Dear Arie Slob, come and sit down for a moment. Dear brothers and sisters, today is pre-eminently a day to speak about the trinity of God, as we know it from Christian tradition.
– Yes, but Reverend, what does the Trinity have to do with gay men?
– Everything, sister, but be patient.
– Yes, but Pastor, you can say anything.
– That is true brother, but it is more blessed to listen than to speak, so shut up for a moment. I’ll explain it to you and I’ll take you to the Bible, because it contains everything. The Bible is a very thick book, consisting of two thin parts. Part 1 is about the fall and part 2 is about redemption. You could also say, in part 1 the man makes a mess and in part 2 the rescue comes through a woman and a child. The rest is all stories. These are necessary because people have trouble believing the basics and want to be entertained with a story, preferably every day.
The first part is therefore about the fall. God creates heaven and earth and the whole rataplan in the beginning and He also creates man, a man, Adam. God loves man, but man immediately starts to complain that he is alone and wants a woman, just like the animals (Genesis 2:20). And God gives the man a wife and then the trouble starts. Things already go wrong with the first couple. The woman allows herself to be seduced by the snake, then the woman seduces the man and then things really go wrong. They see that they are naked, they have to get out of paradise and the entire Old Testament is actually full of the stupid things that men do and some stories of wise women like Ruth and Rahab. God has his hands full to keep man on the right path and at some point he is done with it and says, I am going to save the world with one fell swoop, watch my Word.
Then part two begins, the New Testament. God does not want to start with a couple again. He now begins with Mary, a woman, an unmarried woman, a girl, the New Translation says. Jozef is there but is literally out of the question. God wants to redeem the world through a child and Mary becomes pregnant because the Holy Spirit comes upon her. Not God the Father Himself comes upon her, but the Holy Spirit, that is important. First God puts Joseph out of play and then himself. The Holy Spirit is the most feminine element in the Holy Trinity of God. Anyone who thinks that marriage is God-ordained and heterosexuality is the norm, so that you can only conceive a child within marriage and that pregnancy always requires a man, please read your bible, especially Luke 1:34 and 35: salvation comes through an unmarried girl. Without a man, gentlemen. Without marriage, brothers and sisters. Without papers, Arie Slob.
Lesbian love is the love of redemption, homosexual love like that between David and Jonathan and Jesus and John may be there for fun, and heterosexual love is where the worst comes from, as we all know now. If you do not believe then you naturally know all love between all people is equal, but if the Bible is your book then you should embrace lesbian love, because only she brings salvation. Dear reformed schools, go tear up all those statements, because they are as unbiblical and unchristian as the plague. Love is universal. Because even if I signed all the declarations in the world, but I didn’t have the love, I was a blaring buyer. So then faith, hope and love, these three remain, but the most of these is love. (1 Cor. 13) It is not without reason that God and the Lgtbi community both have the rainbow as a symbol. Love is universal. Love. Period. Amen.
Ate Vegter, November 11, 2020