GCMW: Samuel Brown contacted me to ask if he could respond to the post using his video on the “Ordinary people” series we did. Since the post is closed for discussion, I agreed that I would print his comments without editing (scripture references are linked). I’m sure he would welcome your additional questions and/or comments.
Please understand that I am a Christian; not a gay Christian and I truly love and adore the Lord God and his son Jesus Christ with all of my heart and we share a fasted relationship.
You will find that I am not opposed to the bible or the Spirit of Truth and you will find that my view and interpretation of the holy bible are scripturally and spiritually sound (not adding or taking away anything) and if you spend time on my site http://www.sonofabishop.blogspot.com you will see that my goal is to bring clarity to the scriptures that have been used traditionally so divisively against people who are or were born homosexual and bring freedom to the people of God who are homosexual and freedom & clarity to the individuals who imprison homosexual people in the name of Religious Tradition. I am encouraging everyone to study the scriptures and to look to Jesus Christ and live as Jesus Christ; not as traditional religious judgmental saints.
My parents are very humble leaders within the C.O.G.I.C organization; my mother is a Missionary/Evangelist in her local church and quite the prayer warrior and my father who is now an auxiliary Bishop (within the last decade) has been a National Evangelist for many decades and prefers being called Evangelist because that is where his heart is and he said that “everybody’s a bishop now” my parents once traveled and ministered together. My parents and I love, respect and cherish each other and they understand and respect my plight, however I understand and respect their opposition to my non-traditional understanding and interpretation of the scripture on the subject matter of homosexuality. I am very proud of them
My main points are that we are to study to show ourselves approved…
STUDY & INTERPRET the bible HISTORICALLY Correct. STUDY: learn about a subject by reading and researching. Look up the Greek/Hebrew definitions! INTERPRET: to establish or explain the meaning/significance of something. HISTORY: the past events of a period in time or in the life or development of a people, an institution, or place. *Quote scripture within context of the matter *CONTEXT: circumstances or events that form the environment within which something exists or takes place.
Romans Chapter 1 was not a commandment against homosexuality. That story was an indictment against a group of people in history who purposefully turned their backs on God 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. This was an incident and the facts have been purposefully ignored that those people in that story snubbed & turned their backs on God and worshiped idol Gods.
It’s unfortunate that Traditional Christian Religious Hype which does NOT represent the true legacy of Jesus Christ has made demonizing people who were born homosexual as a rallying point for their agenda. Jesus Christ who is the Son of God and who is the reason and the definition of Christianity and even Apostle Paul does NOT define homosexuality as sin. Apostle Paul condemns male prostitution and rape when you interpret those scriptures historically correct; that is fact.
There are 6 scriptures in the bible that are used to condemn people that were born homosexual and that if you read those scriptures historically correct (looking up the Greek/Hebrew definitions) you will find that the crux of those 4 scriptures are condemning male prostitution and rape; and the other 2 scriptures are more of the Mosaic Law that was given at the same time when God’s law recognized and supported slavery and a host of other laws that would not be tolerated in today’s society.
4 And we have such trust through Christ toward God. 5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, 6 who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit;[a] for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
Glory of the New Covenant