I fear and tremble for my country. Yet … yet, I say … there is a way to unlovingly warn those who fall prey to this temptation and affirm such sinful behavior. Parent: Well, what do you mean when you say homosexuality?
The Obergefell vs. The article presumably refers to Scandinavian studies that are the work of right-wing author Stanley Kurtz who attempted to prove that same-sex marriage decreased the rate of heterosexual marriage in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. What I couldn't understand was how this traditional teaching could be mistaken when it was grounded in quotes from the Bible.
The most referenced texts are Genesis 19; the holiness codes of Leviticusand in the New Testament, Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians and his Letter to the Romans Why would a change in marriage law, one that doesn't even directly impact heterosexual couples, somehow destroy evangelism when several generations of Roman emperors could not?
Table of Contents Expand. Some of my devout Presbyterian ancestors used fragmentary quotations from Scripture to defend their traditional biblical arguments against same sex marriage in Flint supporting slavery and the subjugation of women. This was very confusing to Irenaeus' flock, and I discovered that these second-century Christians were asking the same question I was: How could a teaching be mistaken or unfaithful when its proponents could back it up with quotes from the Bible?
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What is truly "traditional" about modern marriage? It also motivates much of their vehemence in a way that would be hard to explain otherwise. If 4 percent of the U. But the quotes have been pulled out of their original contexts and rearranged in such a way that they no longer form a true picture of the Bible's message.
Instead, ancient writers believed any wanton sexual behavior of any variety is a mismanagement of one's appetites. The truth is rejected and replaced with a lie. In regard to the family, psychologists contend that a union between a man and woman in which both spouses serve as good gender role models is the best environment in which to raise well-adjusted children.
While Paul is describing this behavior as the result of wayward passions, the chief sin is idolatry and separation from the one true God.
By the time the questions do come and they will come we will be attempting to support the roof when the foundation itself is in danger of collapsing. How do I know what I am to believe concerning God? Protect your family with news you need. The appropriate attitude is one of bold humility … or to put it another way, out of love.