Some people use St. Paul’s views in his letters
to the Corinthians and to Timothy to say that
homosexuality and homosexuals are bad.

The facts are:

  • Paul states that certain types of
    wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of
    God.  Among these are men who have sex
    with men. (1 Corinthians 6:9)

  • Paul also states that the law is made for
    lawbreakers such as men who have sex
    with men.  (1 Timothy 1:10)

  • In each case, Paul is criticizing only
    male-male penetration, not other forms of
    male-male sex.

  • Although Paul criticizes male-male
    penetration in 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1
    Timothy 1:10, he does not actually say
    don't do it.

  • What do 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:
    10 say?

  • How do we know that these verses criticize
    only male-male penetrative sex and what
    were the reasons for this criticism?

  • What does the criticism of male-male
    penetration mean for men who are attracted
    to, or have sex with, other men?

  • What does Paul mean by arsenokoitai and

  • False views or misconceptions about 1
    Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10

  • Other interpretations
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