Hey, boys and girls of Tumblr. I know I’m probably calling doom down upon me for posting this to my Facebook wall. I live in the Bible Belt and all. But I couldn’t go to sleep until I’d typed this up and posted it. It’s word for word. Please tell me if I’m off track or base with it. Thanks~!
Laying here, about to go to sleep, and suddenly an odd question popped into my head. Leviticus put up a lot of Old Testament laws that don’t make sense now days (not wearing fabrics of different materials at the same time, not piercing ears, not having anything to do with a woman on her period the week before, during and after, not letting people with disabilities go to church, eating seafood or pork or eagles or small or large owls). But people say that Jesus dying on the cross wiped those sins clean and made it so they weren’t sins anymore. You certainly don’t see people praying forgiveness for eating a porkchop or wearing jeans with a polyester shirt or being in the same room as a woman on her period.
Who decided that those were laws that were wiped clean and not considered sins anymore, and that homosexuality was still a big no? Strictly speaking, the New Testament actually says very little to nothing on homosexuality as the idea of homosexuality as a fixed notion wasn’t even present until the 19th century. I actually found an interesting article to go along with this while laying here researching. I’ll post a link at the bottom. The gist of it was that the ancient writers of the Bible wouldn’t have had a fixed concept of what we now call sexual orientation. Only vaguely homosexuality is mentioned in the New Testament, but it is found in not in the Book of Acts, Hebrews, or Revelations, nor in the letters of James, Peter, John, or Jude. We can surmise from that that what people got up to in there bedrooms, for lack of better terminology, was unimportant when compared to the love and respect for one another that Jesus taught first and foremost.
So I’m just wondering if anyone can point me toward where in the New Testament it says that Homosexuality is still a sin when eating pork and whatnot isn’t? And not just refer me Leviticus. Also, I hope this makes up for my lack of response last week that I was called out on /several times/ when I simply repeated something from a friend, as many people do. It didn’t fully sum up my feelings but I posted it anyway because it got the basic gist. I’ve been meditating on how to respond this entire time. This is a rather more complete explanation, I think. Much more understandable
And I’m serious about people needing to read this article that I’m hyper-linking to this. It really explains everything very well.
Good night, or morning, everyone who reads this, the ramblings of a half-asleep girl.
Seriously, read the link. It’s a good read. Especially Proposition 6 put up. It’s near the bottom.