The piece you will read below is something penned by a Kitodiariesian, Festus Ola. (Remember the story, Aboki, Give Us Water [Read HERE]… he wrote that) Anyway, he gave voice to his rumination concerning what the Bible had to say about soul mates, and how the Holy Book’s take could include the love of people in same sex relationships. Read below.
Okay… I have been doing some thinking. You know how the Bible talked about the marriage of a man and woman as becoming one “flesh”? (Mark 10:8). How come the Holy Book also laid some emphasis on two men becoming soul mates as stated in 1 Samuel 18: 1 (said the souls of David and Jonathan were knitted together). Furthermore, we all know about the story of the relationship between David and Jonathan, how they swore oaths of undying love more than once, even to the point of Jonathan becoming naked while taking the oath.
This makes me wonder about the difference. The Bible urges us to focus on things of the soul because the “flesh profiteth nothing.” If so, does it mean perhaps there is a different and deeper significance to relationships when it comes to the soul of two people, two people who could also be two men or two women?
In today’s world, people (Christians inclusive) are encouraged to marry their soul mates as a major tool for a long lasting happy marriage.
In as much as I don’t know if David and Jonathan or Ruth and Naomi shared any sexual intimacy during their relationships, I must say that the level of their relationship coupled with the powerful words of sworn love would have raised more than a few eye-brows if they were in today’s world.
Bottom line? A man’s soul mate can be another man. My Bible tells me so.
Back to me… this begs the question as to whether there is a tacit endorsement of same sex relationships in the Bible, given that it flourished the relationships between David and Jonathan, and Ruth and Naomi. #JustWondering… What do you think?