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.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but by me.” (John 14:6) We all seek the truth. Whether we are Christian or not, gay or not, believers or not, we all want
Promoting Intimacy and Women-Centered Loving Sexuality and Exposing False Biblical Interpretations In Romans, Paul is warning that many were guilty of worshipping man instead of God and therefore was becoming an idol. The love for that idol is an unnatural love called lust. Some men
This paper serves as an extended writing of an exegesis that I did for an Old Testament Bible class. The passage is taken from the Song of Solomon which contains the best love poetry anywhere in the Bible, as well as the most explicit statements
Most people do not enjoy or endure tolerating unfaithfulness … especially in their most special and intimate relationships. This was historically true in the nation of Israel also. The Lord told the prophet Hosea to do something unique. This undoubtedly attracted much attention and ridicule.
Though several Bible texts deal with the sin of Sodom, only one text actually attributes a sexual sin to the destroyed city. That text is Jude 7. the fact that it took this long for a Bible writer to actually condemn Sodom for sexual reasons
Arguably, the story of Sodom and Gomorrah is the biblical story most often used to condemn homosexuality. Yet as popular as Genesis 19 is with religious zealots, this story is the weakest of all passages used against gays and lesbians. A close reading of the
“Do not let the foreigner joined to the Lord say the Lord will surely separate me from his people; and do not let the eunuch say I am just a dry tree. For thus says the Lord to the eunuchs who keep my sabbaths, who
In the past few years the religious right has sought to make homosexuality and the Bible its number one issue. Having come out of the fundamentalist movement as a pastor, teacher and theologian, I feel it only right to answer their bigotry, hatred and lies.
From The Ontario Centre For Religious Tolerance Many people have been taught during childhood that homosexual behaviour is condemned both by God and by their religion as unnatural and morally degenerate. If they discover later in life that they are lesbian, gay, or bisexual they