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TheLogic
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Apophis66
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Is being LGBT (and acting upon it) a Christian sin?

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Started: 3/24/2018 Category: Religion
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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TheLogic

Con

There"s a few passages in the Bible used to argue that homosexuality and the like are terrible sins that will be punished with hellfire. However, all of these scriptures are taken out of context, twisted, and/or misunderstood. For example, the most infamous contender, Leviticus 18:22, "Man shall not lie with man as one lies with woman." This one is simply invalid for a number of reasons. The first one being that the most accurate translation is actually "man shall not lie with BOY" as it was a common practice in biblical times for older men to have sexual relations with young boys in order to teach them how to be better lovers. Therefore, it is more probable that this scripture is condemning pedophelia rather than homosexuality. In addition, even if this verse was taken literally, it would not apply, as it is found within the old laws of Israel (in the Old Testament) most Christians are aware that when Jesus died on the cross for our sins, this marked the end of obeying the laws of the Old Testament. Jesus himself said that we as Christians are no longer obligated to obey these laws. So any anti gay argument that uses this verse should automatically be discredited, with basic biblical knowledge. The issue is that many people are kept in the dark by prejudice church organizations who enjoy cherrypicking laws and Christian obligations based on their own perspectives or biases. The truth is, if you insist on following the laws of the Old Testament, these also forbid eating leftovers, cutting your hair, and wearing clothing made of multiple fabrics...
Apophis66

Pro

I have always believed that the bible has been very clear in denouncing homosexuality. For round 1 I want to go through the bible verses about homosexuality. I provide a link to the verses along with their translation from Greek/Hebrew and the way they have been translated by different experts.

Leviticus 18
22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
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Leviticus 20
13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
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Romans 1:
26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones.
27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
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1 Corinthians 6:
9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men ().
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1 Timothy 1:9-10
9 understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers,
10 the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers,[a] liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound[b] doctrine,
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The old testament says that man shall not lie with mankind. The word for mankind is the Hebrew zakar and simply denotes male or male-kind. It does not refer to children specifically and is used in a bunch of other places to denote male or male-kind. The word for child specifically is yeled and the word for boy is naar.
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Posted by Apophis66 3 years ago
Apophis66
Looks like there was no coming back that from.
Posted by AAdams 3 years ago
AAdams
Good luck coming back from that. 0.0
Posted by AAdams 3 years ago
AAdams
Good luck coming back from that. 0.0
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