So, I received this picture on my Facebook page the other day…
It is tagged “Is Gay Marriage Immoral Because the Bible says so.” The point I think is that the loons on the left want to steer you away from God’s word by attempting (poorly) to show you all these activities are also immoral to God. What I have done is taken each one presented the bible verse from the NIV translation, then show where God is coming from.
A point of progressive ignorance to clear up; Leviticus is not a person it is named after the Levites, a tribe of Israel, the tribe from whom the priests were drawn.
Shaving Leviticus 19:27
Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard.
From the Reformed Church of God
It was the custom of some heathen nations to cut and trim their beards and hair into particular shapes in honor of some pagan god. The Egyptians, for example, had their hair cut short and in a certain way, so that what remained appeared in the form of a circle surrounding the head (the halo was derived from this). In another instance, a round spot would be shaved off. Both of these forms are indications of sun god worship.
Modern forms of such extremes include: extremely short or even no hair to intimidate (e.g., Nazis, skinheads); strangely cut, colored or spiked hair to intimidate, but also to attract undue attention (e.g., punk rockers, the more recent “Gothic” look, etc.); strangely cut and colored hair at sporting events (a form of idol worship); and many others.
Cursing Ephesians 5:4
Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
Well duh we should all aspire not to use obscenities, talk foolish or joke coarsely. Words hurled in these types of contexts only hurt and degenerate. The world tells us this is okay, cool, hip, boss, etc.
Gossiping Leviticus 19:16
Do not go about spreading slander among your people. ‘Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor’s life. I am the LORD.
Well again, DUH!!! Tell me anything good or positive that has come from The National Enquirer, US Magazine, The Star or any other tabloid, gossip publications or “Entertainment” Reporter. These rags and gossips have only brought us the Khardishians and the problems with the law of Lindsay Lohan. This is good??
Football on Saturdays – Exodus 20:8
Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
In other words go to church cretins and learn about the word of God and put it first before you watch The Packers pound the Bears. Talk about the sermon or the bible verse read at the service and how it might apply to your life at the moment; nothing wrong with that IMHO.
Eating Lobster Leviticus 11:10
But all creatures in the seas or streams that do not have fins and scales—whether among all the swarming things or among all the other living creatures in the water—you are to regard as unclean.
This means no shellfish. No crab, no lobster no shrimp. Technically shellfish are the cockroaches of the ocean. But this law is for the Jewish people.
What goes into a man’s mouth does not make him ‘unclean,’ but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him ‘unclean.'”
This means all food is okay going in, it is what you say (profanity, gossip, etc) out of your mouth is what actually defiles you.
Eating Pork Leviticus 11:7
And the pig, though it has a divided hoof, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you.
See previous commentary for eating lobster above.
Cotton/Polyester Blends – Leviticus 19:19
“‘Keep my decrees.
“‘Do not mate different kinds of animals.
“‘Do not plant your field with two kinds of seed.
“‘Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material.
The law, it is to be observed, did not prohibit the Israelites wearing many different kinds of cloths together, but only the two specified; and the observations and researches of modern science have proved that “wool, when combined with linen, increases its power of passing off the electricity from the body. In hot climates, it brings on malignant fevers and exhausts the strength; and when passing off from the body, it meets with the heated air, inflames and excoriates like a blister”.
It was God giving the Jews a safety tip.
Associating with Women who are having their periods – Leviticus 15:19–20.
When a woman has her regular flow of blood, the impurity of her monthly period will last seven days, and anyone who touches her will be unclean till evening.
Anything she lies on during her period will be unclean, and anything she sits on will be unclean.
We are all unclean from the inside out, unclean by birth, unclean by nature, unclean at heart! It is a lesson implied in all that is written in Leviticus 15; but it is written out in bold letters in 1 Samuel 16:7:
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.
He does not condemn the woman or the man for the time of the month and banish them to H-E-Double Hockey Sticks. He looks at our heart and what is in it. The Lord can not be bought, bribed or made a deal. He looks at our heart to see we are unclean.
As for Gay marriage, well it is explained in the Book of Leviticus:
Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable
If a man practices homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman, both men have committed a detestable act. They must both be put to death, for they are guilty of a capital offense.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
1 Timothy 1:8-10
We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine.
In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.
Those cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God’s judgment.
The theme of all this is that if you engage in homosexuality then that type of thinking is in your heart and you are not willing to change your heart to ask God for forgiveness or give up the lifestyle completely. Go ahead marry each other engage, fornicate but be warned you will be brought before judgment. For the sin of homosexuality there is no other explanation in the bible as to why it is okay to engage in the activity. It is a sin period end of statement.
Again this is liberal thinking; get someone who believes in a conservative value, confuse them emotion, doubt and half truths then intimidate them as to where they stand and in that doubt they conclude that God is wrong and that the Progressive way is the only way.