Jun 4, 2012

Homosexuality: What Does The Bible Say?

Common Sense Commentary:   No sinful addiction is easily conquered in our human strength; But our God is able, and will help those who are willing to listen to Him, and seek His deliverance from sin .... through Jesus Christ ... Lord and Savior.

The Bible Record is the final word.

If you do not believe the Bible is God's Word, there is no reason for you to read what I have to say about this subject.  God's Word is the only source, we humans have, of knowledge and truth above ourselves and our human opinions.  After all, each human opinion, based only on human thought and conclusion, has no final authority  superior to any other opinion ... without the Word of God. The Bible alone is exceptional in it's divine origin.  Or, if you don't believe that, you must admit it is unique in it's claim to be God's Word. If you prefer the Muslim "Holy" writings, Muhammad copied the Old Testament record, of Lot in Sodom, recorded by Moses, 2100 years after Moses gave it.  Besides that account of Sodomy in the Koran, Muhammad added these verses in the Hadith on homosexuality: "When a man mounts another man, the throne of God shakes." "Kill the one that is doing it and also kill the one that it is being done to." (in reference to the active and passive partners in gay sexual intercourse).  I doubt any homosexual person would prefer Muhammad's degree of inspiration to the Bible's.   Many millions of Christians have personal experience with the power and blessings of God's Word in their lives.  "All scripture is given by inspiration of God (breathed of God) and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness."   2Tim.3:16.  The Scriptures I will use, all fit into those categories and are inspired of God.

Sex In Creation:

After God recreated the earth and made it habitable, for mankind and animal kind, He created the animals, male and female, after their various kinds, and spoke to their animal nature to be blessed, breed and "be fruitful and multiply and fill" the seas and earth with their offspring. Genesis 1:20-25.

Next, God said, "Let us (Holy Trinity) make man in our image, after our likeness ... So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth ...." Genesis 1:26-28. "Therefore shall a man ... cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." Gen.2:24. This last verse is repeated  four times in the New Testament ... by Jesus, Matt.19:5-6 and by Apostle Paul,  Eph.5:31 and 1Cor.6:15-16. This last reference is a condemnation of the abuse of the "one flesh" principle, by having any kind of sex other than between a husband and wife.

In my sixty years of Bible study for close to 20,000 sermons, lessons and speeches, it is my belief that God devised sex for three reasons: (1) As a physical means of reproduction for the continuum of human and animal life, on earth, in fulfillment of His divine purpose. (2) As an emotional and physical binding of husband and wife together as "one flesh" and thereby maintaining family unity for the welfare of each and for the training of children in a secure atmosphere. The "one flesh" phrase, first spoken by God in Gen.2:24, is clearly limited to husband and wife and nothing else. 
The Apostle Paul repeated and emphasised the God given limitation of "one flesh", in 1Cor.6:15-16, by condeming the unholy abuse of this Holy Union between husband and wife only.
(3) For the extreme pleasure of both husband and wife, primarily to draw them together, in order to get God's original plan of procreation in action.  If sex were not so pleasurable, men would likely lose interest and even avoid the extra time, effort and responsibility the whole process incurs.  Women would likely forgo the joys of having a "sweet little baby", remembering their last nine month's of inconvenience, pain, misery and bloated appearance ... followed by more years of inconvenience, pain, misery and work, raising a child to adulthood demands. Then a lifetime suffering with her adult child through the same story she went through. In other words, "No Pleasure, No, Thank You." Without the pleasure, it would be very difficult to keep the two sexes together in the same house, uhh neighborhood uhh city, state .... until they are both too physically feeble and feeble minded to safely live alone.

There is no room in any of these God inspired and God created elements of human sexuality for beastiality, incest, illicit sex of any kind including homosexuality.  In fact, God speaks against homosexuality as an especially wicked sin.

The Eternal Price Of Homosexuality...Practiced.

Homosexuality is a perversion of God's most holy human to human relationships,  husband and wife, which is a picture-type of the spiritual relationship of Christ and His Church, identified as the bridegroom and his bride in the Heavenly Family of God in Matt.25:1-10, Rev.18:23, and many other verses.  As Satan has counterfeited every holy thing God has devised, Christ vs. Anti-Christ, Holy Spirit vs. evil spirits, Christ's Church vs. the harlot church of Revelation, Holy Bible vs. perverted versions of the Bible, the Muslim Koran, Book of Mormon, Prophets of God vs. the false prophets, Male/Female marriage sex vs. male/male and female/female sex and "marriage".  Lucifer even fantasises himself as God vs. Jehovah God in Isa.14:12-15.  COUNTERFEITS !

Homosexuality (Sodomy) In The Old Testament:

Homosexuality was the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah.  Sodom was the wicked city of sodomites in Genesis 19, where two angels, messengers of God, appeared as men at the door of Lot and were invited to spend the night because the streets were full of sodomites.  The word spread throughout the city that these two strangers were in Lot's home and the entire city surrounded the house and demanded that Lot bring his two guests out to them that they might rape them.  Their depraved, homosexual lust was so uncontrollable that they were going to tear Lot's house down to get the two messengers of God for their twisted, perverted pleasure.  Read it !  Gen.19.

Homosexuality in the New Testament:

You should read Romans 1:18-32 to get the full impact of the cause and consequences of homosexuality. 

Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Romans 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Romans 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature (human body) more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. Romans 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:  ****
  Romans 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.
Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Romans 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Romans 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Romans 1:31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
And yet they say, "It's not mentioned in the Bible". 

My friends, human words, actions, condemnation cannot change the homosexual.  You must pray to God for their spiritual deliverance... at least from the practice of this sin.

I am sincerely burdened for anyone who has this sin, and for their loved ones and friends who can not bear to even think about it in their child, parent, friend or sibling. May God give you strength and peace. RB http://godfatherpolitics.com/5534/new-mexico-court-says-christian-photographer-must-violate-faith-or-pay-hefty-fines/

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