Category Archives: Ethics and Issues

Does the Bible condemn homosexual behavior? A Postscript

A website by Jeff Miner includes a posting called “Jesus affirmed a gay couple.” It’s an examination of the story of a Roman centurion asking Jesus to heal his pais, as told in Matthew 19:10-12 and Luke 7:1-10. Miner says … Continue reading

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Does the Bible condemn homosexual behavior? Part 7

Matthew Vine’s conclusion after studying Old and New Testament references to homosexuality (matthewvine.com) is quite simple: The Bible never directly addresses, and it certainly does not condemn, loving, committed same-sex relationships. To reach that conclusion, he has examined – and, … Continue reading

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Does the Bible condemn homosexual behavior? Part 6

Matthew Vine ( michaelvine.com ) turns to the final two references relating to homosexual behavior in the New Testament: I Corinthians 6:9 and I Timothy 1:9f. Both are lists of sins and so do not develop specific ideas about the … Continue reading

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Does the Bible condemn homosexual relationships? Part 5

Matthew Vine’s view [ matthewvine.com ] is that the Bible not only does not condemn loving, committed homosexual relationships but actually condones them. We are, he tells us, violating the Bible if we refuse to acknowledge the right of homosexuals … Continue reading

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Does the Bible condemn homosexual relationships? Part 4

We follow Matthew Vine’s lead now [ matthewvine.com ] to consider Romans 1 in the question of whether the Bible consemns homosexuality. In order to be especially careful here, I will quote a good portion of the Romans passage, which … Continue reading

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Does the Bible condemn homosexual relationships? Part 3

In the previous two posts, I addressed two aspects of Matthew Vine’s essay on the Bible and homosexuality, found at  matthewvine.com I first examined his surprising logic in looking at Genesis 2:18. “Then the LORD God said, ‘It is not … Continue reading

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Does the Bible condemn homosexual relationships? Part 2

To continue my response to the extensive argument found on matthewvine.com, in which Vine says the Bible does not condemn homosexual behavior and, furthermore, to do so is to violate the Bible, I now move on to his discussion of … Continue reading

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