Homosexuality: What does the bible REALLY
say about homosexuality - gay and lesbian activity?
Gay and lesbian rights and homosexuality have been in the news frequently
over the past few years. Homosexuality is a subject that arouses a lot of
emotion. Deep seated feelings and belief lay on both sides of the
issue, especially when it comes to religious belief, God and the
In order to understand the bottom line on homosexuality, from
the perspective of the Bible, and what God feels about it, we
have to agree on some basic concepts. The most important is the
willingness to accept what God's word says about any given
In other words, to have any kind of Christian belief that
amounts to anything, there can be only ONE source for that
belief, and that is the Holy Bible. without accepting this book
as having any authority for describing exactly WHAT Christianity
is, YOU have NO foundation on which to base ANY belief you may
have about God and truth.
If you don't base your belief on what the Bible reveals,
then you need go no further because we have no common ground from
which to address the subject of homosexuality from a religious
perspective, or that of any form of
If you DO base your religious belief on the bible and its
revelations, then you must ALSO be willing to accept ALL of its
revelations, or accept NONE of them. You can't pick
and choose what to believe based on your own feelings and belief
systems. If you pick and choose as it pleases you, then you are
creating your own form of religion and negating what God clearly
reveals as His will for mankind.
2 Peter 1:20 "Knowing this first, that no prophecy
(inspired speaking) of the scripture is of any private (personal
interpretation or isolated from other scriptures) interpretation.
21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but
holy men of God spoke [as they were] moved by the Holy
POINT: You can't pick and choose scripture to
support your personal opinion or belief or wish. It either ALL
comes from God as inspired, or NONE of it is. WHY? Because to
accept anything less leaves the decision as to WHAT part to
believe and accept and which part to ignore WITH THE
THIS AFFECTIVELY CREATES NO RELIGION AT ALL AND ALLOWS
EVERYONE TO DO THAT WHICH IS RIGHT IN THEIR OWN eyes, BASED ON
THEIR OWN INTERPRETATION OF WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.
God disappears and man takes God's place deciding what is
right and what is wrong, what is good and what is evil.
2 Timothy 3:16 "All scripture [is] given
by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for
reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness"
(Emphasis mine throughout)
POINT: If ANY of the Bible is accepted, then
ALL of it must be, or NONE of it can be taken
seriously. God plainly tells us that ALL scripture is
given for our benefit. (Including OLD Testament scriptures since
the "scriptures" written of in the above scripture were
ALL Old Testament scriptures at the time.) The homosexual
community has been actively lobbying for equal rights to practice
their beliefs within society and not be discriminated against.
They have even gone to great lengths to influence most Christian
denominations into accepting homosexuality as a normal and
God-sanctioned practice. Many of these denominations have either
accepted such practices, or winked at such behavior essentially
giving tacit approval of the same.
WHAT DOES GOD SAY ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY?
That question doesn't seem to concern most of the
"Christian" ministry or priesthood, let alone the
Christian community over all. Of course, there are many who
harbor strong disapproval for such homosexual behavior, but
personal "rights" issues are thrown in their face and
many feel guilty for feeling this way. Many also take a stand
against such practices and leave to fellowship with others of
like mind and who accept God at His word.
WHAT DOES SCRIPTURE SAY ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY?
Given the above details of fact, we can come to solid biblical
answers as to how God feels about homosexuality:
Leviticus 18:22 "You shall not lie with mankind, as with
womankind: it [is] abomination."
Leviticus 20:13 "If a man also lie with mankind, as he
lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination:
they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon
1 Corinthians 6:9 "Know you 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, (homosexuals) :10 Nor
thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor
extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God."
POINT: The above scriptures make it clear that
homosexuality is being discussed. There is NO room for
negotiation on what God is stating. However, it needs to be
understood that the sin of homosexuality isn't a sin worse
than other sins. SIN IS SIN and ANY sin
carries with it the death penalty, unless repented of. Despite
homosexual tendencies, the PRACTICE of homosexuality, unless
repented of and fought till death, will lead to eternal death -
cessation of the soul life forever.
The following scripture range in Romans makes it even more
clear as to what God feels about homosexuality:
Romans 1:18 "For the wrath of God is revealed from
heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who
hold the truth in unrighteousness" 19 Because that
which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God has showed
[it] to them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the
creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the
things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so
that they are without excuse 21 Because that, when they knew God,
they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but
became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was
darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became
fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an
image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed
beasts, and creeping things :24 Wherefore God also gave them
up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to
dishonor their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed
the truth of God into a lie,(Isaiah 5:20 Woe to them that
call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and
light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for
bitter!) and worshiped and served the creature more than the
Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause
(because of the above attitudes and practices) God gave them up
to vile affections: for even their women did change
the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 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
recompense of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did
not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over
to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
(least fitting) 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness,
fornication, (sex outside marriage) wickedness, covetousness,
maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity;
whisperers, 30 back biters, haters of God, despiteful, proud,
boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31
without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural
affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of
God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death,
not only do the same, but have pleasure in others that do
I would challenge anyone who has the least
respect for God and His word, and who tries to uphold
homosexuality as "God ordained" as some have put it, to
give a biblical answer to their beliefs and practices.
The fact is, THERE IS NO SUCH ANSWER THAT CAN BE SUPPORTED BY
GOD OR HIS WORD.
Homosexuals: Psychologist Interview!
Americans for Truth about Homosexuality
National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality website.
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A Publication of Hope for Christians Struggling with Homosexuality
Parents and Friends of Ex Gays
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