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1. Describe and explain the sources of Christian teaching on sexual Ethics. Sexual ethics refers to all aspects concerning sexuality and human sexual behaviour; it can be applied to many areas of morality for e.g. polygamy, homosexuality, monogamy, celibacy etc. Different Christian denominations have various and different approach to a range of sexual ethics. Several Christians believe marriage is a sacred practice that is ordain by God and should be between a man and a woman. Many Christian teachings and ethics come from the Christian Holy book “The bible”, customs and natural law. However different Christian denominations have different interpretation of the scriptures therefore different Christian churches have different teachings on many sexual Ethics. Homosexuality meaning sexual attraction towards the same sex is viewed upon as a negative and sinful practice in many Christian denominations, although the Bible says in the book of Genesis “all human beings are created in God’s own image.” Many Christian churches based their teachings on homosexuality is strongly based on bible quotations that directly present homosexual behaviour as a negative and sinful practice. In the Old Testament the bible clearly outlines the prohibitions of any Homosexual behaviour, Leviticus 18:22 states “You must not have sexual intercourse with a man as you would with a woman; it is a detestable practice.” During Jesus times it is believe that Jesus of Nazareth would have followed the Jewish teaching of homesexuality (which was an unacceptable path). On the other hand Jesus statements on the commandment of love (Matthew 2:37-40) and his teachings on accepting Everyone shows that he would have accepted all believers of God regardless of their sexual ethics. These two images of Jesus enhance the different interpretations and teachings of the Christian ethic regarding homosexuality.

In the Christian scripture the New Testament generally portrays apostolic teaching on homosexualism...
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