Homosexuality: The Truth about the Sin and Need of Salvation

Homosexual thoughts, inclinations, and acts are sin and must be confessed and forgiven by faith in Jesus Christ just like any other sin or sinner must be. Society is constantly pushing for the normalization of homosexuality, but the Christian must remain true to the Scripture. (for a fuller discussion of the topic, see my other article entitled Loving the Homosexual to Healing with Truth.) The following list highlights some of the biblical truths regarding homosexuality.

  1. It violates God’s plan for eliminating solitude and providing for intimate relationship, (Genesis 2:18, 44).
  2. It violates God’s plan for procreation, (Genesis 1:28).
  3. It violates God’s plan to prevent immorality, (1 Corinthians 7:2).
  4. It violates God’s plan to fulfill sex drive and desires, (Hebrews 13:4).
  5. It violates every command against adultery and fornication, because all homosexuality happens outside of marriage since biblical marriage is definitionally heterosexual.
  6. Two halves do not necessarily equal a whole, e.g. two left shoes do not equal a pair of shoes. Man or woman is only half of the marital relationship.
  7. The Bible does not teach the idea that the body and the person are mismatched.
  8. Deuteronomy 22:5 does not allow for blurring of sex roles, much less exchanging them.
  9. If homosexuality was not sin, it would not be forgivable, resistible, and judgeable. God does not judge people for being the way He created them, medically sick, or physically disfigured nor do they need forgiveness for such (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).
  10. The Bible never speaks of homosexual love but only lust.
  11. We recognize the difference in ceremonial, civil, moral, and religious laws in our society, and we must do the same in the Bible.
    1. Ceremonial or religious laws can change, e.g. the inauguration of a priest or president.
    2. Civil laws can change, e.g. the restrictions concerning “uncleanness” or things like speed limits.
    3. Moral or spiritual laws concerning things like murder do not change since they are based upon the unchangeable nature of God.
    A. Moral or spiritual laws are not abrogated or equated with the relativeness of ceremonial or civil laws just because they are found in the same context.
    a. For example, the Ten Commandments contain eternal laws, “you shall have no other gods before me” and religious “you shall keep the Sabbath holy.” The passing of the Sabbath as the day of worship does not affect the command to worship God only.

The clarity of God’s created and commanded design for intimate relationships, the created physical compatibility of the male and female, the essential potential of sex to bring forth life, the uniformity of God’s Word commending marriage while simultaneously condemning homosexuality along with the severity of judgment upon homosexuals throughout the Scripture, the extensive nature of the fall of man, all irrefutably and unequivocally testify that homosexuality is neither natural nor God given, but in fact as Scripture describes it as, “wicked, sin, detestable, abomination, worthy of death, degrading, unnatural, and gross immorality” (Genesis 19; Leviticus 18:22; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 1 Timothy 1:10).

May every homosexual be given the truth of his sin as we are given regarding our own sins and receive the washing and regeneration of the Word of God and thereby be made righteous and forgiven forever (John 3:18, 19, 21; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Ephesians 5:26).

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Ronnie W. Rogers