But what does the Bible actually say about human sexuality and homosexuality in particular? Homosexual sin is not inescapable. Written in the style of a Mesopotamian love poem, the Song of Songs sometimes called Song of Solomonspeaks positively of both female and male sexual yearning. Change to mobile view. But it listed among them as one of the ways in which human nature as a whole has been changed from what God originally intended. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
There are no grounds in this passage for singling out homosexual people for any kind of special condemnation.
The Bible and homosexuality
It is possible for someone living a practicing gay lifestyle to be made new by God. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Retrieved — via Google Books. For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their host, Lot, defends them and offers them protection in his house, but offers his virgin daughters to be raped in their place.
Evans states that the word pais used by Matthew may be that used in the hypothetical source known as Q used by both Matthew and Luke and, since it can mean either son or slave, it became doulos slave in Luke and huios son in John. Conclusion Attempts to read these texts as anything other than prohibitions of homosexual behaviour do not ultimately work. He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing in front of him. And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. These forms of behaviour are not appropriate for the Corinthian church precisely because it is not who they are any more. Retrieved — via Google Books. Was the Yes SMS any more invasive than ordinary campaigning?