27 August 2006

Why Gay People Exist (Part Three)

Since I originally posted the first part of this essay in April 2006, I've discovered other scriptural passages dealing with Jesus Christ's gift of extended life to Lesbians and Gay men. This is probably the most important one:

THE GNOSTIC GOSPEL OF PHILIP
When Eve was in Adam, there was no death. When she was separated from him, death came . . . if the female had not separated from the male (Adam), the female and the male would not have died. The separation of male and female was the beginning of death. (The) Christ came to heal the separation that was from the beginning and re-unite the two, in order to give life to those who died through separation and unite them.

It took me a while to decipher this passage. What it says is that Adam was immortal when he was an androgynous being. He lost his immortality when the female essence was removed from his soul to create Eve. "Those who died through separation" are androgynous beings . . . LGBT people . . . born as the mortal children of heterosexual men and women. Jesus Christ restored the immortality of Lesbians and Gay men, as indicated by such New Testament passages as this one:

MARK 9:1
(Jesus Christ said) "Truly, I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see that the kingdom of God has come with power."

As I've stated in earlier posts, I'm convinced that these passages refer to Gay people. I still believe that this immortality the Messiah alluded to manifests itself in the proliferation of androgynous men and women on Earth. However, I now believe there is another, more spiritual aspect to this gift of extended life.

What I'm talking about is an extended life span that begins after physical death and exists on a plane located between Earth and Heaven. In that plane, our souls may lie prone, awaiting the Christ's return to Earth. In the 19th chapter of Matthew, the Savior called Gay men "eunuchs who have been so from birth". As I've stated before, the ancient definition of eunuch was different from the word's current meaning. Eunuchs were men who abstained from sexual relations with women. There was also another ancient definition, one that goes to the very etymology of the word: An attendant of a royal bedchamber or bridal chamber.

I believe the Messiah was referring to eunuchs in both of their ancient senses. The Gnostic Gospel of Phillip speaks repeatedly of those who are attendants of the Bridal Chamber, and in the 5th chapter of Luke (verse 34), Jesus Christ refers to Himself as the Bridegroom. From this, we can deduce that Gay people have some kind of inherent servant relationship to the Savior. That conclusion is reinforced by something I recently discovered about the twelve apostles.

Just before the verses in Matthew where Jesus Christ discusses eunuchs, He defines the proper relations between men and women. He instructs men and women to marry and not divorce. This statement raises a stir among the apostles, and they murmur among themselves: If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry. Keep in mind that some of them were married! Simon Peter had a wife, and most of the others probably did, too; marriage was mandatory in the Jewish culture of Biblical times. Yet, their minds are troubled by the Messiah's instruction. Sensing this, the Christ relieves their distress with His teaching about eunuchs:

MATTHEW 19:11, 12
Jesus (Christ) replied, "Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. For some are eunuchs because they were born that way; others were made that way by men; and others have renounced marriage (to women) because of the kingdom of Heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it."

Clearly, He directs it more to them than anyone else. Why would their minds be troubled by talk of women and marital obligations? And why would information about eunuchs give them relief? Isn't the answer obvious? Some, if not most of Jesus Christ's apostles were "eunuchs by birth"! Among those men who served Him as companions and protégés there were Gay men . . . and that raises the possibility that some of those women who traveled in the Christ's inner circle were Lesbians.

This amazing revelation, as well as the aforementioned one from the Gospel of Philip, helps illuminate these additional passages from Philip and the Gospel of John. All of them concern the Christ's apostles. All of them concern LGBT human beings.

THE GNOSTIC GOSPEL OF PHILIP
If the children of Adam are numerous but die, how much more numerous are the children of the Perfect Human, who do not die but are continually being born?

"The Perfect Human" is Jesus Christ. He is the Bridegroom, and Gay people receive their androgyny from the Bridegroom and the Bride (this will be discussed in the next citation), so they are His children. Lesbians, Gay men and Transpersons possess the gift of immortality that Jesus Christ gave them . . . and our presence on Earth since Biblical times is proof that androgynous children are continually being born.

In John 21:5, the risen Christ refers to John, James, Simon Peter and some other male disciples as "children". Bible scholars have characterized this usage as a term of endearment. It is that, but also much more! Interestingly enough, Black Gay men have traditionally referred to themselves as "the Children." What's more, observers of Gay men have often remarked that their faces seem "childlike" in appearance. Pioneering sexologist Havelock Ellis was one who made such an observation, 'way back in 1897.

THE GNOSTIC GOSPEL OF PHILIP
Unclean spirits are male and female in form. Males have sex with souls that are female in form, and females cavort promiscuously with souls that are male in form. Souls cannot escape . . . if the spirits seize them, unless they receive the male and female power of the Bridegroom and the Bride. These are received from the mirrored Bridal Chamber . . . if the image and the angel are joined, none can dare to make advances on the male or the female.

Bookmark this scripture! This is a description of the process by which God unites male and female within a single soul, thus creating Lesbians, Gay men and Transpersons. A male soul who receives the "power" won't succumb to the sexual advances of women. Likewise, a female soul who receives the "power" will reject male sexual advances; and some souls (very masculine women, highly effeminate men and Transsexual persons) are given such an abundance of androgyny that they will lack sexual appeal for the majority of potential mates. In this way, the Lord distinguishes a select group of individuals from the rest of humanity.

The "Bridal Chamber" is something like a woman's unfertilized egg. "Mirrored" means that the Bridal Chamber has a counterpart in Heaven. "The image" is the androgynous image of God. "The angel" is the soul of a Lesbian or Gay man. I've already identified the Bridegroom, and I'll reveal the Bride's identity later. This scripture confirms that LGBT folk are something like the angels, and it clarifies the story of Sodom and Gomorrah: We have more in common with the visitors who were threatened with rape than with the rapists!

THE GNOSTIC GOSPEL OF PHILIP
Animals do not have a wedding chamber, nor do slaves or defiled women. The Wedding Chamber is for free men and virgins.

"Wedding Chamber" is another way of saying "Bridal Chamber." We know that this scripture is erroneous in one respect: Animals apparently do have a wedding chamber, if we can judge by reports of Gay penguins, seagulls and the like! "Slaves" and "defiled women" are metaphors for promiscuous heterosexual people, described here as captives of their own sinful desires. "Free men" are Gay men, free from the desire to mate with and marry women. "Virgins" are Lesbians, who, of course, shun sexual contact with men.

Let me elaborate: This scripture is about the avoidance of defilement. Virginity can only be lost through heterosexual contact. If we never engage in heterosexual relations, God considers us virgins, and androgyny (which finds expression in homosexuality) is His method of ensuring that we remain pure. This text strikes me as very Jewish in character; it places homosexual orientation in a context similar to Kosher law.

THE GNOSTIC GOSPEL OF PHILIP(reconstructed scripture)
Our Bridal Chamber is the image of the Bridal Chamber above. That is why its curtain was torn from top to bottom, for some people from below had to go up.

As I understand it, the Heavenly Bridal Chamber is reserved for Jesus Christ (the Bridegroom) and His Bride, whom the book of Revelations identifies as a new city of Jerusalem, made holy after the Second Coming. The metaphor of the torn curtain refers to a dimensional rift which opens a path between Heaven and Earth (probably the rainbow, the symbol of God's Covenant with humankind). This would appear to be the means by which unborn Gay children somehow receive the aforementioned "male and female power."

THE GNOSTIC GOSPEL OF PHILIP
The attendant of the Bridal Chamber has come into being from water, fire and light.

Don't forget the alternate ancient meaning of the word eunuch! We are born of the Earthly Bridal Chamber, and we are destined to maintain the one that exists in Heaven. This verse reveals more information about how Lesbian and Gay souls are created: We are a product of the Holy Trinity ("water, fire and light"), which is the Holy Spirit, The Father (God) and the Son of God.

THE GNOSTIC GOSPEL OF PHILIP
The attendants of the Bridal Chamber will serve the wedding guests.

This verse sheds light on what the duties of androgynous souls will be after the Second Coming.

THE GNOSTIC GOSPEL OF PHILIP
(The) Christ came to Earth to purchase some, to save some, to redeem some. He purchased strangers and made them His own, and He brought back His own whom He had laid down of His own will as a deposit. Not only when He appeared did He lay the soul of His own will as a deposit, but from the beginning of the world, He laid down the soul, for the proper moment, according to His will. Then He came forth to take it back, since it had been laid down as a deposit. It had fallen into the hands of robbers and had been stolen, but He saved it.

Those He purchased were Jews. Those He saved were Gentiles. Those He redeemed . . . well, who do you think they were? Androgynous beings . . . His children . . . were the "deposit" Jesus Christ made in the world, and it's clear from this text He made that deposit long before He appeared on Earth in human form. That's why we read of eunuchs in the Old Testament. The "robbers" were undoubtedly those heterosexual folk who had stigmatized and fetishized eunuchs. Judging from the activities of groups like Focus On The Family and the National Association of Research and Therapy of Homosexuality(NARTH), the robbers are ready to rob again!

JOHN 17:6-16
(Father), I have made Your name known to those whom You gave me from the world. They were Yours, and You gave them to me, and they have kept Your word . . . I speak these things in the world so that they may have My joy made complete in themselves. I have given them Your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. I am not asking You to take them out of the world, but I ask You to protect them from the Evil One. They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.

This last passage comes from the prayer Jesus Christ offered at the Last Supper. Please note the line that's repeated twice! Also note that the Christ didn't say "the world has hated them because they believe in me" or "because they follow me." He was clearly talking about His apostles' status, not their devotion.

Finally, note that the Savior says the apostles were given to Him by God; this confirms that Gay people are God's children, too! The Last Supper narrative from the book of John provides more support for the idea that some, if not most of the apostles were androgynous men who didn't "belong to the world"(androgyny originates with God in Heaven), and who were ostracized by that world, just as Lesbians, Gay men and Transfolk are ostracized today.

I believe that at least one of the future apostles was also Gay, although he apparently despised his sexuality: The Apostle Paul (for details, see my blogpost entitled "The First Tortured Homosexual Christian"). Steven, the disciple whose execution Paul supervised, may have been an androgynous man as well; this is indicated by the way he's described in Acts 6:15: And all who sat in the council looked intently at him, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel.

People of all sexual orientations have obsessed over why Gay people exist, and what makes someone Gay. I was one of what I'm sure is a growing number of LesBiGay folk who couldn't care less. Once I realized my attraction to men, I didn't waste time worrying about it! I accepted my sexuality, integrated it into my daily life, and tried to get on with the business of living. There was a problem, though. I found it impossible to get on with life the way I wanted to when I was constantly being beseiged by religious heterosexism . . . and it only seems to get worse as I grow older. For quite some time, then, I've been motivated to learn why homosexual orientation appears to be so inextricably linked with the Bible and the church. I had to reclaim Christianity to find out, and wow! Did I ever find out!

God sent me revelations that would knock all the Bible fundamentalists and ex-Gay crusaders to their knees, if only they could accept them: The revelation that Gay people are truly God's children, and that we resemble Him in spirit. The revelation that homosexuality and transsexuality are God's methods for creating holy eunuchs. The revelation that the internal union of "the image and the angel" which makes us Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transsexual connects us directly to Heaven, and is facilitated in part by the Savior.

The revelation that Lesbians are God's sacred virgins by birth. The revelation that our presence on Earth confirms both the existence of God and the Son of God. The revelation that we are part of God's covenant with mankind. The revelation that we walk this Earth at the specific behest of Jesus Christ! Hallelujah! Where could anyone go to find revelations more miraculous than these? The truth about homosexuality has the potential to liberate the world.

However, we can't hope to liberate the world until we liberate ourselves. As that old En Vogue song says, free your mind and the rest will follow. Are you a Christian? Do you believe that you were born Lesbian, or Gay, or Transsexual? Are you ready to have your belief confirmed? Then pray for God to guide you through the Gnostic and Biblical Gospels. He has placed insights there that only one such as you is equipped to understand.