Same-Sex Attraction – Biblical 2

Series: Same-Sex Attraction - Biblical
Presenter: Ben Mathew

The Bible clearly teaches on the subject of same-sex attraction, both directly and by implication. Ben Mathew shows in this two part series what the Bible teaches about God’s standard for sexuality and homosexuality.

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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. What argument do those who support homosexuality use to say that Jesus supported loving, monogamous homosexual relationships?
They use an argument from silence, which says that since Jesus said nothing on the subject, therefore he must be ok with it.
2. What is the overarching key principle that we must remember when interpreting Romans 1:18 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-10?
Paul was against all types of homosexual behavior, not just certain types, as those who support same-sex relationships try to argue.
3. According to the speaker, what is the sexual ethic given to us by God from the beginning?
The only type of sexual relationship that is pleasing to God is one man and one woman, for life, for God’s glory, for the man and woman’s enjoyment, and for the benefit of their community.

Discuss It

  1. The speaker gives the examples of 2 Samuel 1:26 and Song of Songs 8:1 where people often read their own cultural perspective and bias into the interpretation of the text. Can you think of any other passages where people have the tendency to do this? Explain.
  2. The speaker mentions one passage where Christ supports God’s design for marriage. Are there any other instances in the Gospels where he does this?

Apply It

  1. This assignment is designed to help you find out how well average Christians are able to defend the view espoused in this series. Find three Christians that you know well and ask them how they would respond to those who say the Bible does not prohibit same-sex relationships.
  2. Do you know someone who is in a same-sex relationship? Ask him or her how they feel about the Bible’s teaching that it is wrong. How can you approach that person in a gentle, but clear way?

Digging Deeper

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