how do you biblically justify a loving, committed, monogamous, homosexual relationship? sound arguments from Scripture are hard to find. what do you believe the Bible says about homosexuality? and how do you reconcile your faith and your homosexual behavior?
I’m asking because I am a Christian, but I’m starting to doubt the traditional view on homosexuality. maybe I’ve been wrong on the issue my whole life. maybe it’s not a sin. any help/feedback would be greatly appreciated. thanks you guys :)
Lesbian, gay, bi, trans* and queer Christians realize that the scriptures used for a blanket condemnation against us have nothing to do with loving, committed same gender relationships.
The psycho-social construct of homosexuality as we understand it today would not have been understood in biblical times. The very word ‘homosexuality’ was not even coined until the 19th century.
Some Christians use a few obscure and out-of-context Bible passages to justify their own dislike of an entire subset of people and to hold us to an entirely different standard of biblical literalism than they accept for themselves.
We approach scripture within its historical and cultural context. Check out our analysis of the so-called Clobber Passages here.
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be-yourself-un-apologetically-d said: Do any of you ever worry that your relationship with Christ is weaker because your gay (or did you feel like that when you first realized you were)? I seem to feel like that ALOT lately now that Im accepting the fact... :/
I believe that wherever there is love in a relationship there is God,especially if that relationship is Christ centered. A relationship does not fall apart because it has two people of the same sex but because those two people aren’t going to work at that time and place or maybe they just aren’t the right people for each other….Our relationships are not inferior or weaker than heterosexual ones.
klaiby said: I have a question that's been bothering me for some time now.. (I've been getting mixed messages from Gay Christians who I have trusted and respected). Is it alright to have gay sex... since most states don't allow marriage? If so, does it give us a license to do what ever we want with whoever we so choose? and if that's true, how are we any better the kind pagans? is there some basic code of conduct we should follow? Or is oral sex permissible, so long as you are young and horny? thank you
I think as Christians we should treat our bodies as “temples of the holy spirit” which for me means only having sex with people I am in love with and am having a long term relationship with. That doesn’t mean I haven’t slipped from that path but as a general rule that’s what I stick to.
I however won’t tell someone not to have one night stands (as long as they are being safe) because it is not my body, it is theirs.
Sex and sexuality are gifts from God and they are there to be enjoyed. As long as you are safe and happy revel in one of the many pleasures in life that God has given us. If you don’t feel like you are honouring God with your sex life then change your behaviour.