In discussing this subject, it is not this authorís intent to judge those caught in this kind of behavior.† As with every sin, there is forgiveness and deliverance for all who call on the Lord.† That being said, we must deal with this important subject.
The homosexual and lesbian act is not a disease, it is not a condition acquired at childhood.† It is a sin.† The Bible declares it to be not only a sin, but an Ďabominationí. That is, an act against Godís created order Ö contrary to nature.
Those of this persuasion will relentlessly quote Scripture (the Bible) with texts taken completely out of context.† They try to make it say what they want it to say.† So, I shall use Scripture in its proper context at an introduction.
In what is called the Levitical Law of the Bible, the following is recorded:
If a man lies with a male 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 them.† (Leviticus 20:13) *
God gave this law through Moses.† It is a moral issue.† It is listed with these other moral laws:
∑ 'The man who commits adultery with another man's wife, he who commits adultery with his neighbor's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress, shall surely be put to death. (Leviticus 20:10)
∑ The man who lies with his father's wife has uncovered his father's nakedness; both of them shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. (Leviticus 20:11)
∑ If a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death. They have committed perversion. Their blood shall be upon them. (Leviticus 20:12)
∑ If a man lies with a male 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 them. (Leviticus 20:13)
∑ If a man marries a woman and her mother, it is wickedness. They shall be burned with fire, both he and they, that there may be no wickedness among you. (Leviticus 20:14)
∑ If a man mates with an animal, he shall surely be put to death, and you shall kill the animal. (Leviticus 20:15)
∑ If a woman approaches any animal and mates with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood is upon them. (Leviticus 20:16)
Although the specified penalty, death, is not carried out today, for reasons beyond the scope of this work, these are still moral issues.† Those who break these laws sin against God.† It is His standard, not ours.
Letís look at another passage of Scripture:
For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. †(Romans 1:26-32)
This is an interesting passage.† Here, the Lord is describing the events that occur in a morally decaying society. Of course, He lists a number of cultural sins, those being murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness, backbiters, etc.† However, the subject of homosexual and lesbian behavior is clearly covered here. It is clearly not acceptable in Godís eyes.
One does not have to know anatomy very well to know that a men and women are physiologically complementary.† That is not the case regarding men with men and women with women.† It is Ďcontrary to natureí.† It is an affront to Godís created order, and He clearly condemns it.
There are those of a liberal slant that say that the passages above were penned by the Apostle Paul, not Jesus.† However, they fail to understand that whatever the Apostle Paul says in the New Testament, Jesus is saying as well.† It is ALL Godís Word.
God will never accept homosexual marriage.† Although this might be accepted by federal and local governments, although two homosexuals or lesbians may go through the Ďwedding ceremonyí, they will still not be married in God eyes.† When they come together sexually, they will be committing the sin of fornication.† Their civil wedding ceremony will not be recognized.† They will be living in sin every time they come together.
Letís take a look at what the Bible says about marriage:
And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. And Adam said: "This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man." Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.† (Genesis 2:21-25)
This is the record of the first marriage.† It was a marriage between Adam and Eve, not† Adam and Steve. Marriage is between a man and a woman, period.† God NEVER intended for this to be perverted into anything else.† All through Scripture, God blesses marriage between a man and a woman, but condemns any union between two men or two women.† And, by the above definition, marriage cannot occur otherwise.
God never changes His mind.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.† (Hebrews 13:8)
For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law Ö† (Matthew 5:18)
Godís Word never changes with social norms, public opinion, political correctness, or even liberal church theology.† In regard to this subject, homosexual behavior was sinful in the beginning, and is still so today.
If you are a homosexual or lesbian, God can deliver you from this sin that has you bound.† Jesus died on the cross as payment for our sins, and He alone can set you free.†
Please read below Ö donít turn away now!
Some truths first:
Everyone sins- for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,† (Romans 3:23)
The consequence of our sin is death - For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.† (Romans 6:23)
Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins - Ö† Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures Ö (1 Corinthians 15:3)
The Lord wants us to repent of our sins and turn to Him - The Lord is Ö not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)
Those who put their faith in Jesus Christ will gain eternal life - For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
Get alone with God and in prayer:
∑ Confess (agree with God) that you are a sinner and that you repent of your sins.
∑ By faith, receive Jesus Christís death on the cross as payment for your sins.
∑ Invite Jesus Christ into your heart and receive Him as your personal Lord and Savior, asking Him to forgive you your sins.
∑ Thank Him for saving you and for giving you eternal life.
If you prayed with a sincere heart conviction, you have been saved, based on Godís unchangeable promise. He has recreated you in Christ Jesus, all things have become new.
Find a local Bible believing church to attend if possible.
If you have access to one, begin reading the Bible, starting in the New Testament.
E-mail us (email@example.com) and let us know of your decision, and how we can help you.
God bless you in your lifeís journey with Him!
* All Bible references are from the New King James Version (NKJV) unless otherwise noted.