United Methodist Protocol Possibilities and Perils



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Diversity of Scripture

It you take any topic and find every biblical verse on that topic, rarely will we find unanimity on that topic. There are even several views of the afterlife throughout Scripture, all the way from diminished existence, to immortality of the soul and Resurrection of the Body. On sexual morality, it is not stated in every Biblical text that sex outside of marriage between one man and one woman is proscribed. There are many texts which accept a man having sex with a non betrothed, unmarried woman, even if the man is married to a woman. What it says about homosexuality does not mean EVERY kind of homosexuality, but only particular kinds of acts in particular contexts. For instance, the words used in 1 Corinthians 6:9 cannot mean either Lesbianism, nor same sex attraction. It actually doesn't mean every kind of male homosexual act, either.

Daniel Wagle 9 days ago

Diversity of scripture

Can you cite that part of scripture that paints homosexual; relations in a positive way?

Kevin 7 days ago

Perhaps not specifically . . .

How about scripture that paints polygamy, concubines, stoning children, and slavery in a positive way?

John Astle 6 days ago

Nice list

Ignoring your whataboutism response the fact that homosexuality could not make it on your list tells me all I need to know.

Kevin 4 days ago


The Bible doesn't always even paint heterosexual marriage in a positive light, for instance Jesus saying we must "hate" our family, including our spouse in Luke 14:26.

Daniel Wagle 4 days ago

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