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Chrysostom: “There is nothing, absolutely nothing more mad or damaging than this perversity.”

26 June 2017

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“All passions are dishonorable, for the soul is even more prejudiced and degraded by sin than is the body by disease; but the worst of all passions is lust between men…. The sins against nature are more difficult and less rewarding, since true pleasure is only the one according to nature. But when God abandons a man, everything is turned upside down! Therefore, not only are their passions [of the homosexuals] satanic, but their lives are diabolic….. So I say to you that these are even worse than murderers, and that it would be better to die than to live in such dishonor. A murderer only separates the soul from the body, whereas these destroy the soul inside the body….. There is nothing, absolutely nothing more mad or damaging than this perversity.”

St. John Chrysostom, In Epistulam ad Romanos

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Robert Caldwell permalink
    26 June 2017 12:26 pm

    I do fully agree with his comments tot he effect that homosexual behavior is unbiblical, and thus of the devil. However to state that all passions are dishonorable is gnostic, not Biblical Christianity, i.e. Hebrews 13:4.

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