Month: June 2014

  • Would Jesus attend a gay wedding?? Part 2

    After looking at what I wrote I realized I didn't really explain how it is that I know God doesn't create homosexuality.   The fact is people aren't born either gay or straight.  We understand what God told the first human couple, "Be fruitful and multiply..."  Most of the time we call God's command procreation.  The world which rejects God's perspective may simply use, "The Sex Drive," but even atheist biologists know that humans have, not merely a sex drive, but a drive to propagate the species.

    If you want to understand how biology sets us up for sexual expression we need look no further than how biology sets us up to learn and speak language.  Genes dictate that we may develop spoken language, but our genes cannot dictate the language we will learn.   Our genes set the stage for us to learn language, but the actual development of spoken language is far too complex for genes to dictate.   For us to develop spoken language it takes interaction with other humans who can already speak.

    Biology allows us to develop sexuality, but like language can never dictate how we will express that sexuality.   Sexuality develops from our interactions in the family and extra-family social environments.   When relationships breakdown healthy development of sexuality breaks down.  The proper question is not  "Are people born gay?"     The proper question to ask is, "How is the Procreative Drive overcome so a person becomes gay?"   If you want to find the culprit behind homosexuality and every other from of sexual deviance, start shaking the family tree.   What drops from the family tree will show you where the problem lies.

    Whew!  Glad that's out of the way...

    "On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.  Now both Jesus and his disciples were invited to the wedding."

    John 2:1-2

    I just made the worst mistake I could have made.  I allude to the story of how Jesus changed water into wine, at a wedding.   I don't know if it is the worst faux pas a theologian could make, but it  has to rank up near the top of mistakes.

    The wedding at Cana is a wedding between one man and one woman.   As you know I've already argued that gay marriage is, in truth, nothing.   So how exactly do I start with the wedding at Cana??    I start with the wedding at Cana for the very reason that I know it cannot be used to explain why Jesus would attend a gay wedding.   The problem is how Christians approach gay marriage and how Jesus approaches gay marriage.    Jesus never said anything about gay marriage, because it didn't exist.  Still we can read the Bible and it is clear, that homosexuality is condemned, and no amount of religious ceremony will change that.   When we think about marriage we see God's approval for the kind of marriage we see in Luke 2.   God is pro-marriage between one man and one woman that is true.   Was Jesus at the wedding in Cana to lend that marriage credence?    Was Jesus' presence at the wedding God's way of saying, "This action gets 5 stars from God?"    I don't believe God is saying anything about the particular wedding at Cana.

    Set aside the wedding of Cana for a while.   Let's begin with the right question:  Why was Jesus here on the earth?   We know Jesus didn't come to give the wedding at Cana the thumbs up.

    17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:

    18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
        because he has anointed me
        to proclaim good news to the poor.
    He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
        and recovery of sight for the blind,
    to set the oppressed free,
    19     to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

     Luke 4:17-19

    19 Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.

    John 5:19

    But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

    John 16:33c

    Jesus attends the wedding at Cana because he is called by Father, Father was working there, and Jesus went not as a way of approving the wedding at Cana, but because he overcomes the world.

    The problem with Christians and gay weddings is they don't want to have anything to do with them.   The Christian won't go to a gay wedding because they don't want anyone thinking they approve of such things (And of course as believers in Christ we do not approve of what God condemns!).   The thinking looks kinda like this.   "Jesus would never approve of gay marriage, so Jesus would never go to a gay wedding.  Since Jesus would never go to a gay wedding I won't  attend one."  Certainly sounds like solid reasoning.   The problem lies in the truth:   Jesus doesn't think the way we think.    Remember that the Jewish leaders leveled the accusation against Jesus, "How is it he eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?"  (Mark 2:16).

    The wedding at Cana is merely a red herring.    So let me ask you the really important question:   If Jesus knew he could/would overcome the world (utterly destroy all satanic power and control), and if Jesus knew there were lost sheep to be found there, and if Jesus was doing his Fathers work there, WOULD JESUS ATTEND A GAY WEDDING?

    Are there not ears in need of the  "good news" at a gay wedding?

    Are there not blind eyes which  need sight at gay weddings?

    Are there not prisoners in need of freedom at a gay wedding?

    Are there not the oppressed who need freedom at a gay wedding?

    Are there not those who need the LORD's favor at a gay wedding?

    If there are prisoners, the oppressed, the needy, the blind, and the need for God's favor at a gay wedding,  then how could anyone believe Jesus isn't called there or that he would not go?

    If, in your mind, Jesus would still not attend a gay wedding, why do you think that?

    If  you believe, according to Christ's teaching, he would attend a gay wedding, give some positive steps Christ followers could take in the right direction?


  • Would Jesus Attend a Gay Wedding??

    Now, before anyone starts jumping to the conclusion they know what I'm going to say, just hold your water for a minute.  So let me get some things out of the way before I get into what I hope is some meaty stuff.

    The first question we should seek to answer is, "Did God create homosexuality?"   Seems like a no brainer, and on some levels it absolutely is a no brainer.   There is never a positive statement in the Bible about homosexuality.  And the text is always simple and straight forward.  When pro-gay theologians start doing linguistic acrobatics it's a sure sign the truth will be emptied from the Scriptures.   No matter how pro-gay theology looks or sounds it is bad theology.  Actually the main reason pro-gay theology is so bad is the fact that pro-gay theologians are attempting to change how people approach the Scriptures.  If the Scriptures are in fact God breathed, then how will convincing you or me change anything?  If God's mind hasn't changed about the sinfulness of homosexuality, then  If I'm for pro-gay theology I haven't convinced God to change His thinking about what He said.  Pro-gay theologians cast  God into their own image and likeness, and they're trying to get every believer to jump on board.   The problem is if they can't actually change God then the god they've created for themselves is really not God at all.

    "Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many."

    Matthew 24:4-5

    Pro-gay theology isn't about changing God it is about living in  fantasy and the attempted deception of God's people who've put their faith in Jesus and the word God's Spirit breathed.   They are creating a messiah for themselves to replace the one and only Son of God.  The problem is their messiah is powerless, paper thin, and if you've seen the painting  of gay Jesus hanging on a cross with a huge erect phallus, you'd see first hand how shallow and empty pro-gay theology is.  I don't know anything about the size of Jesus', but I can tell you that a body having  received as much  abuse and torture, as Jesus endured,  isn't going to be able to produce an erection.  The shear volume of blood loss Jesus had to endure didn't allow for much of any bodily functions.   A man crucified wasn't going to get any wood on the front of him,  because of the wood nailed to the back of him.  The ridiculous gay Jesus should be enough to cause anyone to walk away from pro-gay theology.   Instead of course pro-gay theologians are gaining followers and supporters for gay marriage.

    The problem with gay marriage is that like the gay Jesus, sporting a silly cartoon ding dong, there is no substance to, well, there's no substance to gay anything really.   When God created marriage He did so for His own purposes.   In the New Testament we are told that marriage is a reflection of Jesus Christ's relationship with His Church.  Would Jesus attend a gay wedding?   Honestly we might just as well ask,  "Would Jesus attend the wedding of  Bugs Bunny to Elmer Fudd?"   The truth simply is not there to be had.  God hasn't changed, He hasn't  changed what He has said.   Gay marriage isn't any more marriage than artichoke marriage is real marriage.   Would Jesus have dinner with Batman?  Would Jesus be for or against the genetic mutations of the Wolverine and Magneto? Is Jesus "Team Edward" or "Team Jake?"  If it cannot stand up to the what the true God has to say, then it's no more important than who builds hotels on Boardwalk and Park Place.

    Honestly, when will we Christians ever learn what God says and believe God?   And don't think I'm just speaking to you.  I too struggle to keep my focus on what is true and important.   Let's remember what Jesus teaches:

    "Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me."

    Matthew 28:18

    Of course it's a bit harder to believe what Jesus said 2000 years ago than it is to believe what is right in front of our eyes.  Gay marriage certainly seems a pretty solid property, and it's becoming more and more solid looking all the time.   This is the real problem for Christians today what 'seems' and what is God's reality.   The problem for us Christ followers is we keep approaching the world around us with the same kind of worldly reactions they give to us.  We want to march, we want to scream with frustration and shake some sense into our government leaders.  We want to Bible thump and eat Chick-fi-a  until chicken sandwiches pop out our ears!  But only Jesus has all authority in heaven and on earth.  We're gonna have to put the chicken down, and take up the truth of God.  We're going to have to quite allowing the world to dictate to us what is important and worthy of the call and time we've been given.  And we're going to have to stop thumping our Bibles and start obeying what Jesus tells us to do.    Jesus exercises all authority, but He does so in keeping with the work Father has called Him to do.   Jesus said that He always did what He saw the Father doing.   When Christ followers decide to do what God wants done, the way God wants it done then we'll see the power of God displayed in front of us.   In Christ we can say, "What is gay marriage compared to the world defeating authority and Satan crushing power of Christ?"

    So now you know...Jesus would most definitely attend a gay wedding.