Tuesday, July 08, 2008

ONLY GOD CAN CHANGE THE RULES

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
--2 Timothy 3:1-7

In reading that passage, the word, "incontinent" kind of jumped out at me. Maybe I misunderstand the Biblical definition of that word, but if it is defined the way we normally define it, it would appear that possibly Paul was referring to the consequences of man-on-man homosexual fornication. After all, incontinence is a direct consequence of repeated penetration of the rectum by a penis. It is a common medical complaint of gay men. Many gay men wear diapers because they can no longer control their bowels.

Could Paul have been directly referring to the sin of homosexuality by using this word? Would God sanctify, or even condone the kind of behavior that would cause this kind of physical damage to oneself?

If God is not willing that any should perish, how much more would he not be willing that any would have to wear diapers because they have caused permanent physical damage to themselves through homosexual acts that have already been declared abominable by the Creator of the Universe?

There were physical common sense reasons for the rules set down in Leviticus. The reason they were told not to handle or eat pork and shrimp etc, was the same reason they were told not to penetrate each other's rectums with penises:

Irreparable physical damage and even death resulted from those behaviors then.

Now, we have learned how to process and cook pork and shrimp, etc, but the ramifications (Pun not intended) of homosexual behavior are not only still physically harmful, they are now deadly, like AIDS, the various new medication resistant strains of STD's, etc.

God knew these ramifications then, and He predicted them accurately.

In Acts 10: 11-13, the author writes: 11. He(Peter) saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. 12. It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles of the earth and birds of the air. 13. Then a voice told him, "Get up, Peter. Kill and eat."
14. "Surely not, Lord!" Peter replied. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean."

15. The voice spoke to him a second time, "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."

God was referring to the old prohibitions against eating unclean food. And comparing them with the old Jewish prohibitions against fraternizing with Gentiles.

He wasn't saying homosexual behavior is now considered clean. God has never changed the rules referring to homosexuality. If He had, there would be no such thing as AIDS.

The only entity that can change God's rules is God Himself. He has the advantage of forethought. No one else does.

5 comments:

ELAshley said...

Incontinency, or "Incontinent" as used in 2 Timothy 3:3 comes from the Greek word akrasia, which means "without control." It is curious that OUR use of "incontinent" includes diaper commercials for senior citizens, but the feeling I get from the use here is "without self-control..."

Gluttony, drunkeness, promiscuity...

I may be missing something as well, but I personally think your rationalization... "a direct consequence of repeated penetration of the rectum..." is quite a stretch-- no pun intended --in that I don't believe this is what the author of 2 Timothy meant.

It's still an interesting coincidence.

Erudite Redneck said...

I am sooo glad someone you seem to respect corrected you on this doozy, mark.

Unidentified said...

Beware, if a cure is ever found for AIDS, the gays will say that proves there is nothing wrong with homosexual acts.

Feodor said...

Jesus says to pay taxes to Caeser and takes tax collectors as his disciples, but you read a passage with AC/DC in the background and Shephard Smith on the television and you go from an English translation of a Greek word via a diaper commercial to homosexuality?

Geez, Mark, you aren't cooking with aluminum pots are you?

Anonymous said...

Hey Nimrod, Straight couples get AIDS to, it was never limited to just GAYS. I hope you get AIDS from tainted blood donated by a pastor from your church. Have fun in hell dirtbag.