I have not had the time to read your web site yet, nor have I had the
time to compose the careful response this deserves. Suffice for now
that the Bible clearly sanctifies and blesses the union of marriage
(heterosexual) and there is no condemnation of loving sexual
activity within the bonds of matrimony. Rather I believe the Bible
provides the guidelines which allow for a safe and happy sex life
amongst married couples, and I'm sorry if I startled you. The Bible
certainly does warn about fornication and adultery, which the
morally guided marriage should bar, butit also denounces
lasciviousness and lust, which are not exempt from occurring within
the marriage covenant, and this is why one must allow their sex life
to be guided, governed and protected by the very clear instruction
the Bible affords. I probably shoud have said, in it's 'purest'
sense, sexual union should be unmotivated by lust, personal
gratification, overt sensuality and definitely lasciviousness. I
e Bible is pretty clear on that (see Matt: 15:18, 19; Mark 7:21-23;
Gal 5:16-26 (probably a leson for all of us in 26). I hope this will
suffice for now. I would like to explore your contention that
homosexual behaviour is not inherently sinful, and I will read your
treatise, but I just don't have the time right now.
On Mon, 13 May 2002 18:43:32
JW Burgeson wrote:
>>>Hmmm , Seems to me that the Bible is pretty clear about sodomy being a
>That is not "clear" either to me or to many others. To what specific section
>of scripture do you refer? My recollection is that the word "sodomy" is of
>recent invention. And of course the sin of Sodom was inhospitality, not
>homosexual behavior, which was simply how inhospitality was exhibited. See
>Ezekiel for this commentary. Also a pretty good essay of Sodom on my
>website, written by another member of this LISTSERV.
>>>Truth is that any lascivious activity is considered sinful behaviour,
>and the Bible most decidedly warns against this.>>
>"In the purest sense, sexual activity should only be engaged in to initiate
>the reproductive process. I don't think it matters whether you are
>heterosexual or homosexual when it comes to this."
>So IOW older married folks ought to cease & desist? I'm not real happy with
>that admonition. Again, to what part of your scripture do you appeal for
>this peculiar claim?
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