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Biblical Homosexuality

QUESTION: What is biblical homosexuality?


Does biblical homosexuality exist? Is there a type of homosexuality that is more acceptable to God then other forms, perhaps a more Bible-based form of homosexuality?

What do supporters of biblical homosexuality teach? Are their views in line with the Bible?
  • Biblical homosexuality teaches that some people are born homosexuals while others are born heterosexual. According to the proponents of biblical homosexuality, homosexuality is not a lifestyle or a choice.

  • God shows no partiality. God accepts homosexuals and encourages them to continue in these activities.

  • Homosexuality is a gift from God. As long as it is based in love, it is perfectly natural.

  • The word "homosexuality" did not exist in Bible times, therefore how can the Bible say it is a sin?
Homosexuality did exist in Bible times. In fact, the Bible is very clear that homosexuality is a sin (Genesis 19:1-13; Leviticus 18:22; 1 Corinthians 6:9). The Bible says that homosexuality comes as a result of disobeying God. Romans 1:26-27 says, "Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion."

Other verses say that homosexuals cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9 says, "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders."

Will God accept a homosexual who comes to Him for salvation? Absolutely! Homosexuality is a sin like any other sin and God's forgiveness is just as much available to that person than to someone who lies, worships idols, commits adultery, etc. However, once a person is a child of God, they will no longer continue in a lifestyle of sin. God promises the strength for victory over sin, including homosexuality, to all those who will believe in Jesus Christ for their salvation. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."

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