HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE BIBLE LECTURE III
MAY 13, 2012
THE CHURCH AND HOMOSEXUALITY
A. The centrality of Scripture
B. The distinction between same sex attraction and same sex behavior.
C. The freedom to disagree.
D. Does the Bible teach that same gender sexual behavior a sin?
II. PRELIMINARY MATTERS
A. Difficult matter.
B. Better dealt with in relationship rather than as institutional statements.
Covenant – non-binding resolutions, but it does control credentialed clergy.
C. Sin or not sin?
A. It seems as if some kids are born “homosexual”. Why would God create children w/this propensity and yet condemn their acts? Sexuality is a God-given gift and primal urge.
1. It seems as if…
2. Why would God create children…?
3.yet condemn their acts.
4.Sexuality is a God-given gift and primal urge
B. How are we to treat/relate to people who are attracted to the same gender?
C. Can gay people attend SCC?
D. Can a living together gay couple attend SCC?
E. You are invited to a gay marriage ceremony, should you go?
F. What about my child?