The Bible On Homosexuality

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The Bible On Homosexuality

THE BIBLE ON HOMOSEXUALITY…

God’s Word Is The Last Word!

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QUESTION: Is It Against Scripture To Be Homosexual?

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God Loves Everyone…
But He Doesn’t Love All Behaviors and Practices

Learn what the Bible says about Homosexuality regarding
whether or not it’s a sin from the Old and New Testaments.

The Bible on Homosexuality

 

When it comes to the Bible, Christians shouldn’t be afraid or ashamed to claim God’s word over man’s ways.  It’s what makes a Christian a true believer over just a person who goes to church on Sundays, but is influenced by worldly thinking when it comes to daily living.  

We need to look at what God has to say about everything, so in this discussion we’re going to look at the Bible on Homosexuality.  The Bible is God’s Word.

I would like to remind Christians and non-believers that whatever God says about anything it’s backed by His love.  He may hate a behavior, an attitude or a specific type of lifestyle, but that doesn’t mean that He hates the people involved.

God’s Love For The World

1 John 4:7-8 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

God is love.  Therefore whatever God admonishes for His people, He does it with love.  We need to humble ourselves as true believers to be under God’s authority, and to follow His ways. When we do, we’ll not only be exalted, but we can caste all ours cares upon Him through Jesus and be at peace!

1 Peter 5:6-7 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

When it comes to the heart of man God shows no partiality to a person’s background, financial status or education.  He accepts each of us as we are and loves us.  He even sacrificed His only begotten Son for us (John 3:16).

Job 34:19 who shows no partiality to princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor, for they are all the work of his hands?

Our Heavenly Father is merciful and gracious with patience in His love so we should trust what He says and obey it.

Psalm 86:15 But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

With an understanding of God’s love let’s look at what God says about homosexuality from scripture.

The Bible On Homosexuality

Leviticus 18:22 (ESV)  22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.

Leviticus 18:22 is explicit about homosexuality.  It says that it’s an abomination. Google’s definition says that an abomination is a thing that causes disgust or hatred. This makes it clear to me that the Old Testament did not at all favor homosexuality.

Another reference to the Old Testament concerning Homosexuality is Jude 1:7. Referring to Sodom and Gomorrah and its surrounding cities, the people were engaging in sexual immoralities based upon unnatural desires. These sins among others listed below are examples of punishment of eternal fire.  There is no Biblical acceptance in verse 7 of homosexuality.

Jude 1:5-8 (ESV)  Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day— just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.Yet in like manner these people also, relying on their dreams, defile the flesh, reject authority, and blaspheme the glorious ones.

Hebrews 13:4 gives honor to marriages which are undefiled by adultery as well as immoral sex. There is no honor or acceptance by God with either actions which will be judged by God.

Hebrews 13:4 (ESV) Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

Men and women engaging in homosexual relationships are not unloved by God nor are they unloved by true Christian believers.  While we should shed light on the truth of God’s Word for change, we must also insure that God’s love abound in us toward all.

I’m not referring to human love, that today might be sincere, but tomorrow it may become hateful. Human love comes in layers which can peel away or erode due to how one feels at the moment.

It can be based upon superiority when the mindset of the giver is one of bestowing their favor on another who they believe is undeserving or less of a person.  Love isn’t given to do others a favor, but to give them the warmth of a love that goes beyond human understanding.

God’s love is pure and undefiled by human emotion (1 Corinthians 13:1-13). It remains stable and endures, always ready to forgive anyone who asks. This is how Christians are to love.  We’re not to be doormats, but we’re to keep God’s love flowing so that anyone who desires to live a Godly life will feel welcome and worthy. We’re to love as we desire to be loved.

Galatians 5:14 (ESV)  14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Those who live homosexual lifestyles, God loves you and so do I.  So do all Christians who are true believers of the Word.  But we have a sincere desire that you look to God’s Word so that you would be blessed in accordance with the gospel of the glory of our dear Lord.

1 Timothy 1:8-11 (ESV)  Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 10 the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, 11 in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.

I can’t find it natural to see men and men or women and women married in the Name of Jesus Christ, when God says that it’s only natural for a man and a women to live as man and wife.  However, I can see God’s forgiveness given for a repentant heart that desires to live the truth of God’s Word.

 

Mark 10:6-9 (ESV) But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

The Bible on homosexuality concerning forgiveness is quite clear.  I was lead to read the following verse as a child which gave me a great understanding about God. Through Jesus Christ we can always receive forgiveness. John 8:7-11 clearly shows the depth of God’s love for the sincere of heart.

John 8:7-11 (ESV)  And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 10 Jesus stood up and said to her,“Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”

 

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