Author "Calling the Rainbow Nation Home"
Jesus' Teaching on Homosexuality
We will conclude our study of the Clobber Passages by looking at the teaching of Jesus on the subject of homosexuality.
Our study is short, because Jesus never taught for or against homosexuality. This raises the question, if homosexuality truly is a sin worthy of eternal damnation, as some believe it is, then why didn't Jesus discuss it? He certainly preached at length concerning every other sin listed in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 and Timothy 1:9-10. Why would He leave this one out?
"God is not the author of confusion" (1 Corinthians 14:33) therefore I cannot see Him leaving out such a ‘critical’ sin from His discussions. A more plausible explanation is that God has never been concerned about homosexuality, or heterosexuality for that matter. Each are equally part of God’s plan of creation. It is only mankind’s fears and prejudices that have concocted this monstrous imaginary sin, not God. Jesus talked at great length concerning many other issues such as love, mercy, grace, reaching the lost, the ministry of reconciliation, stewardship, and the healing of body, soul and mind. Yet at times the church seems more preoccupied with a subject He never taught about, than about the matters He did.
Scripture says that when we see Jesus, we have seen the Father (John 14:9; Hebrew 1:3). Since Jesus never talked about the issue we can deduce that neither Jesus nor the Father is concerned about homosexuality. Instead, He preached "the good news to the poor" and proclaimed "freedom for the captives and recovery of sight for the blind", to "release the oppressed", and proclaimed the "year of the Lord's favor" (Luke 4:18-19) to all who would accept Him. Teaching us that we would do well to focus our thoughts upon Jesus and turn away from the prejudices of men.
For a more in depth look at this subject read "Calling the Rainbow Nation Home"
by Rev. Sundby
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