of the law of the prophets (Old and New Testaments both).  You do not need any other rules to live your life by. If you love your fellow mankind, you do not lie to them, steal, murder, etc.  But human beings, in general, DEMAND rules, tradition and ceremony.  People want to be told exactly what and what not to do, to get into the pearly gates of heaven.

Unfortunately for so many Christians, you can follow every rule and technically never sin, and even give money to charity, and never go to heaven.  This is due to the requirement to Love your fellow mankind.  The state of your soul is not so much about what you did right and wrong, it is about your intent, about giving of yourself for the benefit of others, of being a loving and compassionate human being. Rules are supposed to keep a person on a better path to heaven, but following rules does not get you there.

After the death of Christ, organized churches were formed and they battled each other constantly over theology. Then the Roman Emperor Constantine decided to use Christianity as a way of unifying his crumbling empire, since the Pagans were always fighting between themselves, over their different Gods.  Constantine needed a single Christian church, so he called together all bishops of both the Western Church and the Eastern (Gnostics). This was called the First Council of Nicea, in AD325.  Constantine wanted the patriarchal and centralized power system of the Western Church.  The Holy Trinity and the Divinity of Christ were voted on.  The Gnostics lost and any who refused to convert to the Western church were hunted down and murdered.  The early church was a very bloody affair. With the fall of Gnostics came the fall of the role of women in the church.  Women had equal roles in the Gnostic form of Christianity.  Under the Western church, women were related to "Brides of Christ" and made totally subservient to men.



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