The Next Four Weeks
Two PK’s who
pastor, now out
parents who love
adult gay son
During CLASS this fall, we will study and discuss more gay-speciﬁc passages and
related issues. Vital that we begin with more fundamental truths of our faith.
Homosexuals and Other Sinners
The Bible as a whole doesn’t say
much about homosexuality.
But what it does say doesn’t leave
any wiggle room.
abhorrentLeviticus 2013 When a man has sexual intercourse with
another man as with a woman, both men are doing something
disgusting and must be put to death.They deserve to die.
Lev 1927 Never shave the hair on your foreheads, and never cut
the edges of your beard. 28 Never slash your body to mourn the
dead, and never get a tattoo. I am the Lord.
Lev 1919 Never wear clothes made from two kinds of material.
Lev 1926 Never eat any meat with blood still in it.
Lev 1933 Never mistreat a foreigner living in your land.
34 Foreigners living among you will be like your own people. Love
them as you love yourself, because you were foreigners living in
Egypt. I am the Lord your God.
Deuteronomy 143 “Never eat anything
that is disgusting to the Lord.”
Homosexuality in New Testament
Rom 1:18-27 1 Cor 6:9-10 1 Tim 1:8-11 Jude 7
Romans 118 God’s anger is revealed from heaven against every
ungodly and immoral thing people do as they try to suppress the truth
by their immoral living. 19 What can be known about God is clear to
them because he has made it clear to them. 20 From the creation of the
world, God’s invisible qualities, his eternal power and divine nature, have
been clearly observed in what he made.As a result, people have no
excuse. 21 They knew God but did not praise and thank him for being
God. Instead, their thoughts were pointless, and their misguided minds
were plunged into darkness. 22 While claiming to be wise, they became
fools. 23 They exchanged the glory of the immortal God for statues
that looked like mortal humans, birds, animals, and snakes.
Romans 124 For this reason God allowed their lusts to control
them.As a result, they dishonor their bodies by sexual perversion with
each other. 25 These people have exchanged God’s truth for a lie. So
they have become ungodly and serve what is created rather than the
Creator, who is blessed forever.Amen!
26 For this reason God allowed their shameful passions to control
them.Their women have exchanged natural sexual relations for
unnatural ones. 27 Likewise, their men have given up natural sexual
relations with women and burn with lust for each other. Men commit
indecent acts with men, so they experience among themselves the
punishment they deserve for their perversion.
“In other words, in Romans 1 homosexuality is depicted
not as a sin awaiting future wrath but as a manifestation
of God’s present-day wrath against an idolatrous world.”
J.R. Daniel Kirk, Jesus Have I Loved, But Paul? Baker Academic, 2011 (176)
God revealed how a
was to be lived
perfect design and
order, inverting it
God gave them over
to their idolatry
As people strayed
farther from God
and God’s design,
one outcome was
practices of both
women and men
“That ain’t all...”Romans 128 And because they thought it was worthless to acknowledge God, God
allowed their own immoral minds to control them. So they do these indecent things.
29 Their lives are ﬁlled with all kinds of sexual sins, wickedness, and greed.They are
mean.They are ﬁlled with envy, murder, quarreling, deceit, and viciousness.They are
gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, haughty, arrogant, and boastful.They think up
new ways to be cruel.They don’t obey their parents, 31 don’t have any sense, don’t
keep promises, and don’t show love to their own families or mercy to others.
32 Although they know God’s judgment that those who do such things deserve to
die, they not only do these things but also approve of others who do them.
These, too, are the outcomes of every sinful human’s
rejection of God’s order of creation.
Romans 21No matter who you are, if you judge
anyone, you have no excuse.When you judge
another person, you condemn yourself, since you,
the judge, do the same things.
Romans 322 There is no
difference between people.
23 Because all people have
sinned, they have fallen short
of God’s glory.
Romans 324 They receive
God’s approval freely by an act
of his kindness through the
price Christ Jesus paid to set
us free from sin.
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