Tag Archives: Luke

Jesus: Concrete Talk about Gays and Lesbians, not Abstract Labels

As you know, most people believe that Jesus never mentioned homosexuality. Whether they believe that homosexuality is a sin worthy of hell or they believe that homosexuality is not a sin, they agree that Jesus never mentioned homosexuality. Actually, Jesus … Continue reading

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Zeus & Ganymede Logos Side-by-Side in Q Apocalypse

In response to a commenter I did some more investigating into the Q source as it relates to Jesus’ acceptance of gay and lesbian believers in Luke 17.  I discovered something very interesting. As I have described elsewhere, the Q … Continue reading

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Wherever the σωμα is, there the αετοι will gather.

There is some debate over how to translate Luke 17:37b. The question regards how to translate two words, σωμα and αετοι.  σωμα is the usual word for body, and αετοι is the usual word for eagles.  I believe that in this passage, … Continue reading

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Anti-Homosexual Translator Bias

As you may know, I’ve been laying out the case for gays and lesbians in Luke 17:34-35.  I’ve read a number of reactions to the fact that the verses can easily be understood to refer to gays and lesbians, and I’d like to focus … Continue reading

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That Old, Old Problem: Two Men in One Bed

In that night, there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. The sexual implications of Luke 17:34 have long been seen. But what is true in recent history was … Continue reading

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Gays & Lesbians in Luke, and the Q Apocalypse

In Luke’s Gay Apocalypse (Luke 17:22-37) there are eight verses that have nothing to do with the gay theme. I knew I needed to account for their presence in the text, and consider the alternative interpretations they offered. But my inquiry into Q, to see … Continue reading

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Luke’s Gay Apocalypse: “Two Women Grinding Together,” pt. 2

“Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.” (Luke 17:35″ This morning R.J. Walker posted this comment about the sexual implications of Luke 17:35: It is an interesting idea, but for me you need … Continue reading

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Luke’s Gay Apocalypse: Two Lesbians without a Mill

In a comment on a previous post, my Methodist friend John Meunier commented that Matthew 24 makes a stronger agricultural connection with “grind” than Luke 17. And he’s absolutely correct. Whereas Luke has two women “grinding,” Matthew has two women “grinding at the mill.” Here are the two verses: … Continue reading

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Luke’s Gay Apocalypse: “Two Women Grinding Together,” pt. 1

Luke’s same-sex couples appear in Jesus’ discussion of a final separation which is often called the rapture. This is a separation of people who are acceptable to God and those who are not. As I said previously, whether or not you … Continue reading

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Luke’s Gay Apocalypse: “Two Men in One Bed”

Whether or not you believe in the rapture, and whether or not you even believe the Bible, there is nevertheless something very significant for gays and lesbians that is located smack-dab-in-the-middle of one of the main passages used to support the … Continue reading

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