Evans states that the word pais used by Matthew may be that used in the hypothetical source known as Q used by both Matthew and Luke and, since it can mean either son or slave, it became doulos slave in Luke and huios son in John.
Christian biblical canons. The main ancient objection to male-male sexual activity was that one partner had to take the "woman's role" of being penetrated.
God reserves sex for marriage between a man and woman, because sex is a unique foundation of intimacy. Jenner ed. Even if married to a woman and often prior to marriage, a wealthy man might have a young male lover or male partner. He was asked about a man and his wife, and he responds accordingly, by referring to male and female.
Christian biblical canons. Watch this space! Rm Network. Main article: Homosexuality in the New Testament. And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other.
See also: Abomination Bible. The secular Bible: why nonbelievers must take religion seriously. Retrieved 10 April — via Google Books. It is typical of the strong "them and us" rhetoric of the ancient world, serving a larger argument and is not a statement on sexuality per se. In this text, Paul uses two Greek words— malakoi and arsenokoitai —that likely refer to some forms of male same-sex behavior, but not the modern concept of homosexuality.