what the Bible says about homosexuality
What the Bible says about homosexuality


Can a homosexual enter the kingdom of God?

What does the New Testament say about this?

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)

Does this leave any room given for unrighteousness in the kingdom of God? My friend, there is none!

Let us look at a list of sins that will keep a person out of heaven.

Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness … and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21)

Phrases like “sexual immorality” are broad terms covering a variety of sins. These variations will also bar you from entering the kingdom of God, even if they aren’t listed here. The clause, they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God emphasizes this. This is not a comprehen­sive list of all that will bar a person from becoming a part of God’s kingdom. For example, incest is not spe­cifically named here, neither is bestiality. But we know from this context that these sins are outside of God’s design. The Bible tells us clearly that if we do not repent of such sins, we will not enter the kingdom of God. Make no mistake, the sinner cannot enter heaven until he has repented and cried out to God for deliverance and cleansing from his sins.

God’s law is against homosexuality:

But we know that the law is good if one uses it lawfully, knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine (1 Timothy 1:8-10)

God does not change His laws to accommodate popular opinion, like man does.

God is jealous for His holy character and His glo­ry! We can never sully it and get by. Here is another passage that speaks to this:

Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due… who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans 1:22-27, 32)

Read these verses thoughtfully and prayer­fully. Can you honestly say you believe God sanctions homosexual intimacy and is going to accept people into heaven who practice it? God deals seriously with anyone who changes His glory into that which is unholy. When men turn the truth of God into a lie, when they worship man instead of man’s Creator, God will not sit still!

However, allow me to point out that God loves homosexuals. He has made a way to save homosexuals from the gripping power of their sins. God sent His Son to redeem them, cleanse them, and transform them into His loving children. But like all sinners, they must first come to the realization that what they are doing is sin.

This is more than a mere mental process or an intellectual deduction. This realization must be born in the heart as conviction birthed there by the Holy Spirit of Almighty God. This will take place when a sinner exposes their heart to the Word of God. God cannot forgive the sinner if he insists that his wrong actions are acceptable. He holds in sus­pension God’s mercy, grace, and forgiveness when he says in his heart that he is okay while still domi­nated by sin!

If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. (1 John 1:6)

The light of God shines in the heart of a seeking sinner and reveals his hidden deeds of darkness. When he stops, repents, and confesses his sin, God forgives and cleanses him through the blood of Christ. Such a person’s citizenship is then changed from earthly to heavenly.

Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:12-14)

The Holy Spirit takes up residency in his cleansed spirit, and he enters the kingdom of God. God then strikes his name from Satan’s registry and enters it in the Book of Life.

I would like to conclude with two pressing verses.

You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. (Leviticus 18:22)

Here God forbids homosexual acts in very plain language. In fact, this scripture classifies ho­mosexuality as an abomination. Is there any indica­tion in the New Testament that this abominable prac­tice was later made acceptable? The answer is NO.

But there shall by no means enter [heaven] anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. (Revelation 21:27)

Man’s po­litical actions will never alter Heaven’s holiness—heaven is solely under God’s con­trol. Neither can man tarnish heaven’s glory with his carnal reasoning. No, heaven’s glory will shine on and on forever, even after man’s works are reduced to ashes. Why? Because no one who defiles will enter heaven, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

Is your name written there?

—Johnny Miller [adapted]


All Bible quotes are from the New King James Version.


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9 Responses

  1. Wow, I wasn’t expecting this, “Homosexuality” discussion. I saw “83 FOR TRUTH” on a billboard in my city and was curious of what the site was about.

    I will just say, if we are believers in the Bible and all it’s teachings, it tells what God calls sin. He says whoever have sin in their lives will not enter the Kingdom.

    God loves all of us and He desires for all of us to be saved, but we know that won’t be the case because of the choices we make that goes against Him. It matters not how we feel are what we think.

    Our only safeguard is to study the scriptures and govern our lives by them. It takes more than believing in God. We have to be obedient as well.

    We must remember too, Satan is real and he is trying to get everyone he can to be lost. Whenever we go against God and His instructions, we’re giving our allegiance to Satan. There is only two sides.

    Folk can debate until the end of time, but God will have the final say. We are told to love all people but that doesn’t mean we have to love what they do. Romans 12:18

    Here are a few scriptures that may shed a little light on the topic above.

    Leviticus 18:22
    Leviticus 20:13
    1 Corinthian 6:9-10
    1 Timothy 1:10
    Revelation 21:8

    1. 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].

    1. 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.

    1. 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!

    1. 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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