Talk to him recently?
And did he talk back? Did you ask "Jesus, is homosexuality a sin?" And did he actually answer you? And how do you know that the answer was not just your mind giving you the answer you wanted?
Actually, there are only two sins worse than homosexuality: murder and the sin against the Holy Ghost; but the difference is that the woman was repentant. Homosexuals can be repentant and be forgiven as well, so your comparison is weak.
Alright, fine, within the context of the Christian religion my comparison is weak. However, I don't believe that the Bible is anything more than an interesting book, so I guess it was kind of dumb of me to look for ANY evidence in the Bible. (That would be, to me, like looking for evidence in Dr. Seuss). I personally don't think there is anything wrong with homosexuality, and I personally don't care what the Bible says about it because I don't regard the Bible as an authority... so.. yeah.
Well, you can go tell whoever told you that that they're wrong. It's actually plural (some say it refers to the plurality of His majesties and powers, but that's not true) because it refers to the Godhead.
I was told that by a Hebrew teacher who happens to go to my church. I think he is a fairly good authority... are YOU a teacher of Hebrew, or did you just look up the word in a Hebrew to English dictionary?
And isn't the Godhead still a little pagan? I mean, many pagans believe all Gods are manifestations of one ultimate God... which sounds to me what the Godhead is: three manifestations of one ultimate God.
I listen to what the Prophet says about scripture and then I pray to get an affirmation from the Spirit that it is true. It's worked 100% so far.
Gee, that sounds a lot like what I do... I research a topic and then think about it for a while. Often this yields affirmative results, just like your "asking the prophet" does... Only, I don't claim that the Holy Spirit has given me answers... I think they came from within myself...
Sounds to me like you are doing something similar... only you are deciding that the conclusions you have drawn are true BEFORE you really think about them, and therefore have a 100% success rate because you don't "pray" until you believe you've already found the answers.
Did you find a little word in your research into Hebrew that translates "faith"? It's all about faith. We're here to learn to follow the guidance of the Holy Ghost, and that's not an easy thing to do.
Okay, so millions of people are reading different versions of the Bible and having FAITH that their own individual version is correct? It seems to me, then, that there are a lot of good Christians being screwed over simply because they have not been "blessed" enough to come across the "true translation", which is basically their only ticket into heaven.
In our individualistic, low-context culture everyone wants proof, and they want it now, but that's not how God works. He's much smarter than you.
You seem pretty convinced that you know God's thoughts and opinions better than other people... but God is much smarter than you, and couldn't possibly think the way you believe him to. He's probably above petty concerns like homosexuality. It seems like the Bible was written by a bunch of men putting words into God's mouth so that they could enforce their personal moral values on everyone else.
Bueno, supongo que si la persona entendia bastante bien la cultura de la idioma que estaba traduciendo no tendria esa problema
Yes, but understanding the exact nuance of a word used by such a culture is difficult, even if you do know the culture well. Think about contemporary literature and how much time people spend trying to decipher the words of poets and authors who are still alive! And these pieces of literature were A) written in a time period and culture that the readers are familiar with, B) written in the native language of the readers, and C) free from any claims of having been inspired by God. If the Bible is supposed to be easy to understand for people who know the language and context in which it was originally written, then why are there so many different interpretations (even among those who seek to interpret the Bible literally) made by people who are supposed to be EXPERTS in that field of study?
Por eso, yo soy experta en varias idiomas, no solamente mi idioma de origin.
Give me a break, most people are not an expert even of their OWN language. For example, why do you think that people continue to study English all the way into graduate school? Because it takes years and years of study to claim to be an expert in ANY one language
only linguists can claim that! I mean, dont get me wrong
you MAY be a linguist (you are certainly more fluent in Spanish than I am), but thats a pretty outstanding claim to make, that you are an expert in several languages! If you are
well, right on! But I doubt you really are
Tambien, el traductor sabria que no significaria "pass the vacuum cleaner" en el sentido de que el debe pasar por la aspiradora, porque la oracion falta la palabra "por."
actually, according to my dictionary, we are both wrong
apparently the damn thing is pasar la aspiradora. No por, no a. Oh well
this just goes to show the problem of translation. What if people dont even know the language well enough to make an accurate translation?
Pero bien hecho. Quizas la proxima vez puedes enganar a alguien.
*doesnt speak Spanish well enough to know if that was intended as an insult or not*