- Jesus is never quoted in the New Testament as having directly addressed rape, incest, domestic violence or homosexual behavior. So are we supposed to believe all these practices are okay with Him? Read on. . . .
- Gospel writer and apostle John tells us there are many teachings and deeds of Christ that are not included in their New Testament accounts (John 21:25).
- Christ is quoted at one point that God created (Matthew 19:4-6 and Mark 10:6-9) Nothing is said about any other type of union.
- When He discussed sexual morality, Christ had a very high standard, clearly affirming long-standing Old Testament law. He told the woman caught in adultery to “Go and sin no more.” (John 8:11) He warned people that not only the act of adultery was wrong, but even adulterous thoughts (Matthew 5:28). And he shamed the woman at the well (John 4:18) by pointing out to her that he knew she was living with a man who was not her husband.
- Christ used the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah as
dramatic examples of God’s wrath (Matthew 10:15, Mark 6:11, Luke 10:12,
and Luke 17:29).
(Julius Schnoor von Carolsfeld) Lot & family flee Sodom & Gomorrah
- Most important of all, Christ was God incarnate (in the flesh) here on earth. He was the long-expected Messiah, Emmanuel (which means “God with us”). This was revealed in Matthew 16:13- 20, Matthew 17:5-9, Mark 8:27-30, Luke 4:16-30, Luke 9:18-21,John 4:25-26, John 8:57-59 and elsewhere. As one with God, He was present from the beginning of creation (John 1: 1-13; Colossians 1:15-17; Ephesians 3:9 and elsewhere).
Maybe some of these points can lead them to a clearer understanding.
Linda Harvey is a former advertising/public relations executive who became a Christian in the early 1990′s. Linda is the founder of Mission:America, a Christian pro-family organization tracking current cultural issues.