Published on June 29, 2014
Gay and lesbian people want to argue that if they are in a committed, loving homosexual relationship that Christ taught about love and that they are imitating Jesus. However, Jesus taught about Agape love, not sex as the measure of universal love. The modern Greek word, AGAPE (/ˈæɡəpiː/ or /əˈɡɑːpeɪ/; Classical Greek: ἀγάπη, agápē; Modern Greek: αγάπη IPA: [aˈɣapi]), often translated "unconditional love", is one of the Koine Greek words translated into English as love, one which became particularly appropriated in Christian theology as the love of God or Christ for humankind. In the New Testament, it refers to the covenant love of God for humans (John 3:16-17), as well as the human reciprocal love for God (John 14:14-17); the term necessarily extends to the love of one's fellow man and our enemies (Matthew 5:44). TRANSFORMATION OF MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT At age 23, I stopped getting high and drunk and surrendered my will to a 12-Step program, and started going to meetings weekly, got a sponsor and started working the 12 Steps of the program. While at a 12-Step convention on Cape Cod that year, I heard a banquet speaker talk about her lesbian and heterosexual relationships. The woman said, “All my life I confused intimacy with sex.” “Whenever I felt close to someone emotionally, man or woman, I would sleep with them.” She went on to say, “It was not until I realized that intimacy is not physical that I began to recover.” Then she said the most profound thing that I have ever heard in my life, she said, “Intimacy means Into-Me-You-See.” I realized that night that I had been searching all my life for someone to know how I felt inside and to identify with me. Today, I evangelize, because I can identify with LGBT people and lost and spiritually confused people. I understand why Christian churches want to embrace the LGBT community. However, I understand more importantly that condoning same-sex unions as normal and acceptable to God is a false Christian teaching. I empathize and sympathize with the LGBT community and their need to make public their sexual preference, after years of stereotypes and having to keep silent. READ MORE!