Sunday, April 17, 2011

Homosexuality in view of Genesis 19, Leviticus 18, Matthew 19:5 and Mark 10:7.

Hi, JeremiahA--

Concerning 2 Peter 2:7, you invite me to “notice that only the men are mentioned.”

While your preferred English translation may speak of “the sensual conduct of unprincipled men,” the Greek text says no such thing. It actually writes of “τῶν ἀθέσμων” or, “the wicked.”  It most certainly does not say “τῶν ἀνθρώπων” or, “the men” as you wrongly claim.

You imply that Lot did not address the women in Genesis 19, presumably vis-à-vis verse 7. To avoid repetition, please read my comment at:  

Though insisting “The men ignored women made available to them,” you failed to address the fact that the male and female residents of Sodom are part of this account.

Remember, the Jordan Valley city-states constantly warred for resources and regional supremacy in Genesis 14-18, thus setting the stage for Gen 19.

Joshua and other Biblical sources discuss military scouts entering rival towns to identify strategic weaknesses to facilitate armed attacks. Because of this, Genesis 19 is a Biblical condemnation of rape committed within a military context.

You ask me to “read Leviticus 18.” I have. Does righteousness truly come from observing the law?! Explain…

Regarding Matt 19:5 and Mk 10:7, is marriage is the only permissible condition under which a man may leave his father and mother? Explain…

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