What Does God Say About Homosexuality?
This is a subject taboo, even in the church.
Before proceeding on, a brief mention of the two Governments God has given to man, is in order.
The Church, and
The Magistrates (Civil Government).
The role of the church is to be the Oracle of God and the interpreter of His Will.
The role of the Civil Government is to issue practical statutes for the well-being of the citizens (non against them) based on the Divine Law, i.e. the oracles of the Church.
In other words the civil government issues and ensures observance of practical laws based on the Divine Law. Every single law issued by the civil government must be based on the Divine Law.
This means that the civil government cannot issue laws based on something else than the Laws of God, as, instead, we have today in every democracy.
Today, in every democracy, the civil government does what it wants, based on the politics of politicians, absolutely, nothing doing with the Laws of God. For this reason we have abominable laws that approve, even encourage, evil practices, such as: abortion, divorce, adultery, homosexuality and much more. Abortion, for example, is a vile thing, to kill our own children for the sole reason of not being wanted, so not to hinder our own fun. Not even animals do that.
What is even sadder is that the church hardly speaks of these things within its wall, let alone outside.
This article is about homosexuality, a cancer in our society.
But first, I would draw your attention to the fact that we are immersed 100% of our time in this abominable society (veritable replica of Sodom & Gomorrah) and that for only 30 minutes per week we push our head outside this filth for a breath of oxygen, when we come to church, if we come.
It is then perfectly logical that our reasoning and thoughts be impregnated more by the ways of the world than the Laws of God. Therefore, when we hear what God truly says on this subject we are shocked and even upset about it, for the machination of our mind is more in line with the world that the divine.
I pray then, before you get upset with this article and ready to roast me, make sure if in fact I say the false according to the Divine Laws, as it is written.
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. (Leviticus 18:22)
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth 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)
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. (Matthew 5:18)
What is Homosexuality?
The word we use today as "homosexuality" is made up by two words: from the Greek "Homo" that means "the same" and from the Latin "Sexualis" meaning "sex". The normal definition given to the term is: "attraction and sexual activities between two persons of the same sex". In the Greek this is covered by the word "arsenokoites" that describes sodomy.
In these latter days homosexuality is rampant and growing exponentially. It is found publicly everywhere, from the "gay pride" marches to school and government, fully visible and unashamedly approved. Even the church has dread in commenting for fear of being labelled as non-democratic and anti-humane. In fact, it is democracy that has given stimulus to this irreversible homosexual growth. Now we even have protestant bishops openly professing their practicing homosexuality. Recently an openly professing homosexual, divorced with two daughters, has been appointed bishop in the American Episcopalian church. Surely, many more will follow. And woe to anyone that says anything against this shameful activity; the media, the legal system, and society are ever ready to crucify you.
But the more grave thing is that there are people and churches, even declaring themselves Christians, that interpret the Bible as if It approves of Homosexuals. Generally, their line is that the Bible was written for ‘those days’, but that now God is going ahead to enlarge the human vista. One could possibly understand "enlarging" but negating and overturning what God ha affirmed previously, it is to me turning His Statutes upside down, for God says: For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. (Malachi 3:6).
The purposes and the Laws of God do not change according to the will of man, for if this were so, then God would not be God any more and nobody could trust Him, but what saith Scripture: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. (James 1:17)
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? (Numbers 23:19 AV)
If we look to the progression of every great civilization we have a common path, and thus we can take note where our civilization is on the sequence scale:
Progress Of Civilisations
1. Exploration & Establishment
3. Development & Commerce
4. Influence & Intellectualism
5. Education & Art
6. Decadence e Decline
Activity in the Final period - Decadence
Love for luxury, Materialism
Obsession with Sex, Homosexuality
Growth of the Welfare State
Moving away from religion
Obviously our "civilization" is in the Final Period – Decadence and Decline.
What saith Scripture on Homosexuality?
The Bible is against Homosexuality. The Biblical Christian seeks the Truth in the Word of God that fixes the matter forever. Surely, who knows the Bible well and is inspired of God will never contend that this Holy Book condones homosexual acts. The preachers that sponsor the homosexual life do not know the Bible well or do not believe what It says. The OT and NT present plenty proofs of how God considers this evil and terrible sin.
Homosexuality is Against Nature. God said to Adam and Noah: "Be fruitful, multiply and replenish the earth". If Adam o Noah or their sons had adopted a life of total homosexuality, the human race would have come to the end.
In the study of the Bible there is the principle of: "First Mention". For example, when in Genesis, the book of beginnings, something is mentioned, that meaning is intended for the whole Bible and this is valid also for homosexuality. Let us see: But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly. (Genesis 13:13). We are left without doubt on the motive of the notoriety of the city of Sodom, Sodom is the first mention of homosexuality in the Bible.
God revealed to Abram that He would have destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for that reason: And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; (Genesis 18:20) God sent two angels to save lot and his family from destruction. The angels would have spent the night in lot’s home, but during that very night the men of Sodom encircled the house: 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. (Genesis 19:5 AV)
It is clear that the Bible uses the expression "to know" regularly as meaning the sexual act between individuals, and again using the First Mention rule:
And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, ……. (Genesis 4:1)
And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: ….. (Genesis 4:17)
Similarly in the NT: 24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: 25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS. (Matthew 1:24-25)
The modernists would say that the word "know" in this contest only means to know the person, personally, but it is the very contest that refutes their position for Lot offered to the men his two virgin daughters: Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof. (Genesis 19:8). To note again: have not known man" what does it means? The usual, here the meaning is having sex and that the girls were virgins, but the men were not interested in the women, even if virgins.… to know them as persons? Certainly not! For they knew them already, living in the same city. And then, in the wee hours of the night?? Ridiculous.
This mob wanted men, for they were sodomites, and even when blinded by the angels these evil men were trying to find Lot’s door, till they tired by the useless efforts: And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door. (Genesis 19:11)
Anyone with a honest sense, in reading Genesis 19, can easily see God’s attitude towards homosexuality: Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; (Genesis 19:24) These verses are referred to by Isaiah, Jeremiah and other Prophets, moreover they are used as examples of God’ wrath by Jesus, Peter and Jude
The Law of God forbids Homosexuality.
This is clearly stated: Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. (Leviticus 18:22) Moreover, it is also clear that the Law prescribes death for this abominable sin: If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth 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) There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. (Deuteronomy 23:17)
For this sin God commanded the total destruction of various nations in Canaan (besides Sodom & Gomorrah). Not only God commanded Israel to utterly destroy them, but said also that he would have help them do it. Some modernists, even though admitting the obvious that it is written so, deny that God actually said so, thus confuting the veracity of God’s Word (if this were possible): And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them: (Deuteronomy 7:2) But the LORD thy God shall deliver them unto thee, and shall destroy them with a mighty destruction, until they be destroyed. (Deuteronomy 7:23)
And why did God ordered the full destruction of the nations?
22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. 23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. 24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: 25 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. (Leviticus 18:22-25 )
And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them. (Leviticus 20:23 )
One day I met perchance the mayor of my village, we have the same age and did the primary school together, and between one thing and another he said to me, rather demoralized: "I do not understand what is happening, it is like nature is rebelling against man": I was about to give him God’s answer, but as soon as he saw the direction I was taking he cut me off immediately, for he is a communist. Sad for mankind, but it is just like that "the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants" as we all clearly see all around us.
Do the right thing.
The Kingdom of Judah did not do always the right thing and was condemned during Reoboam’s reign: And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel. (1 Kings 14:24)
However those kings that removed homosexuality from the land did which was right in the eyes of the LORD:
Asa: 11 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father. 12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made. (1 Kings 15:11-12 AV)
Jehoshaphat: And he walked in all the ways of Asa his father; he turned not aside from it, doing that which was right in the eyes of the LORD: nevertheless the high places were not taken away; for the people offered and burnt incense yet in the high places. (1 Kings 22:43 AV) And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land. (1 Kings 22:46 AV)
Josiah: And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove. (2 Kings 23:7 AV)
The churches, the denominations, the preachers, the teachers that support homosexuality do NOT do "that which was right in the eyes of the LORD".
God gave them up.
In Romans 1 homosexuality is presented as the end of the road. It is the lowest level of human depravity: 21 because that, knowing God, they glorified him not as God, neither gave thanks; but became vain in their reasonings, and their senseless heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts unto uncleanness, that their bodies should be dishonored among themselves: 25 for that they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile passions: for their women changed 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 unseemliness, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was due. (Romans 1:21-27)
Where did Aids begin? Why is Aids so prevalent in Africa? Brother Andrew, now working in Africa and environs, in one of his reports sadly lamented that Africa’s problem is worse than presented for its inhabitants are deeply involved in an insatiable practice of promiscuity of fornication as well as homosexuality. It appears it is an incurable plague.
Aids first appeared in the homosexual culture, and we know that each of these men mate up with over 200 homosexual partners per year. Naturally, now Aids is everywhere for many of these men are bisexual and have passed on to women and children the deserve of their despicable sin. Aids was introduced into the world by homosexuals, even though they deny it, of course.
Should Homosexuality be Punished?
Surely, the civil government should condemn and punish this abominable activity. Not only because the Bible require so, but also because society has to defend itself from destructive crimes. This vile activity is not a private affair and should not be treated as such for the propagators of this crime are also looking for new meat, our children, to introduce then in the rounds, just as drug dealers do (and do not tell me that it is not true for we all have had personal experience about this).
It is sufficiently evident, also proven by science, that homosexuality is learned, it is not genetically acquired, even though the sodomites, the media, and society would want us believe otherwise, so to claim: "it is not our fault". But the Lord says the opposite in His Word. Whom do you believe, God or man?
Let us hear the Word of God: 8 And we know that the Law is good, if anyone uses it lawfully, 9 knowing this, that law is not laid down for a righteous one, but for lawless and undisciplined ones, for ungodly and sinful ones, for unholy and profane ones, for slayers of fathers and slayers of mothers, for murderers, 10 for fornicators, for homosexuals, for slave-traders, for liars, for perjurers, and if any other thing opposes sound doctrine, (1 Timothy 1:8-10)
It is clear that according to Scripture, homosexuality ought to be illegal as for murderers, fornicators and all the rest contrary to sound doctrine.
Have homosexuals a need of Love and Comprehension?
Homosexual have need of the truth, more than anything else "… know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (John 8:32). The homosexual must understand that hew has been born with a sinful nature (like everybody), but is not born homosexual. The devil, the world and themselves would like us believe that they are born homosexual and that there is nothing they can do about it. But it is a lie, the truth is that they like what they are and want to be approved and accepted as "normal" in this abominable practice. Instead what they need is to have declared to them that homosexuality is not a sickness, but it is a serious sin of which they have to repent.
To promote, encourage or to participate in homosexual acts is a grave offence against God. Homosexual Pastors/Elders and homosexual churches must be particularly offensive to God, since they promote sodomy and validate the sodomites in their sin. The homosexuals, instead of being encouraged in their sin need to have proclaimed: Therefore, repent, and convert, for the blotting out of your sins, so that times of refreshing may come from the face of the Lord, (Acts 3:19)
Salvific Grace and the homosexual.
Some using "God has " suggests that homosexuals cannot be saved. Obviously homosexuality is not unpardonable sin and we know that the Lord Jesus Christ has died for all sins of His own: And she will bear a son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21)
Having said that, we quickly add that a homosexual truly converted to Christ will not remain as such, but he will repent of that sin and will reject it completely. This means that a homosexual Christian is an impossible thing.
These verse would purportedly make impossible for a homosexual to be saved: 9 ¶ Or do you not know that unjust ones will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be led astray, neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor abusers, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous ones, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor plunderers shall inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
If they were not followed by this verse: And some were these things, but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and in the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:11) coupled with repentance, rejection that sin and receiving the Grace of the Lord.
And here is truth, several in the Corinthian church had been sodomites, but were no more, having been washed, sanctified and justified by the Lord. Having rejected this abominable sin they did not participate in it anymore, they were saved not for stopping it, but saved from this sin.
For this reason, to speak of "homosexual churches" and "homosexual pastors/elders" and "homosexual Marriages" is a contradiction of terms for, even though they call themselves as such, they are surely not converted to God for it they were so, they would not call themselves ‘homosexuals’. This denomination is absurd, without sense e completely foolish, at the light of the Bible.
Some modernists, trying to be smart, say: "in the list of activities not approved of God there are also fornicators, adultery and others that capital punishment is prescribed, but this doe not happen in our society. Why single out homosexuals?" Augustine said that hell has been created for people that asks these stupid questions. The answer is: If the magistrates are negligent in performing their God must not be slovenly, but must correctly proclaim the statutes of God, for this sin and for the rest of them.
How should the church treat the penitent homosexuals?
Like every other reformed sinners. The church must receive them in the compassion of Christ. But, as He did, the church must be firm and honest about their sin and present the doctrine of Christ in a clear and complete way, with fear for we are standing only for the Grace of Jesus Christ: …. always be ready to give an answer to everyone asking you a reason concerning the hope in you, with meekness and fear, (1 Peter 3:15)
The church must not compromise the Gospel, under any circumstance, or give the impression to do it. The church must preach Jesus, and Him crucified. If it is in the grace of the Lord, they will convert, and when converted, they will be no more homosexuals and their change will bring glory to God. Naturally, in the meantime, the church must watch over them to ensure that they will not try to corrupt its youth.
Epilogue: What is the Position of God on homosexuality?
1. Homosexuality is a sin and abomination in front of God: Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. (Leviticus 18:22)
2. Homosexuality is condemned by God: Preachers that support the homosexual life do not know well the Bible or do not believe what it says. The OT and the NT present abundant proof of how much God abhors this evil and terrible sin.
3. Homosexuality is contrary to nature: Because of this, God gave them up to dishonorable passions, for even their females changed the natural use to that contrary to nature. (Romans 1:26)
4. Homosexuality is to be condemned and punished by the Civil Government as a cancer in society: If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth 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)
5. God is not enlarging the human vista in that homosexuality be approved, in fact God condemns it, and in not uncertain terms, and He is not changing His Law: For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. (Matthew 5:18) Is everything passed away! No. The Final Judgment has nor passed yet, and with that the times a closed.
6. Homosexuals can be received by the church, as every other sinner, but without compromises nor indications of tolerance of this abominable sin.
7. Homosexuality is a forgivable sin: And some were these things, but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and in the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:11) However the church must watch over to protect the young of the church.
The One testifying these things says, Yes, I am coming quickly. Amen. Yes, come, Lord Jesus! (Revelation 22:20 ) homosex
Based on an article by E. L. Bynum
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