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Our Judgments of Morality

When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; because she had covered her face. And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee. (Genesis 38:15-16) When we read Scripture we

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Gottaleah

One night in a church meeting that I had been asked to speak at, I stood before the people and spoke soberly to them that I had a fairly common condition but one that is not often spoken about in our circles. I told them

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Scriptural Abuse

I have some cousins who are Christian fundamentalists. One of them subscribes to a publication that is dedicated to proving that the earth is only a few thousand years old, as the Bible implies. (Gen. 1:1-2:4a) I looked at one of the articles in this

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Leviticus and the Law

The notorious passages of the so-called Holiness Code in Chapters 18 and 20 of Leviticus have traditionally been used to justify the ill treatment of sexual minorities. On first reading, the text appears to be unequivocal in its condemnation of physical relations between members of

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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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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