You know, the parts about not eating lobster, having sex during your period, planting more than one crop in a field, wearing clothes with mixed materials, etc. All those things were listed as punishable by death.
In my opinion, if you cite Leviticus when condemning homosexuality…then you should also condemn those things. They’re all listed right beside each other.
There are exactly SIX verses in the entire Bible that appear to condemn homosexuality.
Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13
1 Cor. 6:9-10 and 1 Tim. 1:8-11
All of these verses can be disputed from old law, gang rape to meaning idolatry etc.
The verse in Genesis dates from approximately 920 B.C.E., although it is probably older. The verses in Leviticus were probably inscribed onto parchment around 500 B.C.E., when the highest level of technology available was the war chariot. The verses in Romans and 1 Corinthians date from approximately 60 C.E. The verses in 1 Timothy probably date from approximately 90-120 C.E.
Anyone who claims to be a Christian, however, is compelled to ignore these verses altogether, since they are superseded by the two Great Commandments: to love God with all one’s heart and mind and soul and strength, and to love other human beings as much as you love yourself. Period. No exceptions. Jesus did NOT say, вЂњexcept black people, except women, except homosexuals, except left-handed people, except children, except Romans (or Roman Catholics), except feminists, except liberals.вЂќ Jesus said EVERYONE.
it’s not the first time people only use little portions of the bible for there own agenda…
You forgot the bit about prohibiting haircuts and shaving as well.
It’s in there.
Why are you offended by people using the Bible as a guide?
My failure to follow the Jewish law doesn’t render the Jewish law invalid. I can refer to it whenever and however I want.