IS GOD ANTI-HOMOSEXUAL?

IS GOD ANTI-HOMOSEXUAL?


The Bible teaches us in Romans 5:6-8 us that God is not against any human being. Jesus suffer an agonizing death on the cross for ALL of mankind WHILE we were yet SINNERS to deliver us from the bondage of sin.

Romans 5:6-8.


“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

7.  For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.

8.  But God commends his love toward us, in that, WHILE we were YET SINNERS, Christ died for us.”


It is the WILL of Almighty God our creator that ALL of mankind be saved and come to the knowledge of the TRUTH. God is not willing that ANY man should perish but that ALL mankind should come to repentance to be saved.

Please read 1 Timothy 3:4 and 2 Peter 3:10.

1 Timothy 3:4.


Who will have ALL men to be SAVED, and to come unto the knowledge of the TRUTH.”


So first a person must be saved FIRST so that they can come to the KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH and then if they CONTINUE in the TRUTH the truth will make them FREE from the bongage of sin.



2 Peter 3:10.


“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, NOT WILLING that ANY should perish, but that ALL should come to repentance.”


So then God is not anti-sinner but rather God is anti-SIN and ALL mankind no matter how good a person man be has sinned at least one time in their lifetime and if you say you have not then you are a liar or you are boasting which are both a sin. Either way the Bible teaches us that God has CONCLUDED ALL of mankind under sin so even the righteous Jews who keep the whole law of Moses perfectly have fallen short of the glory of God.

Please read Galaians 3:2 and Romans


“But the scripture has CONCLUDED ALL UNDER SIN, that (or so that or order that) the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that BELIEVE.”


God is tired of the pride and boasting of men comparing themselves with other saying that they do not commit such sins as other do not realizing that just ONE single sin makes them worthy of death to be destroyed in the lake of fire on the day of judgment.

Some Christians try to stop sinning in their OWN strength which is impossible because even if they are successful their would have the sin of PRIDE and boasting. So God made a NEW Covenant whereby we become HIS WORKMANSHIP wherein there is NO boasting.

Please read Ephesians 2:8-10.

“For BY GRACE are you SAVED through faith; and that NOT OF yourselves: it is the GIFT of God:

9.  NOT of WORKS, lest any man should BOAST.

10.  For we are HIS WORKMANSHIP, CREATED IN Christ Jesus UNTO good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.”


So then, we have to be SAVED FIRST before we can stop sinning. Please read the studies “WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?”, “WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BORN AGAIN?”, and “HOW YOU CAN LIVE YOU LIFE FREE FROM SIN!”


Now that you know that God and his Son Jesus are NOT against sinners the question become is homosexuality a sin according to the whole word of Almighty God.

There is a teaching among some in the homsexual community that the mainstream churches have not correctly understood the scriptures in the Bible and therefore they sincerely believe with all their heart that homoseuality is not a sin.

One of their arguments is that they were BORN with the NATURE to be a homosexual so therefore it is NOT UNNATURAL for them to have homosexuals desires because that is who they are and thus they cannot be anything other than what they were BORN to BE.


Now to ME, if so be this argument were true then it would be impossible for ANY homosexual to STOP BEING a homosexual. Here are just a few of the many former or ex-homosexuals who have be delivered from homosexuality that they once sincerely believed was who they were.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8a5I0yv0Dw

Testimony of an ex-gay and how he became a Christian.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqdQ6_MAH2A

A gay Christian becomes a true Christian.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkZyyMjDXhg

An honest look at the Bible by a gay man in prison.


Now some homosexuals may still yet argue that the law under the old covenant under written in the Old Testament has been done away with by the shed blood of Jesus on the cross which is true in the sense of all the ceremonial laws but NOT the MORAL laws. Please read the words of Jesus himself in Matthew where a young man comes and ask Jesus the SPECIFIC question of what must he do to receive ETERNAL LIFE? And Jesus answered and said keep the commandments. Then the young man replied WHICH ONES? Here is the answer Jesus gave to him and to us as well.

Matthew 19:16-26.


“And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

17.  And he said unto him, Why call you me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if you will enter into life, keep the commandments.

18.  He said unto him, WHICH? (or WHICH of the commandments must I keep in order to receive eternal life in the world to come?) Jesus said, You shall do no murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness,

19.  Honor your father and your mother: and, You shall love your neighbour as yourself.

20.  The young man said unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? (Here Jesus sees the pride and boasting which he knows that the Father is not pleased and that is why God is making a NEW Covenant where we become NEW CREATURES created IN his Son Jesus Christ to become God’s workmanship wherein there is no more boasting because everything is a GIFT from God by his GRACE through FAITH)

21  Jesus said unto him, If you will be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

22.  But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

23.  Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

24.  And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

25.  When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?

26.  But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With MEN this is impossible; but WITH God all things are possible.”



So then, no one can be saved WITHOUT God. And even after we are saved we cannot live without sin WITHOUT God. And even if some manage to live without any sin in their OWN strength you can be assured that they will BOAST that they overcame sin and they will look down up others exalting themselves better than others.

Again, while it is true that Jesus abolished al the ceremonial laws Jesus did not abolish ANY of the MORAL laws under the old covenant written in the Old Testament.

Now some may try and argue that Jesus never said one word about homosexuality being a sin.

To this argument I say that you are not WANTING to know the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God because Jesus did indeed speaking out against sexual immorality as being a sin.

Please read Matthew 15:16-20.


“And Jesus said, Are you also yet without understanding?

17.  Do not you yet understand, that whatsoever enters in at the mouth goes into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?

18.  But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they DEFILE the man.

19.  For (or because) out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, FORNICATIONS, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

20.  These are the things which DEFILE a man: but to eat with unwashed hands defiles not a man.”


The Greek word that is translated as “fornications” in the King James Version of the Bible is the Greek word “porneia” which is where we get the word pornography. This Greek word means harlotry, adultery, incest, fornication and all manner of sexual immorality. Let us read verse 19 from a couple other translations and I will give you a link so you can read this verse from many different translations.

https://www.biblestudytools.com/matthew/15-19-compare.html


Matthew 15:19 from the Bible in Basic English.

For out of the heart come evil thoughts, the taking of life, broken faith between the married, unclean desires of the flesh, taking of property, false witness, bitter words:”


Matthew 15:19 from the Common English Bible.

Out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adultery, sexual sins, thefts, false testimonies, and insults.”


Matthew 15:19 from the Holman Christian Standard.

For from the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual immoralities, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies.”



So how do we know with absolute certainty that homosexuality is sexually immoral and thus it is a sexual sin? Keep in mind that Jesus is speaking to the JEWS who at this time the ONLY law they had was the Law of Moses written in the Torah and the prophets. So Jesus was referring to the MORAL laws written in Leviticus which gives a LIST of SIX SPECIFIC sexual SIN where one of those sexual immoral sins is for a man to lie with another man as a man would lie with a woman.

Please read Leviticus 18:22.


You shall NOT lie with mankind, AS with womankind: it is abomination.”

So then, Leviticus 18:22 forbids the sexual immorality of homosexuality.

The sexual immorality of incest and paedophilia are forbidden in Leviticus 18:6-18.

The sin of sexual immorality of adultery is found in Leviticus 18:19,20.

The sexual immoral sin of beastility is forbidden in Leviticus 18:23.

The sexual immoral sin of fornication which is normally viewed as having sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman but all sexual sin outside of marriage is a sin.


Now Jesus did not stop teaching the apostles and his disciples after his ascension into heaven but rather continued to teach his church through the Holy Spirit.

Please read John 16:12,13.


“I have yet many things to say unto you, but you cannot bear them now.

13.  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.”


The Spirit of truth is the Holy Spirit which teaches us in Acts 15 that just two things were given to the Gentile Christians that they must obey and one of those things was to live a good MORAL life not having any sexual immoralities.

Acts 15:28,29.


“For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;

29.  That you abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from FORNICATION: from which if you keep yourselves, you shall do well. Fare you well.”


Same Greek word “poreia” meaning all sexual immoral acts listed in Leviticus chapter 18, no incest, no paedophilia, no sex outside of marriage. No adultery, no homosexuality, and no beastialty.

Let is read Acts 15:29 from a couple other translations.

https://www.biblestudytools.com/acts/15-29-compare.html


Acts 15:29 from the New Living Translation.


You must abstain from eating food offered to idols, from consuming blood or the meat of strangled animals, and from sexual immorality. If you do this, you will do well. Farewell.”


Acts 15:29 from the New International Reader.


Don't eat food that has been offered to statues of gods. Don't drink blood. Don't eat the meat of animals that have been choked to death. And don't commit sexual sins. You will do well to keep away from these things. Farewell.”


And EVERY sexual act outside of the marriage between a man and a woman is a sexual sin. The Bible makes it very clear that God saw that it was not good for man to dwell alone so God made WOMAN out of man for the man. I other words, God did NOT create another man for man but rather God made WOMAN for a man.The ONLY institution of marriage that you will find in the Bible ITSELF is between a man and a WOMAN. And OTHER institution of marriage is ADDING to the word of Almighty God. And to legalizing a man and a woman to live together having sex with each other without being married is to TAKE AWAY from the word of Almighty God. And God WARNS not to ADD or TAKE AWAY from his word.

Please read Revelation 22:18,19.


“For I testify unto every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall ADD unto these things, God shall ADD unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

19.  And if any man shall TAKE AWAY from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall TAKE AWAY his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”

Also read Deuteronomy 4:2,3 12:32, and Proverbs 30:6 which also warn against adding or taking away from God’s word.  

Now if you are still not convince that homsexuality is a sexual immorality or a SIN then please read

1 Corinthians 6:9.10.


Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be NOT deceived: (then some sins that ARE sins under the NEW Covenant that ARE written down in the New Testament are LISTED as follows) neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, (Means sodomite of homosexual)

10.  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”


Let us read verse 9 from a couple of other translations.

Here is 1 Corinthians 6:9 from the Basic English Bible.

Don't you know that people who are unjust won't inherit God's kingdom? Don't be deceived. Those who are sexually immoral, those who worship false gods, adulterers, both participants in same-sex intercourse,”

1 Corinthians 6:9 from Complete Jerusalem Bible.


Don't you know that unrighteous people will have no share in the Kingdom of God? Don't delude yourselves - people who engage in sex before marriage, who worship idols, who engage in sex after marriage with someone other than their spouse, who engage in active or passive homosexuality,”


1 Corinthians 6:9 from Holman Standard Bible.


“Do you not know that the unjust will not inherit God's kingdom? Do not be deceived: no sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals,”


1 Corinthians 6:9 from New Revised Standard.


“Do you not know that wrongdoers will NOT inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, sodomites,”


1 Corinthians 6:9 from Lexham English Bible.


“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will NOT inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Neither sexually immoral people, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor passive homosexual partners, nor dominant homosexual partners,”


https://www.biblestudytools.com/1-corinthians/6-9-compare.html


We read yet another warning against sexually immoral sins including homosexuality in 1 Timothy 1-11.


Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

6.  From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;

7.  Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

8.  But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

9.  Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

10.  For whoremongers, for them that DEFILE themselves with mankind, (HOMOSEXUALS) for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to SOUND doctrine;

11.  According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.”


1 Timothy 1:10 from the Common English Bible.

They are people who are sexually unfaithful, and people who have intercourse with the same sex. They are kidnappers, liars, individuals who give false testimonies in court, and those who do anything else that is opposed to sound teaching.”


1 Timothy 1:10 from the Complete Jerusalem Bible.

The sexually immoral - both heterosexual and homosexual - slave dealers, liars, perjurers, and anyone who acts contrary to the sound teaching.”

https://www.biblestudytools.com/1-timothy/1-10-compare.html


Then Paul takes away any and all doubt for those with eyes to see and ears to hear that all forms of homosxeuality is a SIN. And that Homosexauls are living in a LIFESTYLE of sin and long as they remain in the bondage of sin by excusing theirs sin, explaining away their sin, and calling evil good.

Please read Romans 1:18-32.


“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 shown it unto 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, (saying things like but how can a man LOVING another man be wrong? Or how can a woman LOVING another woman be wrong?) 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 (all sexual immorality), 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, 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 them that do them.”



Now if you RECEIVE God’s word as being the TRUTH and you BELIEVE that Jesus suffered and died on the cross for YOUR sins and you confess your faith before men then ALL your PAST sins are forgiven you and it as if you have never sinner. You will be made PERFECT in God’s eyes and that is the only way to receive eternal life in the world to come.

But those who love their sin more than they love God and his truth will not come to the LIGHT of God’s word and thus they will REMAIN CONDEMNED in their sins.

Please read John 3:


“For God so LOVED the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18.  He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has NOT believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

19.  And this is the condemnation, that light (the light or the knowledge of the TRUTH) is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. (no one wants to ADMIT that they are a sinner because of the PLEASURES that sin brings)

20.  For everyone that does evil hates the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. (So at first we try and REASON AWAY our sin because if we ADMIT that what we are doing IS sin then we are reproved by the TRUTH and we know we must give up the sin that brings our flesh pleasure.)

21.  BUT he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”

In other words, when one comes to the place when they know that they can no longer explain away their sin and they desire to change then they come to God knowing that they cannot stop sinning apart from God’s help.

Below are some more links to some videos on YouTube of former homosexuals and lesbians who have been delivered from their sexual immoralities.

There is a brief description above each link.


Testimony of a former gay APOLOGIST who used to teach that homosexuality was not a sin but now he has come to the light and he is no longer a homosexual.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFr8Eh46-z8



Ex-lesbian teaches how to overcome sin, same sex lust.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDxrXyFYGgk



Ex-lesbian’s journey out of homosexuality.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvSqrCDFmAk


Testimony of a Christian who was raised in church that from a very young age was attracted to girls and thought she was born to be a lesbian then was given the truth to now become a true born-again Christian to be delivered from her homosexual lifestyle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIthbn43x5M



A powerful testimony of a woman being a lesbian for 21 years who sought the truth, found the truth, but did not have the strength to make the choice but God saw her heart and helped her by having her lover make the choice for her.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yv0ovjFmfc




Another good testimony and teacher by a former lesbian on how the true Gospel of Jesus Christ equips believers to overcome any and all sin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDxrXyFYGgk



If you are someone you know is a homosexual who sincerely desires to be set free from ANY and ALL sin in your or their life then please read the study “HOW YOU CAN LIVE YOUR LIFE FREE FROM SIN!” The first step in overcoming sin is the desire to do so. The second step is to admit that you cannot do it in your own strength. The third step is to believe that it is possible to live without sin. And the fourth step is to apply your faith to the PROMISES in God’s word and BELIEVE that God is faithful to do what he said he would do. And the fifth step is to take ONE sin at a time and one temptation at a time.

Some Christians do not understand what it means to be PERFECT even as our Father in heaven is PERFECT.

I mean how can anyone be as perfect as God himself?

The answer is simple. BELIEVE and rest in HIS perfection. When we first become a believer all our past sin are wiped clean and it is as we have never sinned. God GIVES us HIS righteousness. So we ARE PERFECT in God’s eyes the moment we believe that God has saved us by forgiving us of all our past sins.

Yes, most all Christians sin again but everytime we OBEY the Holy Spirit to CONFESS those sins we commit after we are born-again then we are made PERFECT once again in the eyes of God.

This process continues and we overcome almost all of our sins but in most case there remains those one or two or three sins that it SEEM no matter how hard we try we can never seem to overcome them.

We begin to HATE sinning and confessing, sinning and confessing only to know that we are going to sin again. Once a believer reaches this point where they truly want to overcome these last few sins then that is when the good FIGHT of FAITH must be applied believing that God is faithful to the PROMISES in his word taking one temptation at a time.

I share my testimony of how God taught me how to overcome sin in the study I linked above. There is no greater feeling than being FREE for sin.


Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as he helps you overcome sin in your life.

Your brother in Jesus Christ,

Mark.


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Revelation 21:27  

“And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that DEFILES, (sexual immoralities) neither whatsoever works abomination, or makes a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

Revelation 22:14,15.


“Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

15.  For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers,(sexually immoral) and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loves and makes a lie.”