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How can "homosexuality" really mean "male prostitue" in the bible when...?

1 Corinthians 6: 9/10 says "Surely you know that the people who do wrong will not inherit God's kingdom. Do not be fooled. Those who sin sexually, worship idols, take part in adultery, those who are MALE PROSTITUTES, or MEN WHO HAVE SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH OTHER MEN, those who steal, are greedy, get drunk, lie about others, rob--these people will not enter God's kingdom."
You would think if it was one or the other that it would only say one, however, when both are listed separately, well, how is it one?

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missbreezy214

Asked by missbreezy214 at 3:30 PM on Mar. 24, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • The word "or" means that they're not the same thing. Either being gay OR being a prostitute is seen as wrong.

    To say that they are the same would mean that all gay men are also prostitutes who steal, get drunk and rob people.
    It simply is not the case.
    Laila-May

    Answer by Laila-May at 3:33 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • You do realize that the Bible you are using is a translation of the original. There is no word in either greek or hebrew for "homosexual" (Greek NT and Hebrew OT). The bit of "Men who have sexual relations with other men" is not in the original book but was added during one of the many translations of the Bible to English
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 3:34 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • I'm sure if you take that same scripture to biblegateway and look at the many differnet translations you will see that they vary in wording.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 3:38 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • It is a list of different things.
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 3:44 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • I agree with this: http://www.yaiy.org/literature/Homosexuality.html Yahweh bless

    Daphna28

    Answer by Daphna28 at 3:45 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • As for how male prostitute can turn into "homosexual" very simply. Historically they were refering to Eunichs. I'm sure you know what a Eunich is. A castrated male. Historically these men were often slaves that were forced to engage in these acts with men of high office or standing. Thus the passage would be in reference to men partaking of eunich services. Now one may argue that is in reference to the Eunich themselves but I would think otherwise since they didn't necessarily chose to be sold into slavery and castrated.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 3:48 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • Ever heard of a gigolo? Women pay the service, too.
    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 4:00 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

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