But, Romans 1.26-27 isn’t about Creation or Homosexuality…

If Romans 1 is accepted as having a clear echo of the creation story, then on a very foundational level we need to recognise that God is imaged by both male and female…

via Anglicans, Rom 1:26-27, and Homosexuality.

The book looks great, but I wanted to comment on this one little bit.

Romans 1.26-27 MUST BE LEFT OUT of the debate on homosexuality from the perspective that it is Paul’s own words.

Paul actually condemns the statements made in this section of Romans.

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Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

6 thoughts on “But, Romans 1.26-27 isn’t about Creation or Homosexuality…”

  1. It is very easy to use them that way because “scripture is plain”. But as you have pointed out before, this is a rhetorical device. Romans was never divided into chapters by Paul. This is from where a large part of the issues comes.

  2. //Paul actually condemns the statements made in this section of Romans.//

    Intrigued! Do you mind explaining how not that I disagree – I don’t as it happens – but would be interested in hearing your analysis of these passages.

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