Salvation Is Open To All The Mankind
1 Timothy 2:1-4
1 “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of Yahuwah our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”
Yohn (John) 3:16-17
16 “For Yahuwah so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For Yahuwah sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
“All men” and “world” that can be saved includes heterosexuals, homosexuals, and the effeminate. Yahuwah wants all of those of the mankind to be saved. The word “whosoever” means each and every one that believes shall not perish and shall receive everlasting life.
We Must Confess Our Sins
Luke 11:4 “And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.”
1 Yohn 1:7-12
7 “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Yahuwshuwah Mashyach his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 11 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Yahuwshuwah Mashyach the righteous: 12 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”
James 5:16 “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
The mankind cannot be saved unless he or she confesses (admits) that he or she has sin. Confession of sin is a requirement of salvation. The people of Yahuwah are commanded to confess their sins to Yahuwah. “We have an advocate” is speaking to the believers and not the unbelievers. The Scriptures teach that it is still possible for the believers to sin, but “if” we sin, the believers have an Advocate (Pleader, Counselor, Legal Assistant, Intercessor) with the Father, Yahuwshuwah Mashyach, who we can confess our sins to which makes it possible for him to thoroughly mediate on our behalf before the throne of Yahuwah. Also, we can confess our sins to members of the congregation and make prayer requests for healing regarding our sins. The believers who confess their sins through the shed blood of the Advocate to the end shall be saved.
What Is Repentance And Conversion?
Acts 3:19 “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of Yahuwah;”
Repentance is to have a change of mind about our sins which causes us to “turn around” (convert) and go the righteous way. It is a recognition of the fact that we are sinners against the laws of Yahuwah.
After we are converted, we are commanded to be baptized and sin no more, but “if” we do sin, we now have an Advocate with the Father, Yahuwshuwah Mashyach, whose blood sacrifice covers our sin and after he covers our sin he says again sin no more, and Yahuwah and Yahuwshuwah has promised the Ruwach HaQaduwsh (Holy Spirit) to help us to sin no more. Sin no more is not going to happen over night, therefore, the people of Yahuwah must be patient with one another and be patient with our own selves. It is a process of growing throughout the believer’s life. “If” I sin in whatever the area may be, there is now an awareness of my sins that I can’t shake (smile) and that awareness tells me “you have committed sin.” I don’t want to shake the awareness because it helps me to stay out of trouble when it says don’t do that, don’t say that, or don’t go that way. I believe the “Awareness” is the Ruwach HaQaduwsh (Holy Spirit) because it makes me aware of righteousness and tells me to practice righteousness. I did not have this awareness of righteousness before my conversion, and I lived my life according to the laws of the mankind or according to my own conscience. Now, I try to live my life according to the laws of Yahuwah as the Ruwach HaQaduwsh (Holy Spirit) makes me aware.
A Word About Water Baptism: The Thief
Luke 23:39 “And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Mashyach (Messiah), save thyself and us. 40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear Yahuwah, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. 42 And he said unto Yahuwshuwah, Master, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. 43 And Yahuwshuwah said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.”
Paradise is the abode of the righteous dead. It is where Abaraham and Lazarus went after they died (Luke 16:19-31). One needs to have the Ruwach HaQaduwsh (Holy Spirit) to get into paradise. The thief went to paradise, but after he confessed his sin and guilt and put his faith in Yahuwshuwah, he did not have the opportunity to go through water baptism, therefore, water baptism is not necessary to receive salvation.
A Word About Water Baptism: The Gentiles
44 “While Kaphah (Peter) yet spake these words, the Ruwach HaQaduwsh (Holy Spirit) fell on all them which heard the word. 45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Kaphah (Peter), because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Ruwach HaQaduwsh (Holy Spirit). 46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify Yahuwah. Then answered Kaphah (Peter), 47 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Ruwach HaQaduwsh (Holy Spirit) as well as we? 48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Master. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.”
Some of the Gentiles received the Ruwach HaQaduwsh (Holy Spirit) the same way some of the Yahsharahalites did which is directly from Yahuwah through the air. Kaphah (Peter) did not lay his hands on them. This group of Gentiles received the Ruwach HaQaduwsh (Holy Spirit) “before” they were water baptized. If we are not under restraints (for example, in prison or should not be moved due to illness) like the thief was under restraints, we should be water baptized if we have access to a minister of Yahuwah.
Those of us who do not have access to a Ruwach HaQaduwsh (Holy Spirit) filled minister of Yahuwah should not let just anybody lay their hands on us and water baptize us. Yahuwah will give the baptism of the Ruwach HaQaduwsh (Holy Spirit) without water baptism because He is aware of our circumstances. There was no water baptism required under the old covenant, but many of the prophets of old were given the Ruwach HaQaduwsh (Holy Spirit) without water baptism.
There Is No Richter Magnitude Scale For Sin
There are those that believe and teach that some sins are more wicked than other sins, but The Scriptures teach that all uncovered sin merits the death penalty. The people of Yahuwah have to come to see sin from a scriptural perspective. Yahuwah does not see sin as follows:
1. lying = 3
2. profanity = 5.2
3. masturbation = 6
4. fornication = 7
5. adultery = 7.5
6. murder = 8.5
7. homosexuality = 10
Yahuwah sees sin as follows:
1. lying = 10
2. profanity = 10
3. masturbation = 10
4. fornication = 10
5. adultery = 10
6. murder = 10
7. homosexuality = 10
Yahuwah sees all uncovered sin equally abominable. There is no difference. The Scriptures are clear that there are those who are not homosexual and effeminate who will be cast into the lake of fire.
The Wages Of Sin
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of Yahuwah is eternal life through Yahuwshuwah Mashyach our Master.”
Each one of us has to decide whom we are going to believe concerning exactly what sin is. The people of Yahuwah must believe Yahuwah and follow the commandments of Yahuwah concerning what sin is. The opposite of eternal life is eternal death. The punishment of sinful mankind is permanent death. Those who teach that the mankind will have eternal life in a hellfire (burn eternally forever) are in error. The sinful mankind will not receive eternal life of any kind. Eternal life is for the righteous only. It is important to notice that sin in Romans 6:23 is a reference to “all” sin. All sin that is not repented of and covered by the blood of Yahuwshuwah Mashyach our Master merits eternal death.
Choose Someone To “Look Down On” Whose Sins Are Greater Than Mine
36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to meat. 37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Yahuwshuwah sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, 38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. 39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner. 40 And Yahuwshuwah answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. 42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? 43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged. 44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. 45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.”
Those we of the mankind consider the most despicable and the most sinful among the mankind are some of the very ones that Yahuwah will call to change and conform to the image of His Son because He knows that a person that is laden with many sins and are forgiven for many sins has the potential to demonstrate more love for Him. Whereas the person who walks around and says in his or her heart “I’m a good person” is the very one who will find it difficult to see how he or she has sinned against Yahuwah because he or she has not indulged in some of the sins that the mankind has determined are “tens” on a Richter magnitude scale for sins.
Choose Someone To Blame And Hate
There is a pattern among the mankind which the people of Yahuwah must learn to avoid and that is that when the mankind fails, experience pain, or economic duress, he has a tendency to want to choose someone among the mankind to blame and hate for his failures, pain, and economic duress.
The blacks blame and hate the whites
The whites blame and hate the blacks
The Germans blame and hate the Jews
The Americans blame and hate the Mexicans
The Americans blame and hate the Muslims
The Americans blame and hate the terrorists
The Americans blame and hate Iranians
The Democrats blame and hate the Republicans
The Republicans blame and hate the Democrats
The Iranians blame and hate the Americans
The Iranians blame and hate the Jews
The Jews blame and hate the Iranians
The Palestinians blame and hate the Jews
The Jews blame and hate the Palestinians
The Muslims blame and hate the blue eyed devil
The Muslims blame and hate the West
The Hutus blame and hate the Tutsis
The Tutsis blame and hate the Hutus
The religious blame and hate the wicked
The wicked blame and hate the religious
Many people blame and hate the homosexuals and the effeminate
The blame and hate goes on and on. However, The Scriptures reveal that the true enemy of the mankind are the fallen angels, but since most of the mankind do not believe that the fallen angels exist on the earth in a tangible form, the mankind directs his blame and hate at the wrong source. The time is coming when the blame and hate will be publicly directed at the people of Yahuwah. The people of Yahuwah must avoid being deceived and seduced into this pattern of blame and hate because it is part of the strong delusion for those who are unaware of the presence of the fallen angels on the earth and their wrath against the mankind.
“Sexual orientation describes an enduring pattern of attraction—emotional, romantic, sexual, or some combination of these—to the opposite sex, the same sex, or both sexes, and the genders that accompany them. These attractions are generally subsumed under heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality, while asexuality (the lack of romantic or sexual attraction to others) is sometimes identified as the fourth category.”
Heterosexuality = sexual attraction for the opposite sex
Homosexuality = sexual attraction for the same sex
Bisexuality = sexual attraction for both sexes
Asexuality = sexual attraction for neither sex
Yahuwah Set The Standard For Sexual Orientation
27 “So Alahyam created man in his own image, in the image of Alahyam created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And Alahyam blessed them, and Alahyam said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
Yahuwah created the mankind male and female, and one of the main reasons He created them that way is so that they could reproduce images of themselves, and thereby, create images of the Alahyam. It is the image of the male and female relationship and male and female marriage that the Alahyam blessed, therefore, any other type or combination of sexual relationship or marriage is adverse to the law and standard set by Yahuwah. Yahuwah established only one sexual orientation–heterosexuality.
What Is A Homosexual?
“Homosexuality is romantic or sexual attraction or behavior between members of the same sex or gender. As an orientation, homosexuality refers to “an enduring pattern of or disposition to experience sexual, affectionate, or romantic attractions” primarily or exclusively to people of the same sex; “it also refers to an individual’s sense of personal and social identity based on those attractions, behaviors expressing them, and membership in a community of others who share them.””
“The most common terms for homosexual people are lesbian for females and gay for males, though gay is also used to refer generally to both homosexual males and females.”
“Since the end of the 19th century, there has been a global movement towards increased visibility, recognition and legal rights for homosexual people, including the rights to marriage and civil unions, adoption and parenting, employment, military service, equal access to health care, and the introduction of anti-bullying legislation to protect LGBT minors.”
Homosexuality In The Scriptures
Leviticus 20:13 “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”
24 “Wherefore Yahuwah also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of Yahuwah into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Aman. 26 For this cause Yahuwah gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain Yahuwah in their knowledge, Yahuwah gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;”
The word homosexual is not found in The King James translation of The Scriptures, but a description of what homosexuality consist of is found. We find in The Scriptures that there is a “natural use” of the body. We find that the natural use is not “men with men” or the opposite, “women with women.” The Scriptures describe homosexuality as a sin for the unbelievers among mankind and the people of Yahuwah. However, under the new covenant, the people of Yahuwah are commanded to STOP ADMINISTERING THE DEATH PENALTY for sin including sexual sins when Yahuwshuwah speaks to his kinsmen about a woman caught in the sexual sin of adultery, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” (Yohn/John 8:7) There are those among the mankind who are still administering the death penalty against homosexuals and the effeminate when they “gay bash” them in a way that it results in the victims death, but Yahuwah says the mankind is not qualified to make that judgment because they are sinners themselves.
Holy Angels In The House Of Luwt (Lot)
1 “And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Luwt (Lot) sat in the gate of Sodom: and Luwt (Lot) seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; 2 And he said, Behold now, my masters, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways, And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. 3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.”
The author of this presentation when given the opportunity—even though this is somewhat off topic—likes to point out the fact that angels can eat the same food we eat and drink and use the same water we drink and use. We are to be hospitable to all, but let the people of Yahuwah know that the fallen angels who were cast to the earth—and they are many—are eating the food of the mankind and drinking and using water. Yet, there are those among the mankind who blame and hate the mankind for the economic shortages. The fallen angels are not even suppose to be here eating and drinking of the sustenance of the mankind on a regular basis. They were created to dwell in heaven. Part of the strong delusion in these last days is that the mankind believes that the mankind is responsible for the economic shortages—and that is, “if” there is a shortage.
Homosexuality In Sodom And Gomorrah
4 “But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: 5 And they called unto Luwt (Lot), and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them. 6 And Luwt (Lot) went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, 7 And said I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly, 8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.”
The Words “Knew” “Know” Or “Known”
Genesis 4:1 “And Adam knew Chuwah (Eve) his wife; and she conceived, and bare Qayan (Cain), and said, I have gotten a man from Yahuwah.”
Genesis 4:17 “And Qayan (Cain) knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Chanuwk (Enoch): and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Chanuwk (Enoch).”
Genesis 4:25 “And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Shat (Seth): For Alahyam, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Habal (Abel), whom Qayan (Cain) slew.”
In The Scriptures, the words “knew”, “know”, or “known” are euphemisms for “had sex with” or “have sex with.” When a man knew or know his wife, the wife gets pregnant. The men of Sodom and Gomorrah wanted to “get to know” or get to have sex with the two holy angels of which they thought were human men. They had gathered as a mob outside the house of Luwt (Lot) and they wanted to gang rape the holy angels. These men were homosexuals. Luwt (Lot) offered his two virgin daughters to the men to rape rather than have his male guests/holy angels raped.
The Fornication And Adultery Day Celebration In Sodom And Gomorrah
Yashar (Jasher) 18:11-15
11 “In those days all the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, and of the whole five cities, were exceedingly wicked and sinful against Yahuwah, and they provoked Yahuwah with their abominations, and they strengthened in acting abominably and scornfully before Yahuwah, and their wickedness and crimes were in those days great before Yahuwah. 12 And they had in their land a very extensive valley, about half a day’s walk, and in it there were fountains of water and a great deal of herbage surrounding the water. 13 And all the people of Sodom and Gomorrah went there four times in the year, with their wives and children and all belonging to them, and they rejoiced there with timbrels and dances. 14 And in the time of rejoicing they would all rise and lay hold of their neighbor’s wives, and some, the virgin daughters of their neighbors, and they enjoyed them, and each man saw his wife and daughter in the hands of his neighbor and did not say a word. 15 And they did so from morning to night, and they afterward returned home each man to his house and each woman to her tent; so they always did four times in the year.”
The Sexual Sins Of Sodom And Gomorrah: Uncut
The Book of Yashar (Jasher) exposes that the heterosexuals in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah had sexual sins too. The heterosexuals had established a holiday of fornication and adultery for the purpose of committing sexual sins four times a year. The heterosexuals were destroyed along with the homosexuals for their sexual sins. There was no difference made between them and they all died the same death. The Book of Yashar (Jasher) reflects the truth of the state of affairs in the world today which is that both heterosexuals and homosexuals have sexual sins and are guilty before the throne of Yahuwah in these end times, but this truth is not revealed in the accepted scriptures alone. Both heterosexuals and homosexuals will suffer the same fate in these last days, “if” they do not repent of their sexual sins.
The people of Yahuwah must develop a realistic and truthful view about this matter. Let’s take a look at some of the statistics concerning sexual sin in our modern times.
Statistics Of Sexual Sins
Sample percentage of those who masturbate:
“Different studies have found that masturbation is frequent in humans. Alfred Kinsey’s 1950s studies on US population have shown that 92% of men and 62% of women have masturbated during their lifespan. Similar results have been found in a 2007 British national probability survey. It was found that, between individuals aged 16 to 44, 95% of men and 71% of women masturbated at some point in their lives. 73% of men and 37% of women reported masturbating in the four weeks before their interview, while 53% of men and 18% of women reported masturbating in the previous seven days.”
“In 2009, the UK Government joined the Netherlands and other European nations in encouraging teens to masturbate at least daily. An orgasm was defined as a right in its health pamphlet. This was done in response to data and experience from the other EU member states to reduce teen pregnancy and STIs (STDs), and to promote healthy habits.”
Sample percentage of fornicators:
In the United States, “Starting in the 1920s, and especially after World War II, premarital sex became more common; this was especially prevalent among women. By the end of the 20th century, between 75 and 80 percent of Americans had vaginal intercourse before the age of 19. This has been attributed to numerous causes, including the increasing median age at marriage and the widespread availability of efficient contraceptives.
Sample percentage of those who commit adultery:
Alfred Kinsey found in his studies that 50% of males and 26% of females had extramarital sex at least once during their lifetime. Depending on studies, it was estimated that 26–50% of men and 21–38% women, or 22.7% of men and 11.6% of women, had extramarital sex. Other authors say that between 20% and 25% of Americans had sex with someone other than their spouse.
Sample percentage of homosexuals:
“Estimates of the occurrence of same-sex behavior range from 2 to 10 percent of the population. A 1992 study reported that 6.1% of males in Britain have had a homosexual experience, while in France the number was reported at 4.1%. In New Zealand, a 2006 study suggested that 20% of the population anonymously reported some homosexual feelings with few of them identifying as homosexual. Percentage of persons identifying as homosexual was 2–3%. According to a 2008 poll, 13% of Britons have had some form of same-sex sexual contact while only 6% of Britons identify themselves as either homosexual or bisexual. Contrastingly, a survey by the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) in 2010 found that 1.5% of Britons identified themselves as gay or bisexual, and the ONS suggests that this is in line with other surveys showing the number between 0.3% and 3%.”
The Past Bias Against The Homosexuals From The Pulpit
In the past, there has been a general bias from the pulpit against the homosexuals and the effeminate. Many a ministers preached against homosexuality and the effeminate, but they avoided the topics of masturbation, fornication, and adultery because they knew that the majority of their congregation members were heterosexuals and they knew that many of their congregation members were guilty of these sins and they didn’t want to lose the money and merchandise of the people. The ministers know that the people have itching ears and want to hear what is pleasant to the ears and the people don’t want to hear about their “own” personal sins from the pulpit. However, now the world appears to be doing an about face on the subject of homosexuals and the effeminate and have introduced what some call the “homosexual agenda.”
The Homosexual Agenda
“Homosexual agenda (or gay agenda) is a term originated by some conservative Christians in the United States to describe the advocacy of cultural acceptance and normalization of non-heterosexual orientations and relationships. The term is applied to efforts to change government policies and laws on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues. The term has also been used by some social conservatives to describe alleged goals of LGBT rights activists, such as ‘recruiting’ heterosexuals into what they term a ‘homosexual lifestyle’.”
After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the ’90s
“After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the ’90s is a 1989 non-fiction book by Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen. It offers a “practical series of suggestions” to destigmatize gay men and to an extent lesbians as well as decrease discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) people. It offers strategies, including marketing concepts, for changing popular culture from one that was primarily antagonistic toward LGBTQ people to being more accepting.”
The Six Point Homosexual Agenda
“In 2003 Alan Sears and Craig Osten, president and vice-president of the Alliance Defense Fund, an American conservative Christian organization, offered another characterization:”
“It is an agenda that they basically set in the late 1980s, in a book called After the Ball, where they laid out a six-point plan for how they could transform the beliefs of ordinary Americans with regard to homosexual behavior — in a decade-long time frame…. They admit it privately, but they will not say that publicly. In their private publications, homosexual activists make it very clear that there is an agenda. The six-point agenda that they laid out in 1989 was explicit:”
“1. Talk about gays and gayness as loudly and as often as possible(…)
2. Portray gays as victims, not as aggressive challengers(…)
3. Give homosexual protectors a just cause(…)
4. Make gays look good(…)
5. Make the victimizers look bad(…)
6. Get funds from corporate America(…)”
Causes Of Homosexuality
“Numerous different theories have been proposed to explain the development of homosexuality, but there is so far no universally accepted account of the origins of a homosexual sexual orientation.”
The medical community that studies and researches the area of homosexuality have considered both biological (genetic, hormonal, developmental) factors and environmental (social, cultural) factors as possible cause of homosexuality.
Under the environmental factors, it would be interesting to know how adult-on-child sexual abuse, child-on-child sexual abuse, and early exposure to sexual activity such as “playing doctor” with same-sex playmates or opposite-sex playmates affects ones sexual orientation. The author of this presentation was unable to find research on how child sexual abuse and early exposure to same-sex or opposite-sex affects sexual orientation.
What Is An Effeminate?
Strong’s G3120 malakos
(from the online Blue Letter Bible website)
1) soft, soft to the touch
2) metaph. in a bad sense
1) of a catamite
2) of a boy kept for homosexual relations with a man
3) of a male who submits his body to unnatural lewdness
4) of a male prostitute
Effeminate— 1. (of a man or boy) displaying characteristics regarded as typical of a woman; not manly (definition fromwww.thefreedictionary.com)
“Transsexualism describes the condition in which an individual identifies with a gender inconsistent or not culturally associated with their assigned sex, i.e. in which a person’s assigned sex at birth conflicts with their psychological gender. A medical diagnosis can be made if a person experiences discomfort as a result of a desire to be a member of the opposite sex, or if a person experiences impaired functioning or distress as a result of that gender identification. Transsexualism is stigmatized in many parts of the world but has become more widely known in Western culture in the mid to late 20th century, concurrently with the sexual revolution and the development of sex reassignment surgery (SRS). Discrimination or negative attitudes towards transsexualism often accompany certain religious beliefs or cultural values. There are cultures that have no difficulty integrating people who change gender roles, often holding them with high regard, such as the traditional role for “two-spirit” people found among certain native American tribes.”
“Cross-dressing refers to the act of wearing clothing and other accoutrements commonly associated with the opposite sex within a particular society. Cross-dressing has been used for purposes of disguise, comfort and as a literary trope in modern times and throughout history.”
“Nearly every human society throughout history has expected distinctions to be made between males and females by the style, color, or type of clothing they are expected to wear, and likewise most societies have had a set of social norms, views, guidelines, or even laws defining what type of clothing is appropriate for each gender. It does not, however, necessarily indicate transgender identity since a person who cross-dresses does not always identify as being of a gender other than their assigned gender.”
“The term denotes an action or a behavior without attributing or proposing causes for that behavior. Some people automatically connect cross-dressing behavior to transgender identity or sexual, fetishist, and homosexual behavior, but the term cross-dressing itself does not imply any motives.”
Cross-dressing In The Scriptures
Deuteronomy 22:5 “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto Yahuwah thy Alahyam.”
Transsexualism and cross-dressing falls in the category of being effeminate, but we have to use wisdom in this matter. Yahuwah does not approve of cross-dressing as a way of life, behavior, and attitude for His people. The women of the people of Yahuwah should not give the impression that they are men, and the men should not give the impression that they are women. However, there are some instances in which a man or woman may need to wear the clothes of the opposite sex. For instance, what man among the people of Yahuwah would not give his shirt or jacket to a woman he finds lying in the street beaten and naked. What man among the people of Yahuwah who finds himself naked in public after being attack and coming to a clothes line with only female articles of clothing on it would not attempt to cover his nakedness up with one of the articles of clothing. How many husbands have held his wife’s purse in public to keep it safe while she attends to the children. Some wives may grab their husbands robe or shirt or step into his house shoes to make a quick dash to the bathroom. Cross-dressing is about the attitude and behavior of perceiving oneself as the opposite sex or having others perceive oneself as the opposite sex. Even those who cross-dress as an occupation or form of entertainment (in stage plays, in movies, in clubs, etc.), but are not homosexual would need to change occupations if called by Yahuwah because this type of cross-dressing is done to have others perceive the opposite sex.
Can The Women In The Congregation Of Yahuwah Wear Pants?
The author of this presentation grew up in an environment in which some of my relatives were part of the “holiness” church which taught that women should not wear pants. However, there is a distinction made in the design of the woman’s pants and the design of the pants of men. That distinction is in the cut, location of the buttons in shirts, or type of zipper in pants. Those distinctions make them women’s pants. The pants made for women tend to be frilly and a closer fit. The women of the congregation of Yahuwah are free to wear pants, but they should exercise modesty in their choice of pants. Clothing should not be so tight that they attract too much attention to the curves of the body, leave deep marks on the skin of the body, or make it difficult or uncomfortable for one to sit down.
There are many ancient articles of clothing that appear gender neutral on the surface, but with closer investigation, we will find that there are distinctions made in them. Tunics, togas, kilts and robes designed for men look similar to dresses.
Yahuwah Calls Homosexuals And The Effeminate
1 Corinthians 6:9-11
9 “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of Yahuwah? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of Yahuwah. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Master Yahuwshuwah, and by the Ruwach (Spirit) of our Alahyam.”
Since Yahuwah does call homosexuals and the effeminate, the people of Yahuwah have a responsibility to teach the truth about this matter to the unbelievers and the people of Yahuwah which is that The Scriptures say “and such were some of you” which is past tense. The homosexuals and effeminate in the congregation of Yahuwah are expected to repent and be converted in the mind and body about this sexual practice and change just as the heterosexuals among the people of Yahuwah are expected to change in mind and body from their sexual sins of fornication, adultery, incest, bestiality, pedophilia, pornography, and masturbation—to name a few.
Why Does Yahuwah Call Homosexuals And The Effeminate?
Yahuwah is calling people from all backgrounds and walks of life to change and they will rule on the earth with Yahuwshuwah Mashyach when he returns. Yahuwah is calling people who can relate to the sins and temptations of the people that they will govern in the future. Yahuwshuwah Mashyach was in the flesh and tempted in all points, therefore, he can relate to all our weaknesses and temptations. Yahuwah is calling people who will not beat the servants over the head with their words or a stick because the people He calls do not forget where they came from and what they came out of to a degree that they are unable to relate to the people.
The mankind can change his or her behavior with the help of the Yahuwah given Ruwach HaQaduwsh (Holy Spirit), but it is a process of change and supporting and encouraging one another to pursue righteousness.
A Word About Masturbation
2 Timothy 3:2 “For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,”
Masturbation falls in the category of “men shall be lovers of their own selves.” When a person masturbates which is self sexual gratification, that person is satisfying a person of their same sex, therefore, masturbation is a form of homosexual and effeminate behavior.
“Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is marriage between two persons of the same biological sex or gender identity. Supporters of legal recognition for same-sex marriage typically refer to such recognition as marriage equality.”
“Since 2000, eleven countries (Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, and Sweden) and several sub-national jurisdictions (parts of Mexico and the United States) have begun to allow same-sex couples to marry. Introduction of same-sex marriage has varied by jurisdiction, being variously accomplished through a legislative change to marriage laws, a court ruling based on constitutional guarantees of equality, a ballot initiative, or a referendum. The recognition of same-sex marriage is a political, social, civil-rights and religious issue in many nations, and debates continue to arise over whether same-sex couples should be allowed marriage, be required to hold a different status (a civil union), or not have any such rights.”
“Same-sex marriages can be performed in a secular civil ceremony or in a religious setting. Various religious groups around the world practice same-sex marriages; for example: Quakers, Episcopalians, the Metropolitan Community Church, the United Church of Christ, the United Church of Canada, Reform and Conservative Jews, Wiccans, Druids, Unitarian Universalists and Native American religions with a two-spirit tradition.”
The Georgia Guidestones
“The Georgia Guidestones is a large granite monument in Elbert County, Georgia, USA.
“A message consisting of a set of ten guidelines or principles is engraved on the Georgia Guidestones in eight different languages, one language on each face of the four large upright stones. Moving clockwise around the structure from due north, these languages are: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.”
“1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.”
“2. Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.”
Homosexuality As Part Of The Depopulation Programs
The Georgia Guidestones indicate that there are those concerned with the population growth of the mankind. The first two guidelines of the Georgia Guidestones deal with reducing the population of humanity and guiding reproduction. The homosexual lifestyle is adverse to the plan of Yahuwah which is for the mankind to “be fruitful and multiply,” but it aids those who want to depopulate and reduce the population of the mankind. We must admit that if all of us became homosexuals, the human species would eventually become extinct or all babies would have to be reproduced through artificial insemination or in test tubes.
The Measurement Of Yahuwah
2 Corinthians 10:12 “For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.”
The measurement of Yahuwah is Yahuwshuwah Mashyach and not the homosexuals and the effeminate. Sinners should not compare themselves with sinners. The people of Yahuwah should not be among them who makes a difference between the unbelievers nor among them who forget where they came from and what they came out of to a degree that they cannot relate to the unbelievers. If we measure ourselves against Yahuwshuwah Mashyach, we will always find that we fall short and need grow.
“Come As You Are”
Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
1 Corinthian 7:24 “Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with Yahuwah.”
The phrase “come as you are” is not in The Scriptures. Some have interpreted the above verse to mean a person can continue in sin after he or she is called and no matter what sins are committed, they believe that they will be accepted by Yahuwah and the congregation, but The Scriptures promote that the people of Yahuwah should not stay as they are after they are called. Yahuwah calls His people out of sin. The people of Yahuwah are given the Ruwach HaQaduwsh (Holy Spirit) to help them stop conforming to the image of sinful mankind. Yahuwshuwah is calling all sinners to come to him for rest, but he is not saying that the sinner should not grow and change his or her opinion about sin. Shauwl (Paul) was speaking to the Corinthians about ones status and position in life (married, unmarried, married to an unbeliever, free man, slave, circumcised, uncircumcised, etc.). He is not talking about sin.
We Must Not Stay As We Are
The converted homosexual and effeminate cannot attend congregation meetings wearing a dress.
The converted lesbian cross-dresser cannot attend congregation meetings wearing a man’s suit.
The converted prostitute must give up her garments of seduction.
The converted heterosexual “mack daddy” must treat the women in the congregation with respect and not try to get up under their clothes with his sly speech.
The converted heterosexual woman must stop exposing her breast and behind to attract a man.
The converted man or woman that committed adultery must give up their lover.
Everyone in the congregation must avoid fornication.
Tolerance or toleration a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one’s own; freedom from bigotry.
1 Corinthians 5:1-2
1 “It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife. 2 And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.”
1 Corinthians 5:9-13
9 “I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: 10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. 11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. 12 “For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? 13 But them that are without Yahuwah judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.”
The people of Yahuwah are instructed to put away (shun) those within the congregation who commit sexual sin. The people of Yahuwah should not tolerate sexual sin within the congregation of Yahuwah. Concerning those outside the congregation who commit sexual sin, Yahuwah will judge them.
How To Handle Sexual Sin Within The Congregation
15 “Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the congregation: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.”
Sexual sin within the congregation should be handled in the following manner and order:
1. go to the offender in private, but if he or she doesn’t listen
2. go to the offender with one or two witnesses, but if he or she doesn’t listen
3. go to the whole congregation and let them know what is going on (so perhaps he or she will listen to one of them), but if he or she doesn’t listen
4. put him or her out of the congregation
5. have nothing to do with him or her
Remember: We Can Be Tempted By The Sexual Sin Of Others
1 Corinthians 5:6-8
6 “Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? 7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Mashyach our passover is sacrificed for us: 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Leaven = malice and wickedness
Unleavened = sincerity and truth
The whole lump = the whole congregation
Do we not know that if we let a brother or sister who commits sexual sin continue in the congregation, we could be tempted ourselves to commit sexual sin? Do we not know if we continue to fellowship with unbelievers who commit sexual sin, we could be tempted ourselves to commit sexual sin?
How To Handle Sexual Sin Outside The Congregation
1. The people of Yahuwah are to serve as witnesses of the truth about the available salvation for all the mankind and the coming Kingdom of Yahuwah and Yahuwshuwah through whatever method is given to them to spread the word to the unbelievers no matter what their social group, racial group, religion, sexual orientation, disability, class, ethnicity, nationality, age, sex, or gender identity.
2. The people of Yahuwah are to serve as witnesses about the truth of what Yahuwah says is sin and offensive to Him remembering that there is a correct time, correct place, and correct words for every matter including witnessing about sexual sin to unbelievers.
3. The people of Yahuwah are to put away from them any unbeliever, thing, or place that tempts them into activities adverse to the commandments of Yahuwah.
Yahuwah Is Willing To Forgive All Sexual Sin
With the exception of the unpardonable sin (rejection of the Ruwach HaQaduwsh/Holy Spirit), ALL the sins of the mankind can be forgiven including ALL SEXUAL SINS. All sin not repented of and not covered by the blood sacrifice of Yahuwshuwah Mashyach are equally abominable before the judgment throne of Yahuwah and merits the penalty of eternal death (permanent death).
To the unbelievers who are homosexual and effeminate as well as those unbelievers with other sexual sins, Yahuwah Alahyam says:
Acts 3:19 “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of Yahuwah;”
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