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That Old, Old Problem: Two Men in One Bed

In that night, there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. The sexual implications of Luke 17:34 have long been seen. But what is true in recent history was … 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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Job and his Bible-Believing Friends

On another site someone was studying Job and had some understandable questions about Job and his “So-Called Friends.” If you’re not familiar with the story of Job, it goes like this. Job is a godly man. Satan (one of the “sons … Continue reading

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The Stonewall Uprising and the Evangelical Right: 1969 to 1984

The contemporary gay rights movement began forty-two years ago in Greenwich Village with the watershed event know as the Stonewall Uprising (1969). The spontaneous Stonewall refusal to accept society’s unrelenting harassment and humiliation of gays and lesbians opened a new chapter in the U.S. Civil … 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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The Law will Disappear when “It is finished!”

In the debate over the Law, people get caught in a back-and-forth between Jesus and Paul. Jesus is quoted on behalf of the Law, and Paul on behalf of its cancellation. As the argument continues, various issues are brought up: … Continue reading

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Two Men In One Bed–two men or two people?

There is some debate over how Luke 17:34 should be translated, whether on “that night” there are “two people in one bed” or “two men in one bed.” The NIV, for example, favor the first rendering: I tell you, on that … Continue reading

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Clobber Passage: I Corinthians 6:9–All Blade, No Handle

Anti-homosexual Christians have a number of verses to use against gay and lesbbian Christians.  It’s interesting that some of the verses are now used less, and others have risen to take their place. I Corinthians 6:9 is one of the current favorites. Do you not … Continue reading

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Clobber Passage: Abominations–and the Death Penalty

In this refutation of the Clobber Passages, I can’t move away from Leviticus without at least mentioning the issue of what the Torah calls “abominations.”  God is recorded as having called a number of things abominations—mainly different kinds of food.  For example, God … Continue reading

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Luke’s Gay Apocalypse: “Two Women Grinding Together,” pt. 2

“Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.” (Luke 17:35″ This morning R.J. Walker posted this comment about the sexual implications of Luke 17:35: It is an interesting idea, but for me you need … Continue reading

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