Flashcards in Key Quotes Christianity Deck (19):
God commands that his people love Him and their neighbours
Give a quote from the Old Testament about love and explain its meaning
Song of Songs:" daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you: do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires"- love has a specific time. God determines when all of us are ready to fall in love,a nod who we should, fall in love with. If you try to love too soon, or too late, you'll miss out on the romance God has planned for you
Give a quote from the New Testament about Love and explain its meaning
Mark 12:31 "love your neighbour as yourself. There is no greater commandment than this". Everyone should love each other as they love themselves
Give a quote from Song of Songs and explain what this shows about the Old Testament attitude to sex
Song 7:10: I am my lover's and his desire is for me- neither she nor her lover can resist their mutual attraction, which is both sexual and emotional. Gender-equal.
Give two examples the Old Testament says you can do in relation to sex
-Sex is a gift God gives to married people for their mutual enjoyment. Proverbs 5:18-19- Let your manhood be a blessing; rejoice in the wife of your youth. Let her love alone fill you with delight
-Sexual desires and activities must be placed under God's control.
Exodus 22:19- whoever lies with an animal shall be put down to death
Heterosexuality in the Bible
Genesis 2:24-"That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh"- Through sex, humanity is fulfilled through the unity of man and women coming together
Matthew 19:5/Mark 10:7- "and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh'
Separation of sex and holiness
Exodus 19:15-Then he said to the people, "Prepare yourselves for the third day. Abstain from sexual relations."- Moses' commandment to Israel to abstain from sex for 3 days before the revelation from God of Mr. Sinai
Celibacy in the Bible
St Paul- 1 Corinthians 7:25-40; Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy...A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord"
Sex and marriage in the Bible
St Paul: 1 Corinthians 7 2:4- "Each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband"
Sex and marriage part 2
Christ´s relationship with the Church- Ephesians Chapter 5- Marriage is compared to the Trinity, as the two become one in a relationship
The dignity and worth of the body
Roman Catholic Church- "Through his bodily composition he gathers to himself the elements of the material world"
Sex and marriage part 3
-Church of England- "Marriage is a relational bond of personal love...in which the commitment clothes itself in the flesh and blood of a living union"
-Roman Catholic Church-"...promote the mutual self-giving by which spouses enrich each other with a joyful and thankful will"
-Southern Baptist Convention-"...he has God-given responsibility to provide for, to protect, and to lead his family. A wife is to submit graciously herself to the servant leadership of her husband..."
Sex equality in the Bible
-Matthew 20:25-26a- "But Jesus called the disciples and said,"you know that the rulers of the gentiles lord it over them and their superiors act like tyrants over them. That's not the way it should be among you"
-Porcile Santisco- "maleness and femaleness are not superior or inferior to each other,but simply different from each other..."
-the bible teaches that all are made in the image and likeness of God
Homosexuality in the Bible
-Leviticus 18:22- "Do not lie with a man as one lies within a woman: that is detestable"
-Leviticus 20:13- "If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them"
-Romans 1:21-31- "For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened"
-2:Samuel 1:26- David and Jonathan loved 'more than a woman'
Give two examples of what the Old Testament says you can't do in relation to sex
-Exodus 20:4 "You shall not commit adultery"
-Leviticus 18:23 "do not have sexual relations with an animal and defile yourself with it"
Hebrews 13:4- "Let marriage be held in honour among all, and let the marriage bed be undefined, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous"
The Anglican community
"...practicing homosexuals and the blessing of same sex unions call into question the authority of Holy Scripture"
Scripture being used inconsistently to reinforce prejudices
Leviticus 19:19- do not wear clothing woven from two kinds of different material"