The Word or World?

The Word or World?

Prayer of St. Patrick:
God guide you. May the eye of God look before you, the ear of God hear you, the word of God speak for you. May the hand of God protect you, the way of God lie before you, the shield of God defend you, the host of God save you. May Christ shield you today. Christ with you, Christ before you, Christ behind you, Christ in you, Christ beneath you, Christ above you, Christ on your right, Christ on your left, Christ when you lie down, Christ when you sit, Christ when you stand, Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of you, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of you, Christ in every eye that sees you, Christ in every ear that hears you. Amen.

Romans 12:1-2

Romans 1:18

Romans 1:22-25

Genesis 1:27

Romans 1:24

When the gods wish to punish us,
they answer our prayers.

Oscar Wilde

What Are Forbidden Sexual Acts in the Bible?

  1. Fornication (Gen. 38:24 | Lev. 21:9 | Deut. 22:21 | 1 Cor. 6:18 | 1 Cor. 7:2 | Heb. 13:4)
  2. Adultery (Ex. 20:14 | Deut. 5:18 | Prov. 6:32 | Matt. 5:27-32 | Matt. 15:19 | 1 Cor. 6:9-11)
  3. Polygamy (Gen. 2:1-8 | Matt. 19:4-6 | Gen. 4:19-24 | 1 Kin. 11:1-9 | 1 Tim. 3:2 | 1 Tim. 3:12)
  4. Rape (Gen. 34:1-31 | Jdg. 19:1-30 | 2 Sam. 13:11-14)
  5. Incest (Lev. 18 | Lev. 20 | Lev. 27)
  6. Homosexuality (Lev. 18:22 | Lev. 20:13 | Rom. 1:26-27 | 1 Cor. 6:9)
  7. Bestiality (Ex. 22:19 | Lev. 20:15-16 | Deut. 27:21)
  8. Prostitution (Lev. 19:29 | Lev. 21:9 | 1 Cor. 6:16)
  9. Sexual Immorality [“porneia”] (Matt. 19:9 | 1 Cor. 6:13 | 1 Cor. 6:18 | Eph. 5:3 | 1 Thess. 4:3)
  10. Pagan sexual activity (Ex. 32 | Is. 57:7-8 | Hos. 4:12-14 | Eph. 5:5 | Col. 3:5)

Romans 1:26-27

Genesis 1:27

Genesis 2:23-24

Genesis 1:28

Romans 1:27

Homosexual behavior is a distortion of the Creator’s design and… such practices are evidence, not of the intentions of any specific individual to indulge in such practice for its own sake, but of the tendency within an entire society for humanness to fracture when gods other than the true One are being worshipped.

N.T. Wright

Isaiah 5:20

Love of neighbor is not dependent upon the manner of men but looks to God. The Lord commands all human beings without exception “to do good.” Yet the great part of them are most unworthy if they be judged by their own merit. But here Scripture helps in the best way when it teaches that we are not to consider what men merit of themselves but to look upon the image of God in all men, to which we owe all honor and love.

John Calvin

There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, “What the hell is water?”

Davis Foster Wallace

Homosexual people are either hated or they are affirmed, those are the only two options. Either you hate me or you affirm me. The Christian actually does neither. We do not hate, but nor do we affirm. We cannot hate because of God’s Word. And we cannot affirm because of God’s Word. And we have to be prepared to say that we are unprepared to rewrite the Bible, in order to accommodate a society that needs the Bible, and needs the Jesus who is the focus of the Bible.

Alistair Begg

John 8:10

Revelation 2:20

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Romans 1:16-17

Romans 1:28

Since they didn’t bother to acknowledge God, God quit bothering them and let them run loose. And then all hell broke loose: Romans 1:28 The Message

Romans 1:29-31

Homosexuality is just one sin that Paul describes in this section. If we can make it through Paul’s entire list without feeling pangs of conscience, we are psychopaths.

R.C. Sproul

Romans 1:32

Therefore, God gave them over in their hearts to self-control and purity, that their bodies might be honored among them. For they kept and cherished the truth of God and worshiped and served the Creator, who is blessed forever, rather than the creature. Amen. For this reason God gave them over to pure and wholesome lives, lived with carefree ease even in the most intimate relations so that all received in their own persons the due reward of their fidelity. And just as they saw fit to acknowledge God in all things, God gave them over to a sound mind, to do those things which are proper, being filled with all righteousness, goodness, generosity, kindness; full of selflessness, life, healing, openness, kindliness; they are gentle in speech, always building others up, lovers of God, respectful, humble, self-effacing, inventors of good, obedient to parents, understanding, trustworthy, loving, merciful; and as they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are possessors of life, they do the same, and give hearty approval to those who do likewise. Adaptation of Romans 1:24-32

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