Luke’s Gay Apocalypse: Jesus says, “Christian and Gay? Yes.”

Jesus talked about gay and lesbian believers in Luke 17:34-35.

          I tell you, in that night,
          there shall be two men in one bed;
                the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
          Two women shall be grinding together;
                the one shall be taken, and the other left.
           (Luke 17:34-35, KJV)

We have seen in the well-known passage in Leviticus that the “two men in one bed” were gay.

We have also seen that “grinding” was an acceptable metaphor for sex in both Hebrew and in the Greek spoken in Jesus’ day.

The phrase, the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left, refers to what is called by some, “The Great Separation,” and by others, “The Rapture.” No matter what you call it, Jesus said that some people are acceptable to God, and others are not. It seems safe to assume that those who are acceptable are, in some sense, believers.

The gay couple is in one bed. The text does not specify what they are doing. We do know that “laying with a man as with a woman” is forbidden.

The lesbian couple is grinding together. They are in the middle of love-making. From this we know that non-celibate lesbians are not automatically disinherited from the kingdom of God.

How we label the criteria of acceptability is not important. What is important is that non-celibate gays and lesbians are not automatically disqualified from entering into the presence of God.

[To read all the posts on “Luke’s Gay Apocalypse” and about gays and lesbians in Luke, click here.]

About Ron Goetz

My first wife used to say, "There's nothing so sacred that Ron won't pick it apart." My desire to be a pastor -- that was a temperamental mismatch. She was so patient. If my birth mother had lived somewhere else, maybe I would've become a cold case detective. But I would have had to be J instead of a P, I think. And that mid-life reevaluation, starting adolescence as a GARB fundamentalist and transitioning to a non-theist, that gave me an unusual skill set.
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3 Responses to Luke’s Gay Apocalypse: Jesus says, “Christian and Gay? Yes.”

  1. chamblee54 says:

    Matthew 15:11
    Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.


    • John 8: 31-32
      To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”


  2. Pingback: Gay Angels are a sign of the Apocalypse | Unsettled Christianity

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