July 7, 2007
Another (gay) Bible?
San Diego, CA -- This is a new version of the Holy Bible that includes the New Testament, along with a new book entitled God's New Law, which was introduced in the year 2000. This book contains testimony of prophecy fulfilled, prophecy to be, and the decommissioning of traditional religion so that God may dwell with all those who believe. God's New Law is meant to be the last book of the Bible and to herald the birth of God's religion without doctrine.
Starting with the witnessing of Christ, the author, Tim Fleming, claims that, in the year 2000, God tested one of his begotten and realized the value of forgiving those who are willing to forgive, and He has therefore offered salvation to the homosexual community for the sacrifices they have made through mental anguish.
Ooooo! Sorry! Not very "nice" was I! (remembering last week's mailing) 'Just drawing 'lines' on the board with pointy-arrows....connecting the dots....making sure everybody sees what's there to be seen.
But regarding this latest 'addition' to the "Bible" and their desire to topsy turvey with "doctrine". Scripture is not very "nice" either...
"But sexual perversion and all uncleanness...let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints.... For this you know, that no prostitute, unclean person... has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one beguile you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light... proving what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret." (~Eph5:3-12)
"For I testify to everyone who hears the Words of the Prophecy of this Book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add upon him the plagues that are written in this Book;" (Re22:18)
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God created mankind "male and female He created them" (Gen1:27)
God created all living things to procreate, to be "fruitful and multiply" (vs28) The only way that is possible is male and female...male/male or female/female cannot do that.
When God had Noah save breathing creatures through the flood, Noah was commanded to "keep them alive...they shall be male and female" (Gen6:19)
And regarding men-with-men, when Israel was a theocracy: "If a man lies with a male as one lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall be executed to death. Their blood shall be upon them." (Le20:13)
And in Romans we are told that God's "wrath" is revealed from Heaven...for many various things. In-amongst the reasons we see: "For this reason God gives them up to vile passions. For even their women change the natural use for what is contrary to nature. Likewise also the men, abandoning the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust toward one another, men with men performing what is shameful, and receiving the retribution within themselves, the penalty which is fitting for their error." (Rom1:18,26-27)
Notice the two references to "nature" in these last two verses. When women behave contrary to being a wife, it is contrary to nature. When men are "with men" it is contrary to nature. Nature being set up to -procreate-....being "fruitful".
You asked how I "feel" about it? I am in agreement with the Scriptures.
Behaving gayly a "worse" sin? God's grace to forgive
However, there seems to be a greater emphasis where the purity in genetics of human life is concerned. The basically 'only' command God records after the flood is regarding murder (and eating blood), which is due capital punishment. (Gen9:4-6) God also re-states the covenant to "be fruitful and multiply" (vs1,7)
One of the evils for which reason God sent the flood was the perversion of the generations. The demon world was cohabiting with humans (Gen6:1-4) and the book of Jasher expands on that, saying that they were doing intermixing of species. (Jash4:18) And one reason Noah found favor with God was because he was "perfect in his generation" (Gen6:9) Or as we might say it: Noah's family "genetics" were still untampered with. God had created man in His own "image and likeness" (Gen1:26) And in a very real sense, satan was trying to change the very nature of God by changing human genetics, and as a result, how man would perceive God.
So, when homosexuality goes "contrary to nature" (Rom1:26), it is not something relatively 'innocent' like lying or stealing....but it strikes at the very core of God's nature. God created things, by design, to reproduce. Homosexuality goes contrary to that.
It was perverse enough that God destroyed the world with a flood, and obliterated Sodom and Gomorrah. And the way they are playing around with stem cells and genetics today....God's judgement again is not far off. There's cloning, and the implanting of genetic material into embryos of other species, etc. Recently I read someplace where they had implanted a pig embro with human DNA, to where the expected outcome would have been a "pig-man". But the embryo was 'terminated', I believe....this time.
Homosexuality is apparently a 'special' catagory of spitting in God's face.
In the OT, Israel was to stone those who behaved in such a manner. (Le20:13) But that doesn't mean that we are to practice similar militance, because the OT in Israel also had the death penalty for many other things that "Caesar" does not prosecute in similar fashion. We are under "Caesar" (Mk12:17) and follow Caesar's laws (Rom13) But this does not mean that God will not have His -day- regarding it. His "wrath" will be poured out. (Eph5:6, Rom1:18)
However, also: such people who do those things are not 'beyond' God's grace if they repent. Paul lists these things and says to the Believers he is writing to,