Romans 1:27 – Typical26-08-2020 - Posted by Andre Piet
Likewise also the males, besides, leaving the natural use of the female, were inflamed in their craving for one another, males with males effecting indecency, and getting back in themselves the retribution of their deception which must be.
These verses are deeply controversial. What Paul wrote here is so contrary to the current zeitgeist. “Homophobic”, they say. But let us not be intimidated or even hindered by such labels from letting the text speak to us open-minded. The fact that the practices described here are properly encouraged today (: 32) confirms that the world in which we live is indeed separate from GOD.
Verse 26 stated that the women replace the intercourse with the man. No doubt Paul mentions this first because it is so illustrative of what he describes. After all, the world (= female) does not want communion with the Creator-GOD (= male). The world itself obviously does not recognize such associations. She has no clue, she walks in the darkness and therefore has no idea of the “typology” of her own disgusting behavior. Indulging in arbitrary sexual relationships is actually celebrated as ‘multicolored diversity’. Women and “likewise also the males”. Yes, they just follow here – which is also illustrative. But how different it is when men realize they are male!