I know this claim will start alot of controversy so its up for discussion. After studying the Bible, i realized the Bible does not condemn all forms of homosexuality. The Bible condemns homosexuality that’s based on exploitation, lust, and idolatry. Here’s the proof.
Leviticus 18:22 does not condemn all homosexuality - Many English translations make it seem like Leviticus 18:22 condemns homosexuality. However, this is a mistranslation of the original Hebrew text. In Hebrew, it says "we et zakar lo tishkav mishkeveh Ishah Towebah hi." In English, it literally reads "and with a male, you shall not lie with in the beds of a woman. It is an abomination." What do beds of women have to do with homosexuality? People in ancient times engaged in what’s called “shrine prostitution.” Men and women had different beds. Men would have homosexual sex on the beds of women in worship of their gods. Towebah is used in the sense of ritual uncleanliness rather than immorality.
Romans 1:18–27 condemns homosexual shrine prostitution - Romans 1:18–27 “18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts,to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 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.”
People read this and assume the Apostle Paul was talking about all homosexuality. Not true and it becomes clear when you study ancient history.
In ancient Rome, older men would have sex with young boys as they taught them how to be Roman citizens. Shrine prostitution was also being addressed. Members of the Cult of Cybele for example would worship Cybele, mother of gods by engaging in ecstatic and frenzied dancing. Things would get out of control when worshipers got drunk and did drugs up the anus rather than the mouth. This was to give a more powerful effect. Priests dressed as women and had orgies with other members. They castrated and whipped themselves until they bled. Some sacrificed a bull then bathed in it's blood. The Roman gov. officials were so horrified by this behavior (i was horrified too when i learned about it), they outlawed it and had cult members tortured or killed if they practiced it.
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