Is Homosexuality A Sin? What Did Jesus Say?

“Is THIS what God calls ‘good’?”

Is this the new building block for CIVILIZATION?

Is this the new building block for CIVILIZATION?

First, I do not believe there is such a thing as a homosexual community. I believe there is such a thing as a community that practices homosexuality. While the point seems minor, it is an important delineation. Is it possible that the tiniest fraction of the human population is curious or drawn to these practices? Perhaps. After all, animal populations show this deviation. But not in the percentages that the human population is now displaying. And we are NOT mere animals. We are soulful beings with minds & hearts to go along with our physical bodies. And we belong to a Maker to whom we owe obedience. Regardless of our personal desires or temptations. God states very clearly that he detests homosexual practices. This is stated clearly in both the Old and New Testaments. And while most homosexuals deny that Jesus spoke against the practice, he did. Jesus specifically defined marriage as between a man and a woman. NOT because of historical ‘norms’ that need special interpretation in today’s culture- but because God created us as man and woman. No historic or cultural understanding needed.

(Matt 19:3-9) “3 Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?” 4 “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’[a] 5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’[b]? 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” 7 “Why then,” they asked, “did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?” 8 Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. 9 I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”

This passage makes it clear that ALL sex outside of marriage was sinful. And marriage can only be a man and a woman. Thus, homosexuality is automatically outside the bounds of marriage and thus, sinful in Jesus’ eyes.

I believe this is why you will almost always find that those who practice homosexuality also claim that either God is non-existent or that the Apostle Paul & Timothy (who wrote most of the New Testament and condemned this practice) was a false prophet. They fail to take Jesus’ rather clear statement into account.

Guess what? Since God is King, he sets the rules. After all, people are also tempted to cheat on their spouses, steal, lie, kill, etc. And because God forbids it, we don’t get to do it. Practicing homosexuality is the same- God said, “No.” So the answer is no!

If this community was not ashamed of their behavior, why are they all so interested in negating the Bible’s words on the matter? Why, if they are so convinced that God approves of their behavior, can’t they exist peaceably with Jesus and those who follow him? Why the rabid hate?

As for Gay Marriage, I view this as purely political. It is a means used by Progressives to destroy the family unit. Why? Because the FAMILY unit is the number one way that any society can properly teach, disperse resources and raise functional and independent citizens. Wreck this and you will get a new population that will be mentally crippled and dependent on Uncle Sam for everything. This is the number one goal of the Progressive movement: to gain complete power over its citizens by making them dependent on it for basic needs.

And Gay Adoption? This is purely and simply child abuse. In every way possible way. Sexual identity and sexual role modeling are almost 100% learned in the home as children soak in everything between their parents. They decide what they want to be as a man or woman and what they don’t want to be- all by watching their parents’ interactions. Uncle Bob or Auntie Kathy will NOT be able to put in the face time to fill this role in any child’s life. Without this type of daily learning, a child must struggle terribly to understand themselves as a man or as a woman. As sexual identity is one of the most important ways in which we define ourselves, I believe this is intentional child abuse and should NEVER be allowed. Are there children whose parents have died? Yes, and it’s very tragic & tough for those kids. But why would we intentionally put children in this situation? Adoption rules are extremely strict- they discriminate on income, home cleanliness, education & age. Homosexuality should also be a discriminatory factor.Many, many lukewarm Christians have never read their Bible and so are not armed properly for spiritual warfare. Thus, they condone that which they should not. They actually help satan destroy souls- and our country. Many will claim (because they heard it somewhere- kinda like ‘separation of church & state’) that the Old Testament Law is DEAD. Completely false. That is about the most irresponsible paraphrase of Apostle Paul’s deep thoughts concerning Jewish laws that made people DO rituals to make themselves righteous before God again. He merely stated that the old rules about sacrifices, cleansing rituals, eating rituals, priesthood rituals, etc, were no longer necessary because Jesus was the final sacrifice that would clean us and make us righteous before God. Jesus’ body & blood were so far more superior as a sacrifice to God than any number of beef shanks or birds, or cups of wheat could ever be. His sacrifice of himself was so magnificent in God’s eyes that it SUFFICED for all of us, for all time. THAT was Paul’s point. NOT that the entire Old Testament, which displays God’s personality and views on moral/ immoral behavior, is somehow negated! Jesus was EXTRA clear on the matter when he said,

“17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”

Thus all Old Testament laws and statements that judge homosexual sex as sinful remain standing as they had nothing to do with purification or priesthood rites to obtain righteousness before God. In addition, IF the Old Testament ‘Law’ were all dead, so would the ten commandments be. Nonsense.

And here are the laws about homosexuality written in several books of the Old and New Testaments:

Romans 1:18-32 “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual 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 shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.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. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.”

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 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 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Timothy 1: 8-11 8 But we know that the law is good if a man use it lawfully,
9 knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
10 for whoremongers, for those who defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjurers, and for whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine
11 according to the glorious Gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

Leviticus 20:13 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.

Leviticus 18:20-29 20 “‘Do not have sexual relations with your neighbor’s wife and defile yourself with her.
21 “‘Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molek, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the Lord.
22 “‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.
23 “‘Do not have sexual relations with an animal and defile yourself with it. A woman must not present herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it; that is a perversion.
24 “‘Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, because this is how the nations that I am going to drive out before you became defiled. 25 Even the land was defiled; so I punished it for its sin, and the land vomited out its inhabitants. 26 But you must keep my decrees and my laws. The native-born and the foreigners residing among you must not do any of these detestable things, 27 for all these things were done by the people who lived in the land before you, and the land became defiled. 28 And if you defile the land, it will vomit you out as it vomited out the nations that were before you.
29 “‘Everyone who does any of these detestable things—such persons must be cut off from their people.

Duet 22:5 5 A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this..

Judges 19:22-24 22 While they were enjoying themselves, some of the wicked men of the city surrounded the house. Pounding on the door, they shouted to the old man who owned the house, “Bring out the man who came to your house so we can have sex with him.”
23 The owner of the house went outside and said to them, “No, my friends, don’t be so vile. Since this man is my guest, don’t do this outrageous thing.

1Kings 15:11-13 1 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, as did David his father.
12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
13 And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol and burned it by the Brook Kidron.

2 Kings 23:4-7 4 And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the Lord all the vessels that were made for Baal and for the Asherah pole and for all the host of heaven; and he burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Bethel.
5 And he put down the idolatrous priests whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah and in the places round about Jerusalem, those also who burned incense unto Baal, to the sun and to the moon and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven.
6 And he brought out the Asherah pole from the house of the Lord outside Jerusalem unto the Brook Kidron, and burned it at the Brook Kidron, and stamped it small to powder, and cast the powder thereof upon the graves of the children of the people.
7 And he broke down the houses of the sodomites that were by the house of the Lord, where the women wove hangings for the Asherah pole.

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  1. Carmen says:

    Again, I’m atheist. I believe that we live our life, and we die. And that’s it. So obviously I will make my life the happiest I can in the short time it still exists. I’m not about to give up the people I love. I’m not going to shut off an entire portion of my life that actually makes me happy and helps with all the other shit just because of the possibility that there is a god. Even if God did exist, he must be an evil man. For him to say I don’t have the right to be happy, is downright heartless. If he was so great, he would understand that I have just as much rights as a strait girl to marry and have sex with anyone I wanted. So if he does exist, fuck him. He doesn’t deserve my praise.

    • Short Little Rebel says:

      Carmen, from your lips to God’s ears. You are a very unwise girl indeed. Illogical too. If there is a God, then your words simply condemn you forever. And it won’t be him that is f-cked. It will be you. If there is a God, no matter what his character is, he is more powerful than you, thus his designation as God. So, you lose. It is like standing up to a mack truck while driving a bug. Kinda stupid. Further, every human being on earth knows that God exists. That is exactly why you read this article. You read it in the hopes of finding an excuse for your behavior. But you didn’t find it and now you are angry. Your anger doesn’t change a thing, does it? God does exist and your words do exist. Luckily for you, God is extremely forgiving. All you need to do is repent- that means, ‘say sorry’ and sin no more. Sex can’t mean that much to you. It can’t be worth that much to anyone. That is just spoiled thinking. “I want what I want and no one gets to tell me to stop.” Why don’t you kick your heels on the floor too? Any baby can do that. The sign of a mature adult is understanding that one can’t always have what one desires. If we can’t afford something, we can’t just steal it. There are rules that govern morality. Sex has rules set by God. We don’t get to argue. You know that homosexuality is sin. You know it to the deepest part of yourself. I’m sorry it pains you. Well, Carmen, there are no such things as atheists. No matter how many times you scream it. You know what you know. God sees you. I pray that you get the time to see your death coming and I pray even harder that your pride doesn’t get the best of you before your death comes. I pray that you get the chance- and that you take that chance to repent before you leave this earth. Saying, “I’m sorry,” isn’t that hard. Make your peace, dear. There is more joy in this life than you know- and it has nothing to do with sex. It has everything to do with knowing Christ. You truly do not understand what you have lost. You are living in the darkest of dark- you do not even know what happiness is. But I do. I wish it for you. Good luck, my dear. Susan

  2. Carmen says:

    I’m sorry but it’s not up to you or your religion to decide who and who you cannot be with. Personally, I’m both atheist and bisexual. And there is nothing wrong with either of these. Considering how the only argument against gay marriage is religion and because in the constitution it clearly states; separation of church and state, I see no actual reason gay marriage should not be legal anywhere in the US. But its legal in oregon now so I’m happy :)

    • Short Little Rebel says:

      Carmen, this article is not about the legality of gay marriage, this article is about the sin of homosexuality. They are two different things. Obviously, you are interested in what Jesus had to say on the matter or you wouldn’t have read the article. You already knew the legal aspects. We all care what Jesus has to say because we are all seeking Jesus. Only Jesus offers us a way to be free from sin and only Jesus tells us how we can reconcile our sinful selves to God and how to obtain eternal life in any kind of logical way. No other ‘religion’ does that. All other ‘religions’ give a list of rules to follow but fail to give any remedy on what to do WHEN we fail to follow the rules. Only Christ offers forgiveness through a logical means- through his death on the cross. He took all our sins upon himself and sacrificed himself out of love for us. Thus, we are free from our sins through his sacrifice which was bought through is incredible love for us. Jesus and his plan are logical. No other prophet or religious though process has this kind of answer to how we can rid ourselves of our sin (and even you know that you sin) so that we can stand next to a perfect God. You say that you are an atheist, but you have never faced death. When someone puts a gun to your head, believe me, you will come to understand very quickly that you were never meant to die, to disappear. No, your soul, your essence, is meant to endure forever. It will not make a grain of sense, in that moment of impending death, that you should die forever. Your entire being will scream out in denial of death. You have never been in the proverbial foxhole, with the enemy approaching to gut you. You live in complete safety- that is why you say that you believe in your own death. You know nothing about it. And so, you take enormous risks with your own true life, your eternal one. Because you fail to consider that you might not see your death coming. It might end suddenly and then, because you were so blithe in this short, false life, you have lost your eternal, true life. And it was to be the most beautiful part of your life. And why? Because you wanted to bump uglies with both sexes. That hardly seems worth it to me. But that is entirely up to you. I will never understand that type of calculation- I weigh my life quite differently than you. I would rather sacrifice anything in this life to purchase eternal happiness. You would rather bump uglies with both sexes and die forever. I shrug my shoulders and scratch my head at your choice. But as you said, the law is with you. In any case, with or without the law, no one would stop you from this activity, would they? Certainly not I. As I said, this article merely served to make it clear to all exactly what the bible had to say on the matter. So many people who are either considering homosexuality or were already engaged in it are completely ignorant of the bible and what Jesus himself had to say. I wanted to provide a service to them so that they could make their decision with their eyes wide open. And yes, homosexuality is a decision, as you well know. No one forces you to bump uglies with anyone. No one. And anyone can have sex with anyone- as is proven by the huge number of men who once had families and then decide to move into the homosexual lifestyle. Ditto for women. It is a lustful lifestyle that is free from responsibility. That is the lure. The problem with reading my article is that now no one, including you, can claim ignorance to God when they see him someday. Now, God will be very firm with you when you see him if you do not change you ways. If you continue disobeying him concerning sex, then you will answer for it now that you are clear on his opinion on the matter. I’m sorry. I do hope you will consider these matters and that you will do the right thing for yourself. Obeying God is not about slavery. It is about freedom- both here on earth and in heaven. You are in slavery now. You are in misery now. You think you know happiness, but you do not. I know peace and I know freedom. I know bliss but you don’t know bliss. I wish you did. Come back to Jesus through simple obedience. Trust in his rules and eventually you will build a real relationship with him and you will be set truly free. This earth and all its miseries and traps will no longer hold you. You will soar high above it and you will know a joy that you have never known. I promise you. Be blessed, my dear. Susan

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