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2 Present Situation Legal Changes Theological Shifts Tradition Reason Scriptural authority Emotional Impact Personal Testimony

3 Interpretation A Gn & – creational setting for sex Gn – Sodom & Gomorrah Lev ; 20.1 – holiness codes Mk – Jesus on marriage Mt – Jesus on sexual immorality Mt – Jesus on lust Eph – Christ & church model for marriage 1 Ti – Paul’s list of sins 1 Co – such were some of you Ro – creational intention & the fall

4 Interpretation B Cultic prostitution – Dt Sodom & injustice – Ezek Pagan Idolatry – Ro Jesus & sinners – Mt & Jn Other OT laws discarded Other groups like women & slaves Ignorance of committed faithful relationships Marriage alternative to promiscuity & loneliness

5 My Interpretation Middle Eastern & Graeco-Roman cultures Sodom Cult Prostitution & Paganism – Lev. 18 & 20 Jesus & Sin – Mt. 21 & Jn. 8 Relation of OT & NT Other social groups Creational intention Identity in Christ

6 Practical Matters Combating prejudice, injustice & discrimination Repentance for rejection Listening & learning Ending double standards Publicly welcoming Celebrating love Openness about sex

7 Practical Matters Changing culture Liberal worldview Christian disagreements Gay Christians Young people All sinners


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