Mosaic Law

I’m going to qualify this by reminding you, the reader, that I am not a Christian, and thus am not qualified to tell Christians how to believe or practice their religion.

But I want to share my interpretation on something.

The Council of Jerusalem was held around the year 50. Many of the most prominent early Christians were there. Paul was there. James the Just (the brother of Jesus) was also there.

There was a debate over whether the Gentiles that were converting to Christianity should have to follow Mosaic Law. In the end, it was decided that no, they would not be required to. They were still supposed to avoid the use of idols in worship and fornication, but they did not have to keep Kosher or be circumcised in order to be Christian.

As far as I’m concerned, in my interpretation (and mine alone), though it’s not specified, that applies to everything in Leviticus that deals with the laws and taboos of the Jewish people.

So, to me…that tells me that God’s OK with gay people as long as they’re not promiscuous about it (i.e., they get married, stay in a long-term monogamous relationship, maybe adopt some kids).

But it’s not my holy book.  It’s not my religion.

I believe strongly that God loves you no matter who you are, no matter what you do. We do not worship God because God desires it.  We do it because it brings us closer in heart to God.

God is Love.

~ by R.M. McGrath on 09/09/2011.

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