Grand Rapids East Report of 2016


In 2016 Classis Grand Rapids East of the Christian Reformed Church produced a report designed to assist the church in its evaluation of the topic of same-sex marriage. The eight topics listed below are relative to Romans 1 that were raised by that report. Each of the eight will be linked to a page dedicated to evaluating that point.  


Exchanging Desires: A Conscious Choice - Initial Coverage

Exchanging Desires: A Conscious Choice - Final Response

         Current Status: The Specific Wording of Romans 1 Prohibits Same-Sex Acts


​         Addendum: The Same-Sex Matter and Science


            Pederasty And Prostitution Motivated Paul’s Understanding


         “Natural” – A Perceived, Not Biblical Norm


​         Paul Prohibits Excesses, Not All Same-Sex Acts 


           Romans 1 Contains Cultural Norms


         Loader


Current:Paul’s Prohibition Not General; Limited To His Understanding


​​Future: The Context of Romans 1 Precluded Any Sympathetic Statement on Same-Sex Acts




Same-Sex Main Page