Abomination: how interesting

How interesting that we so often call one sin an abomination, and it is for that reason we view it as different from any other sin!  How interesting indeed! A study of the word "abomination" in the original Hebrew reveals the original word "toeva".  This word literally means "abomination" or "hatred".  Homosexuality is, indeed, an abomination; scripture tells us that pretty clearly.  But still, how interesting that we say homosexuality is not "just sin", its an "abomination"; a toeva!  How interesting!

A search for the word abomination; or, that is, a search for the word "toeva" in the Hebrew scripture also brings you to Proverbs 6:16-19.

"There are six things the Lord hates (toeva), seven that are detestable to him. ("What! Seven??) haughty, proud, snobbish, arrogant eyes ("oh..") a lying tongue ("What's this!?") hands that shed innocent blood ("oh okay, well yeah!") a heart that devises wicked schemes ("you mean that time I...?") a false witness who pours out lies ("lying again...worth hating TWICE??") a man who stirs up dissension among  brothers ("What! You mean the whole Church?")

How interesting!  How quickly we make one sin an abomination without looking at our sin!  How quickly we congratulate ourselves because we aren't gay!

PC Walker

Speaker.Author.Poet, whatever comes through the cracks is all grace.