Hahaha! The theological schools that are full of God haters? Theological schools that have professors who teach the Bible but dont believe a word in it? My dog wont go to a theological school. I am a PHD student in Business Administration, majoring in Engineering and Technological Management. And not a bad student. I wrote 22 research papers for my previous trimester and scored grade A for 18 out of the 22. So you want to boast about academics? Bring it on!! Yes I was in a theological school before but I got kicked out because i confronted the sons of the devil professors for being liars. Theological schools my foot. I preach by calling not by career.
How much education have you? What subject arera is your major? You want to see my academic credentials? who deceived you that spiritual issues are best deciphered by academic knowledge?, no wonder I called you a moron. You sound like it.
I take this opportunity with pleasure to agree with Rev Andy C.Wuhraizer regarding topic related to HoMoSeXuality.
AlmightyGod himsef never allowed Homosexuality .He abhorred this horrible sin committed by Sodomites..(Genesis 19:5-8)
Pastor where is it stated that it is a very big sin?
Rev. Watson what else is an abomination to God as per Leviticus? What is an abomination? Are we under the Levitical Holiness Codes?
As far as Romans 1:26, do we use this scripture by itself or is it part of more? As far as my argument I am hitting from a Biblical perspective and follow up with a social one. Biblically there is nothing there on homosexuality as a sexual orientation. And behaviorally? Very questionable.
Rev. Watson, I have been blessed to be a Minister and a Social Worker. Yes I have not received a degree from however my mentors are trained theologians from some of the top theological seminaries in the country . I have been working closely with my mentors for many years and have studied on this subject for the last six years. Praying, breaking down scriptures and learning the tools of exegesis have been very important to me.
If you are doing an exegetical analysis of Romans 1:26-27, you have to start at the beginning of Romans 1 to gain the proper context. I truly should, but do not want to break it down line by line but I will say that if we look at verse 18 leading up to 26, can we really say that the way in which we use this passage of scirpture is used correctly against a whole group of people (LGBT community)?
------------------18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
In proper context I don't see how we can use 26-27 against homosexuality as a sexual orientation or against gay folks period. In context, truly Paul is talking about the impact of pagan religions and their temple prostitution, sexual rituals in the temples and idol worshiping.
Hmm. Thank you again for the conversation Rev. Watson.
You stated for me to go to Seminary. Just because one is not in seminary does not mean that one is not fit to lead in ministry. Nor is this a trait of only the black church. I am currently undergoing ordination at a church that congregation is majority white and the pastor is a Harvard trained theologian. I have preached at spoke at seminaries here locally.
My background is social work where I have a Masters degree and studied the impact of Faith on social issues in the black family. Not bragging but you are not dealing with a jackleg lol.
As far as your breakdown of scripture it is cut and pasted from someone else's study. If you do that make sure you provide the sources.
Lastly as far as my sexuality I am only gay on Tuesdays.
Rev. I have much respect for education. With that said I have very little respect for people who lie and are full of crap. You have no idea what you are doing with these scriptures nor do I believe you are who you say you are. I found alot of what you so called typed your own words from other sources for instance here http://www.fcfonline.org/content/1/sermons/090510M.pdf
and other places. That is why you want to end the conversation so fast.
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