It’s mind-boggling how deceitful man can be. Take this female rabbi, for instance, who insists that God never said homosexuality was “an abomination” - but rather, the Hebrew word for “abomination” was mistranslated.
How convenient! But, hey – isn’t that what ALL “religious” folks are doing? Traditional Jews employ the “it don’t really mean that” and the “you’re in error unless you are able to read the Hebrew Bible in HEBREW and have accepted Talmud as your guide” cards to debunk “Jesus” and the whole New Testament. Christians twist the entire Torah into being irrelevant because it was “just for the Jews” (never mind that all 12 tribes AND the pagan gentiles who had accompanied Moses out of Egypt and had accepted the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, stood at Mt. Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments – which HANG ON TORAH (Matthew 22:40)). And Messianic/Hebrew Roots types will twist words and concepts to force them to fit into their myriad respective theologies.
And now we have Rabbi Debra Kolodny, Executive Director of Nehirim, the national LGBTQI group, trying to “queer the text.”
Well, why not, right? Everyone else is doing it!
The thing is, we WILL stand before our Maker on Judgment Day (Revelation 20:11-15) to come face-to-face with Him, trembling as we begin to explain our behavior on earth. At that point myriads will surely rue the fact that they refused to “come before the Lord as children” (Mark 10:15) who have put aside their limited, human mindsets and simply looked at Scripture with “pure” eyes, so they could see the “whole picture” clearly….
No matter how one attempts to twist the words, the CONTEXT reveals that homosexual acts and any other SIN is NOT acceptable:
Leviticus 18: 22 "You are not to go to bed with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination.
Leviticus 20: 13 If a man goes to bed with a man as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they must be put to death; their blood is on them.
Leviticus 18: 22 - You are not to go to bed with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination.
Deuteronomy 22: 5 "A woman is not to wear men's clothing, and a man is not to put on women's clothing, for whoever does these things is detestable to ADONAI your God.
Ecclesiates 12: 14 For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.
Revelation 22: 14 How blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they have the right to eat from the Tree of Life and go through the gates into the city! 15 Outside are the homosexuals, those who misuse drugs in connection with the occult, the sexually immoral, murderers, idol-worshippers, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
Regardless as to how one tries to color it, sin is sin and - according to the above - homosexual acts are SIN!
My prayer is that ALL Believers would begin to humble themselves enough to realize that our human thoughts and deeds are totally irrelevant in the grand scheme of things, and that EVERYTHING hinges on YHWH and His Word - and our obedience to Him. He gave us the choice to accept or reject Him.