Paul is using a standard list of vices here to make a wider rhetorical point. Thankfully, these and other offerings on the biblical buffet, such as divorceowning slavesand the role of women in the Church have, to some extent, been sympathetically re-interpreted by the church. These are six verses out of more than 31, verses or roughly 0.
Sex and the Sacred. Edition: Available editions United Kingdom. Deuterocanon Antilegomena.
Hachette Book Group. Caleb Kaltenbach, lead pastor of Discovery Church in Simi Valley, Calif, to talk privately with a small group of evangelical leaders to discuss what the Bible says about gay relationships. Greenberg, who declares usage of the term arsenokoites by writers such as Aristides of Athens and Eusebius, and in the Scripture on same sex relationships in Trois-Rivieres Oraclesto be "consistent with a homosexual meaning".
The excerpt from Corinthians, above, lists alongside homosexuals, adulterers, the greedy and drunkards to just name a few.
Yes, this verse clearly condemns adulterous homosexual sex in calling it an "abomination" to'ebah , but here are all the other things also called an "abomination" in the Bible: Egyptians eating with Hebrews; having an image of another god in your house; sacrificing your child to the god Molech; having sex with your wife when she is menstruating; taking your wife's sister as a second wife; and eating pork.
The Bible defines marriage in Genesis as a union between one man and one woman. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.