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One of Jesus teachings implies that He did consider homosexual acts to be sin: "For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. These are what defile a person..." (Matthew 15:19-20) and "For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and defile a person.” (Mark 7:21-23). The Greek word translated "sexual immorality" in both accounts is "porneia", which refers to all forms of illicit sexual intercourse, including homosexuality and lesbianism. See more at http://rethinkingtheology.com/category/homosexuality/
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Same-Sex Marriage Thought Police?

jaist Wrote: Aug 19, 2012 10:21 PM
King and McDonald (1992) found that up to 90% of identical twin pairs can be dissimilar with respect to sexual orientation, a result that would not be possible if homosexuality were genetically determined. And, in a study of monozygotic twin females, Eckert et al. (1986) also found no evidence of any genetic influence on lesbianism. Taken together, these results provide strong evidence that homosexuality is not genetically determined. See more at http://rethinkingtheology.com/category/homosexuality/
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Same-Sex Marriage Thought Police?

jaist Wrote: Aug 19, 2012 9:55 AM
If God approves of gay "marriage", then would He not also have to approve if a man were to marry his sister (incest) or if a woman were to marry her dog (bestiality), since these relationships can also involve a loving, committed and enduring relationship? Furthermore, if God approves of gay "marriage", then would He not have said so when He originally defined marriage in the Old Testament and confirmed that definition later in the New Testament? Surely the all-knowing God -- the One who knows the end from the beginning -- would have given guidance on that point for all future generations, were it a valid point. See more at http://rethinkingtheology.com/category/homosexuality/
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Same-Sex Marriage Thought Police?

jaist Wrote: Aug 18, 2012 10:26 AM
If God approves of gay "marriage", then would He not also have to approve if a man were to marry his sister (incest) or if a woman were to marry her dog (bestiality), since these relationships can also involve a loving, committed and enduring relationship? Furthermore, if God approves of gay "marriage", then would He not have said so when He originally defined marriage in the Old Testament and confirmed that definition later in the New Testament? Surely the all-knowing God -- the One who knows the end from the beginning -- would have given guidance on that point for all future generations, were it a valid point. See more at http://rethinkingtheology.com/category/homosexuality/
If God approves of gay "marriage", then would He not also have to approve if a man were to marry his sister (incest) or if a woman were to marry her dog (bestiality), since these relationships can also involve a loving, committed and enduring relationship? Furthermore, if God approves of gay "marriage", then would He not have said so when He originally defined marriage in the Old Testament and confirmed that definition later in the New Testament? Surely the all-knowing God -- the One who knows the end from the beginning -- would have given guidance on that point for all future generations, were it a valid point. See more at http://rethinkingtheology.com/category/homosexuality/
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The Age of the Narcissistic Male

jaist Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 5:08 PM
Truth and Hope for Homosexual People Here are some false claims that are being misrepresented as truth on an almost daily basis: 1) homosexual people are "born that way"; 2) "God made me that way"; 3) sexual orientation cannot be changed; 4) the Bible does not say that homosexual behavior is wrong; 5) Jesus did not teach that homosexual behavior is wrong; and 6) the Bible does not prohibit homosexual marriage. Just the opposite is the truth. If you would like to look into these matters more thoroughly for yourself, check out http://rethinkingtheology.com/category/homosexuality/ . As Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32).
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Who Gets a Pass?

jaist Wrote: Aug 09, 2012 8:25 AM
Here are some of the false claims that are being misrepresented as truth on an almost daily basis: 1) homosexual people are "born that way"; 2) "God made me that way"; 3) sexual orientation cannot be changed; 4) the Bible does not say that homosexual behavior is wrong; 5) Jesus did not teach that homosexual behavior is wrong; and 6) the Bible does not prohibit homosexual marriage. I have researched these issues extensively, and I found that, in each case, just the opposite is the truth. If you would like to look into these matters more thoroughly for yourself, check out my website http://rethinkingtheology.com/category/homosexuality/ .
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Politics, Culture, and Chicken

jaist Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 8:45 AM
. Here are some of the false claims that are being misrepresented as truth on an almost daily basis: 1) homosexual people are "born that way"; 2) "God made me that way"; 3) sexual orientation cannot be changed; 4) the Bible does not say that homosexual behavior is wrong; 5) Jesus did not teach that homosexual behavior is wrong; and 6) the Bible does not prohibit homosexual marriage. I have researched these issues extensively, and I found that, in each case, just the opposite is the truth. If you would like to look into these matters more thoroughly for yourself, check out http://rethinkingtheology.com/category/homosexuality/ .
Here are some of the false claims that are being misrepresented as truth on an almost daily basis: 1) homosexual people are "born that way"; 2) "God made me that way"; 3) sexual orientation cannot be changed; 4) the Bible does not say that homosexual behavior is wrong; 5) Jesus did not teach that homosexual behavior is wrong; and 6) the Bible does not prohibit homosexual marriage. I have researched these issues extensively, and I found that, in each case, just the opposite is the truth. If you would like to look into these matters more thoroughly for yourself, check out my website http://rethinkingtheology.com/category/homosexuality/ .
Here are some of the false claims that are being misrepresented as truth on an almost daily basis: 1) homosexual people are "born that way"; 2) "God made me that way"; 3) sexual orientation cannot be changed; 4) the Bible does not say that homosexual behavior is wrong; 5) Jesus did not teach that homosexual behavior is wrong; and 6) the Bible does not prohibit homosexual marriage. I have researched these issues extensively, and I found that, in each case, just the opposite is the truth. If you would like to look into these matters more thoroughly for yourself, check out my website http://rethinkingtheology.com/category/homosexuality/ .
Here are some of the false claims that are being misrepresented as truth on an almost daily basis: 1) homosexual people are "born that way"; 2) "God made me that way"; 3) sexual orientation cannot be changed; 4) the Bible does not say that homosexual behavior is wrong; 5) Jesus did not teach that homosexual behavior is wrong; and 6) the Bible does not prohibit homosexual marriage. I have researched these issues extensively, and I found that, in each case, just the opposite is the truth. If you would like to look into these matters more thoroughly for yourself, check out my website http://rethinkingtheology.com/category/homosexuality/ .
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