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Re: A New Way to Dialogue about Homosexuality

Re: A New Way to Dialogue about Homosexuality

If you use the text of 1 Corinthians 6:12 you must be prepared to go back three verses. I do not think that your argument holds if the author has just stated that practicing homosexuals will not be admitted to heaven.I took offense at the sentence "Paul does not know as much as we do". This view fails to see Holy Scripture as the authoritative word of God. Surely God knew exactly what He told Paul to write.The example of speaking in tongues is not an equivalent example. The Bible does not refer to speaking in tongues in any list of sins.The topic of marriage is not well supported. The origin of marriage is that it was not good that Adam be alone. Surely God could have made a friend of exact likeness for Adam. Instead a compliment was created. Your final question - "Are these things any less true when they apply to couples whose sexual activity may take a different form?" - can be answered with "Yes, at least one of these is less true for those with different sexual activity". That one is that their different sexual activity will not produce the next generation, which you suggest they "raise up". That is only the most obvious of the many complimentary systems of a man and a woman.The comparison of alcoholism and homosexuality is a good one. Where alcoholism is mentioned in the Bible, it is called "drunkenness". It appears in the same or similar lists of sins as homosexuality with the same consequences (1 Corinthians 6:9; Galatians 5:21). The Bible does not seem to draw a distinction. Therefore, the same answers for your alcoholism questions from 1 Corinthians 6:12 would apply to homosexuality.As you consider the work of the Holy Spirit in our midst, I would ask that you also consider that God does not contradict Himself. The work of the Holy Spirit would have us extend the gospel to everyone, homosexuals included. But in that invitation we must not leave out the need for repentance of sins.First Timothy 1:8-10 calls homosexuality "contrary to sound teaching" according to "the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted". It therefore calls for repentance, like all other sin.

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A New Way to Dialogue about Homosexuality By: PastorPete (63 replies) 22 December, 2005 - 04:47