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Daily manna from the Torah by Dr Ketriel Blad

Acharei mot 29-7

After dying

Leviticus 18:22-30

You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. Nor shall you mate with any animal, to defile yourself with it. Nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it. It is perversion. ?Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you. For the land is defiled; therefore I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants.

Lev. 18:22-25 NKJV

To whom do sexual prohibitions apply?

Forbidden sexual relations apply not only for the people of Israel but also for all the sons of Noach. Within the commandment given to the sons of Noach of not committing adultery, all sexual relations outside the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman registered before pertinent authorities are included. The descendants of Noach, who lived in the land of Kenaan before being expelled, practised free sex among women, men and animals. Besides, they gave their children as sacrifice to their gods, which can be compared to causing an abortion nowadays. These peoples were destroyed and expelled not only for having practised these sins freely and deliberately but especially for having practised them in the sacred land.

The practice of homosexuality is an abomination. However, if a person feels sexually attracted towards someone of his/her own gender, he is not committing a sin if he resists and suppresses it. To let that feeling free and take it to practise is what causes sin and judgment from the Eternal.

The Eternal has enough love, power and willingness to help all those who want to be delivered from homosexuality, as it's written in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11: "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Yeshua the Messiah and by the Spirit of our God." (NIV revised)

Blessed be the Eternal for His righteous rules and saving power!

Shabbat shalom,


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