Christian, be on the watch for a new heresy beginning to spread among believers and non-believers alike to make gay marriage more palatable to the followers of Jesus Christ. A Yale professor is validating claims that historically, same-sex marriage was supposedly a normal practice in the Church in the 10th - 12th centuries. A fellow watchman shared these claims found in an article titled, When Same-Sex Marriage Was a Christian Rite. The article points to a number of places where same sex unions took place - as if it were even true that any believing Christian of that day would openly repudiate, deny and more. Here are three excerpts from the article, which you will no doubt encounter in the weeks and months ahead:
"A Kiev art museum contains a curious icon from St. Catherine's Monastery on Mt. Sinai in Israel. It shows two robed Christian saints. Between them is a traditional Roman ‘pronubus’ (a best man), overseeing a wedding. The pronubus is Christ. The married couple are both men."
"Contrary to myth, Christianity's concept of marriage has not been set in stone since the days of Christ, but has constantly evolved as a concept and ritual."
"Prof. John Boswell, the late Chairman of Yale University’s history department, discovered that in addition to heterosexual marriage ceremonies in ancient Christian church liturgical documents, there were also ceremonies called the "Office of Same-Sex Union" (10th and 11th century), and the "Order for Uniting Two Men" (11th and 12th century)"
This is how gay marriage will pushed down the throats of Christians, and many will walk away from Christ.Now you know.
- Mark Osler's Christian Case for Gay Marriage (queeringthechurch.com)
- Baptist Leader Explains Why Christians Oppose Homosexuality (theblaze.com)
- When Same-Sex Marriage Was a Christian Rite (boingboing.net)