12 Oct 2021, 1.10pm

Romans 1:26-32

The present judgement of God

What are the signs that all is not well between humanity and God? Many would point to ‘earthquake, wind and fire’, ‘pestilence, disease, and economic woe’. The pandemic. But the Apostle Paul goes elsewhere. He sees as inevitable that when men and women suppress the plain truth of the existence of God, men and women will be given over both to heterosexual sexual practice outside of marriage, and to homosexual practice. What are the signs that God’s present indignation is directed against a culture? Heterosexual and homosexual sinful activity. (In this talk the immensely sensitive subject of homosexual desire and practice is tackled with reference both to Paul’s teaching and to those who would wish to argue that Paul is not condemning all homosexual sexual activity).