In God's eyes homosexuality is a form of sexual immorality, similar to adultery, a detestable deviation from the norm He intended.
The Bible says homosexuality is a forgivable sin, like all other sins!
Instead of trying so hard to justify it, repent, and look to God for forgiveness!
Jesus said: 28 Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter, 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.”
Notes: Only "blaspheming against the Holy Spirit is unforgivable". So homosexuality is forgivable. But first the person needs to have the right attitude towards God, and not be trying to force a gay-marriage in public, for example.
The Bible does not describe homosexuality as a greater sin than any other. The homosexual sin is similar to the adultery sin in God's eyes according to the Bible list below. All sin is offensive to God. Without Christ, we'd be doomed. God’s forgiveness is available to the homosexual just as it is to the adulterer.
So let's not be hypocrites about it. Some people who are sinners themselves show unnecessary meanness to homosexuals! Most people today commit adultery daily. All you have to do is watch TV or get on the internet, and you've committed adultery in your heart, as Jesus said in Matthew 5:28, "But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.". So let's not target gays; all people are equally guilty of this sin category!
Although God hates homosexuality, He still loves the person and wants to forgive them when they humble themselves to Him. Pray the Lord's Prayer daily as Jesus instructed, with the "bread" meaning the "spiritual Bread of life" for forgiveness. Then you WILL BE blessed by God.
Some may say, "why is homosexuality even a sin in the first place? It should not be a sin; two gay people who love each-other, are not hurting anyone." From a human perspective, it became accepted. But from God's perspective, He does not change; He made it clear it is detestable to Him.
No matter how much today's people try to twist and manipulate the Bible's wording to make homosexuality fit, the fact remains God hates it and calls it "detestable" and "an abomination". Both the old and new testaments contain several verses clearly describing God's view on homosexuality. Example, Genesis 19:1–13; Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Romans 1:26–27; 1 Corinthians 6:9; 1 Timothy 1:10. But that didn't deter people from continuing to try to find justification in the Bible.
Today's internet is riddled with articles from so called "Bible Experts" and the likes, scouring the Scripture for words that may remotely justify homosexuality, calling Godly people like Paul, homophobic, etc.. Some gays today take it a step further, wanting the church to bless gay-marriage, and wanting to become members of that church as if it's a social club. Should the church also allow and bless adultery-marriage and incest marriage? It's the same category of sin. Homosexuality is a forgivable sin, Mark 3:28-30. But careful, blatantly disobeying God's word, and trying to force His hand to accept gay-marriage, in His Holy House, and in a public setting, is bordering on the unforgivable sin. And also note, your sin multiplies when you go public with it and cause others to sin. Jesus in Luke 17:1: Things that cause people to sin will always come, but woe to the one through whom they come!
Let's hypothetically say for a moment that homosexuality is not a sin. Ok you win. Now what? Are you perfect now in the eyes of God? No, you're still a sinner like the rest of us, and in need of a redemption plan to reconcile with God. You still need to humble yourself to Him like the rest of us. No one is sinless!
Christianity is not about minimizing our sins to maximize our chances for heaven! No it is not!! Churches have misled and confused people for years. The God of the Bible does not count our sins!! He hates sin yes and asks us not to sin, but He does not keep count. He wants us to know Him through the scriptures and learn how to become forgiven. It's not difficult, see my link How to be True Christians.
I'm not making this up. It's from the Bible. Jesus here explains exactly what I said in red above:
21 Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”
22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
Jesus likened this to the way God treats us, God will keep forgiving. 70 x 7, meaning indefinitely.
The Sexual Sins Defined in the Bible
In God's eyes, there are a number of sexual immoralities that are considered sin. It was not a coincidence that they were all grouped together in one section in Leviticus. In Leviticus 20:10-22 below, there are a dozen or so defined sexual acts "deserving of death" in the old-covenant. These are detestable acts like sex between brother and sister, father and daughter-in-law, etc... And homosexuality and adultery were among them. God was very clear about it - He does not like it. This is His world, His creation, His rules.
Note, the term "to be put to death for sin" in the old-testament meant that a death had to take place, which could be a substitutionary death such as the animal sacrifices of the Mosaic law at the time. Today, Jesus's substitutionary death on the cross provided forgiveness to all sins of the flesh (Mark 3:28-30), but only if the sinner genuinely repents and asks for forgiveness. And this includes the homosexual.
All sexual deviations as defined by God, are grouped together in one section in Leviticus:
10 “‘If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife—with the wife of his neighbor—both the adulterer and the adulteress are to be put to death.
11 “‘If a man has sexual relations with his father’s wife, he has dishonored his father. Both the man and the woman are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
12 “‘If a man has sexual relations with his daughter-in-law, both of them are to be put to death. What they have done is a perversion; their blood will be on their own heads.
13 “‘If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
14 “‘If a man marries both a woman and her mother, it is wicked. Both he and they must be burned in the fire, so that no wickedness will be among you.
15 “‘If a man has sexual relations with an animal, he is to be put to death, and you must kill the animal.
16 “‘If a woman approaches an animal to have sexual relations with it, kill both the woman and the animal. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
17 “‘If a man marries his sister, the daughter of either his father or his mother, and they have sexual relations, it is a disgrace. They are to be publicly removed from their people. He has dishonored his sister and will be held responsible.
18 “‘If a man has sexual relations with a woman during her monthly period, he has exposed the source of her flow, and she has also uncovered it. Both of them are to be cut off from their people.
19 “‘Do not have sexual relations with the sister of either your mother or your father, for that would dishonor a close relative; both of you would be held responsible.
20 “‘If a man has sexual relations with his aunt, he has dishonored his uncle. They will be held responsible; they will die childless.
21 “‘If a man marries his brother’s wife, it is an act of impurity; he has dishonored his brother. They will be childless.
22 “‘Keep all my decrees and laws and follow them, so that the land where I am bringing you to live may not vomit you out.
Notes: No matter how we feel about the Old Testament scripture, this is still God talking. It is His view on this subject. Call it what you want, bottom line - He hates it and calls it detestable.
Sharing an Email Exchange with a Homosexual Reader
A gay guy emailed me this question:
"So, I read your article about homosexuality and just find it very hard to be a Christian and be gay. I very often find myself repenting asking forgiveness, but at the same time I don't believe I'm straight as I have no desire or attraction to be with women unlike men. I'm also not really open about being gay. I was just wondering if you had any advice?"
Thanks for writing. First, most importantly, I am happy to see that you care - Showing interest in wanting to be right with God but can't, is the key element. I can make some suggestions.
God gave us many indications in the Bible that He is willing to keep forgiving us indefinitely (example, 70 times 7). As long as you turn to Him daily, sincerely acknowledge that you're offending Him, humble yourself, repent, and ask for forgiveness, then He will forgive.
Your position with God should be that of sincere repentance, but at the same time- that of weakness to resist or overcome. Meaning you truly love God, and want to be His good child, but are too weak to resist this sin. God knows our insides very well. And if this is indeed your position, then He will always forgive you.
And never forget this: God remains our heavenly Father. So although you're offending Him, remember that by staying connected with Him, He's forgiving you. And as a result, He remains your dear and loving heavenly Father. And you should act accordingly by maturing in the knowledge of Him. See my last note below on how-to.
Keep it not-open about being gay. Because if you become open about it, then you're encouraging others to become gay. Others who may have had stronger will to refrain, would stop trying and give in. This, is what God hates even more than your original sin. So you would double your sin if you became openly gay.
Stay away from churches and their false doctrines and teachings. True-Christians-according-to-the-Bible are rare today. If you wish to share what I'm saying with other Christians, feel your way into how brainwashed-dead-by-their-church they are, or if they're open to see what the Bible says.
But you can certainly share this with other gay people you know.
And one last very important advice:
Keep reading in my website. Over the coming weeks/months, when you want to get closer to God and want to learn more about Him, go on my homepage, and click on every one of those links and read. Starting with the yellow-highlighted ones. Learn how to properly pray to God as Jesus taught us in the Lord's Prayer. Overtime, as you see the true explanation from the Bible and how loving and magnificent our God is, you'll become more and more interested in wanting to know more and get closer to Him. Then after going through all my 35 links, I'm sure you'll want to continue reading in the Bible on your own, which I provide how-to guidance in one of the links.
Feel free to ask me questions as you read in my website.
Then his Reply:
Thank you so much I really needed to hear this. It helps give me peace of mind and helped me better understand how God's forgiveness works. I'm thankful that God led me to your article and I will continue to read the Bible and pray for the Lord's forgiveness and for you and that others will come to know what I've learned. And I'll make sure that I put forth an effort to help spread what I've learned.
My reaction: His reply, literally brought tears to my eyes. A person was spiritually lost, and now is back! Back on the right track with God!
Then shortly after my reply to him, something amazing happened to me. The interpretation to this Jesus parable became clear to me; it just popped into my mind:
1 Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. 2 So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.’
3 “The manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job. I’m not strong enough to dig, and I’m ashamed to beg- 4 I know what I’ll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.’
5 “So he called in each one of his master’s debtors. He asked the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’
6 “‘Nine hundred gallons of olive oil,’ he replied.
“The manager told him, ‘Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it four hundred and fifty.’
7 “Then he asked the second, ‘And how much do you owe?’
“‘A thousand bushels of wheat,’ he replied.
“He told him, ‘Take your bill and make it eight hundred.’
8 “The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light. 9 I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.
I had been pondering over this parable for years and could not understand it. Only now it became clear! What happened in my email exchange above is one example of how this parable is accomplished. It is not an exact match, but in-line with the general idea Jesus was trying to convey. My interpretation to this parable as it became clear to me shortly after I replied in the email exchange above:
The "manager" in the parable is someone like myself, who is trying to spread the correct word of God in the Bible. And God is the "rich man". In other words, I have been managing God's possessions.
I may be mismanaging a bit, by being flexible with this gay person offending God. My objective was to keep him with God and not let him become lost.
And Jesus is saying, this behavior is "commended"! The bigger accomplishment of keeping a soul connected with God, far outweighs the offense caused by sins of the flesh!! Because God can continue to forgive the sins as long as the person is properly connected with Him.
Verse 8, “The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light". Who are the "people of the light"? The Triune God and His angels are the people of the light. This verse is saying that in some cases we, humans, may do a better job getting other humans to find the way to God, than God and His angels could. How do we do it? By bending the rules some!! Because God cannot bend the rules, but He can forgive!
Now before you start looking at this and calling it, "this guy is giving homosexuals a 'license to continue sinning'", note that I made it very clear about the required humble attitude and the repentant heart from the homosexual. If they are sincere, then God forgives, if they are fake, then God will not forgive. No one can hide their inner thoughts, feelings, and attitude from God. Therefore, people may try to abuse this, but will certainly fail because God sees us all the way to our core.
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