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Tag Archives: 1 Corinthians

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Paul’s Greek: First Aid for Mistranslation

A friend recently wrote, “I recognize that there is one passage in 1 Corinthians that speaks specifically about ‘homosexuals.’ I’m still working through that one.” I responded, to his surprise, “I don’t believe this verse does speak specifically about homosexuals.” Even when English translations of

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Love and Truth

(Love) rejoices in the truth. (1 Corinthians 13:6 NRSV) Truth and morning become light with time. (Ethiopian proverb) Like age, taxes, and death, the truth always seems to catch up to us. It doesn’t matter how long it takes, whether it’s only till the morning’s

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Hats, Hair and Homosexuality

I am not a little bemused by the clamor surrounding gay people who want to follow Jesus in sincerity and truth – across the spectrum, churches from exclusive fundamentalist to liberalist mount their holy high horses to crusade against our inclusion in the ranks of

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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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The Bible and Homosexuality: Conclusion

Back to Index In summary: Homosexual activity in the temple by male prostitutes is clearly prohibited by the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament). Homosexual activity in general may have been prohibited at the time by the Holiness Code, but that code is no longer binding on

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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