Main Topics Concerning Dr. Brownson's Book on Same-Sex Marriage

The topics which have been covered are listed below. You can review these topics by clicking on each listing.


     One Flesh




The following pages cover sections of the paper entitled: "Dr. Brownson on Romans 1; 'Nature' and Same-Sex Marriages": 

      Nature as Individualistic

      Unnatural as Extreme

      Unnatural as Heterosexual Non-Procreative Acts

          The Traditional Understanding of "Natural" and "Unnatural."

         Link to a full copy of the paper:

                   Dr. Brownson on Romans 1; Nature and Same-Sex Marriages

Dr. James DeJong and Rev. Wendell Karsen Comment on This Paper!

Coverage of "One Flesh: Male and Female Not Just Assumed, Also Required"

          The Context of Not Just Assumed - Required


                One of Two Valid Translations of "One-Flesh" Is "One Body."


                "Shall Become One-Flesh" Is Essentially a Command -Was Refuted

                   The Command to Become One Body Goes Beyond Bonding and Kinship



                 Members of the Same Sex Cannot Become One Body


                 Conclusion: Male and Female, Not Just Assumed, But Required

Coverage of Romans 1 "Only Prohibits Excessive Same-Sex Acts"

This is the heart of Dr. Brownson's Position

                  Overview: Dr. Brownson Holds Romans 1 Only Prohibits Excessive Acts

Error #1: Paul Knew of Loving Same-Sex Relationships

Error #2: Dr. Brownson Bases His Conclusions on the General Language of Romans 1 and Ignores Very Specific Statements

Error #3 Epithumia Did Not Mean "Excessive"

Error #4 Pathe Did Not Mean "Excessive"

Error #5 Biblical Use of a Term Holds Precedent Over Sources Outside the Bible

Error #6 Dr. J. Brownson Has the Wrong Person Dishonored

Error #7 "For" Refutes the Meaning of Excessive

Error #8 – The Words Females and Males

Error #9 – Verse 26b and “Nature”

Error #10 "Consumed" Indicates Mutual Love, Not Excessive Acts

Error #11 Verse 27 Indicates They Had Mutual Love, It Was Not Excessive Acts

Error #12 Shameless Acts, Not "Acts Committed Shamelessly"

Error #13 "Shameless" Does Not Mean Excessive 

Error #14: “Shameless” Links Romans 1 to A Universal Prohibition of Same-Sex Erotica

Error #15: "What Ought Not To Be Done"

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