( sub·ju·ga·tion the action of bringing someone or something under domination or control.) We are seeing more and more the subjugation of God’s word and the, to be nice, the re-thinking of God’s word to fit the needs of societies various agendas. I am one who considers the issues of same-sex and other gender related issues to be more of a social issue and best kept in that arena. I know of no other issue that in my life time has held so the many different denominations hostage than that of same-sex and other related gender issues. There is no compromise, well there is if you accept their premise that scripture has been interpreted incorrectly or the meaning not clearly understood. There is the doctrine of inclusiveness which choses to ignore behavior or agendas that are contrary to current practices in order to remain relevant to a changing world. It is not as if we were kept in the dark or unable to think about these issues when seeking to follow God’s will in our lives. There is the bible, bible studies, denominational doctrines and much more that speak to living a christian life. Should you wish to go even farther there are always a large number of commentaries to read. Commentaries are a systematic series of explanations or interpretations (as of a writing) and are quite common and have been present for, well for ever. With the rise of the Internet, many Public Domain or otherwise free-use Bible commentaries have become available online. With that in mind, I go to the very beginning.
Genesis 1 KJV
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
There is the The Simple Truth, that starts here and is strengthened by all Scripture to follow. You will not find in God’s word any positive comments or approval of any number of same-sex occurrences in the Bible. We live in a world where people have for as long as I can remember pulled part of a scripture verse to boost their perspective and we can often find that when taken in full context it will not fly. This by the way, goes both ways. The truth can be controversial and sometimes it can hurt but at anytime it is necessary. I have always believed that the breath of life and this gift as given is to me the very soul of our being. Our bodies being only a vessel in which God has placed this wonderful creation of life. Our soul, our very being belongs to God and nothing or no one can take us from him. (from a recent post this past March) The simple truth is that what God has created cannot be taken from his hand (your soul) nor can it be changed. Sex in humans is usually determined by four factors and not all of these factors can be changed. Chromosomes cannot be changed. It was God’s intent, to put it in a secular tone, that there be male and female and all of scripture confirms that. Man cannot change what God has created. So to wrap this up…….another simple truth that is hard for most christians to accept.
God’s love, mercy and grace is for all people. No one should be turned away from the table, even those who would be guilty of sin in God’s eye. Jesus Christ died that we might all be forgiven of our sins. The hard part is forgiveness requires repentance of our sins and judgement belongs to God.
The other simple truth is that, Subjugation Of God’s Word to fit an agenda or changing social norms is not acceptable. It is not my intention to hurt anyone but the simple truth is found through prayer and in the word of God. Amen
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