Amazingly, many Christians will be shocked to read that. But to think it’s not is to declare abject ignorance of God’s Word – both Old and New Testaments. Here are some basic truths for all who read on:
We are all sinners who need the atoning blood of Jesus Christ to avoid God’s Wrath. We all fall short of His Glory (including the men who penned the Bible).
Homosexuality is not the unforgivable sin.
We are to love those engaged in that sin just like we love anyone engaged in any sin.
To simply repeat what God says about it is not being “intolerant” or “hateful” in any way, shape or form.
So what does the Bible say exactly? Isn’t it just one verse in the Old Testament that doesn’t mean anything anymore?
Gen. 19:4-5 – the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them. (this is where we get the word “Sodomy”)
Lev. 18:22 – Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
Lev. 20:13 – If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination
Judg. 19:22-24 – Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him…Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing.
Ok, but Jesus said that homosexuality was bad in the OT but was good now, right? Wrong!
Matt. 5:17 – Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
Matt. 19:4-5 – Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
Luke 16:17 – And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.
How about some more New Testament proof?
Rom. 1:26-27 – For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
1 Cor. 6:9 – Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind (IE “male prostitutes and homosexual offenders”)
Gal. 5:19 – Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness (fornication = sexual acts condemned in the OT)
Eph. 5:3 – But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you
Col. 3:5 – Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry
1 Tim. 1:10 – For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine
Jude 1:7 – Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire
So why is it so “controversial” to just repeat what God says on the topic? Anyone who has a problem with the scriptures clear teachings on this have a problem with GOD and nobody else. There is a blog/website I frequent called ProFootballTalk.com. Today, owner Mike Florio once again waded into this topic (he has been doing so regularly over the past few weeks) even though people go there only to, you know, Talk Pro Football. He continuously injects the Bible as a reason NOT to reject homosexuality. Huh? The more he does it, the dumber he looks. He can deflect and project onto others the very real problem he has with his Father on this topic, but those of us who are Biblically literate see the truth. All sin is a choice. An “abomination” is something that really pisses God off. Why? Because just look at your “parts”! It’s an insult to the Creator of the male and female body. Nobody is “born gay”. Like all sin, engaging in homosexual sex is a conscious choice of the individual which they will have to make an accounting for. You want to say there is no God and the Bible is a myth, then at least your logic is sound. But to accept God and especially the covering blood sacrifice of Jesus (as Mike Florio and countless others do) and insist that homosexuality is not a sin proves how much you don’t care about Him or yourself.