Monthly Archives: June 2013

Christianity and Islam

Book Review: “The Dark Side of Islam,” R. C. Sproul and Abdul Saleeb, Crossway Books, 2003 and “The Crescent through the Eyes of the Cross,” Nabeel Jabbour, Navigators, 2008. There are two ways to approach the relationship between Christianity and … Continue reading

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Supreme Court and Homosexual Marriage

I do not favor homosexual marriage because I believe the Bible is clear about the immorality of homosexual behavior but I am not surprised or disappointed by this week’s ruling by the Supreme Court. Given the situation in modern America, … Continue reading

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Does the Bible condemn homosexual behavior? A Postscript

A website by Jeff Miner includes a posting called “Jesus affirmed a gay couple.” It’s an examination of the story of a Roman centurion asking Jesus to heal his pais, as told in Matthew 19:10-12 and Luke 7:1-10. Miner says … Continue reading

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Does the Bible condemn homosexual behavior? Part 7

Matthew Vine’s conclusion after studying Old and New Testament references to homosexuality (matthewvine.com) is quite simple: The Bible never directly addresses, and it certainly does not condemn, loving, committed same-sex relationships. To reach that conclusion, he has examined – and, … Continue reading

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Does the Bible condemn homosexual behavior? Part 6

Matthew Vine ( michaelvine.com ) turns to the final two references relating to homosexual behavior in the New Testament: I Corinthians 6:9 and I Timothy 1:9f. Both are lists of sins and so do not develop specific ideas about the … Continue reading

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Does the Bible condemn homosexual behavior? Part 5

Matthew Vine’s view [ matthewvine.com ] is that the Bible not only does not condemn loving, committed homosexual relationships but actually condones them. We are, he tells us, violating the Bible if we refuse to acknowledge the right of homosexuals … Continue reading

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Does the Bible condemn homosexual relationships? Part 4

We follow Matthew Vine’s lead now [ matthewvine.com ] to consider Romans 1 in the question of whether the Bible consemns homosexuality. In order to be especially careful here, I will quote a good portion of the passage, which extends … Continue reading

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Does the Bible condemn homosexual relationships? Part 3

In the previous two posts, I addressed two aspects of Matthew Vine’s essay on the Bible and homosexuality, found at  matthewvine.com I first examined his surprising logic in looking at Genesis 2:18. “Then the LORD God said, ‘It is not … Continue reading

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Science and the Human Mind, Part 3

Science and the Human Mind, Part 3 Psychologist B. F. Skinner argued half a century ago that behavior is nothing more than an endless stream of stimuli and responses. The stimulus determines the response, he claimed, so the one who … Continue reading

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Does the Bible condemn homosexual relationships? Part 2

To continue my response to the extensive argument found on matthewvine.com, in which Vine says the Bible does not condemn homosexual behavior and, furthermore, to do so is to violate the Bible, I now move on to his discussion of … Continue reading

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