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Is homosexuality a sin?

http://douglasjaco by.com/articles/16 23-linguistic-insi ght-galatians-5-19 -23 Quoting from the aforementioned website: "Linguistic Insight: Galatians 5:19-23 19The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions; 21and envy, drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law (Galatians 5:19-23). In this article we will take a look at some of the key terms in these two lists (the list of vices and the list of virtues). Let us begin with the three sins of Galatians 5:19: * Sexual immorality * Impurity * Debauchery These three terms are grouped together, and all have sexual overtones. * Porneia (sexual immorality or fornication) is any sex outside marriage. In its various forms, this word appears more than fifty times in the N.T., which never allows sex outside the marriage relationship. * Akatharsia (impurity, uncleanness, rottenness, filth) is quite a broad term, and there is no reason to restrict it to a single definition, as some define "impurity. " The word also appears in Romans 6:19, 2 Corinthians 12:21, Ephesians 5:3, 1 Thessalonians 4:7, and five other locations in the N.T. In the O.T. (the Greek LXX) the word appears often, especially (not surprisingly) in Leviticus. * Aselgeia (sensuality -- NAS, lewdness -- NKJV, lasciviousness --KJV, indecency, vice) is occasionally rendered debauchery in the NIV. While it is true that figuratively speaking one can "debauch " himself in many ways, the term is decidedly sexual in content and context. (End quote) If you google the following terms then you will find a host of information about fornication in the context of the original scrolls concerning this particular passage in Galatians: google Galatians 5:19-21 original greek meaning  (Aug 16, 2013 | post #91694)

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Prove there's a god.

Why don't you prove that there isn't a God? Regardless of what any of us attempt to prove or disprove this or other things similar to this, reality does not change. Truth is still truth, and fact is still fact. Just because certain people believe in something doesn't make it true or untrue and just because certain people don't believe in something doesn't make it true or untrue. Whether we would like to acknowledge it or not there are some things that ultimately govern our existence in this universe and more specifically on this earth. A simple example would be gravity. We all know that gravity exists. However there could be a few million people who strongly believe that gravity does not exist, even though it actually does. Does their incredibly strong disbelief cause gravity to stop existing? No of course not. Any of the things that we do not directly and firmly know requires faith. Faith to either believe those things are true and do exist or faith to believe that those things are untrue and that they do not exist. The things that do not require faith and that are set in stone are only that way because either we specifically experience them for ourselves or because they have been proven by others through experience or research or a combination of both. The real question is what are you going to choose to have faith in for yourself as an individual with free will? Choose wisely because there is a fifty fifty chance both ways and that is a fact that will not change and there will be no guarantees until we are enlightened by the truth one day, if we are meant to be.  (Aug 16, 2013 | post #653483)

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Is homosexuality a sin?

According to: http://dictionary. reference.com/brow se/fornication Fornication is : noun 1. voluntary sexual intercourse between two unmarried persons or two persons not married to each other. 2.Bible. idolatry. According to: http://www.merriam -webster.com/dicti onary/fornication Fornication is consensual sexual intercourse between two persons not married to each other Notice these definitions do not confine fornication just to homosexual individuals or just to heterosexual individuals. Therefore it can be concluded that generally speaking both are wrong and if they become part of a habitual lifestyle, with no remorse and no attempt to turn from that sin, those lifestyle habits will separate one from the kingdom of God. I think it is pretty clear that fornication even by our modern standards according to numerous dictionaries is sex outside of marriage and is forbidden by God. Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these;. Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, Witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envying, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.  (Aug 16, 2013 | post #91691)

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Is homosexuality a sin?

Fornication is any sexual act that is committed outside of marriage. The following passages address God's stance on fornication. Paul writes in I Corinthians 6:9-11, "Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of God? Be not deceived, neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners shall inherit the Kingdom of God". Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. - 1 Corinthians 7:2.  (Aug 16, 2013 | post #91683)

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Is homosexuality a sin?

All of that may very well be scientifically evident at this time in history. However where that argument goes wrong is found in the fact that this world is now a fallen world due to sin. What I mean by that is this. This world that we know so well is not the same world that God intended for it to be. He originally made this world perfect and flawless, but once sin entered the world due to Adam and Eve blatantly disregarding one of His commands, imperfection and sin entered the world. This is clearly explained in the first few chapters of Genesis. So we truly have no idea what was originally intended when earth was initially created as it has been distorted by sin and imperfection. In light of that, anything we presently observe scientifically is not as God originally intended, and therefore those scientific observations and conclusions are not ultimate or wholly accurate. Also, the Bible is not contradictory, although through my research I do believe there is an extremely good chance that it may be missing pieces that should have been included by those who studied and translated all of the original scripts. A couple of examples of missing books that I came across from researching into that possibility is the book of Enoch and the first and second books of Adam and Eve. With all of that said, I have a lifelong friend who is gay. I still love and care about him even though I don't agree with his lifestyle. People are still people. And when it comes right down to it, I know that I sin and fall short of God's glory just like anyone else. So who am I to judge and look down on anyone else because when it comes right down to it we are all sinful and imperfect? I refuse to look down on anyone else or treat anyone differently based off of their sexuality or any other habitual lifestyle choices they may be participating in. That is ultimately between each individual and God. When it comes right down to it, the two following scenarios are the same in terms of sin: A homosexual couple participating in premarital sex and a heterosexual couple participating in premarital sex. At the end of the day, both couples are committing sexual acts that violate aspects of God's commandments. Because God is perfect, He cannot know, associate with or condone anything that is sinful, it goes against the very essence and nature of His being. One more thing that I find to be extremely thought provoking when it comes to discussing topics such as this and other controversial issues that are heavily debated in our corrupt, power-driven, brainwashed society, is the fact that people try to cling so heavily to their thought comfort zones. By that I mean that a people like to act so sure that what they are saying are the ultimate facts. In reality, if we each were truly able to have our own ultimate facts that are all consequently true (as they are all ultimate, and fact, then a large number of facts would be untrue out of everyone's supposed truths. That is simply because out of earth's entire population, there would be some people's whose ultimate truths would contradict others, only some would be right. At the end of the day, sin is sin, and there are ultimate truths and rules whether everyone acknowledges the truth or not.  (Aug 14, 2013 | post #91578)