Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Frequently Asked Questions



In this video, Brian Anthony Bowen reveals Scriptures the Church never talks about which prove that Jesus taught that LGBT people are born this way...and that prove the Apostle Paul ordained Gay Marriage...IN THE BIBLE!

This changes EVERYTHING!
More info:
http://BrianBowenMinistries.com

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Was Sodom destroyed because of homosexuality?  NO!

 
  • God's judgment had fallen upon Sodom long before the destruction account, or God would not have said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am going to do..." Genesis 18:17
  • In Jude 1:11, we see the men of Sodom ran in the way of Cain, who was a murderer, not a homosexual.
  • The shriek of Sodom's sin "cried up to God." The only other thing to "cry up to God" was Abel's blood after Cain killed him.  Genesis 18:20 (Sodom), Genesis 4:10 (Abel)
  • In Jude 1:6-7 and 2 Peter 2:4-7 we see the men of Sodom were fallen angels, not human men
  • In Genesis 6 we see the men of Sodom were fallen angels who mated with human women, which is heterosexual in nature, not homosexual.
  • The men of Sodom were wicked and exceedingly great sinners against the Lord (not people).  Genesis13:13
  • 2 of the men of Sodom were engaged to Lot's daughters, were slated for rescue even though they had been part of the mob, thought Lot was joking even after having already been struck blind by the angels, and perished (Genesis 19:13-14).  This led Lot's daughters to mate with their father because "there was not a man left to lay with them in the customary way"  (Genesis 19:31-38).  This shows not only that the men of Sodom were not gay, but that Lot's daughters recognized them as customarily heterosexual, not homosexual.  The fact Lot offered his daughters shows Lot also recognized the men of Sodom to be customarily heterosexual.  (Genesis 19:7-8) 
  • The Book of Jude relays the account of Enoch who prophesied about the men of Sodom.  The Book of Enoch is an ancient Jewish religious work, traditionally ascribed to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah. It is not part of the biblical canon as used by Jews, apart from Beta Israel. It is regarded as canonical by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and Eritrean Orthodox Church, but no other Christian group.  An online search for the text of the Book of Enoch (beginning in Chapter 6) reveals not only that the men of Sodom were indeed fallen angels, but even provides their individual names.
  • See Chapter 14 and Chapter 15 of The Bed Keeper for a more detailed explanation. 

Does Romans 1 condemn gay people? NO!

 
  • Romans 1:23 provides the context of idol worship: And by them the glory and majesty and excellence of the immortal God were exchanged for and represented by images, resembling mortal man and birds and beasts and reptiles.
  • Romans 1:27 shows the men also turned from (or abandoned) natural relations with women and were set ablaze (burning out, consumed) with lust for one another-...gay men don't have sex with women.  Only heterosexual men can "abandon" the use of women.  This also indicates they were married.  The sins being committed here are idolatry and adultery, both of which violate the 10 Commandments, whereas same gender expressions (in and of themselves) do not.
  • Romans 1:26 shows the women "exchanged their natural function for an unnatural and abnormal one," but does not mention them having lust for one another.  They were having sexual relations with animals as worship to Roman gods, not each other.  Notice the difference in Paul's description between the women and the men.  If the women were having relations with each other, Paul would have said as much.  Also notice he does not call the men's relations with each other as "unnatural" or "abnormal" but says they left the natural use of the women. 
  • Acts 14 shows Paul and Barnabas were mistaken by the people of Lystra for Zeus and Hermes.  The cult priest went immediately to the cult temple to retrieve bulls (four footed beasts representing Zeus) and they began to worship Paul and Barnabas.  This is how Paul knew the particulars that he relays in Romans 1
  • See Chapter 18 of The Bed Keeper for a more detailed explanation 

 

Does Leviticus 18:22 and Leviticus 20:13 condemn gay people? NO!

 
  • We see the phrase "as with a woman" indicating the men lying with other men were married and heterosexual.  The "abomination" was the adultery involved, which is why Leviticus 20:13 prescribes the same penalty as with adultery with a woman. 
  • The bulk of Leviticus 18 is a laundry list of various types of heterosexual people in acts of adultery.
  • Adultery is a violation of the 10 Commandments.
  • The first verses of both Leviticus 18 and Leviticus 20 read, "Say to the Israelites," (not Christians). We have a New Covenant and Jesus redeemed us from the curse of the Law of Moses and its penalties (Galatians 3:13)
  • See Chapter 16 and Chapter 19 of The Bed Keeper for a more detailed explanation

 

Did Jesus teach that gay people are born so? YES!

 
  • Jesus identifies 3 types of people whom He exempts from heterosexual marriage; born eunuchs, made eunuchs, and those who choose to be eunuchs. 
  • Made eunuchs included castrated men.  Those choosing to be eunuchs included celibate people.
  • Nobody is born castrated.  Castration is a procedure, not a birth condition. 
  • Nobody is born celibate.  Celibacy is a choice, not a birth condition. 
  • Born eunuchs are not heterosexual or Jesus would not have exempted them from heterosexual marriage.  (Matthew 19:11-12)
  • Some eunuchs have sex drive or Paul would not have ordained marriage for them in 1 Corinthians 7:8-9 predicated on "it is better to marry than burn in our lusts."
  • Some eunuchs are female or God would not refer to eunuchs as "sons" and "daugthers" in Isaiah 55:11-56:12
  • See Chapter 1 of The Bed Keeper for a more detailed explanation

 

Did God ordain marriage for single gender couples?  YES!

 
  • Paul reaffirms heterosexual marriage and then makes same exemption for eunuchs as Jesus did, saying that if they were not celibate, they should marry (1 Corinthians 7:8-9).
  • See Chapter 2 of The Bed Keeper for a more detailed explanation

 

Is opposing gay marriage a doctrine that demons teach?  YES!

 

 

Does God command all people to have children?  NO!

 
  • Isaiah 54 and Isaiah 56 both show God was aware not all people would have children, tells us not to complain, and promises to give us more spiritual children than a woman can give birth to natural children
  • See Chapter 10 of The Bed Keeper for a more detailed explanation

 

Will Jesus return before gay people are affirmed in Church?  NO!

 

 

Will Jesus return before gay people bring money to Church? NO!

 
  • See Chapter 20 of The Bed Keeper for a more detailed explanation

 

Does the Bible teach how to evangelize gay people?  YES!

 
  • See Chapter 3 of The Bed Keeper for a more detailed explanation

 

Did God create gay people to prepare the Church for the return of Jesus Christ?  YES!

 

 

Did God create gay people to expose the Apostate Church?  YES!

 
  • See Chapter 4 of The Bed Keeper for a more detailed explanation

 

Do gay people have to become heterosexual for God to approve us?  NO!

 
  • Paul rejects ex-gay therapy in 1 Corinthians 7:24
  • Scripture continues to refer to the Ethiopian eunuch as a eunuch, even after his baptism Acts 8:39-40
  • See Chapter 2, Chapter 3, and Chapter 4 of The Bed Keeper for a more detailed explanation

 

Can gay people be Christians?  YES!

 

 

Does homosexuality always mean gay?  NO!

 
  • See Chapter 19 of The Bed Keeper for a more detailed explanation.

 

Will mainstream Christianity ever affirm gay people in Church?  YES!

 
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Dear Valued Readers,
This blog continues to be a work in progress. As recent revelations and events throughout Christendom have created an increasingly fluid situation, updates will no longer be published at the end of each post, but rather only at the beginning of the corresponding posts so impacted.  As of August 1, 2013, the only updates to appear at the end of each post will be churches that are personally endorsed by The Bed Keeper as a "SAFE SPACE."

Readers may email thebedkeeper@gmail.com to discuss or comment on any posting.  Please note that while all feedback is highly valued and appreciated, it may not be possible to reply to each email.
 
UPDATE 01.15.12:
Lakewood Church officially endorsed as a SAFE SPACE for LGBT people to worship! Details here.

UPDATE 11.22.11:

Eagle Mountain International Church officially endorsed as a SAFE SPACE for LGBT people to worship! Details here.


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