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Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 | The Bible and Homosexuality

Back to Index: The Bible and Homosexuality Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13, a primer Leviticus 18:22 states: “Thou shall not lie with mankind as with womankind: it is abomination.” The term abomination (to’ebah) is a religious term, usually reserved for use against idolatry; it does not

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Judges 19 | The Bible and Homosexuality

Back to Index Judges 19 describes an event much like that at Sodom. This time, an unnamed Levite visited the town of Gibeah with his slaves and concubine. He met an old farmer and was made welcome. A gang of men appeared and demanded that

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I Kings 14:24 and 15:12 | The Bible and Homosexuality

Back to Index I Kings 14:24 and 15:12 again refer to temple prostitution. The original word qadesh is mistranslated as ‚Äúsodomite” (homosexual) in the King James Version, but as male prostitute, male cult prostitutes, and male shrine prostitutes in more accurate versions. As mentioned before,

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Romans 1:26 | The Bible and Homosexuality

Back to Index Romans 1:26 and 27, at first glance, appears to condemn gay and lesbian activity. Paul criticizes sexual activity which is against a person’s nature or disposition. But in Greek society of the time, homosexuality and bisexuality were regarded as a natural activity

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I Corinthians 6:9 | The Bible and Homosexuality

Back to Index In I Corinthians 6:9 Paul lists a many activities that will prevent people from inheriting the Kingdom of God. One has been variously translated as effeminate, homosexuals, or sexual perverts. The original Greek text reads malakoi arsenokoitai. The first word means soft;

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I Timothy 1:9 | The Bible and Homosexuality

Back to Index 1 Tim 1:9 again refers to malakoi arsenokoitai which has been variously translated as homosexuals, sexual perverts etc. Again, the original meaning of the text as been lost. Dr. Rembert Truluck writes of arsenokoitai: The word translated as “homosexual” or “sexual pervert”

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Jude 7 | The Bible and Homosexuality

Back to Index Jude 7 refers to the people of Sodom as “giving themselves over to fornication and going after strange flesh.” Strange flesh has been variously translated as perverted sensuality, unnatural lust, lust of men for other men, and perversion. Again, it is unclear

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A Scriptural Look at Homosexuality

Through my long associations with various churches of different denominations, I have heard many things regarding homosexuality. Most of it was negative and the rest was, at best, indifferent. For many years I held to that indifferent attitude. I have come to know many people

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The Truth About Sodom and Gomorrah

Most people seem to “know” that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by God because of homosexuality. Well, I haven’t been able to find the phrase, “homosexuality” anywhere in Genesis or Judges or anywhere else in the Bible refering to Sodom and Gomorrah.