Re: Romans 1. Alternate views.
It seems to me that because of suppressing the truth, God has given them over to the lifestyle and inability to see what we see.
This lifestyle is a judgment of attributing the things of God to say, nothing, like evolution does.
Rom 1:18 "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,..."
Then again Paul reiterates in verse 26
24 Therefore God also gave them up
to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
God gave them up.....verse 24 and verse 26. That sounds to me like the judgment of God.
26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.........
I have come to believe that the growing problem and how they are becoming bolder and more open can be understood as the manifesting of an earlier problem. From reading Romans 1 what we see is a result of the suppression of the truth. We need to be careful to not accept thier lifestyle but to declare that God says it is sin not us. Jesus received everybody, yet told them to "Go and sin no more".
If as the article referenced above says that Jesus did not specifically address sin, then Jesus needs to be presented from the Old Testament like Paul, Peter, Stephen etc, did in the book of Acts. They need to see Jesus more than they need to see that God says homosexuality is sin.
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." Matthew 7:13-14
(All Scripture quoted is from NKJV unless otherwise noted)