Why did God call men having sex with each other an abomination?
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You've asked some interesting questions which deserve honest answers. "Why did God call men having sex with men an abomination?" The verse you're referring to says: "Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind; it is abomination." Leviticus 18:22
If we isolate a verse from its context and ignore the context, as so many anti-gay Christians do, we can easily say it means something God never intended it to mean.
If we want to understand the Bible, we must first know for sure that we are saved. Only saved people can understand the Bible as God intended us to understand it.
"But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." 1 Corinthians 2:14
If we seek God's truth we must always read Bible verses in context. The cultural, doctrinal, historical, linguistic, literary and religious context in which the verse was given helps us understand what each verse means. You asked:Can you tell me why then did GOD call men having sex with each other an abomination?
Actually that's not what the Bible teaches when we read it in context. You're referring to Leviticus 18:22 & 20:13.
The context of Leviticus 18:22 is 18:3 and 18:21.
What God is prohibiting is same sex activity in worship of Molech
and his fertility goddess consort Ashtoreth. The context of Leviticus isn't two men or two women falling in love and spending their lives together in a committed relationship. The context is pagan practices
like worshiping false gods.
The context of Lev 20:13 is Leviticus 20:2, 3, 4, 5 and vs. 23. Again the context is Molech worship. God is forbidding the children of Israel from using same sex activity to worship Molech and Ashtoreth, his fertility goddess consort.just because a man is a eunuch does not
mean his desire is for other men
True yet Jesus mentions three kinds of eunuchs
in Matthew 19:13. The first kind of eunuch Jesus mentions is "born eunuchs"
who were born that way.
Even the most vocal anti-gay Christian speaker and writer, Dr. Robert Gagnon, admits that the term "born eunuchs"
in New Testament times probably referred to gays and lesbians. Here's what he said.
"Probably "born eunuchs" in the ancient world did include people homosexually inclined" -heterosexual Christian scholar Dr. Robert Gagnon.How do you arrive at the fact
that gay men are eunuchs?
Ancient history shows us that born eunuchs in ancient times included people we now refer to as gay or lesbian. For extensive resources and helpful information, please visit the best site on the web dealing with eunuchs
throughout history.I also know that people are delivered from homosexuality and other sins all the time.
When dealing with Exodus International
and their false claims that thousands of people "are delivered from homosexuality" there is an enormous gap between what people think they know and genuine rubber meets the road truth about Exodus' spectacularly unsuccessful "change" ministry. Click on Exodus International and get the real truth.
I hope these answers and Links to additional information are helpful to you. Thanks for such good questions.
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"I just read your article on homosexuality and eunuchs. Can you tell me why then did GOD call men having sex with each other an abomination? If it were ok why did GOD say anything at all?
Your article was very well done but just because a man is a eunuch does not mean his desire is for other men. Jesus never says that eunuch males would desire other males. How do you arrive at the fact that gay men are eunuchs?
I also know that people are delivered from homosexuality and other sins all the time.
Please help me understand! Thank you!"
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