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images of the actual book by Dr. Jack Schaap. This is the most
disgusting blasphemy I have ever heard out of the mouth of a Baptist
Pastor Steven L Anderson's Comments:
Dr. Schaap's use of the word "intimacy" is not what is blasphemous. What is blasphemous is his twisting the word of God into a sexual connotation where none exists.
Here is a quotation from his book:
"Psalm 119:30 says, “I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.” That word laid is a sexual term which literally means the same thing as a man laying with a woman. God was saying that God’s laws should be as intimate as a marriage partner in a sexual liaison." Marriage The Divine Intimacy, Hyles Publications 2005. Page 44 pp2
Do you honestly believe that when David said, "Thy judgments have I laid before me," that he was referring to sex? Dr. Schaap here is twisting the English language. The word "lay" (present tense) is never used to refer to sex. The word "lie" (present tense) is what God uses to refer to sex. While the past perfect of the word "lie" is "lay" (see 1 Samuel 2:22), they are two completely different words. The word "lie" is intransitive, and the word "lay" is transitive.
The past participle of lie IS NOT LAID! The past participle of lie is LAIN!
Dr Schaap is a very smart man, and I doubt that he does not know this basic knowledge of English grammar. Therefore he is either intentionally being misleading as to the English term, or he believes that KJV is wrong in its usage of the word "laid" as opposed to "lain." (This would be preposterous since the sentence in Psalm 119:30 is transitive.)
Here is another quotation from his book:
"In the next verse, David gets more graphic. “I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame.” that word stuck means “the act of a man entering his wife”; it is sexual intercourse. God says that the Word of God should be the Christians lover, and nothing should be closer to him than the Bible. The Words of God are supposed to be the most intimate lover of his life." Marriage The Divine Intimacy, Hyles Publications 2005. Page 44 pp3
Do you honestly believe that when David said, "I have stuck unto thy testimonies," that he was talking about inserting his private parts? If you don't think that is obscene, then what is obscene? The word "unto" does not denote "entrance." That would be "into."
Here is another quote from the book:
"When a person takes the bread during the Lord’s Supper, he is not actually eating Christ’s body. That person is saying, “This element represents something.” The person who deeply loves Christ understands that when he receives Christ as Saviour, it is a spiritual intercourse. A person receives the body of Christ. A Christian is the female gender in the spiritual realm, and God is the male gender of the spiritual realm. When a person receives Christ as Saviour, he is receiving Christ as a lover."
Schaap's sentence, "A person receives the body of Christ," in the above quote is used to prove his point that communion is spiritual intercourse (sexual intercourse according to his statement about Christ being your "lover"). The problem with that is that in taking the Lord's supper, we are receiving the BROKEN body of Christ (By the way, when I was at First Baptist, communion was served with unbroken little squares. Perhaps this explains the lack of understanding people have as to what the element represents). How twisted is it to take an element that represents the BROKEN body of Jesus Christ on the cross and make it represent something sexual. This is the same as a similar quote by Madonna in the 1980's that was decried by preachers everywhere.
Here is the definition of blasphemy:
Main Entry: blas·phe·my Pronunciation: \ˈblas-fə-mē\ Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural blas·phe·mies Date: 13th century
1 a: the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God b: the act of claiming the attributes of deity 2: irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable