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
Back to Index Deuteronomy 23:17 (KJV) states: “There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.” This is an “error” by the authors of the KJV. The word qadesh in the original text was mistranslated as
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
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
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
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
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
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