Friday, October 14, 2016

The Bible and Homosexuality - Part 1


"If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen."
1 Peter 4:11

This is a new series for me to write.  I will be looking at the different scriptures about homosexuality.  Breaking them down.  Getting to the meaning of them.  May God bless us with knowledge and understanding as we grow to know His word and His meaning!

Here is a quick chart of the seven main ones we will be looking at:

LocationTypical interpretation by religious conservativesTypical interpretation by religious progressives & secularists
Genesis 19Condemns all same-sex sexual behavior, whether by two men, two women, within a loving committed relationship or a "one-night stand.".Condemns anal raping of strangers for the purpose of humiliation.
Leviticus 18:22Condemns all same-sex sexual behavior.Condemns gay ritual sex in a Pagan temple and/or males having sex in a woman's bed.
Leviticus 20:13Condemns all same-sex sexual behavior.Condemns gay ritual sex in a temple and/or males having sex in a woman's bed.
Romans 1:26-27Condemns all homosexual behavior as unnatural.Describes a group of heterosexuals who, against their basic nature, engage in same-sex behavior during ritual orgies.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10Sexually active homosexuals will go to Hell, not Heaven, at death. Once truly saved, homosexuals will become heterosexuals.Male child molesters and the children they molest will go to Hell, not Heaven, at death.*
1 Timothy 1:9-10Condemns all same-sex sexual behavior.Refers to child molesters and the children they molest.
Jude 1:7Sexually active homosexuals will go to Hell, not Heaven, at death.Humans who have sex with other species -- angels in this case -- will go to Hell, not Heaven, at death.

May we come out of this with great understanding.  Next week we will start with Genesis 19 and take one a week till finish with them.  We will also look at more scriptures along the way that may come up.  Can't wait to walk with yall on this!