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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.
Sample of many false Christian teachings of
the Past - Just like some of today based on false understanding
such as homosexuality:
It was believed in Jesus's time that those afflicted with many ills were demon possessed.
In one case they made a man crazy, another dumb; another blind and dumb; and in
Mt 17:14-21; Mark 9:14-29 and Lk 9: 37-43 an epileptic child. We now are starting
to find for example, homosexuality is no more a sin than epileptics demon possession!
In 1610 Galileo using his new 20-power telescope he observed the phases of Venus
and had become a firm believer in the Copernican Heliocentric World system. We was
vigorously opposed in this belief, because the Bible was seen as supporting the
opposite view of a stationary earth. Galileo argued his observations and mathematical
proofs should not be subjected to doubtful scriptural interpretations.
But in 1616, the Holy Office at Rome issued an edict against his moving earth view.
In 1632 he wrote his famous Dialogue, today recognized as having formed the basics
of astronomy as a science. But the good Christians would have none of this and was
tried by the Inquisition on grounds he was ordered never to teach his views.
In June 1633, Galileo was condemned to life imprisonment for "vehement suspicion
of heresy." His Dialogue was banded, and printers were forbidden to publish
anything further by him or even to reprint his previous works. Outside Italy, however,
his Dialogue was translated to Latin and read by scholars who later confirmed most
of his findings.
What do you think Galileo thought about God making his word so clear, that he was
sentenced to life imprisonment for his showing the earth moved and was not fixed
in the heavens. Good Christians of the time claimed God clearly showed the earth
was in a fixed position and to deny the clear word of God deserved a life sentence!
Or-The following is typical of fundamental literalists views of scriptures in 1925
by the school board of Lancaster, Ohio published in Tulare Daily Register:"You
are welcome to use this school house to debate all proper questions in. But such
things as railroads and telegraphs are rank infidelity. There is nothing in the
Word of God about them. If God designed that His intelligent creatures should travel
at the frightful speed of 15 miles an hour by steam, He would have foretold it by
the mouth of His holy prophets. It is a device of Satan to carry the souls of the
faithful down to hell."
So much for how clear God made his word and preserved it for all to know! It's not
the scriptures that are the problem but man's interpretation and having to realize
it was written from the historical perspective of the time.
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