Hey Silva, just wanted to let you know that I have fallen in love with your music, and that during my two month hiatus away from fresh pony content (I had no internet for two months, it sucked hardcore), it was one of the things that got me through and kept this brony sane. Also, the wedding EP you just put out... AWESOME! Looking forward to getting it, plus the other two EP's I haven't gotten yet, just gotta get the cash. Question: Do you do some of your own album art? If so, do you have a DA?
Aww, thank you so much!
Also, I do not do album art, I just kinda do a little “design” on top of pictures, lol
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world,[g] in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools,23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature;27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
tl;dr homos thought they had wisdom on sexuality (and worshipped the devil, apparently) so God let em have sex with each other.
I mean if that’s how God handles it why should anyone else do more lol
This is all stuff coming from a missionary, although Paul the Apostle had interaction with Jesus. I don’t think I can discredit this. I think this is the one and only passage, just two sentences, that label homosexuality as an act of unnatural error.
The furthest I can take this is that God deemed the acts as contrary to what he intended for the bodies. I mean if that’s the furthest we are going, finding another possibility for our bodies, I wouldn’t say it goes as far as to oppose the intent of God, but it’s simply different, from what I can gather.
I’m tip-toeing and being careful at this point to avoid getting ahead of myself but this situation really is a bad example. I mean, God kinda had to turn his back on them for being devil-worshippers in the first place, so that sadly groups homosexuals with demon worshippers when obviously that isn’t the case. It’s so iffy, but the main thing here is that there’s no law, there is no God putting his foot down and saying “No, there is no homosexuality allowed period.”
Quite honestly, I feel that homosexuals were improperly demonized in the passage. What about the situation where they aren’t demon worshippers and are being judged for the act alone? That situation doesn’t exist. 1:24 could simply refer to soaking goat blood on their butts for all we know, it’s just so vague. Even with context, this passage isn’t clear. It kinda frustrates me.
Bascially this passage talks about all sin.
If you continue reading till the end of the chapter, it says this:
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
God does not weigh most sins, but the only one He dislikes more and all others sins is blasphemy, the Great Sin. Other than that, homosexuality isn’t anymore of a sin than lying or murdering.
It’s totally okay to question God and his actions (Shoot, I do it all the time). but one thing that is evident is that all sin is looked down upon by God.
And FYI, the difference between homosexuality and demon-worshiping is that demon-worshiping is blasphemous.