What in the world is a homosexual offender?

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  1. xdisciplex

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    NIV

    9Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders 10

    KJV

    1Co 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

    KJV

    Jud 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

    NIV

    7In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.


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    I guess according to the NIV being gay is totally okay as long as you don't offend anybody because then you're a "homosexual offender". :laugh:
    This term sounds so funny. I wonder how they came up with this.
    And being gay is also totally okay as long as you're not a male prostitute. :thumbs:
     
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    it sounds like one of those people who beat up homosexuals or a "Gay Basher"
     
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    Ooooh! This is very interesting. This means that being gay is okay, but if you beat up a gay or offend a gay then you go to hell?
    Wow! This is amazing. I guess this shows us that actually God is a friend of gays and he only wants to protect them from people which offend gays, for example pastors which offend gays by preaching about Sodom and claiming that God doesn't like homosexuality. Now everything becomes so clear in front of my eyes. Being gay is totally okay. Yay. :love2:
     
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    but if it says "Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders" you would kinda have to realize it couldnt mean something pro-homosexual because all the other stuff in the list are not pro-sex stuff...
     
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    offender
    verb (used with object)
    3.to violate or transgress (a criminal, religious, or moral law).

    Homosexual Offender = a person who transgresses moral law by participating in a homosexual relationship.


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    You need to grow up. Quit trying to make issues out of nothing and try to learn the foundations of Christianity before you try to correct other people.
     
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    1Co 6:9 (Geneva Bible, 1587):
    Knowe yee not that the vnrighteous
    shall not inherite the kingdome of God?
    Be not deceiued: neither fornicatours,
    nor idolaters, nor adulterers,

    nor wantons, nor buggerers,


    Using the Webster's 1828 Dictionary:

    BUG'GERY, n. The unnatural and detestable crime
    of carnal intercourse of man or woman with a beast;
    or of human beings unnaturally with each other.

    Yep, an old Bible land an old Dictioary and it is
    fairly understandable.

    I find this a useful Axiom:

    All valid English Versions are collectively
    and individually God's Holy Written Word, the Bible.


    For it leads to the Truth:
    God uses multiple English Versions to help
    illuminate His Holy Written Word, the Bible.
     
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    What's a wanton?
     
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    That means kinda like unjustifiable, meaninglessly, recklessly, motivelessly, doing something... like a wanton woman
     
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    Really, in most discussions with homosexuals that I have had about these scriptures, they prefer the KJV with the word, "effeminate" with definitions like "Characterized by weakness and excessive refinement" (American Heritage Dictionary). Afterall, the KJV never really says, "homosexual" now does it? Does that mean it is ok according to the KJV?

    We can go round and round like this, but really, what is your point?
     
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    Romans 1 and Leviticus are incredibly explicit about male-male relationships being abomination. I am not sure how that group finds a way to twist those scriptures around.

    It has alsways been a question for me what antics they must be using to justify it - IF they happen to also care about what the Bible says.

    In Christ,

    Bob
     
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    Someone who offends the law of God by participating in homosexual behavior.

    No, the verse is very clear that those who offend the law of God through homosexual behavior are not saved.

    The best thing to do in cases like this is just let the verse speak. Don't try to force a particular view on it, as you have done. The words are clear.
     
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    Pastor Larry,

    I see by your profile you are a Baptist. You said someone who offends the Law of God is not saved.

    I am confused because on this forum I got the idea that the Baptists dont believe in keeping the Law of God, the Ten Commandments. That they think they were done away with at the Cross.

    Am I wrong about this? Or is it that Baptists in different Churches have different views on that?

    Claudia
     
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    Claudia_T,

    This Baptist pastor believes that God's Moral Law (the 10 commandments, among others) is still in effect today. What Christ "fulfilled" was the Ceremonial Law - the Jewish sacrificial system. That's why we don't bring our goats, bulls, etc and sacrifice them any more. That law was fulfilled in the death of the "Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world."
     
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    SBC Preacher,


    Okay thank you. That is what I believe too.

    Claudia
     
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    Claudia, I'm not Pastor Larry but am a Baptist.

    I believe the ten commandments should be kept. What's different with me is the reason we keep the commandments. Unlike SBCPreacher, I don't believe we keep the 10 commandments in order to be saved, we keep them because we are saved.

    Being saved makes us a Child of God and these are the guiding principles by which our Father gave us to live. Jesus went on to simplify them by saying if you can Love one another as I have loved you, you won't have any trouble with the rest. So where as salvation was once given by ones ability to follow these commandments (and repent once a year for your transgressions) my salvation is purely based on my faith in my saviour. These "laws" are loaded into the cross which I must bear.
     
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    I don't see where scripture distinguished which laws Christ "fulfilled". How did you determine it was ceremonial vs. moral law?
     
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    The Ten commandments were placed IN the Ark and the Ceremonial were place IN THE SIDE OF the Ark (I will try to find those Bible verses for you by the end of the day)
     
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    I never said we are to keep those laws to be saved. I suggest you read my post once again - you obviously misunderstood something.

    I, too, Believe that we are to keep the 10 commandmenmts because we are saved. Since none of us are perfect, we are incapable of keeping the law. And because of that, we deserve the penalty of a lawbreaker - death. Christ died in our place, He took the punishment for our sin on the cross. He surely didn't die for His own sins.

    Please do not twist my words. I do not believe in a works-based salvation.
     
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    I believe the same way again.


    "If you love Me, keep My Commandments"
    "We love Him because He first loved us"
     
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    Since you asked, here it is:

    Now, LeBuick, here is how I perceive the law of God. Now, I could be wrong (it wouldn't be the first time - it wouldn't be the last), but here it is none the less.

    First, there is God’s Moral Law. This includes the 10 commandments, along with others. For instance, Genesis 9:6, which was given before the Mosaic law, would apply. Everyone is responsible for God’s Moral Law, and everyone is a lawbreaker under God’s Moral Law, even if the break only the slightest part of it. Thus, everyone needs a Savior.

    Second, there is Jewish Civil Law. These are the rules and regulations for the Jewish people. This has to do with punishments for various crimes, property issues, treatment of servants, etc. Since I am not a Jew I am not bound to these laws. Since I am an American, I am bound to submit to American law.

    Third, there is Jewish Ceremonial Law. This has to do with sacrifices that were offered for various reasons as prescribed in the OT. This also includes the different feasts and festivals. Now, each of these sacrifices, each time the blood of a lamb or goat or bull (whatever was prescribed) was spilt, it was a picture of what Christ would do on the cross. Every blood sacrifice in the OT just covered the people’s sins. Christ’s blood sacrifice on the cross paid for sin. This is why we are not required to make sacrifices to cover our sin any more. Jesus Christ is the “Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” This is the part of the law that was fulfilled.

    Now, one of the difficulties with this is that some of the OT laws overlap these categories. You have to kind of figure it out. Although that might be a little difficult, it’s not impossible.

    Now, this is what I believe. You may begin to pick it apart if you wish – it really won’t matter to me.
     

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