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King James Version of the Bible Luke 17:34
This is my first hub, so I wanted to make it about something i care deeply about. My spirituality. When I was very young I found my beliefs on my own. My mom and dad were forced into a religion they could not support. At about 8, something happened to me that made me know there is more to this life than what you can see. The night my grandmother passed I had a dream that she came to the front door with flowers. I never answered the door, but for some reason in my dream, answered the door. I recognized her immediately, but didn't recognize the man next to her. I asked her in, but she said she couldn't come in and gave me the flowers to give to my mom. I was 8.
Since that time I have gone through many transistions. Some good and some bad. But my life has, from that point, always been surrounded by the lords prayer from the new testament of the Christian Bible. I believe that many religions have an important message and that none of them have the entire message for our time. For some wierd reason, I developed two skills in life. The first that has served me in this world is to link several different ideas to come to a conclusion that suits the issue at hand. Sort of like taking a puzzle with many different parts and putting it together to make a whole picture. The second is the gift of dreams. My dreams tell me things that there is no way I could ever find or figure things out on my own.
I know some of this won't greet some people well. The greatest revelation I currently have in my heart is Luke 17:34. I sincerely believe that we are given messages as we are able to understand them. For me Luke 17:34 carries many messages. To set the background I am going to tell you that, yes I am gay. I was married and the divorce was not my choice. I have two wonderful children. So lets start.
The King James Version (KJV) is supposed to be the closest to the original translations from the Greek and Sandscrit versions of the Old and New Testaments of the Christian Bible. Funny, this version is the version used by both the Catholic and Mormom sects of Christianity. If you compare the KJV you will find vast differences between this version and other versions used by other sects. Some dont even include Luke 17:34 to 37. How can that be? Why would man change the words of our kind father?
Next the setting of Luke 17 is the time of the Rapture. A time when all pure people will be taken to heaven without having to die. Moses, Mohamad, and yes, even Jesus have been said to be taken up. This is when all pure believers will be spared the pain of death and be rewarded for their faith. Reading Luke 17:34 in this version you will see in Lukes rememberance of Christs words "i tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed, one shall be taken and the other left". The next level of this discussion has little to do with homosexuality and more to do with our propensity to judge others. Here we are told. Two men of equal standing are sleeping together. One is worthy of rapture, the other not. There is no human on earth that can tell which one is which. Judgement is NOT for humans and as an aside neither is revenge.
So, whats the next level? Level three is the revelation that two sentances later Luke says "two men shall be working in the field, one taken and the othe left. Why would the word of the scriptures now draw our attention to the idea that two men in bed are very different from two men working together? Why would it be important to state practically the same thing in two different ways only sentances apart. In my humble view this draws attention to men in bed versus a casual relationship to men at work. Draw your own conclusions. I have heard many excuses.
And lastly, these words are set in a time that is a repeat of Sodom and Gomorrah. A time like our own today. And even at that One Man Shall Be Taken and The Other Left.
This is my first hub. I hope it causes you to think. If you like my writing style, and would like me to write more, I have many topics other than religion to write about. I am a little bit of a collector of knowledge. It is in my dreams, as with this writing, that the knowledge that I collect consiously interacts with potential revelations that I would like to share.