From John, chapter 11 (Aramaic Bible in English & KJV)

But Maryam, when she came where Yeshua was and saw him, she fell before his feet and she said to him, "My Lord if only you would have been here, my brother would not have died!"  But when Yeshua saw that she wept and those Jews who had come with her weeping, he was powerfully moved in his spirit and his soul was moved.  And he said, "Where have you laid him?" And they said to him, "Come see, Our Lord."  Yeshua wept.


And the Jews were saying, "See how much he loved him!"  But some of them said, "Was not this one who had opened the eyes of the blind man able to cause that even this one would not have died?" But Yeshua, being powerfully moved within himself, came to the tomb, and the tomb was a cave and a stone had been placed over its doorway. And Yeshua said, "Take away this stone." Martha, the sister of him who had died, said to him, "My Lord, by now it is putrid, for it has been four days." Yeshua said to her, "Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?" And they took away that stone and Yeshua himself lifted his eyes above, and he said, "Father, I thank you that you have heard me.  And I know that you always hear me, but for the sake of this crowd that is standing here I said these things, that they may believe that you have sent me."  And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice,  "Lazarus, come forth." And he that was dead came forth....



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...he cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth." And he that was dead came forth...

Everyone can relate to Lazarus.  When we are spiritually dead we can identify with him.  We are dead in our sins - greed, lust, adultery, drug addiction, homosexuality... the list goes on.  Like Lazarus we are in a tomb of death… until Jesus calls us out by name.  Then we come forth into new life and leave behind our tomb.  The grave is always calling us back to sin and sleep eternal.  But Jesus is also there to say, "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die".

 I give Christ rainbow colored eyes thinking about gay people.  It seems that many hold back on pointing out that homosexuality is sin because it is politically incorrect to say anything against gays.  The media treats them like a protected class and does not tolerate disagreement.  Even certain churches are afraid to make a Biblical stand on the subject.  But we should love people enough to tell the truth even if it is not welcomed.  The Bible is clear about this being sin, in spite of how many twist and turn the meaning of the texts.  Do not be deceived and do not listen to deceivers.  Read the scriptures yourself. Maybe you could start by reading about Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19.  READING THE STORY IN ITS ENTIRETY MAKES IT EASY TO DISMISS THE FALSE CLAIM THAT THE STORY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH HOMOSEXUALITY.
 

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

I open the site with the pencil drawing with a rainbow-colored eye.  The rainbow eye is to symbolize that Jesus loves gay people.  He calls them out of sin and back to life, just like the rest of us sinners.  It is more striking to me to just have the eye in color.  That way the eye stands out more.  I draw in pencil.  Then I scan the drawing into the computer for black and white touch ups.  Then I color it.  Here it is digitally painted - without the tear and rainbow eye:




I depict Jesus with one eye revealed and one unseen. This is to symbolize the duel nature of Christ, which is difficult to perceive and accept. What Christians believe about this has put us at odds with the rest of humanity for almost 2000 years.


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What does Jesus say about gay marriage?



And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?” He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

The above scripture can be found in Matthew 19 and that pretty much says it all.  If you study the Gospels you will notice that sometimes Jesus is asked a question.  Jesus had the tendency to answer the question in such a way that went well beyond the question itself.  He would speak to the larger issue.  Jesus did that here as well.  He answered the Pharisees' question and also enshrined in his words the definition of marriage as God would have it. I don't really know why some Christians seem confused on the matter.  The words of Christ clearly teach that marriage indeed is between a man and a woman.  No divorce, no gay marriage, no polygamy, no weird open arrangements, etc.

Here is a another version of Yeshua Wept with the rainbow colored eyes.

 


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