And they told Saul, and the thing pleased him. This is as true of a heterosexual person as of a homosexual person. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. Rather, we are to share the love of God and the forgiveness of sins that is available to all, including homosexuals, through Jesus Christ. The first two passages that directly mention homosexuality come from the Old Testament, the other three are from the New Testament. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. To translate it as "homosexual" is problematic for two reasons: The first mention of marriage, Genesis 2: In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. In the verses that follow, Paul illustrates how this has happened, giving three examples of how what has been known about God has been exchanged for something else: That rebuttal is fair. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For certain Christian groups to make this the decisive Christian issue is simply a misreading of biblical values. In other words, monitoring and proscribing human homo sexual activity is not a particular concern of the Bible when compared to the overarching demand for justice, economic equality, and the fair treatment of foreigners and strangers. That Paul is warning his readers not to revert to their former way of life suggests there is still some desire to do so.