What the Bible says about homosexuality

what the Bible says about homosexuality

The Bible Says…

Did God create homosexuality?

Can a homosexual enter the kingdom of God?


You know how the politicians feel about this subject. You know how the news media feels. But do you know what the Bible says? 

Continue reading to find out.

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  1. What does God think of asexuality?

    • Asexuality is the lack of sexual desire towards others. Paul in 1 Cor 7:7-17 gives a comparison of singleness and marriage. Asexuality is not a license to sin nor to go against the precepts that Christ taught. Mark 10:6 states, “But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.” A believers desire should be to please God, keep His commands, and treat others as you desire to be treated.

  2. First of all, your incorrect and your information is incorrect. In the original text of Leviticus 18:22 it translates to “man shall not lie with young boys as he does with a women, for it is an abomination”. I will leave my source below, since you’re using the bible. This site is obviously full of anti-LGBTQIA propaganda. If you hate gays, and not pedophiles just say that. I’ll also point out that the bible also says in Leviticus 11:1-47 “ And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, These are the living things that you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth. Whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat. Nevertheless, among those that chew the cud or part the hoof, you shall not eat these: The camel, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. And the rock badger, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you.” Also Leviticus 11:7-8, “ And the pig, because it parts the hoof and is cloven-footed but does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. You shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall not touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.” So, if you eat pork, or crustaceans, you’re also “going against” the bible and therefore God. Take your hate and [redacted].

    • Thanks for commenting, Shayna. Something tells me you are not interested in a constructive discussion, but I’ll just make a couple of points here by way of clarification.

      As Christians, we do not follow the Old Testament law, which is the portion of the Bible you are quoting from. We are followers of Jesus, and we follow the teaching of Jesus in the New Testament which superseded and fulfilled the Old Testament law. We still value the Old Testament as history and as prophecy and as scripture that reveals who God is, but we do not attempt to keep the Levitical or Mosaic Laws which you are quoting here.

      As far as the dietary laws, they were explicitly superseded in the teachings of Jesus and the disciples. See the following passages.

      Mar 7:14 Again Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen to me, everyone, and understand this.
      Mar 7:15 Nothing outside a person can defile them by going into them. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles them.”
      Mar 7:17 After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable.
      Mar 7:18 “Are you so dull?” he asked. “Don’t you see that nothing that enters a person from the outside can defile them?
      Mar 7:19 For it doesn’t go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body.” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.)
      Mar 7:20 He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them.
      Mar 7:21 For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come–sexual immorality, theft, murder,
      Mar 7:22 adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.
      Mar 7:23 All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”

      Act 10:9 About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray.
      Act 10:10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance.
      Act 10:11 He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners.
      Act 10:12 It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles and birds.
      Act 10:13 Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.”
      Act 10:14 “Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.”
      Act 10:15 The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”
      Act 10:16 This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.

      There are other verses that could be quoted to demonstrate the nullification of the Levitical dietary laws in the New Testament. Here is a passage explicitly teaching that for followers of Jesus, there is a New Covenant that supersedes the Old Covenant in Leviticus.

      Heb 8:6 But in fact the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, since the new covenant is established on better promises.
      Heb 8:7 For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place would have been sought for another.
      Heb 8:8 But God found fault with the people and said: “The days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah.
      Heb 8:9 It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not remain faithful to my covenant, and I turned away from them, declares the Lord.
      Heb 8:10 This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
      Heb 8:11 No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest.
      Heb 8:12 For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”
      Heb 8:13 By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear.

      Now, if we do not practice the obligations of the Old Levitical Covenant, why then do we still believe that homosexuality and pedophilia, and other forms of sexual immorality are contrary to God’s teaching? Well, simply because those teachings are clearly repeated and taught in the New Testament. Here are some passages.

      Rom 1:26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones.
      Rom 1:27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
      Rom 1:28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.

      1Co 6:9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men
      1Co 6:10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
      1Co 6:11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

      Those verses may seem harsh, but they are telling a hard truth about behavior that destroys the people who practice it. And the promise of Christianity of a relentless redemption that seeks to heal, renew, and restore anyone who desires it. That is the promise of verse 11 above, and that is the message that we want to communicate. Not that we sinners are horrible unredeemable people, but just the opposite, that all us sinners have hope of redemption and renewal and healing.

  3. I am a married lesbian and we have two children. The God my family worships and loves created us as we are and loves us. I do not agree with you. God bless.

    • The Creator God loves you as much as He loves me or anyone else. He loves all of us as we are. But he calls all of us to repent because He loves us too much to leave us as we are. He lovingly calls us to Himself and to that life of joy that can be found only in the Kingdom of Heaven. He invites all of us to be a part of His Kingdom—an eternal kingdom that begins here and now. What is much more important than whether you agree with me (or us), is whether you and I agree with God. May we strive to agree with Him, because He is God, the God of the whole universe!

  4. Lol [redacted] you guys

    • Well, ok. But of course, insult and mockery are the lowest forms of discourse and worse than useless. If you would like to have a serious dialogue on what ideas are true and what ideas are false, and how we ought to live, that is what we are here for.

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