02 February 2015

Possibly Gay Bible Stories: Elijah and the dead boy

(From Chapter 4 of Strange Flesh: The Bible and Homosexuality by Steve Wells)
When Elijah was staying at a widow’s house, her son became ill and died.
The son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in him. 1 Kings 17:17
Elijah told the woman to give him the dead child. He then took the boy to his room and laid him on his bed.
And he [Elijah] said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed. 17:19
Elijah then stretched himself upon the child three times, and asked God to bring him back to life.1
And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, I pray thee, let this child's soul come into him again. 17:21

And God heard him and cured the boy.

And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived. 1 Kings 17:22
Here is Keith Sharpe’s response in The Gay Gospels:
Why does Elijah insist on doing this in private, and why does he get on top of the boy three times? … Obviously it looks like some kind of sexual act which might be real or simulated.2
Theodore Jennings suspects that the boy’s warming flesh was an erection, like old King David’s heat in 1 Kings 1:1-4.
After the first intimate action in Elisha’s bed, we are told that the lad’s flesh becomes warm. … [T]he warming of the body by bodily proximity seems to aim at sexual arousal as the sign of bodily vitality.3

  1. A similar story is told about Paul in Acts with the reviving of Eutychus.
    Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him. Acts 20:10
  2. Keith Sharpe, The Gay Gospels, p. 132.

  3. Theodore Jennings, Jr., Jacob's Wound, 103.


Unknown said...

Hmm. You know, I've noticed a trend.

It seems that the LGBT enjoys revising history to make it seem as if those in the past supported them, and that it was homophobic Christians that ruined their lives. The afterword on your 'Strange Flesh' book says enough: it's all about LGBTQ acceptance.

But let's put aside Christianity, and look at science. What use does homosexuality have? It has done nothing but bring disease. Homosexuals only make up 1-2% of the population, yet 60-80% of all new HIV infections. They are insistent on pushing rights they do not deserve, because in doing so, are making themselves a protected class.

It's understandable that you would miss the point about Christianity and wishfully think that it supports the LGBT. Unsurprisingly, all those that say Jesus supported the practice were - or are - homosexual themselves.

Do you see a pattern? When Christians stick their nose in where they don't belong, people like you complain. But when the LGBT does it, it's seen as progress.

Homosexuals have done nothing but whine. They don't bring anything to society.

Not to mention: this blogspot more or less says that Elijah was a paedophile. He got a boner at a corpse? Talk about missing the point.

I think the sad - or funny, depending on how you look at it - thing is that all the claims made for homosexuality/boy loving were made by homosexuals themselves.

Keith Sharpe is a homosexual. Only a homosexual would think sneezing is ejaculation. Or that a staff is a penis.

Brilliant. For a skeptic, you sure aren't skeptical.

Mplsmndude said...

Oh your ignorance is so extreme I can't warrant spending the time debating any of your points. I don't agree with misconstrued versions of biblical words or texts..... but really how many times have Christians done this as well? How many times has the bible been rewritten and possibly misinterpreted? And how many scriptures do you NOT hold valid in today's society?

Here is a good video for you though:
The Dangers of Homosexuality!: https://youtu.be/e5uE6lZifdc

Mplsmndude said...

Oh sorry this is not referencing Web page but comment above.