Scholars have debated whether it refers to male prostitution or pederasty or something else. Homosexual sin is not unique. It is not simply a matter of personal belief or citing official church doctrine.
They go against the grain of the new identity we have in Christ. Homosexual sin is not unique. These two verses in Leviticus are the sum total of what the Old Testament Hebrew Bible says about same-sex activities. Hence what happens next:
Arsenokoitai , then, is a general term for male same-sex sex, and its pairing with malakoi indicates that Paul is addressing both the active and passive partners in homosexual sex. By Sam Allberry It is a surprise to many people to discover that there are only a handful of passages in the Bible that directly mention homosexuality. In the verses that follow, Paul illustrates how this has happened, giving three examples of how what has been known about God has been exchanged for something else: Jude 7 What happened at Sodom is clearly meant to be something of a cautionary tale.
Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Jude 7 What happened at Sodom is clearly meant to be something of a cautionary tale. Jude makes it clear that their ungodliness involved sexual immorality. Hence what happens next: Their host, Lot, defends them and offers them protection in his house, but offers his virgin daughters to be raped in their place.
It is also often claimed that the fact that these prohibitions appear in a book full of other laws which no Christians think they are expected to follow today suggests that they should not be taken as having abiding moral relevance. Turning to the New Testament, Romans 1 has much to say about the nature and character of homosexual behaviour. But what does the Bible actually say about human sexuality and homosexuality in particular? It is not describing what we would understand to be a sexual orientation. Hence what happens next: