Emperor Nero (37-68) A real mother ... murderer
I am writing to people who do value the holy Bible and wish to protect the fundamental values of Christianity in this wicked generation of adulteress.
(BTW Jesus said those harsh words to religious people, not to sinners
"A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.” Jesus then left them and went away." Matthew 16:4)
The famed words of Apostle Paul in the Letter to Romans describe people that have been abandoned by God:
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
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 recompence of their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
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.
Romans 1:18-32 KJV
A devout Christian reading these verses concludes very soon that homosexual people are among the worst lot and lowest level of humanity abandoned by God to their unclean acts. According to this understanding of Saint Paul's letter all wickedness of humanity crystallizes in these people.
My claim is that this natural and common way of understanding these verses is incorrect. We Christians do not always read Bible carefully - if at all - and we let our own interpretations and positions guide our understanding rather than paying attention to what is written.
In my opinion Apostle Paul writes about heterosexual people committing homosexual acts among other wicked things they do after abandoning the True God.
Bible does not know about genuine homosexuality, where sexual act with opposite sex is evil and sinful.
If homosexuals are abandoned by the God of Israel why they look recognition and blessing to their civil marriage from the Church?
Is it not true that a person abandoned by God does not care about God, does not ask His will, is not afraid of His wrath and does not look for His blessing?
What are those homosexual bishops, priests, monks and nuns doing in the Church if they have been abandoned by God? What they have to do with prayer, praise of Lord, doing good deeds and talking about the holy Bible if God has abandoned them to their lusts?
So I claim that Apostle Paul writes here about heterosexuals, the majority of humanity on this planet.
In a way about us all…
A normal heterosexual person abhors the idea of sex with his or her own kind, man with man, woman with woman. It feels wrong and sinful unless the person is really abandoned to his or her lusts and does not care about conscious or God's will.
A normal homosexual person abhors the idea of sex with his or her opposite sex, man with woman, woman with man. It feels wrong and sinful unless the person is really abandoned to his or her lusts and does not care about conscious or God's will.
Emperor Nero is an excellent example of a person described by Apostle Paul in the beginning of his Letter to the Romans.
Nero sent his own mother to be executed and arranged for himself a great orgy when he married his favorite man and shameless prostitutes from the streets of Rome served as bridemaids while the bride and groom were kissing each other on the shores of the artifical lake illuminated by thousands of oil lamps and torches. (Tacitus)
Nero is a man who worshiped idols, humanlike and animals, and demanded divine worship for himself.
He sent Apostle Paul to be executed by sword and let Saint Peter to be crucified head down (both were martyred in 63/64 Anno Domini).
A really jolly fellow, this Empreror Nero, bisexual sadist and mother f*cker ... or rather mother murderer.
So does Apostle Paul not condemn same sex relations?
Of course he does. It is written in the Bible.
My claim is that he is writing about heterosexuals, who do homosexual acts (homosexuals, who do heterosexual acts).
Homosexuality is diversion, exception, against the nature. But it exists.
Every man and woman understands that screws and bolts are designed for each other.
Yet homosexuality exists.
Recognizing the problem and recognizing the existence of homosexuality as a genuine feature in humanity rather than sinful lust by choice of a man or woman is important when Christians want to pray together and help fellow Christians bothered by sexual identity issues.
That many homosexuals search guidance, prayer and forgiving in the name of Christ is proof of what I am trying to say here
If these people were abandoned by the God of Israel they would not come to seek council and help and grace of God.
Apostle Paul writes about heterosexuals who have abandoned God and so God has abandoned them to homosexual lust and all kind of wickedness.