Hope Remains: Homosexuality and the Bible

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                            Hope Remains

And now faith, hope and love remain, these three, but the greatest of these is love. (1 Cor. 13:13)

Welcome!

   If you are a Christian, and want to know what scripture really says about homosexuality, this site is for you.

   If you are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, or questioning your sexuality, and you fear that God will reject you, condemn you to hell, or even hate you, and you are looking for hope, this site is for you.

    We are not going to beat you with verses of scripture. If you are homosexual or bisexual, we understand that your sexuality is primarily about who you are, not what you do, and that it is not something you chose.

   We are not going to judge you, and we are not going to try to change anything about you, except perhaps the way you see yourself and how you fit into God's plans and His Kingdom.

   What we are going to do is visit every one of the passages of scripture that you thought condemned you, look at them in the Hebrew and Greek (the original languages), and find out for ourselves what God thinks, without interference from human opinions, historical prejudice, judgmental people and biased medieval (and modern) Bible translators.

   It is our intent in the following pages to demonstrate that scripture in the original languages never condemned homosexuality, and same-sex marriage, often thought to be a "new" concept, existed and was accepted back then. We also hope to make it clear that Transgender persons transitioning to the desired sex are NOT sinning.

   We hope that you will find new hope and a firm understanding that Jesus loves you far more than you have been led to believe.

Notes

 

Where we have used Hebrew and Greek words, we have also transliterated the words into the English alphabet, attempting to approximate the MODERN pronunciations of the words. (No one is alive who can tell us how biblical Hebrew and Koine Greek were pronounced, so it makes more sense to use the modern pronunciations of both languages.)