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Letter: What the Bible really says

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In my opinion, Glen Rambow’s letter in the June 10 edition of the Tribune contained a statement that was misleading, and therefore deserved a response.

I especially took issue with his statement that Jesus never mentioned homosexuals in the Bible, and aside from the fact that I respect his right to free speech, judging from this statement, apparently he isn’t aware of what the Bible really does have to say about homosexuals.

Regarding his statement that Jesus never mentioned homosexuals in the Bible, although I’m not a Bible scholar, I can’t refute that, but it does nothing to alter the fact that the Bible does have quite a bit to say about homosexuals. In just a matter of a few minutes I found a total of 12 different verses that talk about homosexuality, and surprisingly, eight of them are in the New Testament, and the other four in the Old Testament, and they are as follows: Leviticus 20:13, Leviticus 18:22, Genesis 19: 1-38 and Judges 19: 22.

The passages from the New Testament are: 1 Corinthians 6:9, 1 Timothy 1:10, Romans 1:26-28, 1 Corinthians 7:2, Romans 1:32, Jude 1:7, Mark 10: 6-9 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-12. For example, this is what 1 Corinthians: 6-9 has to say about the subject of homosexuality: “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality.”

To those who don’t believe what the Bible has to say about the subject of homosexuality, let’s assume for a moment that the Bible is 100 percent accurate in what it says about homosexuals. The preceding quote from 1 Cor. should provide the unbelievers with some additional food for thought, and give them pause to reevaluate what they believe about the inevitable and permanent subject of eternity.

Norm Baker, WIllmar

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