What About The Gay Church Argument That Old Testament Censures Against Homosexuality Are Not Binding Today?
First, I agree 100% that none of the Old Testament laws are binding today, including the prohibitions against homosexuality. But I would ask - does that mean sex with animals (condemned in the very next breath in the Lev 18:22-23 and 20:13-16) is not wrong?With their argument, the Gay Church is admitting homosexuality was wrong under the Old Testament for Israelites. This then admits:• Saying "I was born this way" is not a valid excuse. If any Israelites were "born homosexuals," they would still have had to abstain. Of course Rom 1:26-27 proves nobody is born that way.• God would have required Israelites with a homosexual "orientation" to go against their "nature." This contradicts the Gay Church view that as long as you go with "your nature," you are okay.So really the Gay Church’s admission on the Leviticus passages proves wrong its position on the New Testament passages that do prohibit homosexuality today:· Rom 1:24,26-27 - Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves ... For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.· I Cor 6:9 - Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers. Neither homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, will inherit the kingdom of God. (NKJV)· I Tim 1:9-10 - We also know this: The law was not made for a good man, but for people who are lawless, rebels, ungodly, sinners, unholy, not religious, father-killers, mother-killers, murderers, sexual sinners, homosexuals, slave traders, liars, and those who break promises. These and other things are against the healthy teaching as found in the glorious gospel of the blessed God which He trusted to me. (Simple English New Testament)