- My age:
- Tint of my eyes:
- Enormous gray eyes
- I am woman
- Favourite drink:
- What is my favourite music:
- Heavy metal
- My hobbies:
- Looking after pets
Today it is popular among those promoting same-sex marriage to say that Jesus never addressed the issue, that He was silent on the subject. Those who affirm the historical and traditional understanding of marriage between a man and woman often are admonished to go and read the Bible more carefully.
Johnson recently delivered the Alonzo L. Johnson, a world-renowned scholar on Christianity and its origins, spent a decade as a Benedictine monk before marrying; he now has thirteen grandchildren. For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven.
The one who can accept this should accept it. Johnson argues that Matthew's characterization of Jesus must be understood within the symbols associated with Torah in the formative Judaism contemporaneous with the Gospel.
This interpretation places Jesus as the messianic interpreter, even a living embodiment, of the Torah. The man replies that he has, indeed, lived in this way, and asks again, what does he still lack?
So how does this intention support marriage, loyalty, and spousal responsibility? Is this complete sacrifice and obedience to Jesus meant for everyone? Indeed not, says Johnson. The kingdom of heaven is not come as you are—the demands are severe, there are perils.
We get to the stars through the mud.
A matter of the heart
A great deal of our life, alone and together, is spent avoiding being in the right place, finding a way station, being in an idolatrous place. Back then, eternal life meant something.
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