The following article is taken out of one of my books The Abomination of Occult Practices and can be found at https://issuu.com/kathleenmalligan To get a clearer understanding it is best to read the whole chapter 2 of that book.
"With regards to keeping laws, I want to make mention here in brief Matthew 19:1-12. The Pharisees were testing Jesus to say something contrary to the law of Moses to ensnare Him about was it lawful for a man to divorce a wife for any reason at all, and the Disciples are asking was it better not to marry? This question is it best not to marry, is asked again in 1 Corinthians 7:1-2.
With regards to Matthew 19, Jesus took the Pharisees back to the creation account and said; “God made man and woman, and they were to leave their mother and father and be joined as one. They would become one flesh no longer two flesh, and, as God joined them no man, and it reads as if no Moses of the day or in the future was to separate two believers except for sexual immorality. Jesus said if he divorced her for any other reason and remarried, he and the woman who married him would be committing adultery.”
However, Paul says it is permissible if the unbeliever in a marriage leaves as written in 1 Corinthians 7:15 divorce is also allowed. So we find there can be other reasons for divorce not just adultery.
As for the answer to the Disciples, it was only better not to marry if you were one of the three types of eunuchs. Either born that way, made that way by man or if you choose to live single as if you were a eunuch for the work of the Kingdom of Heaven, likened as in 1 Corinthians 7:32-34, see the whole chapter.
“I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”
10. The disciples said to him, “If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry.”
11. Jesus replied, “Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given.
12. For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others-and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”
Matthew 19:9-12 (NIV)
I believe He is not speaking of or giving the homosexual a Jackie out of jail card to be free to be a married to the same sex because He mentions some eunuchs were born that way. Homosexuals are referred to in different versions of the scriptures as abusers of themselves with mankind, effeminate, sexual perverts, sodomites, and catamites. Arsenokoitai homosexual, malakos arsenokoitai feminine homosexuals. “Malakos is broad enough to include catamites,” 1. those who have homosexual sex with young soft prepubescent boys, and that word includes male prostitutes. 1. [cited 25/12/17]
The word chamberlains is: “The Hebrew word saris, thus translated in Esther 1:10 Esther 1:15 ; Esther 2:3 Esther 2:14 Esther 2:21, etc., properly means a eunuch (as in the marg.), as it is rendered in Isaiah 39:7; 56:3 .” 2. Not only is chamberlain used for a castrated eunuch but a man who is a steward or treasurer or governor or a confidential servant of a King who were not necessarily castrated. 2. [Cited 25/12/17]
As for the words malakos arsenokoitai they refer to intercourse with same-sex male to male. Intersex and homosexuals and pedophiles all differ as do their Greek words in lexicons; it is like saying wood, plastic, and steel are the same if we called homosexuals eunuchs or pedophiles eunuchs - Eunouxos or eunouchos. 3. [Cited, 25/12/17]
I do not think they share the same characteristics, as the eunuch who is born appear to me to be the intersex persons. Meaning those with variations in sex characteristics because their chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones or genitals do not fit the typical picture and or definition of a natural born male or female’s genital organs or reproductive system. It is evident because of this they would have had same-sex encounters as their appearance was male or soft male, yet their inner man was screaming female.
My studies reveal there are some who are born intersex who can still procreate. Also, much of what I have read reveals castration defines eunuchs to be impotent and sexually turned off to women for the purposes of no sex drive. If these engaged in homosexual acts, it would have been for sexual perversion or they were obligated to engage.
Yes, I do believe a man like this in those days could divorce his wife as Jesus could be echoing this in Matthew 19:9-12. Especially if she did not want to remain married as most women were pledged under custom. They had no choice on whom they could marry, and some who were Torah observant who did not have sexual relations before marriage.
The eunuchs who are made that way are the ones who are castrated to become advisers, to tend all female harems or to be servants in palaces, chamberlains or to be or used as sex slaves. Some were corrupted by money to engage in homosexual sex as mentioned by Josephus 4. [Josephus, Antiquity of the Jews XVI 8.1.231]
These scriptures do not imply that these eunuchs had a homosexual proclivity or Torah observant and or all Jews. However, the Bible tells us of the eunuchs (Jeremiah 38:7). The Torah observant they would have had to have no homosexual sex according to the law of Leviticus 18:22. Therefore, eunuchs who joined themselves to The Lord to become Torah observant were given promises (Isaiah 56:3-5) and it was fine to remain in their born condition. The account of Philip with the Ethiopian Jewish Eunuch in the New Testament reveals this truth in Acts 8:25-40.
The Bible does mention the worship of Ishtar, and writers, historians reveal in her temples, were castrated eunuchs who were temple priests. We are forbidden by law to enter her temples or worship Ishtar or Moloch (Leviticus 20:1-3) or any other gods. In the Roman Empire in the fourth-century eunuchs were servants to the Emperors and according to this author Mark Brustman, some were Christians. Mark also mentions the Jewish Historian Josephus; in Antiquity of the Jews XVI 8.1.230 reveals that King Herod had eunuchs and “was very fond on the account of their beauty.” 5. & 6. [Cited 24/12/17]
What a promise to the eunuch if he was to become Torah observant as written below, and it can be read they can be Pastors, Priests, and Leaders within His Temple. It is evident that being born intersex or being castrated or living as if by choice, these persons are still required to keep covenant, meaning the laws, the commandments and the civil and the moral laws.
“For this is what the LORD says: “To the eunuchs who keep my sabbaths, who choose what pleases me and hold fast to my covenant - 5. To them I will give within my temple and its walls a memorial and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that will endure forever.” Isaiah 56:4-5 (NIV)
The third type of eunuch Jesus mentions in Matthew 19 are those who made themselves that way for The Kingdom of God. These live as if they are eunuchs making an inference of not engaging in marriage or any sexual activity. Recall, there is neither marriage nor procreation in God’s Kingdom in Heaven, and I believe it is possible to live just for the sake of His Kingdom, just for Him in The Spirit not in the flesh.
To date, all of us know there are intersex persons who have been assigned and or raised as a girl or boy by their parents yet as they grow they identify with their opposite gender, so they have surgery to marry up with their inner person.
Many intersex persons become part of the homosexual community because they have no choice but to go into the gay and lesbian scene/lifestyle. Natural born men or women cannot deal with their genital differences and or their mindset of feeling the opposite gender than their body. Those who cannot reproduce after reassignment surgery may not be able to remain with straight men who would want natural born children also.
Never think that Jesus does not understand transsexuals. He receives them, and they can be His disciple in either their raised or medical re-assigned gender; and they are free to marry after surgery to opposite sex. Recall, in the days Jesus Christ walked the earth there was no available gender reassignment for those who were born intersex, they grew up being known as either male or female to how they appeared to whatever gender they looked like they had to take that persona than the one they felt on the inside.
Isaiah 56 and Jesus account in Matthew annuls the laws of Deuteronomy 23:1, Leviticus 21:20. Therefore that allows eunuchs to serve and become disciple’s kings and priests in the Melchizedek Order of Christ in either their natural born state or their reassigned state or castrated state. No one can judge them, treat them like freaks or kick them out of the church and, no matter what they are in appearance!
He or she is now free to enter His House of Prayer. Free to sit as he or she is in the congregation, serve as a Priest/Pastor, free to come into His Presence and bring a sacrifice of worship right to The Throne Room, right into the Holies of Holies.
Also, it can be said, God made some that way, and for the sake of the Kingdom. Fulfillment here is in part of the prophecy of Isaiah 56:1-8 for all peoples, all types, all ethnicity and races of men and women to be included in God’s House of Prayer/Church (56:3-8) including transsexuals and homosexuals, to hold fast to His covenant to keep laws of The Covenant.
Furthermore, consider the living creatures, and, many species on the earth do not fit the categories of Genesis, those that crawl, swim and fly but fit into both categories. Creation story brings forth male and female on how two opposite sex humans birthed the beginning of the children of men. In other words, revealing where we came from a procreative heterosexual relationship.
Fallen angels left with Lucifer, and the following gods are intersex: Hermaphroditus, Hermes, Baphomet, and Hapi who are only a few. These or others may be some of the fallen angels or come from them reproducing between themselves or with humankind. He did have living creatures, and it would be safe to say, some others kinds of living creatures are not mentioned in scripture, so of course there are some who are intersex.
Cherubim, and the seraphs around the throne, the living creatures with one head having four faces, living creatures with six wings in Isaiah 6:1-7. Ezekiel 1:14 describes four living creatures in the form of man. Each of them had four faces the face of a man a lion an ox and an eagle and four wings. Their legs were straight, their feet were like those of a calf, and under their wings, on their four sides, they had the hands of a man. In Ezekiel 10:12 the living creature’s entire bodies including their backs, their hands, and their wings, were completely full of eyes. See also Ezekiel 1:1-14; 1:15-21; 1:22-24; 10:3-8; 10:9-14; 10:15-19; Revelation 4:6.
So, there can be reasons why Jesus Christ has allowed intersex persons to be born and or He formed them in the womb. See teaching under R on reincarnation; I am not inferring that reincarnation is biblical it’s just the teaching expands truth on He ordains and forms to fulfill prophecy, signs, and works for the Kingdom for this age and the one to come.
If there are living creatures in heaven, there are also intersex beings as angelic in heaven, recall fallen angels had sex with the daughters of men. Regardless, I believe still to date Jesus is calling and still asking any of the types of eunuchs to keep His laws the commandments and the civil and moral laws. If persons cannot be sexually intimate with the opposite sex as in having a homosexual proclivity they can remain single for the sake of the kingdom of Heaven. Not take thought about marriage or sexual intimacy but hold fast to Himself and His ways.
The eunuch is not the homosexual, the homosexual must obey this law: - “you shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female” and or vice versa (Leviticus 18:22, 20:13) “you shall not lie with a female as one lies with a male.” This law has not been annulled in the New Testament. But the laws against the eunuch in their conditions have been. He or she is now free to enter His House of Prayer, free to sit as he or she is in the congregation, serve as a Priest/Pastor, free to come into His Presence and bring a sacrifice of worship right to The Throne Room, right into the Holies of Holies.
For me to act out homosexual sin is unrighteous (1 Corinthians 6:9) to lie with a male as one lies with a female is to engage in homosexual sex and it is lawlessness (Matthew 7:23), breaking His laws (Leviticus 18:22, 20:13). This will bring with it the consequences for the actions (2 Corinthians 10:6; Ephesians 5:3-6; 1 Corinthians 11:31-32). For delighting in unrighteousness (Romans 1:18) and not wanting a change of heart to love His truth (2 Thessalonians 2:10) and His ways and His holiness. Acting out is not obeying His righteous instructions as how to live as one set apart for a Righteous Kingdom lifestyle or is it allowing Him to sanctify you, it is idolatry, worship of the creature over the Creator (Romans 1:25).
“What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, “YOU SHALL NOT COVET.” Romans 7:7
(I would have not known the law if the law had not said, “YOU SHALL NOT LIE WITH A MALE AS ONE LIES WITH A FEMALE.”)
“Or do you not know, brethren (for I am speaking to those who know the law), that the law has jurisdiction over a person as long as he lives?” Romans 7:1
“We do not nullify the Law through faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish the Law.” Romans 3:31
“Let everyone naming the name of Christ depart from all unrighteousness and iniquity… flee youthful lusts and pursue righteousness…” 2 Timothy 2:19-21
Laws are for all, laws are in place for our instruction in righteous living and are given as boundaries for us to live within. Laws reveal His holiness, His character and are there for us to know Him and how to live within Kingdom walls as His kingdom citizens.
I believe Jesus words in Matthew, do not give the eunuch - the natural born or the castrated or those who did not get a sex change free passage to hang out in the gay bars and or have sexual exploits with the homosexual gender they were before their reassignment surgery.
I believe if you were raised as a boy and, yet you have identified with being a girl then having gone through a sex change, you cannot go to gay bars with those who are homosexual and or marry a person who identifies as homosexual. If so, one would be breaking a law of abandoning natural relations Romans 1:27 and guilty of breaking Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 as your husband is identifying as being a gay and or homosexual man for the two shall become as one.
There is a high calling offered to a eunuch (Isaiah 56:4-5) to remain single to remain in his born state, a calling of king and priest to The King of Kings, a calling of a life of singleness in dedication to Kingdom living and as living unto The Lord and His business. This call to the eunuch is to overcome the world, the ways of the world, the lusts of the flesh, the pride of life, the evil one, and to know Christ Jesus and His ways His laws and Covenant. Called to be anointed to walk in The Spirit not the flesh and the calling is to be truly “born again or born from above” (John 3:3, 5, Ezekiel 36:26) sanctified.
Called to walk the path of righteousness and to be transformed by the renewing of the mind. To allow Him to bring forth a new heart via sanctification where His laws become written to bring forth the new heart. A calling to sacrifice everything to buy that pearl of great price (Matthew 13:45-46) and to enter into the many sufferings and trials (Luke 22:28-30). A transforming life and a life without sex or sexual relations or marriage. To add if the eunuch does not choose this high call yes, the eunuch can marry, but still required to keep laws and the laws with regards to homosexual acts. To add the homosexual is offered the high calling also.
Being a eunuch for whatever reason is not referred to as sin or being in sin, yet homosexual behavior and or actions are considered as a sin in Scripture. Scripture is clear that homosexual practice is prohibited and if acted on it becomes a transgression of the law. The laws in The Word that condemn the act as sin are in Leviticus 18:22, 20:13; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Romans 1:26-28, 32, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 and 1 Timothy 1:8-10.
I can’t find any scriptures that release homosexuals from the laws above, none that enables them/me to be free to practice or free to marry the same sex and the eunuch is not one of them. It appears to me if you are born or made or are by choice a homosexual you either marry the opposite sex and receive healing ministry to understand and overcome the attraction. Or you can remain in the attraction and serve Him as a single person as a celibate homosexual person and or renounce it to be as “and such were some of you” (1 Corinthians 6:11) by receiving ministry to work through your attraction, either to remaining celibate or to marry considering it to be nothing more than a lust of the flesh.
Law is law, instruction in righteous living is just that, an instruction on how to live righteously, Paul says homosexuality is unrighteous in 1 Corinthians 6:9. It is only if “where there is no law, there also is no transgression” (Romans 4:15). So again, it is true “where there are laws, there are transgressions,” and there are seven laws in the Old and New Testaments forbidding the acts of homosexuality - laws are law, to disobey is lawlessness, a transgression, and it is unrighteousness.
It is confirmed as we read in the New Testament “sin is the transgression of the law” (1 John 3:4). So, if you break a law, it is a sin, as you transgressed. So, no sleeping with the same sex, except if you are a natural born eunuch and have reassignment surgery there is a justification, an excuse and or a pretext to not come under the judgment of a person who is engaging in homosexual sin.
Go back to the mindset of the occult, new age practices, therefore, the law is a revelation of sin and shows us what sin is or what sin(s) are what and what sin(s) we have committed. Again, laws are a revelation of the character of God as the laws of God are holy.
Therefore laws are a teacher of our sin(s) n order that sin might be recognized as sin (Romans 7:3) and what our transgressions are when we knowingly or unknowingly commit sin; then this is the purpose of this occult list from A to Z as they are sins that are transgressions of His laws that need to be repented, renounced and curses revoked and to make way for healing.
If we break the laws of God, we transgress (1 John 3:4) as again laws are our teacher of our sins, and, therefore, we will come under the Holy wrath of God. His Holy Love it not our ordinary love His Holy Love has wrath, the justice of His Holy Love demands He acts against our transgressions.
“For God’s wrath is revealed from Heaven on all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, holding the truth in unrighteousness,” Romans 1:18
“but to those even disobeying the truth out of self-interest, and obeying unrighteousness, will be anger and wrath.”
“having eyes full of an adulteress, and never ceasing from sin; alluring unsettled souls; having a heart busied with covetousness; cursed children;” 2 Peter 2:14
We do not live by the laws of God for righteousness or eternal life, but we live by faith in His finished works for righteousness and eternal life. It is by His grace of a better way that we can abide by His laws. The laws from both the New and the Old that are not fulfilled for we are given His ability to keep them because of His grace of the outpouring of His Holy Spirit at Pentecost to all who believe - so grace and truth has come by Jesus Christ (John 1:17). Grace came for us to now stay dead to sin by His ability to keep His laws by a walk in the empowerment of the Spirit, thus fulfilling the righteous requirement of the law for Jesus is living in us and loving us.
Again because of the grace of Jesus living in us we can live within these boundaries of laws in His Kingdom; for again recall laws define sin, His character and His Holiness and His ways and His righteous requirements for a believing people of faith (Ephesians 2:8-9). Now we know that no flesh will be justified by works of laws (Galatians 2:16-21; Romans 3:20) for righteousness, salvation or eternal life. But the just shall live by faith (Galatians 3:11) obeying laws (John 14:11-15, Romans 2:8) - all that He has said and done for us to do from both testaments.
Therefore, read and consider these scriptures: (To make note again there are still laws in the Old Testament that forbid homosexual behavior, occult and new age other religions practices.)
“Do not think that I came to annul the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to annul, but fulfill. 18. Truly I say to you, Until the heavens and the earth pass away, in no way shall one iota or one tittle pass away from the law until all comes to pass. 19. Whoever then shall break one of these commandments, the least, and shall teach men so, he shall be called least in the kingdom of Heaven. But whoever does and teaches them this one shall be called great in the kingdom of the Heavens.”
“Then do we make Law of no effect through faith? Let it not be! But we establish Law.” Romans 3:31
“For not the hearers of the law are just with God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.” Romans 2:13
Considering everything above in this chapter and the next, the following scriptures are used to approve of homosexual living and marriage. However, they prove law is established and “On these two commandments all the Law and the Prophets hang.” (Matthew 22:40) to love The Lord and your neighbor. As we are to be doers of the law in the new life of The Holy Spirit enabling us to keep laws from New and unfulfilled of the Old Testaments (Blood Covenant is a ratified covenant of Old Covenant).
““Likewise, my brethren, you have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead in order that we may bear fruit for God. While we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. But now we are discharged from the law, dead to that which held us captive, so that we serve not under the old written code but in the new life of the Spirit” Romans 7:4-6 RSV
“Now before faith came, we were confined under the law, kept under restraint until faith should be revealed. So that the law was our custodian until Christ came, that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a custodian. For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith” Galatians 3:23-26 RSV
“Rabbi, which is the greatest commandment in the law?” Jesus replied, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets.” Matthew 22:36-40 RSV
“Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. The commandments, ‘You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,’ and any other commandment, are summed up in this sentence, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” Romans 13:8-10 RSV7. [Cited 25/12/17]
I give people freedom to choose, to study and believe, I write and live by my biblical stance. I do not live in a homosexual way or a marriage. I live as one who has renounced the former, in celibacy and as one who is restored, renewed in the spirit of my mind giving no power to the lust of the flesh.
I give freedom to the gay church and those who are LGBTQ Christians, but I disagree with their teachings. However, I do believe Christian homosexuals should be free to live by their convictions as I am free to hold my doctrinal views and personal convictions. I believe they should be free to marry if that is their biblical interpretation, yet I cannot find it as mine.
My biblical view says a homosexual lifestyle is sin and is marriage, not the orientation. They have another Jesus, another spirit another gospel according to 2 Corinthians 11:4. Yet I don’t know what God’s issue is not to allow Christian homosexuals freedom to be and freedom to marry when He allows the eunuch and or the intersex to marry and have reassignment surgery.
If homosexuals fully believe that is their faith, then they live according to their faith, after all who has all truth? The Lutherans have the correct interpretations of scripture, don’t they? No, they don’t, no more than I do or the Catholic Mary worshippers or the Charismatic signs and wonders movements. Seven Day Adventists and Lutherans declare adamantly they have the correct interpretations of scripture, and you are going to hell if you do not keep Sabbath. Lutherans and other denominations forbid women to preach teach when it is very evident that they can if called by God.
If people in churches are free to live by the convictions of their heart by the convictions of their denominations revelation of The Holy Bible, then so should the law observant homosexual and or homosexual Christians in church live by their conviction and revelation of their interpretation of the scriptures and the Christ they have met personally. Surely it is not just the seventh Day Adventists that inherit eternal life, or is it the Baptists only?
Regardless of the next chapter’s biblical truths, the freedom I believe in, is to give each other the right to believe and live according to the understanding of scripture and Christ Jesus. I let their own pursuit of truth be where Jesus Christ meets them via His Holy Spirit to untwist or renew or add to their understanding of being His follower, instead of policing and enforcing my Jesus or my teachings or doctrines on them or anyone as I may be under heresy myself around this doctrine.
None of us can judge the heart of a homosexual Christian or do we know if they will inherit eternal life. To my understanding the enemy has blinded their minds. They are trapped by heresies and some are sinning by ignorance but growing in grace. Then some are seeking if their way of life is acceptable whilst married or in same-sex relationships.
1 Corinthians 6:9 does say that actions of homosexuality will not inherit the kingdom of God, but let Jesus Christ judge the heart. Many people follow the traditions of men and the teachings of men and don’t study to show themselves approved or examine themselves to see whether they are in the faith (2 Corinthians 13:5), so pray and release grace and walk in wisdom and seek knowledge on how to share if you sense to share.' 1.
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1. Malligan, Kathleen M.D. The Abomination of Occult Practices with A-Z Prayer Strategy [Triumphant Ministries Toowoomba Queensland, 4350, 2009]