What the Bible says about homosexuality


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what the Bible says about homosexuality

 

Did God create homosexuality?

First, as we have already noted, God’s design in sexuality is male and female. God did not origi­nally create man and man or woman and woman, but man and woman. This is clearly spelled out in Gen­esis 1:27 and 2:21-25 (verses quoted earlier).

The Bible confirms that God’s de­sign for sexuality hasn’t changed in the New Testa­ment.

And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE’ (Matthew 19:4)

But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE.’ (Mark 10:6)

God created heterosexuality in Adam and Eve. He pronounced His blessing upon them. Is there also a Biblical pas­sage where God pronounced His blessing upon ho­mosexuality—man with man, or woman with wom­an? The answer is NO. Homosexuality is not found in the original creation. God has not pronounced homosexuality good. If we look to the Word of God as our guide, we need to conclude that homosexuality is not a part of God’s design.

Are people today born homosexuals?

Sometimes people ask, “Why would God condemn something that He created? I’m not responsible for how I was born. I had no choice in the matter so why would God hold me re­sponsible?” Hidden in these questions are implica­tions that God created homosexuality, and that people are born as homosexuals.

To be sure, many sociologists claim their studies have proven homosexuals are born and not made. But is this a fact? Certainly, some people are born with inherited physical tendencies that make them more vulnerable to par­ticular temptations. For example, some people  are born with a genetic profile that makes alcohol abuse a real likelihood to them. Others find it difficult to control their sexual drives. But to say that these people  were born alcoholics or born sex maniacs is just not true.

We all are born with physical strengths and physi­cal weaknesses. Our strengths provide us with added protection against certain diseases. Our weaknesses make us more susceptible to other diseases. Our physi­cal environment can easily intensify  this vulnerability. If we are exposed to environmental situations corresponding with our weaknesses, we will become sick.

We are also born with positive and negative moral capabilities. God did not create us as robots. He gave us the power to choose good or evil. The environment and influence of others may help sway us, but the choice is ours. That is why we need the Word of God and its power to direct our lives. That is why we need the power of the Holy Spirit to overcome Satan’s temp­tations. That is why we need a Savior, Jesus Christ, who can and will deliver us from sin’s grip! We decide to become a servant of God or to remain a servant of sin.

Men and women choose to give in to temptation. They choose to drink, steal, vent their anger on oth­ers, commit murder, become sexual predators, etc. But they were not born that way. They made choices which brought them to this point in their lives.

This is also true of homosexuality. Some people yield to the allurement of the unknown and the excitement of discovery. They make choices that move them deeper and deeper into a spiral of homosexual involvement. Others make choices which prevent them from moving in the di­rection of homosexuality. Our choices result in posi­tive or negative consequences. Note the following verse:

Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. (Colossians 3:5)

Can people have their passions and evil desires changed? They certainly can by the transform­ing power of Jesus Christ!  God raised up Jesus Christ from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit. Certainly, cleansing and transforming the mur­derer, the thief, the  prostitute, the liar, the fornicator, or the homosexual is not a difficult feat for Almighty God.

But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. (Romans 8:11)

We cannot change who we have been. But we can come to God in repentance seeking forgiveness and cleansing. We can be marvelously delivered, redeemed, and changed.

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

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