The family was sick all week last week. I was invoking Darwiniansim with survival of the fittest, but the strongest got weeded out yesterday. So, today I am preparing for my sermon and lying down when my head gets dizzy.
The key verse for me on the issue of Homosexuality is Romans 1:27-29. I was reading James D.G. Dunn's commentary. A great commentary of Romans. Dunn makes a point that Jewsih culture was really against homosexuality in all forms. I think that is a correct reading. The Jewish law is fairly conservative when it comes to sexuality and many other things is what I have concluded in my studies. He notes the Greek world, homosexuality was pretty open and normal.
As I think about the NT. The parts written by Paul who was a Jew mention homosexuality. The parts written by Greeks, the gospels and other letters do not. In the NT, only Paul speaks of homosexulaity. The gospels and other letters do not.
Perhaps in the early church the issue of homosexuality was a debate. The church was divided a bit. There was the school of Paul and Jerusalem. Then there were the Greeks who may have been more open. However, these two groups spoke enough truth about Jesus Christ that both of their writings could be deemed as Holy.
Could the modern church live that way?