A Bible debates a Progressive frankly on the currently popular relevant topic of homosexuality

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Artwork by Elhanan ben-Avraham

Progressive:  “Sir, there is not a word from Jesus about homosexuality!”

Bible:  Not quite true, Sir:

Think not that I am come to destroy the Law, or the Prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. That’s Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount. And Saul the apostle of Jesus was a Jewish Pharisee educated in the Jerusalem Temple by Rabbi Gamliel, and very knowledgeable of the Torah, and here is what he wrote in Romans 1:

 ‘Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.  Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.’

P: “But still not a word from Jesus specifically about the Capital Crime of gay male sex, no emphasis on that ‘most terrible of crimes… But seems that the Right Wing feels it is all he ever talked about.

B: “I am quite surprised at you, Sir, completely avoiding the facts placed before your eyes- please do look again:

  1. “Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the Law.”
  2. “Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven.”

That specifically includes all the 613 commandments of the Torah, including the eating of pigs, and men having sex with men, only the latter being a capital crime:

3. Leviticus 20:13:

“If a man lies with a man as with a woman, they have both committed an abomination. They must surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.”

4. Leviticus 18:22:

“’Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.”

5. 1 Timothy 1:9:

“We realize that the Law is not enacted for the righteous, but for the lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinful, for the unholy and profane, for killers of father or mother, for murderers, for the sexually immoral, for homosexuals, for slave traders and liars and perjurers…”

6. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10:

“Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men  nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”

P:  So, because you think it’s wrong, everybody else must think it’s wrong as well?

B: Allow me to state the obvious. It’s kinda funny, but I used to work in the Hollywood movie studios operating the big arc lamps that make the equivalent of sunlight on the sets.  Being new at it, there were a couple of times I accidentally connected the big 4/0 cables- that carry the powerful charge of electricity to the lamps- putting the positive to positive connection that would cause a loud pop and some fireworks. I was sure after that to always connect the positive to the negative connection, and the lamps performed well their intended function. It was rather obvious. The same design appears in plumbing and the building of model airplanes no less than the human body, as in the old saying “form follows function.” And any objective observer can see from the human plumbing the obvious intent and purpose of human sexual organs given us by the Designer for the perpetuation of life. The design of male and female seems rather obvious that the intended purpose is not to connect male with male, or female with female which conceives no life, as its Designer appears to have informed us- other personal opinions notwithstanding.  It is not I who condemns, but the Creator of humanity, as it is He who calls it a bottom line capital crime, in that it is the destruction of the very image of G-d: “male and female created He them.” Of course one is free to do as one pleases in free nations, but that don’t make it right, or without its consequences, so with the Creator and Designer you can argue, if you dare.

P:  And you believe that Homosexuals should be stoned?

B:  No, I am not saying homosexuals should be put to death, but that is the standard that is set for us, and it will ultimately bear its consequences. Rarely did Jews ever enact such a sentence, for the Torah gave us Shotftim (judges) and Perushim (interpreters of the Torah laws in civil cases) to judge those cases mercifully in light of the entire Torah and the nature of G-d (“YHVH, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in grace and truth“- notice that truth is at the end). And it is not the Right that is over-reacting, but reacting to all the pressure of the LGBTQ movement forcing their views upon us and our children. But alas, “Still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.”

P:  “Then we’ll just have to agree to disagree.”

B:  Well, then I reckon, Sir, you might well have felt comfortably at home with neighbors there in Sodom, or maybe Gomorrah.  Just sayin’.”