Traditional Interpretation clashes with unbiblical views

17 10 2006

I was reading an article on The Ooze: Beyond Gender and the author Daniel Payne’s expository of the verse Matthew 19:12 refers to the transgender, sexual deviants, and social obstracized of gays and lesbians and that in his words, Jesus, that we ought to accept the homosexual lifestyle of these people. The views of Daniel Payne is extremely shallow and ideals very unbiblical. His expository of the verse is in error, resulting in the wrong application of the verse in context to the Word of God.

Matthew 19:12 – For there are eunuchs, that were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are eunuchs, that were made eunuchs by men: and there are eunuchs, that made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

When Jesus talked about this, He was involved in a discussion with the teachers of the Law at that time, and this question was posed to Jesus by the Pharisees in order to tempt Him. If Jesus were to say Divorce is wrong, then he would be rendered unpopular by the culture, If Jesus were to say otherwise, then Jesus would be said to oppose the law of Moses. In either way, Pharisees intended to set Jesus up. However, Jesus answered them by pointing them to 3 important issues when he supported the union of husband and wife in the context of God’s righteousness.

i) He proved by the union between Adam and Eve. Matthew 19:4

ii) The fundamental law of marriage – Matthew 19:5

iii) The nature of the marriage contract – Matthew 19:6

In this three points, Jesus made it clear that marriage like as of Sabbath is of the most sacred ordinances of God. Thus when the pharisees demanded Jesus why did Moses command that a man give give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away? In this, Moses gave the command as of ‘allowances’ (Deut 24:1), and is designed to restrain the exhorbitances, than to give countenance of it.




One response

18 10 2006

Yes, my friend. I believe you are correct. It seems to me that you have approached this with a loving and generous attitude, as well.

Blessings to you, my friend,

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