For all of that. I have been doing some research. And many bibles translate into fornication or unfaithfulness for the passage that Jesus is actually speaking. In addition to that I looked up the Greek. πορνείας or porneias is the word that was actually used. This means prostitution. Which would not imply sexual immorality but in fact adultery for if someone is married and a prostitute then they are committing adultery.
EDIT: Just to be clear I do not claim to have a full understanding of the Greek or its meanings and intricacies but this is from what I can find doing a little research.
I can tell. You seem to be one of them. Although that doesn't change what I said before. Nor does it show that it has happened.
There are people who believe that God has changed/changes/will change their sexual orientation in alignment with His commands, regardless of what people who oppose them think.
I'm not going to go into this as I already gave you a link describing the debate. It actually had good information and sources. So you should read up on it. I personally don't have an opinion on it seeing as there is much controversy and I don't study these things. But I am aware of both sides and their very basic arguments. I find it interesting that it translates slightly differently in each different bible. Because that to me just shows people manipulating the words to mean what they want rather than taking their literal meanings. In addition to that I find it amusing that Paul seems to have made up words which makes it even harder to determine what he actually means in the passage.
What do you believe the following means?
Romans 1 - http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/...01&version=NIV
(I boldened some.)
"26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men,
and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. "
Remember, Paul used to be Saul, a Pharisee who was extremely zealous for the law of Moses. He knew Leviticus.
Peace and God bless you
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