Traveling Inward to Come Out: Part 3

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I keep insisting that I don’t feel or think that being gay is a sin. This is probably frustrating for some of you. You’re probably thinking in the back of your head (or screaming out loud) “feelings or personal beliefs don’t matter if it contradicts the true word of God.” Surely you are right.

At some point we need to take a hard look at the bible, specifically the passages that support the common argument people use to condemn the LGBT community.

There are six verses that are commonly used to condemn homosexuality.

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Genesis 19:5-7 (Sodom and Gomorrah)

and they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have relations with them.” 6But Lot went out to them at the doorway, and shut the door behind him, 7and said, “Please, my brothers, do not act wickedly.

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Leviticus 18:22

‘You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.

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Leviticus 20:13

If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.

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Romans 1:26-27

For this reason, God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature;

and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.

 

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1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men

nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

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1Timothy 1:9-10

We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers–and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine.

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These verses seem more than incriminating enough. And so, an argument that says being gay is not a sin seems automatically foolish because the bible seems to spell out God’s views on the matter in the simplest of terms. This is certainly a point to ponder, so let’s stop here for today and we’ll pick up tomorrow with our investigation of them.

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2 thoughts on “Traveling Inward to Come Out: Part 3

  1. Hey Matt, years ago we grew up in the same Christian school and church. I recently came across this and I just want to extend my heartfelt welcome to the community and offer my support. Many will not understand the difficulty of coming out, and many will not understand period. If you ever want to chat or catch up, feel free to reach out. Sending you a giant cosmic hug and wishing you all the happiness you deserve.

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