Saturday, 3 October 2015
"Was not your sister Sodom a byword in your mouth in the day of your pride" Ezekiel 16:56 (NRSV)
"I will restore their fortunes, the fortunes of Sodom and her daughters and the fortunes of Samaria and her daughters, and I will restore your fortunes along with theirs" Ezekiel 16:53 (NRSV)
God rebukes Israel for her contempt of Sodom - her scorn of homosexuality.
And He vows to restore their fortunes.
What's more He vows to restore Sodom before Israel!
This is perhaps closer to our modern attitude towards homosexuality than the much quoted line in Leviticus.
Israel is rebuked for her superiority, her prejudice, and her scapegoating of a social minority.
Modern Christians would do well to read this passage in the Bible.....
God defends homosexuals and restores their fortunes.
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]
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