Be aware of bait and switch

Tuesday September 4th, Hebrews 13: 4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. 5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, Hebrews along with Paul’s writings are often used as a proof texts to show that God is opposed to homosexuality. I must agree, the writer of Hebrews and Paul do not seem too keen on the idea, but then the basis for their understanding of human sexuality was based on a heterosexual only model in which procreation was the goal. Their examples of homosexuality were pedophilia, prostitution or pagan idol worship. They had no concept, individually or socially, of committed long term homosexual relationships. There is also a tendency with these authors to associate other damaging elements of society as sin, gluttony, greed and covetousness being chief among them. In our society we need to be aware of the bait and switch, churches that point the finger at homosexuality as an example of what these writers meant while at the same time diverting our attention away from their major concerns, helping Christians maintain lifelong committed, healthy, and loving relationships being one. Freeing ourselves from our love of money, and all the greed, covetousness and gluttony, individually and socially, that obsessive love of money spawns.


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