Category Archives: Romans

Human Government and the Torah

I received the following feedbak to a previous post from a reader named Daniel. Here are Daniel’s comments in full. To love God and others is fulfilling the Torah. We have the Torah written in our hearts. I would call it … Continue reading

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Revisiting Romans 1

Someone challenged me on the supposedly anti-gay Romans 1. I challenged him on restricting his concern to a single sin from that chapter.  His name is James. James, Romans 1: 28-32 contains a list of sins of the mind. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Weary of Shallow, Sloppy Interpretations?

I received a reply from Alex Haiken, with whom I’ve been having a lively exchange for the last several weeks. I want to excerpt one paragraph from one of the last things he wrote me. As you yourself have here admitted … Continue reading

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When someone does a cut-and-paste job of Romans 1

Most of us have seen those cut-and-paste jobs of Romans 1: 18-27 or 18-32 an awful lot of times.  I rarely reply to these sincere folks, but I did just now on another blog, A Flock of Crows.  I’ve made these points … Continue reading

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Why some Christians have Homosexuals as Scapegoats

A reader named Bubleeshaark left a reply on my post on Leviticus and Homosexuality (click here and scroll to the end of the comments).  Regarding his attempt to argue for the legitimacy of using Leviticus to define homosexuality as a moral sin, this is my … Continue reading

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Clobber Passage: Romans 1:26-27

Romans 1:26-27 is one of the most popular Clobber Passages ever. I’m sure many of you have received emails with the verses pasted in, as though you had never read them before. Sometimes fourteen verses are pasted in, verses 18-32. People apparently think … Continue reading

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Cancellation of the Law: Questions and Objections

I promised to answer some questions people raised when I blogged on Paul’s Cancellation of the Law some weeks ago. If we’re radically freed from the Law and no longer bound by it, then why privilege Leviticus 19’s ‘one law … Continue reading

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All Things are Lawful: Three of Paul’s Substitutes for the Torah

Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians has a clear example of his unwillingness to cite the Law when it seems natural, logical, or reasonable for him to have done so. Paul abolished the Law in his letters to the Christians in Rome, Galatia, … Continue reading

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So What Replaced the Law?

We have seen in Galatians, Romans, and Colossians that Paul cancelled the Law in no uncertain terms. When I have brought up the cancellation of the Law, someone always asks, “Oh, so now you can do anything you want? Everything is okay? Adultery … Continue reading

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You Can’t Quote Leviticus to Prove God Hates Homosexuality

The standard Biblical case against homosexuality is not as air-tight as many people seem to think. People bring up many points routinely, and it’s amazing how the attacks don’t hold up–if you look at their Biblical “evidence” carefully. In this post … Continue reading

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