I have stopped myself from writing about stoning because it seems you are interested in understanding the reasons why God said people should be killed. Bear in mind that I use killed and not stoning, because those days stoning was the preferred way of killing people, not just by Israelites but by everybody else. I'm sure you can recall that we used to have a hanging (killing by means of hanging a person) period for some time, but it obviously also changed. This days we have guns which do a better job than stoning and hanging.
So if we were living in this days, would have God told us to stone people? No, he would have probably told us to shoot them in the forehead. Is killing people by shooting them better?
On a serious note, I'm very sad to hear that this issue has separated you from God. What I can tell you is that God loves all kinds of people, homosexual or not, and God has a plan for everybody's lives. God doesn't want to kill people, worse by stoning them, but He wants to prosper them. People who jumps to Leviticus without reading Exodus are missing out on God's love for the same people that He would later say they should stone people.
God doesn't want people to commit sin because sin destroys people. I don't like talking about homosexuality because hypocritical Christians treat it as some worse sin when there are worse sins, but let me show you one of the dangers
of homosexuality. Everytime I hear about homosexuality I think about Arthur Brown, formerly CEO of Fidentia, and the trauma he went through in jail because of men who lust after other men. This is the most barbaric act that could ever happen to any man. Many raped men never become men again after this whole ordeal, and I would like to believe that they go through a whole lot more than women go through. Do you see how this man's family is going to be disintegrated because of men who lusts after other men. So why should God allow this to continue?
These men who lusts after other men are also recorded in Judges 19:22 "While they were enjoying themselves, some of the wicked men of the city surrounded the house. Pounding on the door, they shouted to the old man who owned the house, "Bring out the man who came to your house so we can have sex with him." What a horrible thing for any man to hear, and why should God allow our men to suffer like this in the hands of this horrible men? Should God apply silent diplomacy? God knew when he told Israel to kill all men who lust after other men that things will get out of hand if they didn't. Now some of us worry that we might get raped, now what a mercyless God He is if He doesn't care about my worry of rape.
In Beeld newspaper today, we have a case of a famous musician who molested a now famous musician when he was young. We read everyday about priests who molest young church kids when they go to church and some of these kids never recover. What a horrible God He is to let this men who lust after other men to continue living. By throwing them in jail it's not going to help as they are only going to progress further in this horrible act.
So should we let men lust after other men?
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[9/12/2008 5:19:54 PM]
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