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Rom 1:26,27 Homosexuality, a Depraved Behavior

Discussion in 'Exposition & Bible Study' started by bcbsr, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. bcbsr

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    Homosexuality, a Depraved Behavior

    Rom 1:26,27 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.

    Homosexuality is a product of a depraved mind and a depraved heart which are likewise a product of not glorifying God as God nor giving thanks to Him. And if you talk with homosexuals it seems they really are depraved in their thinking in their considering their behavior and feelings so natural to them as to define a third gender in defiance of God's design. They furthermore defy God's design of marriage in that sex was intended to be limited to marriage. "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh" Mt 19:5 "Becoming one flesh" is referring to sex in that it is also written, "Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, "The two will become one flesh."" 1Cor 6:16 Sex outside of marriage, whether it be homosexuality, fornication, or adultery is immoral. But in terms of degree, homosexuality reveals the depravity of sexually immoral relationships.

    But as I said, much as these are depraved, shameful and indecent acts, the homosexual generally has such a seared conscience and their mind so depraved as be desensitized to what is decent. There are differences of opinion as to what it means by having received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. While some point sexual diseases such as aids, it seems to me it's referring to this perversion of the mind and feelings such they their conscience is beyond a sense of decency. Though it is true that sin is naturally unhealthy and thus sexual disease, like aids, is a natural byproduct of such behavior.

    In contrast to the political correctness which speaks of homosexuality as a category like that of race, religion, ethnic background or gender, the Bible speaks of homosexuality as simply another category of wickedness. "Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God." 1Cor 6:9,10 (And just to elaborate on this, the first word for "homosexual" in Greek is "malakos" which refers to the effeminate. The NASB translates this word "effeminate". It's also used for the word "soft" as in Mt 11:8 "A man clothed in "soft" garments" These homosexuals are "girly men". It's the stereotypical homosexual. It's the reason why they are referred to as "gay". The other word translated sodomite in the NKJV is an"abuser of one's self with mankind", as the KJV translates it. The NASB simply translates it "homosexual". "If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination." Lev 20:13 The phrasing used in Lev 20:13 in the LXX - the Greek translation of the Old Testament used in Jesus' day - exactly mirrors the word Paul uses here. The LXX uses the phrase "αρσενος κοιτην". Paul uses "αρσενοκοιται", which as you can see just joins the two words together. Therefore he's referencing that same behavior which the Law of Moses speaks of, namely men having sex with men. )

    The fate of the sexually immoral is also reflected upon in Jude 1:7 "In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire."

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  2. section9+1

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    Don't waste your time quoting the bible around here.
     
  3. Arc F1

    Arc F1 Let the righteous man arise from slumber

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    If you don't mind can I ask you what's going on here? I thought being a "Christian forum" it would be full of like minded believers.
     
  4. 7Cobalt

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    It's painful knowing that if my friends who have given into the sin of homosexuality don't repent, they may be lost, it's also painful to see the glorification of homosexuality in the media and world today, although it seems some manner of sin is glorified in some way or another.
     
  5. Brightmoon

    Brightmoon Apes and humans are all in family Hominidae.

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    Not everyone Christian believes that . We don’t live in the Bronze Age and don’t have to share their prejudices. IMHO I think that their stance was ultimately based on their systemic misogyny
     
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  6. pescador

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    What happened to "love your neighbor as yourself"? In the parable of the good Samaritan he was ignored by the religious men who passed by but cared for by the (despised) Samaritan.

    You can condemn homosexuals all you want but God loves them, so whose side are you on?
     
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  7. 7Cobalt

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    Well, God has explicitly stated that there's nothing any human could ever do to make him not love them, so you could technically use the "God loves them" argument for adulterers, liars, even murderers. While God loves them, they are living in sin, whether they know it or not, and while we are supposed to love everyone (love your neighbor as yourself), that doesn't mean we have to agree with their sin, even if you have homosexual friends, that still doesn't make it ok, just as if you have a friend who happens to be a pathological liar, you still love and support them in most aspects of their life, just not their sin.
     
  8. Brightmoon

    Brightmoon Apes and humans are all in family Hominidae.

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    Comparing homosexuality to murder is a bit much , don’t you think? A private act between consenting adults vs one of the most horrible crimes against another person . Ok , Its a personal thing, I feel the first is none of my business and the 2nd is a crime as well as a real sin.
     
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