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.


      Equality      

     One Flesh

       Unity

       Celibacy

       


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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