Sin

posted December 13th, 2013, 2:01 am


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July 28th, 2013, 3:33 pm

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I've been waiting for almost a year, since I started Wildflowers, to put in this story arc.

Bear with it - the end is a message of good news.

Btw, the reason why women aren't allowed to wear pants? Pants immodestly show the female curves. Yup. Because they show hips, women can't wear jeans.
At least, that's the Pentacostal reason (as is my understanding).

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December 13th, 2013, 6:56 am

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Blind, archaic hatred like this is why I stopped being mormon. I dont care if they don't think they're being hateful, thats what it feels like to the people they oppress.

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December 13th, 2013, 7:48 am

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When it was found out, or it became apparent, that I was transitioning to my correct gender, I was interviewed by the church elders, and then promptly shunned. It was then announced to the entire local church that I had been shunned. I still attend services, but no one greets me or talks to me. They were so sure that I was going to leave after being shunned, because everybody does that, but I didn't just up and leave ! Yes, they are stuck with me !

BTW---The Bible is silent on transgender issues, just like it is silent on traffic and automobile issues, so this a gray area where one's correctly working conscience would come into play, along with one's understanding of related Bible principals. It's just my conscience did not match the conscience's of the church officials. But God will decide, eventually !

Also BTW---The quote from the Bible is being misapplied, and taken out of context, by the priest. Have you noticed how often what is taught in the Bible, and what is taught in the churches, are two entirely different things ? Hurray for individual Bible study, apart from church influence !

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December 13th, 2013, 8:24 am

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It was my understanding (and I may well be wrong, because I'm an agnostic who hasn't touched a bible in years) but wasn't this the whole point of Jesus Christ? That he died for our sins so we are no longer beholden to the contracts set forth in Leviticus and Deuteronomy? Hence, why Christians can eat shellfish, or touch the skin of a pig, or don't have to stone someone for working on Sundays.

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December 13th, 2013, 12:59 pm

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@CoriMcCreery: Not exactly. The original purpose is the erase /original sin/, and through His grace to live the rest of your life resurrected via baptism. If you proceed in sin after this, you are doing so knowing that you are just using this as an excuse - you can't be righteous if you wantedly commit acts of evil knowing there is a loophole. Likewise, you cannot choose to live a sinful life, or worse, die of sin, because you cannot ask for absolution if you are dead. This is why suicide is a mortal sin - the dead cannot ask to be forgiven.

The act of Jesus' death was to be the replacement for our bodies - Deut 21:22-23 'says that God cursed any man executed for breaking one of God’s commands. His body hanging on a pole was a public display of judgment.' Jesus did this for us so that we can live in failure but still have paid for with death.
You should also contrast Jesus' life in deference to his actions - He observed the Jewish rites along with everything else, breaking the Jewish laws only when appropriate and justified in His action (working on Sunday, for example). To say that through Him you no longer have to obey Jewish law is invalid, because He didn't overwrite them, He observed them.

Largely, the acts of Christianity/Catholicism is segregated from Lev/Deut because of the spread of culture from it's original source. You need you keep in mind that the Torah was written, not just as a religious text, but as a text to literally build a civilization with. When Christianity spread and began accommodating and appropriating other cultures, it also took on the values of others. This would not have happened had it been a single segregated state - consider Hinduism, as it was largely unchanged because it was kept local.

Anyways, there is a whole lot of stuff in there, and I could go on for much longer. My religion teacher in high school was *really* good.

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