Re: Social Problems--Part A

John W Burgeson (
Tue, 17 Feb 1998 09:41:53 -0700

Russell wrote, in part:

>>Yes, I'd like to see your notes.>>

Sent them privately.

>>I'd really like to know what you have to say about the texts I cited
I think, show that sexual union in one-man-one-woman marriage is to be
compared with Christ, the bridegroom, making the church his bride. >>

My own take on them is that they are a good metaphor but have no
particular bearing on the issue of "...are homosexual acts performed
exclusively within the context of a loving, long term, monogamous, adult
relationship are disapproved by God."

Clearly (I think) homosexual unions are not in the same class as
heterosexual unions, and your text brings that out. But "not of the same
class" does not necessarily mean "bad."

>>Surely natural scientific data do not overrule the biblical teaching.>>

It cannot overrule; it may shed light on the interpretation of course.
In this particular case, I am relatively uninterested in the scientific
data, for what I have seen so far has been "data poor Speculation rich."
That may change, of course.


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