Review of the previous post

I wrote in the previous post about the issue of the effeminate and homosexual. This  discourse was spurred by Archangel Gabriel’s displeasure with the song “Far Away” by Marsha Ambrosius.

As I traveled home after doing some errands in the city this evening (27th December),  Lord Jesus spoke to me about His bitter displeasure with the effeminate. He said that earthly kings convert young men into effeminates.  On the contrary, said Lord Jesus, the King of the Heaven and Earth raises His sons to be True Men.

An effeminate is a man or boy who has traits, tastes, habits, etc., traditionally considered feminine, as softness or delicacy (Dictionary.com).

We need to keep in mind that same-sex relationships between men seemed to be more common in ancient societies. However,  the principles of scriptures against same-sex relationships must also extend to lesbianism. For this purpose, keep in mind that the term “homosexual” will be used generically to refer to same-sex relationships between a males and males and females and females.

2. Further exploration of the meaning of “abusers of themselves with mankind” – the root word  arrēn – G730 

I ended the previous post by citing the two texts in the King James Version in which the Greek word  arsenokoitēs was used to describe homosexual behavior. Two English phrases represent the translation from the Greek.  Homosexuals were  described as men who “abusers of themselves with mankind” and ” them that defile themselves with mankind:”

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate  (malakos/G3120), nor abusers of themselves with mankind/arsenokoitēs   (1 Cor 6: 9 & 11).

Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners…

for them that defile themselves with mankind = arsenokoitēs (1 Tim 1: 9 & 10).

Many people believe that the New Testament Scriptures are silent on the issue of homosexuality, but this is NOT true.  Further exploration of  the two root words for  arsenokoitēs provides even more astonishing information. One of the two root words is  arrēn – G730. 

The word arrēn  means “a male.”  However, it is the usage of  this word in the scriptures that provides enlightenment on the issue of God’s stand against homosexuality.

When we interpret the contexts in which  arrēn (G730) is used, we see that A Man/Humans Were Designed To Be Male – Female Relationships – They Must Not Abuse Himself Mankind.

It is of great significance that the words of our Lord Jesus are found in the first of the texts in which arrēn was used. These texts cite Jesus’ response to the Jews who asked whether or not a man could divorce his wife “for every cause” (Matthew 19: 3 – 6, Mark 10: 6 – 9).

Jesus’ initial response seems to be irrelevant to the question. However, He endorsed  that:

a. God’s Divine Order from the beginning of Creation was the creation of  a male/arrēn and female. 

b. For this reason, said Lord Jesus, a man must leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife in marriage.

c. only a man and woman must become one flesh or unite sexually.

d. Finally, the Lord taught that this union must not be separated by humans because marriage was established by God.  However, divorce was permitted because of  the hardness of human hearts. The 20th century heart is even harder, so what about the reasons for divorce. However, that is another issue.

In other words, Lord Jesus taught us that because God created a male and female, the man must leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife. God never changed His creation plan of marriage and sexual intercourse between members of the opposite sex because He is the same Yesterday, Today and Forever.

The second text in which arrēn was used refers to the dedication of  Lord Jesus in the temple. We see  that Mary and Joseph obeyed the Law and presented Him to the Lord. According to the Law, every Jewish male was holy unto the Lord:

And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was call ed JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present [him] to the Lord

As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male/arrēn that openeth the womb shall be called holy/hagios to the Lord (Luke 2: 21 – 23).

Are these just words? No. God had a plan for males to be holy from the beginning of the Creation.

Hagios is the Greek word used for “holy” in the text and it occurs 229 times in 219 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV.  Furthermore, the Greek word for “holy”  (G40/hagios) is used synonymously with Holy Ghost/Spirit (91 times/40%), that which is holy, holy place, holy thing, holy angels, saints (multiple times), holy one, an holy, holy prophets, holy covenant, Holy Father,  holy child, holy ground, holy kiss,  holy apostles, holy temple, holy brethren, holy calling, holy Lord God Almighty, holy faith, holy conversation, holy commandment, holy mount, holy nation, holy priesthood, holy city, holy Jerusalem.

The word holy (G40/hagios) comes from two root words. One of these words is G53 – hagnos. Hagnos.is used in scriptures to mean chaste virgin to Christ and  pure. Wow. God wants men and also women to be chaste and pure.

The English application for chaste would therefore mean that a men and women were designed by God to refrain “from sexual intercourse that is regarded as contrary to morality or religion; virtuous” (Dictionary.com). We know from the teachings of 1 Cor 6: 9 & 11 and 1 Tim 1: 9 & 10 that all sexual conduct outside of God’s order is sin.

The third text  I would like to cite is Revelation 12: 5 which teaches us that men were designed to rule after the order of creation. Men were not designed to be behave like women and to bend over to another man:

… she brought forth a man/arrēn child, who was to rule/poimainō all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and [to] his throne.

One usage of the word rule/poimainō  in the New Testament reveals that a man was designed to  feed the flock of God with the Word of God.  A man or woman who is not aligned with God’s created plan for teaching the Word of God has certainly missed his Divine Calling.

Do not even mention how far an individual has strayed if he or she is not aligned with God’s first law which commands us that men and women must marry, have sexual intercourse and procreate.  Look at the terrible condition he or she is in.

Lord have mercy!

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1. Archangel Gabriel directed me to BET where I saw the music video “Far away” by Marsha Ambrosius

It was December 25th 2012 and I was about shower when I heard Archangel Gabriel ask, “what’s on BET?”  I turned to Black Entertainment Television (BET) and saw that a music video was being shown. Soon after I tuned in, I saw two black young men locked in an embrace and kissing each other.

There was no insinuation here. This was a scene related to homosexual activity and it was being played out on a very influential television station for all the world to see.  I am concerned for those who are going to be influenced into this lifestyle as a result of this public portrayal of sexual perversion.

SHAME is what the Archangel told me to say.  Shame that earth citizens have turned from their  created purpose.  In the words of Apostle Paul:

And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved (Romans 1: 27). 

I do agree that we must be compassionate to those held in this strong, demonic bondage of sexual perversion. However, they need prayer for deliverance.

 

2.  Heaven’s reaction to “Far Away” by Marsha Ambrosius

Ms. Ambrosius indicated that the purpose of her song is to promote public tolerance for homosexuals and to prevent suicide among them.   She inserted a scene depicting homosexual activity in order to desensitize the unwary and to transfer the demonic spirit to viewers.

Who is behind this music video?

I hear in my ear that  the response to the song in heaven is GRIEF, ANGER and ANTAGONISM. 

Does God hate homosexuals? No.  Jesus came to seek and to save those who are LOST and to free them from bondage.  However, Sodom and Gomorrah illustrates the strong actions that heaven takes in response to such behavior among tenants of earth:

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, [saying],

Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure  (Psalm 2: 1-5).

 

3. Apostle Paul strongly contended against this sexual perversion 

Apostle Paul contended strongly against this perversion in his time. However, he acknowledged the power of God to completely deliver the effeminate and homosexual person. The Apostle addressed the socially accepted perverted practice of same – sex love in Greece, most commonly between an adult man and a boy 12 years and over (called pederasty).

We see the reemergence of  illegal sexual practices in so-called modern societies as nations contend for the legalization of same-sex marriages and relationships:

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate  (malakos/G3120), nor abusers of themselves with mankind (arsenokoitēs)

And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God (1 Cor 6: 9 & 11).

The word malakos is used three times in the King  James Version to refer to the effeminate – once by the Apostle Paul and twice by Jesus.  Interestingly, the prefix mal refers to sickness.   Strong’s in blueletterbible.org  defines the effeminate as:

  • a boy kept for homosexual relations with a man
  • a male who submits his body to unnatural lewdness
  • a male prostitute

The Apostle revealed that the effeminate and homosexual are unrighteous and will go to hell.

4. Jesus also contended against effeminate and homosexual behavior

Jesus revealed his disgust for this unnatural sexual behavior and ridiculed the multitudes as he asked if they had thought that John the Baptist was:

“a man clothed in soft (malakos) raiment ? behold, they that wear soft  (malakos) clothing are in kings’ houses – Matthew 11: 8.

But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft  (malakos) raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings’ courts (Lk 7: 25).

God made sure that John the Baptist was brought up and portrayed as a man’s man.  He was no effeminate.  His masculinity was revealed in his entire demeanour and apparel.

John the Baptist was a man of God who preached a candid and prophetic message. His clothes were made from the hair of camels, he wore a leather belt about his waist and ate locusts and wild honey.

 

5. Who are the abusers of themselves with mankind (arsenokoitēs )

The Greek word arsenokoitēs is used twice in the King James Version and reveals clearly that homosexualilty is unrighteousness or sin and that those who practice this will be judged by God:

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate  (malakos/G3120), nor abusers of themselves with mankind/arsenokoitēs   (1 Cor 6: 9 & 11).

 

Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners…

for them that defile themselves with mankind  (1 Tim 1: 9 & 10).

 

Please pass spread this message to open the consciousness of fellow earth citizens to God’s requirements.  I pray for the deliverance of those who are bound by these chains of sin.

 

 

 

Bishop George Bloomer on whether or not homosexuals will go to heaven

On Friday 28th September, 2012, I tuned into the Word Network and began listening to an interview between Bishop George Bloomer and Dr. Cindy Trimm. During the interview, he asked for her views about homosexuality then commented that a leading publication had asked him whether or not homosexuals will go to heaven.

The bishop  then said that his response on the issue caused quite a  stir because he did not respond as expected. In fact, he then went on to say that he left it up to people to make their own decisions on the issue.

Comment: I’ve written extensively that God hates and becomes extremely aggravated about the sin of homosexuality. However, a homosexual who repents and stops living this lifestyle will receive forgiveness and can indeed inherit the kingdom of heaven.

Bishop Bloomer on homosexuality in the church

I became greatly alarmed when Mr. Bloomer went on to say something to the effect that he knows about homosexuals who lead worship in the church and usher in the presence of God in a mighty way.

Archangel Gabriel asked me  to write about the issue. He said to me that Bishop Bloomer does not know the scriptures nor the heart of  God on the issue of homosexuality. In fact, he denies the scriptures on the issue that is most aggravating to the heart of  Father God.

I will therefore ask several questions:

  1. The Bishop (a leader in the body of Christ) is saying that he accepts homosexuality in the church of  the Lord Jesus.
  2. The scriptures clearly teach us from Genesis to Revelation that God is against homosexuality. Apostle Paul preached against this lifestyle in Romans 1. Bishop Bloomer has not contended for the faith and the truth of God’s word.
  3. Why is Bishop Bloomer approving homosexuality in the church?

The satanic and demonic inspired anointing

I contend that the anointing that these homosexuals usher in is not from God but originates from a satanic source.

Satan was chief worship leader in heaven and has not lost his anointing to worship, although he does not worship Father God. Scriptures teach us in the context of  Israel that “the gifts and calling of God are without repentance” (Romans 11: 29).  In other words, God does not take away the gifts and calling from an individual who turns away from him.

Therefore, Satan continues to use and impart his gifts such as music, worship, the prophetic and the arts. Scriptures are replete with examples.

  1. Examples of Satanic prophets in scripture include:
  •  Balaam
  • the Seven sons of Sceva who were able to cast out devils until exposed by an aggravated demon (Acts 19: 13 – 17)
  • and Simon the sorcerer who pretended to be a man of God (Acts 8: 9 -11).
  • The satanic prophets of Baal who told King Ahab to go to war and he would have success – 2 Chronicles 18.
  • The girl possessed with a fortune-telling/prophetic demonic spirit who prophesied accurately about Apostle Paul and Silas  – Acts 16.
  • The false prophet in the Book of Revelation was full of exploits, miracles and prophesies. However, Apostle John saw three lying spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the false prophet (Rev 16: 13).

The Lord says that the false prophet in the Book of Revelation epitomizes those who He warned us about  in his teachings:

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit” (Matthew 7: 15 – 17).

CONCLUSION

The satanic deception is that people are being fooled by the manifestations of an anointing that is ushered in by homosexuals in worship. The truth is that THE SOURCE IS DEMONIC.

Accuracy in prophesying and ushering in an anointing is not the KEY. We need to discern the SOURCE of the so-called anointing that Bishop Bloomer talked about. 

Jesus taught us that we must discern  false prophets and apostles by their fruit  since they will come to us looking like and behaving like the sheep.

It is time for the self – titled Apostles and Bishops to know the truth and to stop leading the body of the Lord astray.

The Lord will call the leaders of His church into question for the common practice of  appointing practicing homosexuals into leadership positions and for involvement in ministry activities. These people need deliverance.

Scriptures are clear on the manner of dealing with sin in the Body of Christ (1 Cor 5).

I pray that the Lord will help Bishop Bloomer and others who take a similar stance to watch over the flock for He will ask them about the souls of men on that Great Day.

Commentary on George Bloomer’s statements on homosexuality.

Blessings. I hope you were helped.

God Is Very Grieved With The Sins Of Homosexuality And Lesbianism

Yesterday we learnt that God judges nations by causing the land to vomits out its inhabitants when homosexuality and lesbianism are practiced.  As the land becomes defiled or horribly unclean with the sin, the stench reaches to heaven. The  nation howls  with a great cry as the oppressed cry out hopelessly for mercy.

The scriptures reveal that the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah were “very grievous” to the Holy God and that those cities were destroyed like garbage. Nations that rebel against God’s laws and advance the ‘gay” rights movement  therefore become fair target for judgment from God.

Do we understand how God feels about homosexuality and lesbianism?

God is not only seriously nauseated and disgusted with homosexuality and lesbianism, but He also experiences heavy grief and disturbance about  the issue, having no rest in His Spirit until the matter is corrected:

But the men of Sodom [were] wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly (Gen 13: 13)

And the LORD said… the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;

I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know (Genesis 18: 20 & 21).

What is the meaning of “grievous” in the text?

Kabad (H3513)    is the Hebrew word used in the text for grievous.  Its usage in scripture describes how God felt about the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah. The sin:

  • laid heavily on the Lord God, just as in the days before the flood when God became grieved that He had made man. As a result, He planned to judge them severely – Exodus 5: 9; 1 Samuel 5: 6.
  • the nations lost favor with God as his heart became hardened against them as a result of their rebellion
  • God wanted to avenge the sin, to “get … honor”, to show the people who was in charge. His reaction was the same as when Pharoah rebelled against Him – Exodus 14: 18
  • God wanted to prevail against those sinful nations – Judges 1: 35
  • The sin vexed God sorely – it harassed Him – Judges 20: 34
  • God felt He had to take responsibility for correcting the sin because there was no one in the earth who was “chargeable” – 2 Samuel 13: 25
  • The sin and cry of the people put God under heavy emotional pressure, a kind of affliction – Isaiah 9: 1
  • God wanted to be glorified in the earth when He took action against these nations and avenged their sins. He wanted His holiness to be demonstrated to nations that looked on at  the sins of  Sodom and Gomorrah. Moreover, remember that these were the main cities guilty although there were five cities engulfed by this crime against God.

Additional, the usage of  Kabad (H3513), when applied to Sodom and Gomorrah, showed that the citizens had become very hardened against the lifestyle set forth from creation and openly disrespected heaven’s ruling on the issue.  They continued daily in their sin, not realizing that God had planned evil against them.

Conclusion

As I wrote this post, the Lord gave me the adjectives that described His emotional and holy response to the sin of homosexuality and lesbianism.  This post is one of the most intimate about the inner workings of God’s Spirit or His heart.

Some of us believe that God is in heaven being very unfair by failing to allow people to do as they want.  They legalize, endorse and basically rebel against His laws. As a result, the earth reels out-of-order as Prophet Isaiah reveals:

The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.

Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left (Isaiah 24: 5 & 6).

This Creation Year of 2012 shows that the Gay? (how happy are they?) rights movement is placing enormous political and emotional pressure on the leaders of nations to legalize their sexual behavior.  This is because satan in his rebellion is trying to thumb his nose in the face of the Holy God.

What should be the response of leaders? They should stand in faith on the Word of God and adhere to what is morally right. To my dismay, President Obama endorsed the behavior claiming that his daughters Malia and Sasha helped him to change his mind. I am concerned that his daughters are directly exposed to people living this heinous lifestyle and its influences.

How will the King of Heaven and Earth respond? The answer is in Psalm 2:

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, [saying],

Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision

Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.

Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish [from] the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed [are] all they that put their trust in him.

You big, powerful rulers, God will beat you and your nations if you are bad and rebel against His laws. Fear Him and not the gay (?) rights movement.

Next time – Did God hold a referendum with the citizens of earth to change His Law on Marriage?

Here is His blessing – He loves you:

The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:

The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:

The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them (Numbers 6: 23 – 27).

1. Homosexuality and lesbianism are two examples of  iniquity or perverse  sexual practices

In the previous post, we discovered that God refers to Homosexuality And Lesbianism as highly unclean and distasteful behaviors. He  specifically commanded Israel to “keep His statues and judgments” regarding sexual behaviors and warned them that He would punish the land and its inhabitants for the iniquity:

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination  (H8441) (Leviticus 18: 22)

‘You shall not lie with a man, as with a woman. That is detestible (HNV)

Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin (NLT).

If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them (Leviticus 20: 13).

Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it [is] confusion

Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:

And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.

Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit [any] of these abominations; [neither] any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you

(For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which [were] before you, and the land is defiled;)

That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that [were] before you (Leviticus 18: 23- 28) .

2. What is iniquity?

`Avon (H5771) is the hebrew word used for iniquity. It carries the meaning of fault, sin and mischief.  `Avon comes from the root word `avah (H 5753) which clearly reveals that homosexuality and lesbianism are sexual perverse behaviors: `Avah refers to:

  • someone who is perverse – 2 Samuel 20: 30
  • perverse actions – 2 Samuel 19: 19
  • wicked behavior – 2 Sam 24: 17
  • doing wrong – Esther 1: 16
  • perverting something – Job 33: 27
  • sin – Psalm 106: 6
  • having a perverse heart – Proverbs 12: 8
  • turn something upside down – Isaiah 24: 1
  • perverting the right way – Jeremiah 3: 21
  • crookedness – Lamentations 3: 9

3. Modern day English definition of “perverse”

As it did then and it does now,  the word perverse means:

  • deliberately deviating from what is regarded as normal, good, or proper
  • persistently holding to what is wrong
  • wayward or contrary; obstinate; cantankerous (Collinsdictionary.com 2012).

I am amazed that the Holy Scriptures use so many descriptive synonyms to explain the meaning of perverse.

We therefore understand from the Holy Scriptures that homosexuality and lesbianism are perverse sexual behaviours which deviate from God’s established order for intimate human relationships, marriage and procreation.

The scriptures reveal that a person who commits iniquity is a rebel against God and His ways:

Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit [any] of these abominations; [neither] any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you (Leviticus 18: 26)

We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have
rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments (Daniel 9: 5)

Question: How do nations of earth deal with rebels?  Why do you think that God is any different?

Blessings!

Reminder – homosexuality and lesbianism are abominations to God

Dress it up, dress it down,

Legalize it, endorse it, promote it

Doesn’t change a thing

This sin  angers God deeply

It is an abomination to Him

The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah attests to this.

 

God reveals that homosexuality and lesbianism defile individuals and nations

It is critical that you pay attention here! God reveals that the sins of homosexuality and lesbianism cause individuals and the land to become defiled  (tame’/H2930):

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination  (H8441) (Leviticus 18: 22)

‘You shall not lie with a man, as with a woman. That is detestible (HNV)

Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin (NLT).

If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them (Leviticus 20: 13).

Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it [is] confusion

Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:

And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.

Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit [any] of these abominations; [neither] any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you

(For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which [were] before you, and the land is defiled;)

That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that [were] before you (Leviticus 18: 23- 28) .

 

Early Jewish fathers adhered to a code of conduct regarding sexual cleanliness

Tame’/H2930 is first used in the King James Version in the scenario in which Dinah the daughter of Jacob had sexual intercourse with a Canaanite. Her brothers were absolutely horrified and said that he had defiled her since he was uncircumcised. In their anger, the men  massacred the men of the city.

Mind you, this event took place hundreds before the law was revealed to Moses (Genesis 34). Although they were not perfect, the response revealed that  pillars of the Jewish race adhered to certain laws regarding sexual cleanness:

And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: now his sons were with
his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his peace until they were come…

And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and
said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:

And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that
is uncircumcised; for that [were] a reproach unto us:

The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they had
defiled their sister (Genesis 34: 5, 13 & 27).

 

What does God mean when He says that same-sex relationships defile people?

In order to understand how horrible, distasteful and abominable the sins of homosexuality and lesbianism are to God, we will track the usage of the Hebrew word (tame’/H2930) in order to understand the concept of uncleanness in heaven’s view.

Hundreds of years after Dinah was defiled, the law given by God to Moses outlined ways in which a Jew could become unclean and steps that they should take to cleanse.  The laws related to cleanliness show that God is very fastidious. He cannot stand nastiness in any form.

God pukes when He sees uncleanness. Therefore the Jews were taught to be fastidious or kosher. The laws given are really  healthy lifestyle practices that would have kept any adherent healthy and free from disease. Here are a few examples of  ways in which a Jew could have become unclean (mainly Leviticus 11):

  • touching an unclean thing on a person’s body – these included sores, scabs
  • they could also become defiled by touching the dead body of an animal or human.
  • eating the flesh of unclean animals
  • living in surroundings infested with creeping things
  • period of uncleanness or separation of women after the birth of a child
  • having skin diseases such as leprosy,
  • See Leviticus 11

Would you feel clean if you touched a dead body?

Would you feel happy if you had a skin disease like shingles, leprosy? You would want to hide and cover up

How would people react to you?

Is the degree of uncleaness between a same sex relationship and another form of uncleanness (such as touching a dead body) the same?

No. They are not the same. How do we know that? God added the word abomination to describe the unspeakable depth of disgust that heaven carries in regard to same – sex relationships.  To reinforce the point,  same – sex intercourse was punishable by death under the law of Moses!  Get the point?

I will end here now. Blessings and may the Lord cause His face to shine on you and give you peace.