Originally posted by something wicked
Originally posted by GeneralMishka
Couple of responses to various posters
2) The sin of homosexuality is CONFIRMED in the New Testament, unlike the many things that are 'made clean'(like lobster etc...) through Christ.
However, while its a sin there is not a demand for earthly punishment. We have all of eternity for that.
Would you like to substantiate that? And I mean a literal asking of the question and a response in context to the question. Of course, there is no
such thing. I believe you are referring to where Christ says 'marriage is between a man and a woman' while at a marriage, and at the time I'm fairly
sure that would have been that. Now show me where a quote attributed directly to Christ - no one else - says homosexuality is a sin which will be
punished for all eternity.
I would be happy to. While Sodom and Gomorrah are discussed in a few places in the New Testament, The Book of Romans best reveals the sinfulness of
the behaviour, why it happens, and why that act is allowed to occur
Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and
their foolish heart was darkened.
Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Romans 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and
Romans 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between
Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Romans 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against
Romans 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that
which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are
Romans 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit,
Romans 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Romans 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in
them that do them.
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