Homosexuality

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!

 

Mark‬ ‭3:28-29

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.

People are tempted with all kinds of sins, homosexuality included, but only when acting on the temptation to gratify the flesh is when it becomes sin. Temptation in itself is not a sin. So it's not just homosexuality. There are people for example who love violence, some who love stealing, others who love adultery, etc.. But refraining is what the Bible calls us to do. And therefore genuine repentance if we fall. 

The Bible does not describe homosexuality as a greater sin than any other. All sin is offensive to God. Without Christ, we are lost. God’s forgiveness is available to the homosexual just as it is to the adulterer, idol worshiper, murderer, and thief. God promises the strength for triumph over sin, including homosexuality, to all those who believe in Jesus Christ for their salvation (1 Corinthians 6:11; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Philippians 4:13).

Some may say, "why is it 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 may be accepted. But from God's perspective, He made it clear it is detestable to Him. And God does not change over time like humans do. It is God's call, and He calls it sin.

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 1:10But 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? It's the same category of sin, which is deviating from God's norm. You say, "but two gay people love each-other, are not hurting anyone". Not quite; they're hurting God, and they rudely keep trying to go public, in a house of God!! Today's culture accepted it, but God didn't! Gay marriage does not belong in any Godly church, just as a man and a woman in an adulterous relationship should not be seeking the blessings of the church. 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, 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! 

Many 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 with an animal, sex between brother and sister, 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.

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.

So let's not be hypocrites about it. Some people who are sinners themselves show unnecessary meanness to homosexuals! Homosexuality is no different than adultery. Most people today commit adultery in their hearts, almost daily. All you have to do is watch any TV show or movie, 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! 

Leviticus 20:10-22

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.