We now live in a world where our President has passed a law for same sex marriage. From a christian perspective we need to ask does God condone homosexuality? Now that this law is on the books what does the bible say on this subject. Homosexuality is not a difficult subject to find in scripture for it is found as far back as Genesis when God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for the lewd acts of sodomy and wickedness he found there. Lot was a just man who lived in Sodom,but two angels were sent to tell him to leave for God was about to destroy the city! We read as the angels stayed at Lots house men of the city wanted to enter and violate them…..”But before they lay down, 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. And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. 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 19:4-8). When this chapter continues the two angels strike the men with blindness and tell Lot to gather his family and leave………….God did not have these angels strike these men blind for doing righteousness, but for the wickedness of their lewd acts!
We find in the new testament that Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed and is an example of what happens to those who live ungodly. “And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (for that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;). The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgement to be punished”.
(2 Peter 2:6-9).
The word simply states that as we live the choice of sin will separate us from God, unless we repent of what we know is wrong. It is written our flesh wars against our spirit if we follow fleshly lusts and homosexuality is such a sin of the flesh. God made a man and a woman to reproduce and to multiply the earth. As a deep sleep fell over Adam God made a woman from his rib and not another man. “And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto 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”.
It is written there are those who have chose not to retain God in their knowledge, and this is man’s free will and choice. But God gives those who choose a homosexual life to a reprobate mind. The following passages cover even what we face today men with men and women changing what is suppose to be a natural act.”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 (payment) of their error which was meet (fit). 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. Who knowing the judgement 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”.(Romans 1:26-28,32).
With the free will we are given there is no excuse to God if we do not turn from our sin and repent, for God has no other choice then to let our soul perish. “Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if we live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live”.(Romans 8:12,13). God is very merciful and hopes that none should perish and our choice is our choice. He will forgive any sin if we are truly sorry and he is faithful who promised to keep all his promises!
There are Pastors who will only preach God is Love and this is true, But he also has things he hates and we need to heed to all scripture and not just choose what we think people want to hear. God clearly lets us know what he Loves and what he hates. “These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren”.(Proverbs 6:16-19). The sole purpose God sent his only Begotten Son to us was to save us from our sins. It is up to each and every one of us to make the choice to live for him or suffer the consequences. It is never too late to repent!……..”Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool”.(Isaiah 1:18).