Well technically most of those things are from the Old Testament which were made obsolete when Jesus cane and died.
For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. Romans 1:26-27 NKJV
The verses referenced from leviticus were part of the ceremonial law, which was abolished with Christ. However that's not the only place where it is considered a sin. Christians who are referencing leviticus only need to study more. Romans is a much better reference. Also, this is banned to be preached on in Canada.
Was being gay considered a sin in the new testament? I know practically nothing about this stuff but its good to know for arguments sake
Working on saturdays
Shaving with a razor
wearing clothes made from two different natural fabrics
Cutting your hair with a razor again
And I don't remember anything about obesity there.
I believe in the Bible, not Jesus /s
So, you're probably not wrong. You probably read that somewhere. I and many others would disagree with it, but it doesn't mean it's not a real theory. There are churches that fully support homosexuality, and most of them aren't complete blind idiots, they've found some explanation that makes sense to them to get around those verses. In my opinion, it requires a lot of mental gymnastics, but it's still an argument.
The intent of this passage starts at verse 20 talking about what we call "general revelation" in that God's attributes are seen in creation so no one is blameless (ex: "that's unfair, I shouldn't go to hell, I never got a bible" ... Verse 20 and on is telling us that God is able to be 'seen' without the word)
It then goes into saying that men (humankind) ignored this and acted of their own accord and didn't worship God how He intended, so he gave them over to their corruption.
Here is the key. This chapter nowhere says "homosexuality is sin". However God gives them over to their vile passions and they did what was shameful and they "received the penalty of their error which was due" (indicating the penalty was just). If something is considered by God to be vile, shameful, and justly deserving punishment, it's pretty clearly a sin.
Now that I've said all this, I must clarify. Just because homosexuality is a sin, doesn't mean we are allowed to hate them, and especially not allowed to commit crimes against them. It's a sin. It's the same as having sex outside of marriage. Christians cannot turn a blind eye to one and persecute the other. This also means that they aren't damned to hell, God can redeem us from our sin and renew our hearts. So proper Christians that have read their bibles should not be spewing hate at homosexuals, but rather come alongside them, befriend them, give them a helping hand, and preach Christ through our everyday actions so they can see what real Christianity is, just as we should with anyone who is in sin.
So you are Jewish?
But then shouldn't that also apply to most scripture denouncing homosexuality?
Homosexuality is actually condemned in the old testament, but so are about a thousand other harmless things such as the ones listed above. The thing Christians somehow frequently overlook is that the entire point of Jesus coming to die was to forgive us and wipe away the old testament sins and laws. I'm not even religious and I understand this better than the majority of Christians I know. Hate for gays is based entirely on hate, not on Christianity.
Yes. That’s the point.
And the sabbath was Saturday anyway. Sunday was never really protected that I'm aware of.
Looks like it was passed in '02. Here's a link to the full ruling that I found.
It doesn't explicitly outlaw any text, but if you preach those verses correctly, you are technically breaking the law. Most Canadian preachers I have met still preach on it knowing they can go to jail for it. I also haven't heard of it being enforced that much.
"Jesus fulfilled the sabbath, we worship on the day of his resurrection"
Gluttony i guess?
Only if you read it legalistically, taking every single word literally, and not accounting for the fact that many things considered sins in the Old Testament were nullified either by the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ or other events in the New Testament. True Christians know that working on Sundays, eating pork, “being” fat, etc are not sins. Gluttony is only because indulging in anything in excess is against the Bible’s teachings. So being “anti gay” falls into a completely different category. It’s prominently mentioned in the New Testament because it was also embossed in common culture back then. People that believe and follow what the Bible says on the matter aren’t “anti” gay nor are they “homophobic” (implying a fear of homosexuality). They are holding true to the Word of God and the idea that God created sex for a specific purpose and to exist within the confines of marriage which can only take place between a man and a woman. It’s not “bigoted” to believe that, it’s not some “ancient” idea. It comes from a book with many timeless principles that transcends any culture or era.
But not all of it, the New Testament is consistently homophobic as well.
I completely agree that the Bible doesn't condemn Homosexuality but this argument is just factually incorrect. They cover this stuff in Theology 101. Did they really think that no one in 2000 years thought of this? This was determined in like 35AD.