Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What Would Jesus Do?

I recently found out about a very interesting website.

I'm sure many would consider it the teachings of men, mingled with scripture. But regardless, it presents an interesting view (with possible scriptural evidence) of the way Christ may have viewed and treated gay people in the time he lived here on the Earth. I found it very interesting and feel that it personifies the Christ I believe in.

Here are summaries from two of the six scripture passages that the sight expounds on.

Matthew 8:5-13
The Greek word that the Roman centurion uses in this passage to describe the sick man – pais – is the same word used in ancient Greek to refer to a same-gender partner.

Matthew 19:10-12
Here Jesus refers to "eunuchs who have been so from birth." This terminology ("born eunuchs") was used in the ancient world to refer to homosexual men. Jesus indicates that being a "born eunuch" is a gift from God.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sarah! I think it's so interesting that no one has left comments on this particular post.

THANK YOU for sharing them. I personally LOVED the idea behind the website and the commentary on the scriptures referenced.

I also loved (on a different post) your idea that instead of organizing protests, there should be service projects. What better way for the Church to show love to the gay community...

Of course...service!

~Damon in CO