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Promoting Intimacy and Other-Centered Sexuality



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Note: Liberated Christians is a primarily about heterosexual relationships. While we are supportive of all sexual orientations, the leaders do not have the resources to assist them in their special issues. Thus, our Fellowship groups are not appropriate for gays/lesbians. However, individually Dave (an extreme heterosexual - Kinsey Scale= 0) has done extensive biblical research and has been active supporting biblical homosexuality for many years. However, there is no "official" stand as an organization on homosexuality other than general support.

Jesus taught Love not Law

Jesus gave us a wonderful parable of the sower that most rule bound Christians ignore. Jesus taught that what we receive from his words will be in proportion to the soil we have in our hearts. Thus someone with love, goodness and kindness in his heart will seek from the Bible an understanding of how Jesus expressed his tolerance, acceptance and love for others.

But unlike Jesus, many Christians express the opposite. They seem to focus on verses of law that allow claiming power and authority. This shows lack of self-esteem in many Christians having to use power and control of law rather than the greater responsibility of love which Jesus taught. Jesus clearly replaced and reversed many of the laws, in favor of love, but this is ignored by many Christians.

Many Christians use selected verses to point out wrongs in someone's life and call them sinners. Perhaps this makes them feel powerful but is not what Jesus taught or acted.

For example in Leviticus God gave Moses laws to follow. According to God no one with disabilities is allowed to make an offering to God (Lev 27:18-33). Lev 19:19 forbids wearing clothing made of two fibers. Lev 17:10 clearly says that if we eat rare meat God will turn against us.

Why do Christians ignore these laws but not others? It seems obvious that some of these laws are not based on love but were ritualistic laws for a specific purpose whose time has long passed.

Yet many Christians use the law to for falsely translate certain Hebrew/Greek passages to suppress sexuality. That makes one feel morally superior and in control of others. But their is even less biblical basis for example, to teach abstinence for singles, or that anything is wrong with homosexual orientation, than the Levitical laws above. Christians and Bible translators have always used texts to express their own bigotry and prejudice in their hearts. They use the Bible as their authority yet this false teachings of hate and bigotry are much more of an abomination than for example, so many of God's creation born naturally homosexual. This poor soil in their hearts allow them to ignore their own sins and they get to feel self-righteous by attacking someone they are uncomfortable with. In the case of sexual orientation this says more about the insecurity over their own sexuality by false using the Bible to call homosexuals sinners.

The saddest part is it keeps them from learning what the love Jesus tried to teach is all about. Christians seem to need a rule book, rather than follow the teachings of Christ who replaced all the rules with only the rule of love. Many Christians can't accept the higher level of responsibility based on love. Its easier just to quote the rules. I call this Biblianity which is far different than true Christianity following Christ that replaced all the rules with the responsibility of love.



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