I Want to Know What Love Is

April 28 2024

Topic: culture

A few verses on sexual sin in the New Testament – Acts 15:20, 1 Corinthians 5:1, 6:13, 18, 10:8; 2 Corinthians 5:19, Ephesians 5:3, Galatians 5:19, Colossians 3:5,  1 Thessalonians 4:3, Jude 1:7, and Revelation 21:8

The New Testament uses the Greek word “Porneia” which means “A surrendering of sexual purity.”

Four Arguments for Same Sex relationships

  1. Bigotry
  2. Biblical authors were only against “certain” types of same sex relationships, not all
  3. Old Covenant vs. New Covenant

Leviticus 18:20-23 And you shall not lie sexually with your neighbor’s wife and so make yourself unclean with her. 21 You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord. 22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination. 23 And you shall not lie with any animal and so make yourself unclean with it, neither shall any woman give herself to an animal to lie with it: it is perversion.

Leviticus 11:9-12 “These you may eat, of all that are in the waters. Everything in the waters that has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the rivers, you may eat. 10 But anything in the seas or the rivers that does not have fins and scales, of the swarming creatures in the waters and of the living creatures that are in the waters, is detestable to you. 11 You shall regard them as detestable; you shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall detest their carcasses. 12 Everything in the waters that does not have fins and scales is detestable to you.

Mark 7:18-23 18 And he said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, 19 since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) 20 And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. 21 For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22 coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

  1. If we get married, then it’s not a sexual sin

How Should We Respond?

  1. Understand it’s a complicated subject
  2. Stay calm
  3. Share God’s truths
  • Love
  • Listen
  • Lean into their life
  • Pray