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What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?

[LEFT]We realize that with the growing popularity and glamorization of homosexuality, that this subject can be a very difficult one to address. Furthermore, as hate crimes specifically committed against homosexuals occur, many feel that this issue shouldn't be addressed at all for fear of only adding to the hostile environment that many homosexuals face. Despite the cultural climate in which we live, this issue must be addressed according to the Word of God. God's laws are always for our good, although man may see them as restricting. In the end, only obedience to the Word of God can bring true freedom. We address this issue out of God's love for the homosexual to bless and help him.[/LEFT]

Much of our society has embraced many perverted sexual practices that are considered in the Bible as abominations to God. Homosexuality is among the list of deviate or abnormal sexual practices however, there are many other practices that can be included as well. Pornography, pedophilia, prostitution, oral sex, phone sex and computer virtual reality sex, just to name a few of them.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (NIV): "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters, nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."

Although the Bible doesn't detail each and every one of these sinful acts, it does clearly speak out about many of them. Any deviation from God's original plan for sex between a married man and woman is still a sin in God's eyes. The main reason we call these things perverted is because they are unnatural and scripture clearly tells us those who do such things are committing abominations.Leviticus 18:22 (KJV): "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind it is abomination."

Homosexuality is also referred to as the sin of sodomy. This reference comes from an account in the Bible of two exceedingly wicked cities, Sodom and Gomorrah, which the Lord destroyed. Sodom was known for its rampant homosexuality and unrestrained sexual lust, as well as other sins such as arrogance, haughtiness, and disregard for the poor. When the Lord sent angels to warn Lot who lived in the city that it was about to be destroyed, the men of the city actually wanted to rape the angels!Genesis 13:13: "But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly."

In the Old Testament the penalty for this sin was severe. Leviticus 20:13: "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."Today the penalty of death comes in the form of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. It also brings death to the soul and spirit of man because the life of God is pushed out by indulging in something that is an abomination to God. God wants to deliver all who are trapped in this unholy practice and He will if anyone calls out to Him with a sincere heart.

Romans 1:24-32:

24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 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:
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;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, 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 them that do them.

These scriptures clearly state that these vile affections of men lusting for other men (gay men) or women lusting for other women (lesbians) are not the natural affections God created men and women to have for one another. Let me say here that God loves all homosexuals! However, He hates the deeds of homosexuality because they are sinful. God did not create any human being as a homosexual. They are not born that way, just as murderers are not born that way. However, these spirits can be transmitted to children, especially if someone who had this demonic spirit seduced or raped a child--or even if they were close to gay people. These demons can also be imparted to others through unholy sexual acts.

People become homosexuals because they yield to abnormal acts or lust. It is through some source that they have received a demonic spirit that drives them to their lust. Viewing evil videos or pornographic books is a way of opening the door for Satan to give one an evil, perverse spirit. Though people are not born as homosexuals, the Bible does say all human beings are born with a sin nature. If we yield to the evils of our flesh it will lead to our destruction not only in this life, but in the life to come. However, through faith in Jesus Christ and His death on the cross we can break the hold that sin has upon us. We do not have to yield to the old fleshy nature but we can now overcome evil temptations and live our lives controlled by the Holy Spirit.

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.


Sex is God's idea and its purpose is not only for procreation, but also for recreation and the development of a deep relationship between man and woman. Nothing is wrong or dirty about sex when it is engaged in the bonds of marriage as the Lord commanded in the Bible. However, when perversions are committed inside the marriage relationship, this can be sinful also. God made man and woman and brought them together "face to face." Oral sex is of homosexual origin that replaces the normal "face to face" relationship God intended in a marriage. The Bible describes the sex act in Song of Solomon Chapter 4. In this chapter it speaks of this "face to face" relationship by describing looking into his lover's eyes and kissing his lover's lips and fondling his lover's breasts. Oral sex is not normal or natural as it is an unclean act.

No one has to live in bondage with an abnormal life of homosexuality nor any other abnormal behavior. No one has to be controlled by pornography. No one has to have evil thoughts plague their minds. There is a way out through what Jesus has done for us. He loves sinners and wants to free us from any evil practices. He will empower those who cry out for deliverance to get free and stay free. Here are the steps you must take to get free:
(1.) Make a total commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ. Be willing to turn your life completely over to the will of God and yield to His plan for your life. This means you must be willing to do anything, go anywhere and give up any thing as He leads. Remember, God will never lead you to do anything that is not in agreement with the Bible. You can trust God. He created you and has a better plan for your life.

(2.) Your must pray and read your Bible daily. You must study and apply the Word of God to overcome Satan's attacks. The way that you resist the attacks of the devil is by quoting the Word of God to him. When the devil came to tempt Jesus, He simply quoted the Word to him. Good praise tapes will also be of a great help when you are tempted. Put one on and start singing along with it.

(3.) You must pray for and seek out a strong Bible believing group of Holy Spirit filled people. You will need their help and fellowship. As you humble yourself and seek help, the Lord will deliver you. Ask God to lead you to someone that can pray the prayer of deliverance for you, as you probably will need to be set free from a demon. You should also seek to be filled with the Holy Spirit as you will need His power to get free and to remain free.

(4.) You must cut off all sources and relationships that would lead you back into sin. The Bible tells us to flee fornication (sexual sins). You must get out of any corrupt entanglements, or areas that you know will be a temptation to you. If you have been hooked on internet pornography subscribe to an Internet Service Provider that will filter out the pornography for you. Destroy all evil books and videos.

(5.) Should you slip or fall back occasionally, repent and get right back up and go on with God. Do not allow the devil to condemn you once you have repented. Put your sin under the blood of Jesus. He will strengthen you and you will win this battle because of the Lord's promise to you. Remember, He loves you and is there to help you. Run to Him when you get in trouble, never run from Him. He will not ever give up on you! We too, will be standing with you for your total healing and deliverance. Philippians 1:6: "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ."

(6.) You must forgive everyone that has ever hurt you. You can only do this through the power of God. You must by a simple act of your will voice the forgiveness and then the Lord will give you the feeling of forgiveness. This may be a while in coming but just keep forgiving when you think of any wrong that has been done to you. The Lord will give you His love for those people who have wronged you.

Prayer for Deliverance
Finally we want to pray for you right now if you need it:
Dear Heavenly Father,

We come to you in the mighty name of Jesus and we ask that you touch this one right now, first of all with your love and forgiveness. Lord, wash their sins away. Wash away all the uncleanness and guilt. Lord we ask you to free them right now from the powers of darkness.
Now, we speak to Satan and his demons and we command them to leave in the name of Jesus! Satan, this one is no longer under your power. The blood of Jesus has set them free! We resist you and you must flee! This one belongs to God and you have no more authority over them! Be gone!
Dear Lord, thank you that you have set this one free and we are believing that you will lead them to the right people that will help them to walk out this deliverance. We break every chain of iniquity over their life and cancel every evil word that has been spoken against them. We declare they will walk in your victory and that you will enable them to do it. Lord, fill them with your Holy Sprit and guide them in the ways of God! We speak blessing and success to them. Most of all, we pray that they will feel your love for them right now. We ask this all in the precious name of Jesus. Amen.
 
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Homosexuality is sexual activity between men with men or women with women.Men who burn with lust for other men are called Homosexuals.Women who burn with lust for other women are called Lesbians.

The Bible calls homosexuality an adomination (too vile to talk about).In the Old Testament this sin was punishable by death.In the New Testament we are told that those who practice homosexuality will not enter the kingdom of God.From Biblical stand-point,the rise of homosexuality is a sign a society is in the last stages of decay.

Lev.18:22-Thou shalt not lie with mankind,as with womankind:it is a abomination.

Lev.20:13-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.

So God let them go ahead into every sort of sex sin,and do whatever they wanted to-yes,vile and sinful things with each other's bodies.Instead of believing what they knew was the truth about God,thet deliberately chose to believe lies.So they prayed to the things God made,but wouldn't obey the blessed God who made these things.That is why God let go of them and let them do all these evil things,so that even their women turned against God's natural plan for them and indulged in sex sin with each other.And the men,instead of having a normal sex relationship with women burned with lust for each other,men doing shameful things with other men and,as a result,getting paid within their own souls with the penalty they so richly deserved.[Romans 1:24-27-Living Bible)

1 Corinthians 6:9-10-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,Nor thieves,nor covetous,nor drunkards,nor revilers,nor extortioners,shall inherit the kingdom of God.

GOD BLESS.
 
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Amen Fred. Thanks for your reply. Yes, this is true and pretty sad in our times. It is also difficult for those who are willing to follow our Lord, to do so with all this junk around them on TV, Magazines, News and just people themselves. We must pray for each other to be delivered from evil in Jesus' name.
 
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Love Homosexuals, Hate Homosexuality :smile: That's the best way to put it. It's sad how gay religious leaders are being supported and defended nowadays....an absolute outrage.
 
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What about being relivent to a fallen world?

By that I mean... How can we better get across the truth of how far gone our world is, without beeing seen as 'bible-bashing churchies'?

In another discussion I have had on this topic.. we talked about practical ways to help get a positive messave of salvation across to Homosexuals.

It's all well and good to affirm biblical truth with each other, but I think that's not really going to help us practically help our brothers and sisters who are ignorant to it's truth.

Shall we have a discussion about ways we as Christians can love, serve and influence gays in a positive way?
*Chad - perhaps this needs to be started/moved to a more discussable forum locaton?*
 
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Romans 1:26-27
Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abadndoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion."
 
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1 Corinthians 6:9-10 NIV
"Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immpral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor *homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor druckards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."

These verses are not opinions. Man must repent of his sin and accept Him as Lord and Saviour to be with Him in His Kingdom. That is not my idea but God's, if you do not like what He has to say you need to take it up with Him.
 
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Very well said Al and Michelle. Excellent verses you mentioned there Michelle too. I hope you read this Jason and that the Word of GOD opens your eyes and humbles your heart. Listen and believe what GOD says.
 
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Jason I'm sorry to say this but I am giving you one more warning to refrain from speaking AGAINST TRUTH with your opinions and false assumptions of the Holy Bible. The verses are not "translated incorrectly". The truth is you are translating them incorrectly and that is more than a hefty fine in the "end". I will not ask you anymore than this time. You will respect the Holy Bible as Truth by GOD and "LIVING WORD OF GOD" yes, even today. It is still valid, 100% Word of GOD. If it were not, then why bother believing anything at all? If it were not then where do YOU get your "truth" from?

Consider this your final warning. This board is for those who come to praise and worship GOD in Jesus Christ not to speak against it with opinions and false accusations of "incorrect" translations. Humble yourself on this site for it is GOD's church, not man's opinion room.
 
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Consider this your final warning. This board is for those who come to praise and worship GOD in Jesus Christ not to speak against it with opinions and false accusations of "incorrect" translations. Humble yourself on this site for it is GOD's church, not man's opinion room.

Well said, Chad. To be honest I am also growing tired of reading some one rant about how they meditate on the word everyday even though it is mistranslated? This is a monarchy, run by a king, for Jesus is the King over everything on earth, below the earth and above the earth and all knee shall bow to Him and confess he is the LORD!!! There is nothing better than to come to the forum/liveChat and be able to talk about Jesus freely, something it is not very easy to do when we are out and about outside, so yes, to me this is all about praising God and his works and not "fighting or arguing" with anyone.

May the peace of the Lord be with you all, for he is good at all times!!

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Since reading this thread, an idea has formed in my mind.. and I wonder what other's opinion is.

Could it be possible, or even likely that, People in this world who say they are 'attracted to others of the same sex', or more often.. 'are not attreacted to those of the opposite sex, so therefore must be gay' could really, given a TRUE faith in God and a closeness to the Holy Spirit... actually be those given the 'gift' of singlesness as Paul would describe it?

I know it seems an odd thought.. but our Lord does work in ways beyond our understanding.

Maybe these unfortunate people that don't understand their sexuality are confused simply for the fact that they were designed by God to be selibate and devoted solely and powerfully to serving Him rather than themselves or each other.
 
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Max, I have to be honest with you and I do agree with your point. God does design people to be single and maybe the world is getting in the way by deceiving them into looking at the same sex as opposed to concentrating on what God wants. But that is just my opinion...
 
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It seems logical to me as well and it would explain a lot.
But I have a couple of questions.
If God gave them a gift of singleness, what about those who say that they really are attracked to the same sex?
Are they lying to themselves?
Or are they really attracked to others of the same sex, and are supposed to know it's wrong, and therefore are supposed to remain single?
Just a few questions that popped up when I read your statement Max.
 
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Well Lordsria, when I made my comment, it included... "....given a TRUE faith in God and a closeness to the Holy Spirit... ".

This would clearly suggest that anyone with these two relational qualitites with God would not ever act on such 'feeling' (regardless of how true they were), in much the same way as I will not respond physically toward a girl I'm attracted to.

To claim as a homosexual that "It's a natural expression of my sexuality" is fundamentally flawed to the Christian faith simply because we Hetrosexuals do (or at least should) not have sexual relations with anyone other than a spouse.
 
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Genisis 1:26-31
26*Then God said, “Let us make people* in our image, to be like ourselves. They will be masters over all life—the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the livestock, wild animals,* and small animals.”
27* So God created people in his own image;
God patterned them after himself;
male and female he created them.
28*God blessed them and told them, “Multiply and fill the earth and subdue it. Be masters over the fish and birds and all the animals.” 29 And God said, “Look! I have given you the seed-bearing plants throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. 30*And I have given all the grasses and other green plants to the animals and birds for their food.” And so it was. 31*Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was excellent in every way. This all happened on the sixth day.

I wonder how the homosexuals intend to obey God on this command?
 
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Genisis 1:26-31
26*Then God said, “Let us make people* in our image, to be like ourselves. They will be masters over all life—the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the livestock, wild animals,* and small animals.”
27* So God created people in his own image;
God patterned them after himself;
male and female he created them.
28*God blessed them and told them, “Multiply and fill the earth and subdue it. Be masters over the fish and birds and all the animals.” 29 And God said, “Look! I have given you the seed-bearing plants throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. 30*And I have given all the grasses and other green plants to the animals and birds for their food.” And so it was. 31*Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was excellent in every way. This all happened on the sixth day.

I wonder how the homosexuals intend to obey God on this command?
I wouldn't ask. I already know of some and how they have gone about it, watch but please pray cause this is going to get messy. Heavenly Father I do pray in the Name of Jesus that Your divine will be grated over this situation and that there be glory in your name and honour, In Jesus Name Amen!!
God bless, Love, Peace, and Prayers,
Yours in Him! :rose:
 
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"He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time." Hebrews 11:25

"Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5:10

"For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him," Philippians 1:29

I think sex is probably more important for you than many others because you have feelings of guilt surrounding your life. We are to suffer for the Lord. Suffering does not only mean physical pain, but emotional pain as well. Often times emotional stress is far worse than anything the body can endure. God has made it quite clear that he does not like homosexuality. If God doesn't like it, and you feel it, perhaps your abstaining from it is part of the trials God has planned for your life. I have a problem with alcohol. I gave it up cold turkey for the Lord. Seeing people drinking at restaurants, enjoying a beer every now and then is very difficult for me. Then I think of Christ and my difficulties my become joys.
 
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Bible Knowledge on homosexuality:


Genesis 19:5
and they called to Lot and said to him, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have relations with them."

Leviticus 18:22
`You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.

Leviticus 20:13
`If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.


Deuteronomy 23:17
"None of the daughters of Israel shall be a cult prostitute, nor shall any of the sons of Israel be a cult prostitute.

Judges 19:22
While they were making merry, behold, the men of the city, certain worthless fellows, surrounded the house, pounding the door; and they spoke to the owner of the house, the old man, saying, "Bring out the man who came into your house that we may have relations with him."

Romans 1:26-27
26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,
27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.

1 Corinthians 6:9
Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,

1 Timothy 1:10
and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching,

Jude 1:7
Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example, in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.
 
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