By Wendell Tenison
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Patriarchal dispensation - 1 thru 2666:
A brochure entitled, "With This Ring I Thee Wed", is found in county courthouses across the state of Ohio for people who want to obtain a marriage license. It is published by the Ohio State Bar Association. The opening paragraph under the subtitle, "Marriage Vows" states, "Acutually when you repeat your marriage vows you enter into a legal contract. There are three parties to that contract. 1. You; 2. Your husband or wife as the case may be; 3. the State of Ohio."
Isaiah described this rebellious people perfectly.
Isa 5:20 "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"
Gen 2:24-25 "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.....And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed."
Mat 19:4 -6 "And he answered and said unto them,Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,.....And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?.....Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder."
Gen 18:20-21 "And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;.....I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know."
Here, Lot was entertaining two angels who were in the form of men and the men of the city wanted these angels to know them (have sexual relations with them), but Lot refused and the angels said, we will destroy this city, Gen.19:5-13.
Gen 19:5 "And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them."
Gen 19:13 "For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it."
Gen 19:24-25 "Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;.....And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground."
Deu 29:23 "And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath:"
Now the wrath of God threatens Ephraim (Israel) to suffer the same as Admah and Zeboim.
Hosea 11:8 "How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together."
Rom 1:24-27 "Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:.....Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen......For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:.....And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet."
As Sodom, Gomorrah and the other cities were bound for death, Paul also cites those who do the same things are worthy of the same punishment. Not only those who do such things, but those who take pleasure in them that do them.
Rom 1:32 "Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."
John 8:44 "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."
Job 22:15-17 "Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden?.....Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with a flood:..... "Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them?"
Job 22:17 "Who say, What will the Lord do to us? or what will the Almighty bring upon us?"
Mosaic dispensation : 2666 - to Christ
Lev 18:22 "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination."
We get the idea that God meant business concerning those who changed his truth into a lie. Death was prescribed for the violators as the same for adulterer and adulteress.
Lev 20:13 "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."
Deu 23:17-18 "There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel......Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God."
Again, we see the case of another man taking in a young man and men on the outside wanted the young man in order to know him (sexual relations).
Judg 19:21-22 "So he brought him into his house, and gave provender unto the asses: and they washed their feet, and did eat and drink......Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, (worthless people), beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him."
Sodomites in the land did according to the abominations of the nations or the heathen.
1 Ki 14:24 "And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel."
The good king Asa took all of the Sodomites out of the land.
1 Ki 15:11-12 "And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father......And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made."
King Jehoshaphat did likewise.
1 Ki 22:46 "And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land."
Psa 36:1 "To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD. The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes."
Psa 2:4 "He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision."
Psa 37:13 "The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming."
Psa 59:8 "But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision."
Christian dispensation: Christ - to his second coming
1 Cor 6:9 "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,"
Below is a quote from the The Interlinear Literal Translation of the Greek New Testament. This a word for word translation from the original Greek New Testament into English by Stephens, 1550. Since all of the original new testament was written in the Koine Greek language, this is the only trusted translation.
1 Cor.6:9 "or know ye not that unjust ones [the] kingdom of God shall not inherit? Be not misled; neither fornicators, nor idolators, nor adulterers, nor abusers of themselves as women, nor abusers of themselves with men."
1 Cor 6:11 "And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God."
Rom 3:18 "There is no fear of God before their eyes."
1 Cor 7:2 "Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband."
Under no circumstance would God join man and man, or woman and woman as one flesh. The several states can enact any law they choose, but they are powerless to make the laws of God null and void.
Eph 5:31 "For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh."
Phil 3:2 "Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision."
Thayer's definition of dog in the next verse is the same as Phil.3:2, except he says, "others less probably understand sodomites" like in Duet.23:18-19. The only difference in the words found in Philippians and Revelation is one letter. Thayer was afraid to say it so he let someone else do it for him.
Rev 22:15 "For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie."
There are two other places in the book of Revelation where Mr. Klopsch failed to print the letters of Jesus in red. First, Rev.21:5-8, where you find the words of the Alpha and Omega. Second, Rev.22:17-20, where the testifier testified unto every man who heard the words of the prophecy of this book.
Rev 21:5 "And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful......And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely......He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son......But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."
Rev 22:17-20 "And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely......For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:.....And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book......He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so,
come, Lord Jesus." Two more verses in the book of Hebrews:
Heb 2:11 -13 "For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,.....Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee......And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me."
Some might say in verses 14 and 15, John is speaking of keeping the commandments of Jesus. However, John tells us to keep the commandments of God in 1 Jn.3:22-24; 5:2; 2 Jn.1:6. Jesus himself said that he kept the commandments of his Father, Jn.15:10. There is no question, but that Jesus is speaking of keeping the commandments of his Father. It does not matter who said what in the scritpure, because all scripture is given by the inspiration of God.
2 Tim 3:16 "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:"
John 15:10 "If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love."
The point is that Jesus did not comment on homosexuality in the gospels, but he certianly did here, calling homosexuals dogs. If red letters are to show the words of Jesus the next verses are all red.
Rev 22:12-16 "And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be......I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.....Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city......For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie...... I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star."
John 8:11 "She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more."
Eccl 7:29 "Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions."
Editor's note, Tulsa world, 1-24-15:
"The latest Gallup poll shows 55 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage and eight of 10 young adults support it. The latest Oklahoma poll, conducted by the Tulsa world, shows that 62 percent of Oklahomans oppose same-sex marriage while 29 percent support it. Further, the 10 percent figure has long been debunked. The Tulsa World has not used that figure. The most recent numbers from the National Health Statistics, show that about 2 percent of the population over 18 is homosexual."
© 2013 by Wendell Tenison
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