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To: ThomasMore; wideawake
I don't want to leave any impression that the Reformed position denies a natural knowledge of sexual relations. I think most Reformed theologians would classify sexuality under the general heading of General Revelation. Romans 1 is the basic framework for General Revelation in the Reformed tradition, if I'm not mistaken. What I have seen by the "christian" homosexual community as it relates to defense of their position from a biblical standpoint is that they engage in a form of exegesis that tries to tightly construe those passages, that we would all consider as a commandment against homosexuality, as pertaining to only sexual relations with temple prostitutes. Quite devious exegisis eisegesis.
22 posted on 07/31/2003 8:47:34 AM PDT by lockeliberty (Semper Reformanda)
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To: lockeliberty; wideawake
Quite devious exegisis eisegesis

Personal interpretation certainly leaves the door open for that. Devious, BTW, is an understatement! This is pure evil at work here! Anti-Christ!

25 posted on 07/31/2003 8:53:04 AM PDT by ThomasMore
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To: lockeliberty; ThomasMore
I don't want to leave any impression that the Reformed position denies a natural knowledge of sexual relations.

You haven't created that impression.

To abbreviate:

The Catholic position is that not only is sodomy an abomination according to positive and specific revelation (i.e. the Scriptures), but that even those who have not been gifted with the grace of revelation can deduce the evil of sodomy by applying right reason and analyzing the evidence of creation.

The Reformed position (as I understand it) is that we only know sodomy as an abomination according to positive and specific revelation (again through the Scriptures) because man's reason, distorted by the depravity of sin, cannot arrive at a sure knowledge of God's truth in this matter through his defective reason alone. What we can do is, being vouchsafed the truth through Scripture, deduce from it the natural reasons for God's ordinance.

29 posted on 07/31/2003 9:01:36 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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