The Bible on Homosexuality

I have spent a lot of this last week writing two articles, one on the Bible and Homosexuality and one on help for sexual addicts.

The first one answers the arguments of a web site that claims the Scriptures say nothing against homosexual marriage. They even suggest the Scriptures endorse it. I take the time to answer all their arguments, which was not difficult to do because they are all wishful thinking, not actually arguments.

The second one is pretty short because I don’t think sexual addiction is corrected in secret. There is some advice there, but mostly I push for getting help face-to-face. Embarrassing but essential. Secrecy is part of the problem, and the temptations to men (and women) in modern society are extreme.

About Paul Pavao

I am married, the father of six, and currently the grandfather of two. I run a business, live in a Christian community, teach, and I am learning to disciple others better than I have ever been able to before. I believe God has gifted me to restore proper foundations to the Christian faith. In order to ensure that I do not become a heretic, I read the early church fathers from the second and third centuries. They were around when all the churches founded by the apostles were in unity. I also try to stay honest and open. I argue and discuss these foundational doctrines with others to make sure my teaching really lines up with Scripture. I am encouraged by the fact that the several missionaries and pastors that I know well and admire as holy men love the things I teach. I hope you will be encouraged too. I am indeed tearing up old foundations created by tradition in order to re-establish the foundations found in Scripture and lived on by the churches during their 300 years of unity.
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2 Responses to The Bible on Homosexuality

  1. Evan says:

    Regarding the sin(s) of Sodom and Gomorrah. I did read that section on their website and one can poke a lot of holes in their shaky argument but that would take too lengthy a reply. Rather, Jude 7 specifically states that the inhabitants of these towns indulged in sexual immorality and went after other flesh as an example of those who undergo eternal fire. Jude 8 lists three sins comparing sinners who commit these same sins with the sins of those in Sodom and Gomorrah: 1) defile the flesh, 2) despise authority, 3) revile celestial beings.

  2. Evan says:

    Maybe I’m too simple-minded but it seems to me that 1 Cor 6:9-11 would answer all of their arguments. Since homosexuals specifically identify themselves with their behavior and are sensitive to their behavior as being labeled as sinful, this passage makes it clear that:
    1) Homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of God.
    2) Homosexual behavior is in the same category as the other sins listed in this passage. Thus, if thieves and alcoholics don’t inherit God’s kingdom, neither do those who practice homosexual behavior.
    3) Verse 11 states “And such WERE some of you…” the past tense indicates that those “believers” who still presently continue to practice homosexuality cannot consider themselves to be washed, justified and sanctified.

    The gate keepers of the Hope Remains website should refrain from teaching unsound doctrine and should instead heed the admonition of 1 Tim 1:9-10 “…understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is CONTRARY TO SOUND DOCTRINE….”

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