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The Old Testament (Leviticus 18:22 & 20:13 ) says Homosexuality is a Sin. What about that?
First of all, when Jesus died on the cross, the old laws like that in Leviticus were finished and a new covenant was made. This means we are no longer bound to the Old Testament laws. Second, these scriptures are rooted in period cultural gender roles and were based on protecting the role of the patriarch, which the New Testament directs us beyond. These same scriptures say you should stone your misbehaving child and you shouldn’t wear mixed fabric clothing. The Old Testament was never intended to be used to give us an image of who God is or what he expects of us, it was intended to show how culture, history, and the need for God leads to the Savior, Jesus Christ.
Some bibles say homosexuality is a sin, others do not. Which is right?
God’s word is infallible, but unfortunately, His bible is not. Many Christians believe that the bible, being a vessel of God’s word, contains no error, but to that statement, I ask which version? Some bibles were interpreted with the translator’s view of homosexuality in mind or they were influenced by the politics of the time that version was translated. This is not true for all translations so we have listed affirming bibles. Also, if you want to see how our modern culture affected the translation of homosexuality in the bible, you really need to watch this!
What are the clobber passages?
There are 7 verses in the bible that are typically used by non-affirming churches to claim that the bible condemns homosexuality. The scriptures are:
- The Story of Sodom & Gomorrah: Genesis 19:1-29
- Levitical Laws: Leviticus 18:22; 20:13
- Pederasty in Corinth: 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
- Pederasty in Ephesus: 1 Timothy 1:9-10
- Strange Flesh: Jude 6-7
- Cult Prostitution: Romans 1:25-27
Come back soon to see articles that address each of these scriptures.