We are not saved by the LAW, but by grace (Ephesians 2:8-9). The whole book of Galatians was written to address those who wanted to teach a gospel of works. One of the strongest condemnations in the Bible is directed to those who teach a gospel of works (Galatians 1:8).

The WHOLE witness of scripture is that right standing with God is by faith.

“This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to ALL who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.ROMANS 3:22-24


Once again, it is essential to consider the CONTEXT of the passage. Romans 1 condemns sexual acts of ritual prostitution that were connected with the rampant idolatry of the Apostle Paul's day.

“Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.” (1:22-23)

Today, it is hard to imagine a culture where orgies in front of idols are a part of worship as in Romans 1.

In addition, there was little concept of a committed, love relationship between persons of the same gender, which is absolutely normal for them. An opposite gender relationship is as unnatural for a lesbian or gay person as is a HETEROSEXUAL committing same gender sexual acts, as described in Romans 1.

It is absurd to look at the whole book of Romans and single out one group of people as a special category of sinners

Romans 1 teaches that Gentiles are sinners. Romans 2 teaches that Jews are sinners. Romans 3 teaches that ALL are sinners. Romans 4 teaches righteousness by faith for ALL!


First, understand that “homosexuality” is a clinical term from psychiatry that was first used in the late 1800’s. It refers to a concept that was unknown in the first century when this part of the Bible was written. So, if it occurs in a translation almost 2000 years later, it CANNOT have the same meaning.

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