The Bible prohibits homosexual behavior. The Acts of the Apostles. The Talmudic tradition as written between c. Homosexual desire is not what God originally intended. Major publications on the theme include: But Paul is clear:
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What does the Bible say about homosexuality?
The account of the friendship between David and Jonathan in the Books of Samuel has been interpreted by traditional and mainstream Christians as a relationship only of affectionate regardbut has been interpreted by some authors as of a sexual nature. God has spoken about this issue; we dare not be silent. They did once live in these ways. Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? This is not to say that homosexual desire is the only thing that God did not originally intend.
Either way it is illustrative of something that is the case for all of us: Authorship Dating Hebrew canon. Paul would go on to suggest that their own sins were no better Rom 2: These canons are included, with commentary, in the Pedalionthe most widely used collection of canons of the Greek Orthodox Church [ full citation needed ] an English translation of which was produced by Denver Cummings and published by the Orthodox Christian Educational Society in under the title, The Rudder. It is also often claimed that the fact that these prohibitions appear in a book full of other laws which no Christians think they are expected to follow today suggests that they should not be taken as having abiding moral relevance. Paul may be highlighting it because it is a particularly vivid example, and may have been especially pertinent for his readers in Rome given their cultural context.