Friday, 28 May 2010

Is it really an abomination?

So I've been doing a lot of thinking about growing up in Church and my attraction to men. Is it right? Am I going to hell? Does God agree with the thought processes I had before making decisions that acts on desire? That kind of thing.



The main thing people seem to talk is in the King James Version, Leviticus 18:22 is translated: "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination."

However the bible also says...

Matthew 19:12
"For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it."


Wiki:
The most commonly accepted meaning of the word eunuch (pronounced /ˈjuːnək/) is a castrated man, in particular one castrated early enough to have major hormonal consequences. However, in other cultures through history and in the Bible, Matthew 19:12, the word 'eunuch' is used to refer to homosexual men (usually effeminate men)

I guess with the bible being open to interpretation, and the ten commandments being the only laws created directly by God, its definately an interesting point to think about.

1 comment:

  1. interesting post, as a fellow church boy, I think its down to your own interpretation. at the end of the day we are all sinners who have to choose our own paths.

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