The Bible defines marriage in Genesis as a union between one man and one woman. Jesus Christ upholds this definition of marriage in Matthew , as does the Apostle Paul in Ephesians Further to this, same-sex practice is specifically highlighted as sinful a number of times in Scripture. Further references are made in the New Testament.
Some of scholar Ed Oxford's early Bible translations. The Forge Online Photo; reprinted with permission. We got to sit down with Ed Oxford at his home in Long Beach, California and talk about this question. You have been part of a research team that is seeking to understand how the decision was made to put the word homosexual in the bible. Is that true? Ed: Yes. It first showed up in the RSV translation.
He has engaged them in private conversations, in public talks and through the organization he founded, the Reformation Project. He was recently invited by the Rev. Caleb Kaltenbach, lead pastor of Discovery Church in Simi Valley, Calif,, to talk privately with a small group of evangelical leaders to discuss what the Bible says about gay relationships. After the session , they were each asked to interpret some of the most cited verses relating to homosexuality in the Bible. Text from the New International Version, edition.
Unite for Equality. Like never before. At the heart of the claim that the Bible is clear "that homosexuality is forbidden by God" is poor biblical scholarship and a cultural bias read into the Bible.