A religious view on the issue of homosexuality and the church

I find the thought of homosexual lovemaking uncomfortable. Increasingly, psychologists have found that people are somewhere on a continuum where it comes to sexual orientation. Homosexuality in the Old Testament In the Old Testament homosexuality is most explicitly discussed in four passages. There is indeed one way of deliverance from this predicament.

Regardless of the opinions we may hold about homosexuality, there is no excuse for the hatred and abuse homosexual persons have received in the name of Christ. Since the Levitical laws apply specifically only to the people of God, it would be safer to argue that only Christians found engaging in such behavior should be put to death.

NET Bible, emphasis added C. Faith in Jesus is the victory that overcomes sin and the world 1 John 3: I knew the facts long before that though.

They are refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Some people act upon those feelings as they do upon their heterosexual feelings, often sometime during adolescence. On this issue, young adults express slightly more permissive views than do adults ages 30 and older. My professional training is in scriptural study, Old and New Testaments.

Sin is a judgment upon itself—in that it reaps what it sows.

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For this reason God gave them up to degrading passions. Most will probably be like you and me. Helminiak[37] the Bible may be interpreted literally or within historical-cultural context. Are we to assume Paul is saying these people cannot be saved? It is all wrong before God. They plucked the hair from their bodies, and some castrated themselves and became eunuchs.

The sex may change but the soul retains its attachments, hence the love impels these souls towards one another. If we accept today that some persons by their nature are attracted to persons of the same gender, we cannot argue that it is against their nature to engage in homosexual behavior.

For instance, just as we accept and recognize some people have a tendency towards alcoholism, some people have a tendency towards homosexuality. Thus the church has rethought its ethic regarding divorce and remarriage, masturbation, celibacy, appropriate attire, dating, romance, love, etc.Views of specific religious groups Abrahamic religions.

The Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, have traditionally forbidden sodomy, believing and teaching that such behavior is sinful. Today some denominations within these religions are accepting of homosexuality and inclusive of homosexual people, such as Reform Judaism, the United Church of Christ and the Metropolitan.

This carefully documented article examines what the Old Testament, New Testament, and Jesus actually teach on the issue of homosexuality.

II. Homosexuality in the Old Testament

It also includes a. "The Church seeks to enable every person to live out the universal call to holiness. Persons with a homosexual inclination ought to receive every aid and encouragement to embrace this. MidJUN: Status of marriage equality: Inter-faith, interracial, inter-ethnic marriages were recognized everywhere in the dominicgaudious.netr, same-sex marriages were treated very dominicgaudious.net a result of voter plebiscites, legislative activities, and/or court rulings, same-sex marriages had become legal and available in most states and not in others.

People to Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just an Issue [Preston Sprinkle, Wesley Hill] on dominicgaudious.net *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Christians who are confused by the homosexuality debate raging in the US are looking for resources that are based solidly on a deep study of what Scripture says about the issue.

In People to Be Loved. (reflections in process) Larry Bethune, Pastor University Baptist Church. The following study is a revised and updated version of the presentation I made to the people of the University Baptist Church (UBC)in when we began a serious conversation (which continues to this day) about how the church understands the issue of sexual orientation and how it ministers with gay and lesbian persons.

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