The Bible does not condemn Homosexuality.
I am NOT a theologically Liberal Christian doing this. There are plenty of Bible teachings I'm uncomfortable with that I accept. Like how absolute with only one very specific exception Jesus condemned divorce. I'm a Six-Day Young Earth Creationist and a Pre-Millennial Futurist. I believe in Salvation by Faith Alone and Eternal Security.
I'm not trying to appease the Left. Plenty of aspects of my views may still leave the Liberal LGBT Community unhappy with me. Like my opposition to Hate Crime/Hate Speech Laws.
I hold this position because I believe The Bible is infallible and The Finale Authority. And that Man has since before the Canon even closed been attempting to pervert it. Satan wants people to think God is more restrictive then he actually is.
The gist of my view is that the Sin of Sodom was In-hospitality and cruel treatment of immigrants, which manifested in the form of RAPE. While the other passages are all about pagan ritual sex acts involving penetrative anal intercourse.
Let me give the short version of the Leviticus 18 part here. "As with a Woman" is a qualifying statement that makes it not applicable to all male same-sex acts, only penetrative anal intercourse has ever been thought of as an imitation of the unique male-female sex act.
1 John 4:7 "Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth
is born of God, and knoweth God."
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: The Sin of Sodom
Part 3: Leviticus 18 and 20 (follow up on Mishkab meaning Bed)
Part 4: Romans 1
Part 5: Corinthians and Timothy
Part 6: Condoned Homosexual Affection
I also have this Dissertation on MyTumblr. So if you have a Tumblr account, feel free to Re-blog parts of it to spread the word. The versions on Tumblr may be behind this blog in being updated though. Also to view them all together on one label on this Blog.
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The Bible does not condemn Homosexuality, or Homosexual acts
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Relevant Posts made on my other Blogs
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-My Post on this Blog promoting it
Was Marriage ordained in Genesis 2 or Genesis 3?
-My Post on this Blog promoting it
Almah Means Virgin (and maybe also sometimes Lesbian)
The Virgin Mary may have been Intersex
Where I allude to some possible Queer subtext in certain Deutercanonical books
This post is for people who are already Gay Affirming Christians that may disagree with me in other areas.
How Homosexuality ties into other areas of Sexual Morality.