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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 6238 homosexuality
6238 homosexuality

6238 homosexuality

Sexual relations between people of the same sex. The biblical emphasis upon the loving union of male and female, as an integral part of God’s creation ordinance, establishes the context against which the censure of homosexual practice is to be set.

God’s creation order for sexuality

Ge 1:27-28; Ge 2:18-24 Both Jesus Christ and Paul endorsed the creation order: Mk 10:6-9 pp Mt 19:4-5; Eph 5:31

OT prohibitions of homosexual practice

Lev 18:22 See also Lev 20:13

Homosexual practice is incompatible with the kingdom of God

1Co 6:9-10 The meanings of the Greek words for “male prostitutes” and “homosexual offenders” are disputed, but the terms are commonly associated with particular forms of homosexual behaviour. See also 1Ti 1:9-11

Sexual disorder is one consequence of rejecting God

Ro 1:21-27 Homosexuality associated with pagan religious beliefs and practices: 1Ki 14:24; 1Ki 15:12; 2Ki 23:7

Examples of homosexual practice

In Sodom and Gomorrah: Ge 19:4-8; Jude 7
Jdg 19:16-24 in Israel in a time of moral decadence

See also

5707male and female

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