But what does it mean? And what’s the response?

In my last post I responded to a rather bad exegesis of John 10:30-36 by Steve Hays, I say it’s bad with no disrespect, all trinitarians readings of this text are going to end up being bad exegesis. Steve has since replied to my response and I feel I would be remiss if I didn’t given his defense of his reading a good shot and a reply. So here it goes:

Some guy named Roman A. Montero–evidently a unitarian–attempted to respond on Tuggy’s behalf to a post of mine.

Not on Tuggy’s behalf, on my own behalf, I can only speak for myself.

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But what does it mean? And what’s the response?

The Sin of Sodom – part 1

The question of why Sodom and Gomorrah got destroyed is a question that has been brought to the public sphere in the debate going on within Christian circles about homosexuality. There are a few stances, one being the punishment was about the treatment of strangers, the poor, or some other group, another stance is that the punishment was about sexual sin, another that it was about rape, and there are other stances that combine the causes for punishment or add some other cause. We all know the story, but let’s look at the beginning of the story in Exodus 18 (using the NRSV):

 20 Then the Lord said, ‘How great is the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah and how very grave their sin! 21 I must go down and see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry that has come to me; and if not, I will know.’

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The Sin of Sodom – part 1