Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Incest! Or Is It Freedom?

One day, a Son of Adam needed a wife. So he went and tried his luck with a Daughter of Eve

Son of Adam: Dad said that I am to marry you.
Daughter of Eve: But you are my brother!
Son of Adam: I know. But if I don’t marry you, who will I marry that’s not my sister?
Daughter of Eve: God should make someone suitable for you from your rib, the way he made it for dad.
Son of Adam: But God no longer does those things. Sister, you must accept to take me as your husband!
Daughter of Eve: Don’t you realise that will be incest?
Son of Adam: What’s that?
Daughter of Eve: It’s the sin where you have sex with your relative.
Son of Adam: But everyone around is our relative. Who should we have sex with now?
Daughter of Eve: Brother, it is against the Law!
Son of Adam: Which law?
Daughter of Eve: God’s law.
Son of Adam: But God’s law is over 1000 years into the future. How does it affect us now?
Daughter of Eve: You don’t understand, do you?
Son of Adam: No. You don’t understand. There is no law right now against you marrying me. 1000 years from now, there will be one, but we won’t be here! So why should we be bound by a law we are not under?
Daughter of Eve: Do you know that you make a lot of sense, brother?
Son of Adam: Uh-huh...
Daughter of Eve: Oh brother, you are the most charming boy I’ve ever seen! Have I ever told you that I dream about you every night?
Son of Adam: No, you’ve never
Daughter of Eve: So, whose hut? Mine or yours?

You are not under law, but under grace. (see Romans 6:14)
Just thinking.... are you trying to live under a law you are not under?

“Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you. For in Christ, neither our most conscientious religion nor disregard of religion amounts to anything. What matters is something far more interior: faith expressed in love” (Galatians 5:1, 6, The Message)

But don’t forget! There is a disclaimer (or is it?): “It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don't use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that's how freedom grows.” (verse 13)