Thursday, October 14, 2004

Why Homosexuality is Wrong

The standard conservative Christian explanation for why homosexuality is wrong is simple: the Bible says it's wrong. Clear passages spell out how wrong it is. The issue comes down to how reliable the Bible is. Homosexuals who call themselves Christian and seek to justify their sin will develop a hermeneutic in an attempt to distort the clear language of the passages that condemn homosexuality.

Given the clear language of the Bible, why does the Bible say that homosexuality is wrong? Well, it doesn't... Directly. In Paul's letter to the Ephesians, in the passage that makes some women see red ("Wives, submit to your husbands...") Paul draws a parallel between the marital relationship and the relationship between Christ and the Church - or in Edenic terms, between God and mankind (" unto the Lord"). What Paul seems to indicate is that the marital relationship is meant to be prophetic. That means that an extramarital or homosexual relationship is a lie because it distorts the intended prophetic message that God has ordained of sexually intimate relationships.

That's why homosexuality is wrong.


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