Jesus Christ died on the cross for all of our sins and rose again the third day. Scripture is quite clear on homosexuality. This book offers theologically sound, thought provoking, and timely insight to not only LGBT issues in the bible, but also for anyone who wishes to truly study the bible. Such is demonstrated in 1 Corinthians 6: The plain reading of each passage is the right one. But it does help to educate.
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But when he realized he was gay, those hopes were called into question. Certainly, love between the man and woman or women could develop, but love was not the basis of marriage. Intimate relationships must not always create a marriage commitment. Jude 7 What happened at Sodom is clearly meant to be something of a cautionary tale. If you are a heterosexual christian who is deeply rooted in your faith and have a position that opposes the LGBT community, read it. Secondly, the surrounding verses in each instance describe other forms of sexual sin such as incest, adultery and bestialitynone of which is anything to do with pagan temples or idolatry, and which we would take as being applicable to Christians today.
What defined us then no longer defines us now. Just as LGBT people need respect and acceptance in wider society, they also need to be included in their faith communities. Bisexual People of Faith, edited by Debra R. As a devoted Christian, how are you able to reconcile your orientation with your faith? Two important and sobering truths are apparent from these verses: