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What Does The Bible Say About Homosexuality?

 
 
Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 06:00 am
Does the Bible allow for true Christians to have a homophobic view of homosexuals, to mistreat and disrespect them? Here is a wonderful article that shows what the Bible teaches about homosexuality and how true Christians should view and treat them with respect. It also shows Christians how they can, in a respectful way, present their beliefs in a way that also generates mutual respect.

It is in both text and audio format.

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kency123
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 10:48 am
@anthony1312002,
That this article compares tolerance of homosexuality to tolerance of smoking speaks volumes. A cancerous bad smell.
anthony1312002
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 11:27 am
@kency123,
I understand your point but more directly it shows that the stand taken by Christains in support of what the Bible teaches about this subject is not unreasonable.
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 11:35 am
@anthony1312002,
Your support of what you interpret that the Bible teaches about this subject is reasonable.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 11:48 am
Funny debate going on in one of my FB feeds. Whole bunch of Christian gays insisting that homosexuality wasn't even a concept when the bible was written, so the bible doesn't say anything against homosexuality.
anthony1312002
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 11:51 am
@InfraBlue,
I'm not interpreting the Bible as I see it, that would be unreasonable. But the article shows how Christians can retain and express their beliefs in a sound and reasonable manner. Also, the Scriptures speak for themselves. The effort must be made for us to allow emotion to cloud things making it impossible for us to see and be willing to accept the other persons viewpoint.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 11:56 am
@anthony1312002,
anthony1312002 wrote:
Also, the Scriptures speak for themselves.


given the literally hundreds of translations and thousands of interpretations, it's kind of hard to believe it's all that straightforward
anthony1312002
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 11:56 am
@ehBeth,
So true, many want to claim the title of being Christian while living as they choose. That is something the Bible clearly does not allow, especially when it comes to what it teaches on homosexuality. 2 Timothy 3:5 shows even in the days of the apostles people behaved in a way contrary to their claim of be Christians.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 11:58 am
@anthony1312002,
anthony1312002 wrote:
the Bible clearly


therés nothing clear about the Bible

so many internal contradictions before you even get into translation issues
anthony1312002
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 12:03 pm
@ehBeth,
Well, when a serious comparison is done across the many translations in existence, it becomes clear that it is that straight forward. For example, select any version of the Bible you feel comfortable with and examine the following texts:

Leviticus 18:22; 20:13 compare with Romans 1:26,27 and 1 Corinthians 6:9,10.
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anthony1312002
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 12:07 pm
@ehBeth,
Ive found that what many thought were contradictions in the Bible were due to them not having all the facts on the matter. For example, what is an example of a item you list as a contradiction?
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 12:12 pm
@anthony1312002,
this is a fun starter piece

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2013/08/19/an-incredible-interactive-chart-of-biblical-contradictions/

which has a link to this terrific cross-reference site

http://bibviz.com

here's a sample from one line from the visual

http://bibviz.com/does-god-ever-tire-sab.html

marvellous little tool re contradictions and straight out lies
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 12:14 pm
I like the results of this line as well

http://bibviz.com/was-jesus-the-first-to-rise-from-the-dead-sab.html


isn't technology fabulous!
anthony1312002
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 12:23 pm
@ehBeth,
Technology is indeed awesome. And that is a great subject because the Bible show that Jesus was in fact not the first person to be resurrected. Please note 1 Kings 17:17-24; 2 Kings 4:32-37; 13:20, 21.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 12:26 pm
@anthony1312002,
that's from the link Laughing

(where there are yes and no answers)
anthony1312002
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 12:43 pm
@ehBeth,
I took a look at it. There was much to consider but for the sake of typing space lets focus on the account that involves King Saul in the book of Samuel. It is often mistaken that Samuel had been raised from the dead to speak with King Saul. But when digging a bit deeper it is revealed that this was in fact not Samuel who had been raised from the dead but one the wicked angels pretending to be Samuel. A clue to this is manifested in that at this point Saul no longer had an approved standing with God. Further evidence of his disapproval is his inquiring through a spirit medium, a practice that God clearly condemns with the penalty being death at 1 Chronicles 10:13.
kency123
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 01:51 pm
@anthony1312002,
Quote:
I understand your point but more directly it shows that the stand taken by Christains in support of what the Bible teaches about this subject is not unreasonable.


That something is in the bible does attribute it 'reason'.
I *might* have more respect for biblical arguments if people actually preached and followed it literally. Half the old testament is forgotten, with passages picked as trump cards when no other logical reason is available. There is logical objection to smoking because it is harmful. There is no logical reason for homosexual sex being wrong, what harm does it cause? The religious opponents just need to say "it's wrong because it is".
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 02:09 pm
@anthony1312002,
You believe a lot of funny stuff Laughing
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anthony1312002
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 02:51 pm
@kency123,
Well, I'm sorry if I offended you. Actually the article just presents what the Bible says all on it's own. This is not meant as an attack upon anyone. Each person must chose for themselves. What is highlighted is that it is false religion, yes those who claim to be Christian, but by their conduct, actions and views prove false to their claim. They are the attackers.

True Christians, as Jehovah’s Witnesses strive to endeavor never attack or denigrate an individual or a group based on their choices. Even when we are defending our faith. I hope you take this to heart and see us as we truly are, not your enemy.
Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 02:55 pm
@anthony1312002,
Christians and especially Watchtower slaves are the enemy. Their loony insistence on the fairy tales they call "scripture" have lead to centuries of untold misery and the deaths of millions, if not actually billions of people. Homosexuals in particular have been persecuted by christians.

Oh . . . but i forgot, JWs are different, right? Rolling Eyes
 

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