Notes for my writing

This blog is made up of notes on the gospel as found in the only true and living church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This includes notes that are either excerpts from or ideas for books I either have in draft or may yet write.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Response to the claim that Christ endorses same sex marriage

This was a comment written in response to a claim that is disgusting enough that it is unpleasant to write, but someone had claimed that they supported same sex marriage because that is what Christ would do because he loved everybody. I was pleased with how it came out, so I saved it here. --------------------------------------------- Christ said, when asked about divorce, that to divorce except in case of adultery was actually adulterous, "because in the beginning it was not so". Christ taught that marriage should be more like what was had in Adam and Eve's day. Does that sound like an endorsement of gay marriage to you?
Don't you recall that Christ said there was no greater prophet than John the baptist and that John the baptist was killed for condemning Herod's marriage to a near relative as immoral? Does that sound like Christ's love embraces all unions as proper marriage to you?
If Christ taught what you say he would not have been crucified.
I don't think you have read the new testament. Yes, to the repentant who were willing to change and follow him he was incredibly tender. If that was all he had done, nobody would have crucified him.
But he said things like "Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin"
and told people that if their sins were like their hands, that it was better for them to cut off their hand so they could enter heaven handless, than for their whole body to be cast into hell.
You sound like you don't believe in a Christ that would think or say something like:
"Thou art an offense unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of god, but those that be of men".
And that is the Christ of the scriptures.:Incredibly tender and personal to the penitent. Incredibly bold in his urging people to cast off their sins so they could be saved.
Respond as you like. I am done with this. The commandment to not take his name in vain certainly includes not invoking it to endorse dark perversion, and I have no interest in hearing any more such talk.

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