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Re: A New Way to Dialogue about Homosexuality

Re: A New Way to Dialogue about Homosexuality

LostFound,

"Clearly, homosexuality from Paul’s point of view is lust." 

Once again, you should reconsider the use of the term ‘homosexuality’ in conjunction with Paul.  The term wasn’t available for him.  Perhaps, homosexual behavior is more appropriate.  But if, as you suggest, homosexual behavior is lust, then it would fail to pass Paul’s categories for ethical behavior that I suggested.  Lust is being "dominated by something other than love."

I wonder, however, how do you know that homosexuals are acting merely out of lust?  Paul seems to tell us that, in his view, homosexual behavior is unnatural.  But, then again, he also wrote (or someone did in his name) that women should keep their heads covered and not speak in the assembly.  Science, on the other hand, is providing us with some valuable information.  Just to clarify, I think Paul knows God as well as we do, and better than I do.  But Paul, like us, was conditioned by his context.  Facing what seems to be a new definition of reality today, I’m trying to think (with Paul) how to address it from God’s perspective.

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