This article discusses how the biblical teaching on homosexuality, from Leviticus 20:13, needs to be read in its historical and covenantal context in order to see that it does not permit violence against homosexuals. The article shows how this intersects with what the Quran teaches on the subject. It also discusses how capital punishment in the church has developed into excommunication.
This article works through the charge against Christians that we pick and choose what Old Testament laws apply still today. Such a charge is often raised in the discussion over homosexuality. The author defends the view that the Old Testament is not a uniform landscape, but has a shape whose emphases and priorities are outlined and filled and fulfilled by Christ.
This article offers due consideration of several passages in Scripture that mention homosexuality: Genesis 19, Leviticus 18, Leviticus 20, Romans 1:18-32, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, and 1 Timothy 1:8-10. Along the way the author often draws out the implications of the texts for our understanding of the issue.
Why do some believe that homosexuality is not condemned in the Bible? This article evaluates three approaches that claim the Bible supports homosexuality, and shows how the church should respond.
This paper seeks to challenge the conviction that the Bible is obsolete when Christians seek for divine guidance in the matter of homosexuality. It re-examines some of the main texts and arguments commonly followed when the texts are applied. Texts considered include Genesis 19, Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, Romans 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9, and 1Timothy 1:10.
This article engages with the notion that the Lord Jesus never addressed homosexuality in his ministry. It shows among other things how this is an argument from silence, it rests upon special pleading, and all of Scripture is the Word of Christ.
This article explores the commentary of the Lord Jesus on homosexuality. Was he concerned about it or not?
Various reasons are given to compel the church to accept homosexuality as normal, such as, "You must not judge, you must love others, you must forgive." This article evaluates these reasons, and shows that homosexuality is a sin.
This article carefully unravels several arguments made by the homosexual community regarding Scripture's commentary on homosexuality.
Homosexuality has gained popularity because it tells a story. Knowing the power of story is crucial to countering the spread of homosexuality. This article explains that Christians have a better story about sexuality, humanity, and marriage.
This article reviews six recent books on the topic of homosexuality: The Loyal Opposition - Struggling with the Church on Homosexuality, Homosexuality and Christian Faith: Questions of Conscience for the Churches, Homosexuality, Science, and the “Plain Sense” of Scripture,
Is the church really well-prepared and ready to face the challenge of a proper response to ethical issues like homosexuality? Relevant aspects of the role of social science, sexuality in general, and etiological studies are considered, focusing on family studies, physiological causes, and psychological causes.
Arguments for or against homosexuality often are based on the translation of specific passages in the Old Testament.
This article is on the topic of homosexuality. The author states that homosexual behavior is sinful rebellion against the seventh commandment and, like living in other sins, results in exclusion from the kingdom of God. However, true repentance from a homosexual lifestyle results in forgiveness and justification. This article also discusses the biblical role and attitude of the church in relation to homosexuality.
Linking homosexuality and sexual orientation, this article shows how sexual orientation has redefined personhood. Man and woman are no longer defined in terms of being image-bearers. Instead, our being is defined by sexual orientation. This has robbed man of the opportunity to have his identity in the Triune God, and it has left him empty.
This article refutes the arguments that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality and that homosexuality is not unnatural. The Bible clearly states that homosexuality is a sin. The author also shows how the biological and medical studies in support of homosexuality fail to prove their case. Pointing to Christ as the true healer, this article calls for repentance.
This article discusses the relationship between genes and innate behaviour, using the issue of homosexuality as a key example. The author maintains that our genetic makeup does not mean that we are not responsible for our choices and our sin. The author also discusses living with our limitations, specifically in terms of disability.
A claim is often made regarding the relative unimportance of sexual ethics to Jesus and his apparent silence in relation to same-sex sexual (homosexuality) activity. John Nolland examines and presents a helpful survey of the Gospels’ witness to Jesus’ teaching in this area. He explores the New Testament’s terminology in both the gospels and some of the relevant Pauline material.