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Note: Liberated Christians is a primarily about heterosexual relationships.
While we are supportive of all sexual orientations, the leaders do not have the
resources to assist them in their special issues. Thus, our Fellowship groups are
not appropriate for gays/lesbians. However, individually Dave (an extreme heterosexual
- Kinsey Scale= 0) has done extensive biblical research and has been active supporting
biblical homosexuality for many years. However, there is no "official"
stand as an organization on homosexuality other than general support.
Conservative Theologian Support Gays
For conservatives that think only liberals speak out supporting natural homosexual
orientation Rev L. Robert Arthur, a former student at Bob Jones University (I understand
you can't get much more conservative) is also supportive.
Background: Masters degree in Bible from Bob Jones University and further graduate
work in Greek, Hebrew, Ugaritic, Akkadian and Aramaic. He served as Asst Dean of
Men at Bob Jones, and as a Baptist preacher in Omaha Nebraska. He wrote "Homosexuality
And The Conservative Christian".
His book parallels the teachings of other scholars. The difference is he comes from
a very conservative Bob Jones background and addresses such a conservative audience.
His conclusion is the same that scripture does not condemn homosexuality as we know
He lays out 7 basic presuppositions which he is convinced of. He suggests for those
with different theological assumptions other books use different presuppositions
but still arrive at the same conclusions. His 7 presuppositions are:
1. Plenary-verbal inspiration of Scripture in their original languages. Means written
by human agents of God in their own style, grammar but the end result were the exact
words which God intended to have recorded.
2. Authority and infallibility of Scripture. Everything in the Bible (in the original
language and context) are completely accurate.
3. For any accurate understanding of Scripture it must be read in its entire content.
4. The best commentary on Scripture, is the Scripture itself.
5. The language of the original Scriptures must be understood as it was used at
the time it was written.
6. In order to understand why certain events and statements occurred, we must understand
the cultural situation of the time of those events and statements.
7. Before we can apply the teachings of the Bible to present day, we must understand
the meaning of those teachings in the day in which they were given.
His perspective both in theology and hermeneutical principals is conservative as
taught by Bob Jones one of the most conservative Bible Schools in America.
Before you condemn homosexual behavior consider that your truth may be based on
false understandings and mistransliterations of scripture in modern versions which
may have very different meanings than the original biblical texts and the culture
in which they were writen.
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