Wednesday, January 9, 2013

It's not about The GAY! It's about The DAY!



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!
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As I have engaged in hundreds of discussions about what the Bible does (and doesn't) say about LGBT people and homosexuality in general, the usual routine involves a thorough discussion on the clobber passages like Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, (where married men were engaged in adultery against their wives with men), Romans 1:26-27, (where married women engaged in adultery to have sexual relations with animals, and married men engaged in adultery to have sexual relations with each other as acts of worship to ancient Romans gods), 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (where the Apostle Paul addressed the Christian Church's first clergy sexual abuse of boys), 1 Timothy 1:10 (where married men would hire "gay-for-pay" temple prostitutes with which to worship the goddess Diana), and of course a thorough discussion on how the destruction of Sodom in Genesis 19 and the Book of Jude was to purge fallen angels who mated with women, and not LGBT people.
 
As each of these examples shows they have nothing to do with LGBT people and everything to do with married people violating two of the Ten Commandments (against adultery, and worship of other gods), we find that is really only half the discussion.  The other half lies elsewhere in Scripture, and calls upon us to examine passages most Christians have never heard of, such as Isaiah 55:11-56:8, 1 Corinthians 7:8-9, Matthew 19:12, Luke 24:44, and Romans 11:25.  Taken together, I find these Scriptures go beyond telling us that God has not condemned LGBT people (even though He clearly condemned homosexual expressions among men who were married to women as acts of adultery and worship of other gods).  But beyond the dust of the clobber passages lies the purpose for which God created LGBT people in the first place, in order to fulfill prophecies that must come to pass  before Jesus can return.
 
Romans 11:25 tells us that one day, Jews will recognize Jesus as their Messiah, but not until His Second Coming. To the Jews, by the time Jesus returns, many will recognize Him as having fulfilled all the prophecies of the Jewish prophets, even if they didn't recognize Him when He was alive the first time around. I discussed this in full in Chapter 22: Jesus, Jews and Gays.

But Romans 11:25 can't come to pass until the "full ingathering of Gentiles is complete," saying:
 
Lest you be self-opinionated (wise in your own conceits), I do not want you to miss this hidden truth and mystery, brethren: a hardening (insensibility) has [temporarily] befallen a part of Israel [to last] until the full number of the ingathering of the Gentiles has come in... Romans 11:25
 
This is important, because we find the full ingathering of Gentiles mentioned also in Isaiah 56:8, which says that the ingathering of Gentiles must also include eunuchs and foreigners, by including them under His New Covenant in the spiritual life of the Christian Church:
 
2 Blessed, happy, and fortunate is the man who does this, and the son of man who lays hold of it and binds himself fast to it, who keeps sacred the Sabbath so as not to profane it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.

3 Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the Lord say, The Lord will surely separate me from His people. And let not the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.

4 For thus says the Lord: To the eunuchs who keep My Sabbaths and choose the things which please Me and hold firmly My covenant—

5 To them I will give in My house and within My walls a memorial and a name better [and more enduring] than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that will not be cut off.

6 Also the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord to minister to Him and to love the name of the Lord and to be His servants, everyone who keeps the Sabbath so as not to profane it and who holds fast My covenant [by conscientious obedience]—

7 All these I will bring to My holy mountain and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; for My house will be called a house of prayer for all peoples.

8 Thus says the Lord God, Who gathers the outcasts of Israel: I will gather yet others to [Israel] besides those already gathered.  Isaiah 56:2-8
 
So it becomes clear that until Isaiah 56:8 has come to pass, Romans 11:25 cannot come to pass.  This is important because Jesus tells us that He cannot return until all prophecies about Him have first been fulfilled, saying:
 
Then He said to them, This is what I told you while I was still with you: everything which is written concerning Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.  Luke 24:44
 
As we see Jesus include the phrase "and the Prophets," we see Him include Isaiah 56...yet the Church never mentions these passages. 

Something else that's interesting is that Jesus Himself quoted from the eunuch prophecy when He cleared the temple, as He refers to Isaiah 56:7 saying:

And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves.  Matthew 21:13
 
We also see eunuchs mentioned again by Jesus Himself in Matthew 19:12, as He expands the definition of eunuch beyond "castrated males" and goes on to identify three different types of eunuchs; Born Eunuchs, Castrated Eunuchs, and Celibate Eunuchs, and He exempts all 3 types from heterosexual marriage saying:
 
11 But He said to them, Not all men can accept this saying, but it is for those to whom [the capacity to receive] it has been given.

12 For there are eunuchs who have been born incapable of marriage; and there are eunuchs who have been made so by men; and there are eunuchs who have made themselves incapable of marriage for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let him who is able to accept this accept it.  Matthew 19:11-12
 
Later on, we see the Apostle Paul ordain marriage for 2 groups of unmarried people in 1 Corinthians 7:1-9; first for heterosexual couples (verses 1-7), and then for non-heterosexual couples (verses 8-9).  We know the 2nd group is not heterosexual, because if they were, they would have been included in the first group.  We see Paul use the phrase "unmarried people" in verses 8-9, even though it is clear from him saying that he wish all men would remain single in verse 1, that the heterosexual people for whom he ordained marriage in verses 1-7 were likewise "unmarried."  What we see when we look even more carefully is the Apostle Paul making the very same exemption from heterosexual marriage for the very same people Jesus did in Matthew 19:12, and goes on to say if they have a sex drive, to marry each other, because it is better to marry than be tortured with ungratified desire.  Paul would not be telling them to marry heterosexually, because that would contradict Jesus' Own teaching wherein He exempted them from heterosexual marriage.
 
To verify this conclusion, we see even later that the Holy Spirit then warns of faux Christians who would one day forbid people to marry in 1 Timothy 4:1-3, saying:
 
1 The Holy Spirit distinctly and expressly declares that in latter times some will turn away from the faith, giving attention to deluding and seducing spirits and doctrines that demons teach, 
 
2 Through the hypocrisy and pretensions of liars whose consciences are seared (cauterized),
 
3 Who forbid people to marry...  1 Timothy 4:1-3
 
So we see a clear case for the Apostle Paul ordaining same sex marriage more than 2,000 years ago, and the Holy Spirit warning that what we see before our very eyes today with social conservatives doing all they can to ban same sex marriage in the political realm, is indeed His Own prophecy of 1 Timothy 4:1-3 has come to fulfillment.
 
These revelations from Scripture then lead to a series of questions I think ALL Christians are wise to ask themselves (and their pastors).  I have included links to the corresponding chapter of The Bed Keeper which I believe provides these answers for the entire Christian Church, and for everyone who still believes Jesus is going to return, and who still believes we will be resurrected from the dead at that time. 

Sadly, I also find that these are answers the Church never wanted us to know, as demonstrated by their glaring absence from any Christian traditions, teachings, or sermons, such as:

Who are the unmarried non-heterosexual people the Apostle Paul said should marry in 1 Corinthians 7:8-9, after ordaining marriage for heterosexual couples in 1 Corinthians 7:1-7?
ANSWER: Chapter 2: God Sanctioned Gay Marriage.

Who are the faux Christians that forbid people to marry in 1 Timothy 4:1-3?
ANSWER: Chapter 2: God Sanctioned Gay Marriage. 

Who are the people the Holy Spirit warned would be forbid to marry? 1 Timothy 4:1-3
ANSWER: Chapter 2: God Sanctioned Gay Marriage. 

Why did Jesus define BORN eunuchs separately from celibate and castrated men in Matthew 19:12?
ANSWER: Chapter 1: Born This Way

Why does the Church ignore the BORN eunuchs even though Jesus Himself taught on them in Matthew 19:12, and within the context of heterosexual marriage?
ANSWER: Chapter 1: Born This Way

Why did Jesus exempt BORN eunuchs from heterosexual marriage Matthew 19:12?
ANSWER: Chapter 1: Born This Way

Why does God promise to make eunuchs joyful in Church in Isaiah 56?
ANSWER: Chapter 4: Messengers of The King

Why does God refer to eunuchs as "sons" and "daughters" in Isaiah 56?
ANSWER: Chapter 4: Messengers of The King

Where is the memorial in Church that God promised to give eunuchs in Isaiah 56?
ANSWER: Chapter 4: Messengers of The King

Who are the eunuchs of Isaiah 56? Why doesn't the Church talk about them?
ANSWER: Chapter 4: Messengers of The King

Why doesn't the Church ever seek the eunuch offerings that God already promised to accept on His altar in Isaiah 56?
ANSWER: Chapter 20: Fire From Heaven

As we have already seen from Jesus' Own proclamation about the necessity for all prophecies about Him to be fulfilled prior to His return in Luke 24:44, I think all Christians would agree that these questions certainly should receive an answer from Church leadership, as well as an explanation for why they have neglected and ignored these teachings from God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. If the entirety of the Holy Trinity is in on God's plan for eunuchs, why are Church Shepherds resistant to informing the flock? Regardless of whom anyone believes the eunuchs mentioned are, they are clearly a prophetically vital part of Jesus' return, and without their presence and affirmation in Church and single gender holy matrimony, Jesus is bound by His Own Word to not return to the earth.

And as we all know, until Jesus does return, NOBODY gets resurrected to the eternal life He died to give us all....and wasn't that the point?

16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud cry of summons, with the shout of an archangel, and with the blast of the trumpet of God. And those who have departed this life in Christ will rise first.

17 Then we, the living ones who remain [on the earth], shall simultaneously be caught up along with [the resurrected dead] in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so always (through the eternity of the eternities) we shall be with the Lord!  1 Thessalonians 4:16-17


And speaking of this event in Luke 17:34, Jesus says:

I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed... 

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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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