Does the bible mention anything about prohibition of homosexuality?
I read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John when I was in college but don`t recall anything about homosexuality. Does the Old Testament mention anything about it?
Here's what I feel I need to know:The goal or purpose of the sacred text. After all, it teaches me to Love God, which is a very reverential thing. So first I look for a Goal.
For me, the spiritual life teaches me to love God; to be perfect even as He is perfect, and to merge as One with Him in a place called the Kingdom of Heaven, if you like.
Secondly, I'm asked to put into practice, the underlying principles necessary to arrive at my Goal.
So for emphasis, I feel that the book of which you speak, is only directing me towards a Goal so as to be inwardly happy, and secondly it tells me of a way to implement a practice, so as to arrive at my destination, which is inner peace. All else, to me, are non-essentials.
In my quest for Love, for this is what it really is, a Higher Grace teaches and guides me with Its Light, pushes to the fore much clarity, which in turn enlightens me into answering all other non-essentials, one of which I feel that you have mentioned in your question.
So the purpose of the Gospels, indeed the old Testament, is Love of God. If this is our aim, then where is the need for the things that time and time again has the potential for bad vibrations? First Love, then pray, then serve and see what happens. That has been my approach and one that has brought me much joy. My take on your question is of a sensory and mental approach, heavenly ones are far more worthy. Hope this helps. In Love and Light.
How does that answer her straight-forward question?
You need to learn to FEAR God before you worry about love. You don't want to fall into the hands of an angry God. Mystical ear tickling doesn't make something right.
The Levites were told that a man should not lay with a man the same as a woman would. Jesus, in the NT never mentions anything about homosexuality. He stresses that everyone should love everyone else and to do unto others as you wish them to do to you.
Now that man not laying with another man like a women would...first thing is that women were treated as property in those days and did not have any say with what they did or did not do. Sooo that could have meant that a man could not lay with another man because another man can not be the property of another man. The religious of today were not there and can not really state what that would have meant. Our slang would not be the same as their slang/language of their day either and who even knows if there wa a joke in that to begin with.
But for your answer no it is not mention in the gospels.
Some want to make God the Old Testament and Jesus the New Testament. Fine, in the New Testament Jesus said I and my Father (God) are one, meaning we agree on everything, if He said it I do it. So there is no need for Christ to repeat what God said.
Genesis 1:27 "So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them."
Genesis 5:2 "He created them male and female and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created."
God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.
Leviticus 18:22 "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination."
Leviticus 20:13a "If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death."
Matthew 19:4 Jesus speaking ..."Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female and said for this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?"
God established marriage as being the union of one man and one woman in Genesis. He set down the laws for the Jewish people in Leviticus. Jesus confirmed this in the New Testament.
Paul writes in Romans 1:24-27, "Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen
For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what was against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due."
Do you get the idea that God does not approve of homosexuality?
Hebrews 13:4 "Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge."
I pray this helps to clarify it for you.
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