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Hebrews 13:11-14

For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp. Therefore Jesus also suffered outside the city gate in order to sanctify the people by his own blood. Let us then go to him outside the camp and bear the abuse he endured. For here we have no lasting city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.

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  • Gensokrf
  • http://leftcheek.blogspot.com Jas-nDye

    That new city is up in the sky and the holy baby jebus is gonna take us up there and leave this nasty, stinky city, amirite?

    And the abuse he endured was for saying that all teh gays are icky and disgusting and need to change into real human beings, right?

  • Danielle Custer

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  • friendly reader

    Part that should be bolded: “Let us then go to him outside the camp…”

    Jesus isn’t in the camp; he’s not in the tribe, the club, the walled city. He didn’t just leave it, he stayed out there.

    But yeah, this is one of those passages that can definitely be interpreted multiple ways. It all depends on what you see the “camp” or “city” as meaning. Is it the corrupt, oppressive society that opposes the radical vision of love that Jesus brings? Is it the sinful world of the flesh that can only be combated by a rigid morality based almost entirely on sex? Is it the cares of the world in general, and we’re only supposed to care about heaven?