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First, i'm not a sister.
Jesus does not "HAVE" a relationship with sinners, period, UNTIL they come to Him in the first place.
And Jesus answered and said to them, "It is not those who are well who need a physician, but those who are sick. 32"I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance."
So why should HE hold them accountable for higher points of understanding/obedience "while they're still sinners"?
Me: Oh so, only Christians are capable of thought crimes now?
You: Irrelevant, already addressed.
What you call cherry-picking, I call reading comprehension.
You'll also be pleased to know that I will not be including anything from Leviticus. If you wish to use strawman arguments about stoning, type of clothing used, etc, again don't expect a response from yours truly. That was a different time and I am not Jewish!
We, (Christians) do NOT follow our own book! We do not believe in the severity of the consequences of our own book, ergo, we don't believe in the one that WROTE the book! You can NOT pick & choose what to follow! It is either all or nothing.
Original Text from the King James Bible
"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived, neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves . . . shall inherit the kingdom of God.”
"nor effeminate" translated in verse 9 from Greek to the King James Bible is quite a broad word "malakoi" and it literally means "soft". So Paul was referring to "soft people" will not inherit the kingdom of God"
I love "Cafeteria Christians"
I think ATS should make a rule about these threads... Sooo tired of seeing Christians hating on gays
Your book says all sin is death... So you Christians are no better in the eyes of God then a homosexual is...
In fact you're worse off because you choose to judge them... and its not your place
reply to post by OccamsRazor04
There was no word for homosexual when this text was written, so please do inform us where you heard or read this.
Matt. 19:3-6 3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’
and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’?
I recognize homosexuality for what it is... a sinful act committed by someone who has turned so far from God that God gave them up to a reprobate(rejected) mind. Homosexuals hate God... plain and simple.
Well, the verse in question does not specifically pertain to homosexuality, but the wording can indeed infer marriage (and by extension sexual relations) are indeed limited to a man and a woman.