Posts Tagged ‘Elton John’

A Lie Often Repeated…

June 21, 2010

I remember twenty-five years ago in seminary reading an article that made the assertion that Jesus was gay.  The only support offered was that at the last supper, John was referred to as the “disciple Jesus loved” and that when they tried to apprehend John in the garden, they grabbed his garment and “he fled away naked”.

Hardly enough to support the conclusion that Jesus practiced a life-style that carried a death sentence under the Mosaic law.

Now in 2010, we have Elton John describing Jesus as a “compassionate, super-intelligent, gay man”.

In this case two out of three is very bad.

I wonder how many people will assume that since Elton John said Jesus was gay, it must be true?

How many people will believe that erroneous conclusion?

The Mosaic law was perfectly clear in its condemnation of homosexual activity.  (Leviticus 18:23 and 20:13)

It is true that Jesus never addressed the issue.  He was speaking to Jews who understood and accepted the Mosaic law.  There was no need for Jesus to address the matter.

Paul, who worked with the Greeks and Romans, (Both the Greek and Roman culture accepted homosexual activity.)  made it clear that in Christianity,  homosexual activity was still a sin.  (I Corinthians 6:9&10, I Timothy 1:8-11 and Romans 1:18-32)

Christians who accept the Bible as the Word of God must recognize that homosexual behaviour is a sin.  Jesus was without sin.  Jesus was not gay.

A lie that is often repeated may be accepted as the truth… but it is still a lie.

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