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LOVE >> David and Jonathan


The intimate and soulful relationship between David and Jonathan in the book of I Samuel in the Old Testament Bible has always been disputed as possibly being a gay relationship. It is fair to say that the two men were never sexually involved, but dismissing its symbolic significance for male-to-male intimacy is simply unjustified. The beauty and depth of David and Jonathan's relationship is unparalleled by anything else in the bible. The fact that David compared their relationship to one with a woman revealed the undeniable romantic nature of the relationship.

While this love story cannot be a testimony to gay marriage, it definitely falsify those who claimed that gay couples are simply "best friends who have sex". (Such statement renders sex as being the only definition of gay marriage.) This story, sexual or not, clearly documented that deep, marriage like, soulful connection between two men is possible and biblical. Gay couple could be best friends and more!

When David had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was bound to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. Soul took him that day and would not let him return to his father's house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul. Jonathan stripped himself of the robe he was wearing and gave it to David, and his armor, and even his sword and his bow and his belt.(1Sam.18:1-4)...
"If I am alive, show me the faithful love of the Lord; but if I die, never cut off your faithful love from my house, even if the Lord is to cut off every one of the enemies of David from face of the earth." Thus Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, "May the Lord seek out the enemies of David."
Jonathan made David swear again by his love for him; for he loved him as he loved his own life. (1Sam.20:14-17) ...
[Later, upon Saul's persecution, David was forced to say good bye to Jonathan] David rose from beside the stone heap and protested himself with his face on the ground. He bowed three times and they kissed each other, and wept with each other.
David wept more.(1Sam.20:41)...
[Later when Saul and Jonathan were both killed in a battle, David mourned:] Saul and Jonathan, beloved and lovely! In life and in Death they were not divided; they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions... How the mighty have fallen in the midst of the battle! Jonathan lies slain upon your high place. I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan; greatly beloved were you to me; your love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.(1Sam.1:23,25-26)

May this story shows you the beauty you may possess!