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 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. His conclusion is that Scripture forbids homosexual practices.
This paper seeks to challenge the conviction that the Bible is obsolete when Christians seek for divine guidance in the matter of homosexuality.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.
The article revisits the great sins of Sodom and Gomorrah, seeking to understand the nature of the sexual sins committed there. This is done as a warning and instruction to believers to teach them that environment does matter and what people desire in their hearts is of great importance. Main texts referenced include Genesis 19, Leviticus 18:22, and Leviticus 20:13.