We should first note that "young gay lover" is just a possible definition of the word "Pais" besides "Servant" or "children". We cannot simply make the assumption that the use of the word "pais" everywhere in Sacred Scriptures as being "young gay lover" especially when the word itself have multiple definitions.
And yet that's the one you jumped for.
Hence, we must utilize the definition that is most suitable to the context of the verse. The two verses that refers to Jesus as "pais" simply translates as "child" because it is reference of Jesus being the Son of God, who is the Father. This natural as the Son is the child of the Father and the main context of the two verses is that they are praying to God. This would render the "Young gay lover" usage in this context as ridiculous and absurd, hence we know it cannot be the case and it must be either "servant" or "child" which both have a better fit. Some translations render "Pais" in the two verses as "Servant", the KJV renders it as "child".
In the context of the Centurion, while it may be argued that it could simply be his servant which in such an era, is simply a slave. Why would a Centurion who could easily find replacements request Jesus to heal his "Pais"? It would be more logical if that person is someone whom he love hence the appropriate attribution of the person the Centurion requested for Jesus to heal to be his lover given that the term, "young gay lover" is a possible meaning of "Pais". Despite this, it shouldn't be used as grounds to accept homosexuality, rather it should be used to accept the fact that Jesus loves all people regardless of sexual orientation.
So every time a man has "love" for another man, it's because they have sex. Well, I would have you know that I was never molested by my father.
Aren't you the fellow agonising in another thread about being coerced into buying a Protestant study Bible? Under such circumstances, you are in no place to attempt theology.
Yes, that's me.
Please understand that I'm not trying to attempt theology but I feel that homosexuality is an issue that we must address. If we don't, there would be those that would seek to take advantage of 'obscure' passages and verses of Sacred Scriptures for their own gain. Just as Luther and the Reformers had done so, we must not allow those that advocate homosexual unions to use our own Scriptures against us. This is why we need to clear some misunderstandings up and make sure that they are in line with Patristical Thought. I acknowledge that the Church Fathers unanimously disapprove of homosexuality. I do too, I just do not advocate for their discrimination and the passing of laws that breach their rights as human beings. I understand that Sacred Scripture is very clear on homosexuality be it gay or lesbian. However, my view on Jesus healing the Centurion's "Pais" is not one that shows that Jesus is cool with homosexuality, it shows that Jesus would love each one of us regardless of our Sins. We can agree on this point I think, remember, He died for our sake, so that we may be free of our disease of Sin that includes dying for each and every single one of us regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation.
I never said that when there is "love" between two men, there is "Sex", it is simply what the definition of "pais" is and the context of the situation that leads to my conclusion that is the person that is requested to be healed by Jesus is the "Young gay lover" of the Centurion. The Centurion would also done that out of this form of love which he and the person shared. It shouldn't be looked as I stressed out again as an excuse to accept gay marriage, Jesus never blessed their union, he simply wanted to heal the "pais" of the Centurion which would save his life.
Again, I stress out that "pais" could mean "Young gay lover" which is simply a definition of the other possible definition of the term. This is why while I did focus on this definition I said, "Can actually mean", I didn't say that it is the sole definition of the term. Also, I do not affirm or condone homosexual unions. I simply respect them as human beings. All human beings are sinful after all due to the Sinful nature inherited from the Fall.