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Bible viewpoint on those who have physical characteristics that make them come under the Intersex (or hermaphrodite) category

In my opinion, it seems that the following verses emphasize the gender binary classification (i.e, Either male or only female, but mutually exclusive from each other) Genesis 1:26-28 (NASB) 26 Then ...
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Why did NASB translate μαλακος in 1 Cor 6:9 as “effeminate”?

Why did NASB translate μαλακος in 1 Cor 6:9 as "effeminate"? The NASB footnote for μαλακος says that the effeminacy refers specifically to "effeminate by perversion." What does &...
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Is Paul's appeal to nature in his rejection of homosexual behavior an example and vindication of naturalism?

Prior to Paul, the only Jewish objection to homosexual behavior was penetration and ritual prostitution: [Lev 18:22 NKJV] (22) 'You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. [...
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In John 13:23-25, is Jesus reclining at dinner cuddling with “the disciple that he loved” an intentional dismissal of Leviticus 18:22? [closed]

Is this behavior a dismissal of the proscription of Leviticus 18:22? [Jhn 13:23-25 NKJV] (23) Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved. (24) Simon Peter therefore ...
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Is desire or action sinful? Matthew 5:27–28

27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. One thing that ...
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What is the “due penalty” mentioned in Romans 1:27?

As I went through my study of Romans, I was caught off guard by this verse - because there didn't seem to be any readily apparent answer given the context as far as I could discern it. 26 For this ...
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In Genesis 13 and 18 was the grievous sin in Sodom and Gomorrah homosexuality?

An outcry had gone against the two cities of Sodom & Gomorrah as early as the thirteenth chapter in the book of Genesis concerning a grievous sin. Genesis 13:12-13 NKJV 12 Abram dwelt in the ...
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Jude 7 - What Does “Strange Flesh” Mean?

Question: Is there any textual basis (in the Septuagint, or extant secular literature), to find that "strange flesh" refers to homosexuality? Is "σαρκὸς ἑτέρας" ever idiomatic in Literary or ...
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In Romans 1:26-27 what are “unnatural” relations or “use beyond nature”?

Romans 1:26-27 reads: For this reason God gave them over to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged the natural sexual relations for unnatural ones, and likewise the men also abandoned ...
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αρσενοκοίτης (Arsenokoites): Compound words in Greek

In two texts in The Bible, the word αρσενοκοίτης (Arsenokoites) appears. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; ...
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How to understand Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13

In Leviticus, there are two different texts which deal with homosexual intercourse. The first is in 18:22 and the second in 20:13 (all citations NIV): Lev 18:22: Do not have sexual relations with a ...
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What did Paul mean by “Arsenokoitēs”? Was he condemning homosexual activity as we know it today?

The below two paragraphs often pop up when one discusses/debates about Biblical stance towards homosexuality. “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not ...