Quinny wrote:Tonka wrote:
But homosexuality is condemed in the both Old and New Testaments.
Although Jesus says nothing on the subject.
Jesus was a Jew, and as such like all Jews would have been well versed in the Law. There was no need to reiterate aspects of moral guidance.
His initial preaching activity was aimed at Jews that had started to depart from their course due to the poor efforts to guide them by the religious leaders of the time (where have i heard that before? ) Jesus was scathing in his attacks on these leaders who had been corrupted with power and self obsessed pursuits.
Within a few years, some of these Jews became 'converts' and began taking this message to gentile (non-jewish) nations, most notably, the Apostle Paul. It is here when adressing Roman and Greek converts that Paul reminds them that such actions as homosexuality amongst other things are wrong in Gods eyes, and enough to disqualify them from the Christian church.
It is interesting that the subject should appear at this stage in the New Testament. Promiscuity is usually rife in more affluent societies, Sodom and Gomorrah were such. Greek and Roman history reveals the drunken excesses that were certainly not part of Jewish culture.
If the standards were such back then i see no reason why that would have changed.