Romans
Introduction

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Contradictions
Injustice
Good Stuff
Absurdities
Intolerance
Prophecy
Science and History
Interpretation
Cruelty and Violence
Family Values
Homosexuality
Language
Women
Sex
Politics

Intolerance in Romans

  1. The existence and nature of God are self-evident; thus, unbelievers are "without excuse." 1:20

  2. Atheists have dark and foolish hearts. 1:21

  3. God abandons those who don't know him to "uncleanness and vile affections." 1:24, 26, 28

  4. With his usual intolerance, Paul condemns homosexuals (including lesbians). This is the only clear reference to lesbians in the Bible. 1:26-28

  5. Homosexuals (those "without natural affection") and their supporters (those "that have pleasure in them") are "worthy of death" - along with gossips, boasters, and disobedient children. 1:31-32

  6. Paul says that those who accuse him of lying deserve damnation. 3:8

  7. God blinded the Jews so they wouldn't recognize Jesus as the Messiah. 11:7-10, 25

  8. "As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father's sakes."
    Jews are enemies to Christians, but God loves them for their ancestors' sake. 11:28

  9. Gentiles used to be unbelievers, but now the Jews are the unbelievers and God saves gentiles through Jewish unbelief. It's all a part of God's plan. 11:30

  10. "He that doubteth is damned ... Whosoever is not of faith is sin." 14:23

  11. Shun those who disagree with your religious views. 16:17