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Sodom, Sodomy, Sodomite, Sodomize

Homophobic attacks on language abound in our culture. The use of the words sodomy, sodomite, and sodomize in news stories falls into the same category as the use of demeaning slang expressions based on race, gender, and religion. Recent news accounts of the brutal beating

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The Bible Is an Empty Closet

“The issues about Homosexuality are very complex and are not understood by most members of the Christian Church,” according to Bernard Ramm of The American Baptist Seminary of the West. This evangelical authority on biblical interpretation says that, “To them, it is a vile form

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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”