That's not complex enough and too easy a fix.God requires confusion, contradictions and hypocrisy in order for him to exist in his self-righteous scriptural form.
Unless that something is designed to judge me, and the Bible seems to be chalk full of judgment.
Homosexuality is clearly a sin according to Leviticus. There's no two ways about it.
A sin, an abomination, detestable to god, an act worthy of the death penalty. Are we going to play semantics?
Leviticus 18:22 Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.
Hebrew word 'tō-w-‘ê-ḇāh' merely denotes a ceremonial or ritual taboo which one must avoid in order to remain a Jew in good standing
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination.
That's a pretty tendentious rendering; there's nothing explicit in the Hebrew about "sexual relations." A word-for-word translation runs something like this: 'And with male not lay/lyings beds of woman; abomination it.' The exact meaning of this is inscrutable
23 For they turned the glory of the [an]incorruptible God to the similitude of the image of a corruptible man, and of birds, and four footed beasts, and of creeping things.24 [ao]Wherefore [ap]also God [aq]gave them up to their hearts lusts, unto uncleanness, to defile their own bodies between themselves:25 Which turned the truth of God unto a lie, and worshipped and served the creature, forsaking the Creator which is blessed forever, Amen.26 For this cause God gave them up to vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature.
27 And likewise also the men left the natural use of the woman, and burned in their lust one toward another, and man with man wrought filthiness, and received in themselves such [ar]recompense of their error, as was meet.28 [as]For as they regarded not to acknowledge God, even so God delivered them up unto a [at]reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient,
Being full of all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness, full of envy, of murder, of debate, of deceit, taking all things in the evil part, whisperers,30 Backbiters, haters of God, doers of wrong, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, [au]covenant breakers, without natural affection, such as can never be appeased, merciless.
One is specifically used for mostly unclean foods.
I think here, God is saying, don't touch these, you could get diseases.
The last one is used to describe extremely wicked behaviours often relating to human relations such as sex, lying, killing.
"Homosexuality" is not in the Bible because it's a world term. God does not recognise sexual orientations and gender identities.It is not necessarily a sin to self-identify or call one's self a homosexual (meaningless world term)…
but it is a sin to have sex with the same sex.
I'll stick to the the KJV translation as is the only English translation that matters. The Geneva Bible is also acceptable as this preceded KJV in 1559 but it wasn't authorised by the King of England. Newer versions like the NIV and ESV don't count anyway… You've already had the KJV translated for you, in the 1600s, by professionals translators.
The Geneva in 1559 reads "Thou shalt not lie with the male as one lieth with a woman: for it is abomination" yet the KJV translators were not influenced by this version yet came up with a similar translation.If you question this, that because it's inscrutable to you, that Hebrew-speaking scholars cannot translate it either when they've studied the context and phrasing of Hebrew, or you a conspiracy theorist who believes 50+ Hebrew and English-speaking scholarly revisers intentionally translating it wrong to disparage same sex relations.
All sex outside of marriage is a sin
The bible does say to not commit adultery
I try to be a better person
Just don't commit homosexuality. Now that is wickedly sinful….😱
Not my inclination
Then I won't get to see you in hell.We could've partied hard like the devil….😈
If that's what you really believe, then you ought to be all in favor of gay marriage. Right?
Same-sex marriage is a world term and not a Biblical one. "Marriage" doesn't need a prefix: the world alone implies a man and a woman. The secular world changed this.
Therefore, all sex acts within a "gay marriage" are fornication*, as God does not recognise gay marriage as a thing.*fornication - It is worse than fornication, as relations between 2 men are not even sexual relations as defined by God. It's just pure reprobate behaviour.Two men having sexual relations cannot commit "adultery" or "fornication" - those terms apply exclusively to male and female liaisons. It's just unnatural deviancy.
There you go again, with that absurd "world term" business. One could make the same claim about interracial marriages, which until about forty to fifty years ago, the Protestant fundamentalist KJV-Only crowd also condemned.
You need to make up your mind; is it 'fornication,' or isn't it? If you want to insist that it's too terrible for 'fornication' to cover it
Across the centuries, Christians have gradually attempted to broaden its meaning to include anything and everything, in an effort to police everyone else's sexual relationships, and most recently with the specific goal of subsuming homosexuality under the term.
Christians are too soft on homosexuality today.
Whether they may or have condemned it, the Bible doesn't. The Bible makes no mention of race or the concept of race because race isn't real.
What matters is the literal text.
The Bible does condemn men lying in bed with men the same way as with a woman.
Hence the asterisk, it is not fornication. It is not "sex out of marriage" because there is no marriage. There is no coitus. It's worse - it's below sin.
1 Corinthians 6:18 - Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.1 Corinthians 7:2 - Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
Society is pretty liberal regarding homosexuality. Even hardcore Christians. To consider it sexually immoral, to oppose gay marriage, to lump it as fornication - are all very lenient and often incorrect opinions, much softer than the Bible's.
What we should be doing is putting them to death by a righteous government.
I'd still buttfuck him.
…you consider his orthodox Judaism "questionable" because you don't believe in it. But it's the base of his politics.
…he's following the doctrine of some dubious sky fairy and basing his politics around his God's beliefs too.