The Lie of Homosexuality
Being Gay Is No Laughing Matter
DON’T HOLD ONTO FALSE EXCUSES FOR NOT REPENTING
Over the years I have had some friends who have openly said that they are gay and have sought to have a same-sex partner, while still maintaining that they are true Christians and that what they are doing is not a sin.
I therefore want to look at the sin of homosexuality from a Biblical point of view and answer some of the false arguments they have raised as they have attempted to justify their lack of repentance. They know the truth but make false excuses to avoid following it. God has a better way than homosexuality and therefore He has spoken very bluntly and truthfully about this issue:
‘Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable’ (Leviticus 18:22).
‘If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads’ (Leviticus 20:13).
Under the new covenant Jesus has withheld the death penalty. Jesus saved a woman caught in adultery from being stoned to death, yet Jesus commanded her to go and leave her life of sin (John 8:1-11). Jesus is giving those entangled in sexual sin the opportunity to be saved. We are living in the time when God’s mercy and grace is available, yet we still need to see that God finds homosexuality detestable.
They try to get around this by saying that these laws of Moses were just a cultural thing for Israel at that time because there are other laws in the Old Testament that we are not enforcing, such as what a person could eat or how a man should cut his beard. Therefore they still try to maintain that homosexuality is not a sin, but let’s look at the new covenant and the message that we are to preach through the gospel.
We are warned that he who sins sexually sins against his own body (1 Corinthians 6:18). There are different types of sin but sexual sin is always high on the list. The apostle Paul gives us a clear list of the people who will not inherit the kingdom of God:
‘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…’ (1 Corinthians 6:9).
On the Day of Judgment, God will separate the righteous from the wicked and homosexuality is one of the sins that places people on the side of the wicked. To enter the kingdom of Heaven you are not free to do anything you want.
“We live in a day when people are trying to make sexual impurity acceptable.”
‘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 of God for a lie, and worshipped 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 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.
…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’ (Romans 1:24-27,32).
Homosexuality and lesbianism are called shameful, unnatural, indecent and perversion. The spirit behind it is lust. Homosexual desires and actions are clearly rebuked by the Word of God. It is therefore totally against God’s will for homosexuals to marry one another. Gay marriages are sinful and should be forbidden. The well known saying is true: God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.
GOD’S RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT UPON SODOM AND GOMORRAH
‘In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire’ (Jude 7).
The people of Sodom and Gomorrah gave themselves over to a sinful lifestyle that caused such an outcry that it reached Heaven. We are told the sin that brought about their demise. It was sexual immorality and perversion. The sexual perversion they embraced was the sin of homosexuality. The whole area was in the grip of homosexuality to the point where even homosexual rape was common.
God judged Sodom and Gomorrah to remove homosexuality from the earth. The LORD rained down burning sulphur out of the heavens and overthrew those cities. Early that morning Abraham got up and looked down towards Sodom and Gomorrah and saw dense smoke rising from the land, like smoke from a furnace (Genesis 18:16-19:29).
Their cup of iniquity was full, but now the rebellious are heading towards that point once again. The people of Sodom didn’t think they were that bad. They justified their actions back then just as people do today. They had no idea that they were about to be destroyed. This is the serious situation we are facing today because people are persisting in sexual sin.
The judgment that came upon Sodom and Gomorrah is similar to the judgment of God that will come upon Babylon in the last days (Revelation 18:9-10). Those who do not heed God’s warnings through earthly judgments will face an eternal judgment of fire. Jesus often preached about Hell, not to condemn people because lost people are already condemned, but in the hope that people will repent and be saved. I hope you will pay attention and listen.
The Western nations are piling up their sins to Heaven and bringing us nearer to the end-time judgments as foretold by the prophets. Sexual sins cause societies to implode. We need to see a moral and spiritual revolution based on God’s truth and power of the Holy Spirit.
The good news is that Jesus came to save sinners and to change people’s lives; to bring people out of darkness and into His wonderful light. Yet we still have to see God’s righteousness and holiness, for there are no sodomites in Heaven.
YOU CAN BE DELIVERED AND SET FREE!
If you are struggling with homosexuality today, realize that Jesus Christ died upon the cross for this sin. His holy, righteous blood is what can make your heart clean. God wants you to be saved, but to enter the kingdom of Heaven you will have to acknowledge that homosexuality is a sin.
Once you confess that it is a sin and that you need help, you have begun the path to salvation. Once you realize that you need Jesus to save you, you can call upon His name for deliverance. You can receive a new life. Homosexuality is a lie, but now you know the truth. Call upon the Lord to deliver you from this bondage.
Many lost people try to say, “Accept me for who I am and stop trying to change me.” But a homosexual can be changed through the power of the gospel. Let your conscience be awakened so that your heart is soft before God. Be sensitive to the Lord’s voice.
Many homosexuals have experienced deliverance when they have come to know the true love of God as a Father. You can receive the love of God into your heart, as you put your faith in the crucifixion of Christ. Jesus died for you. He carried your sins to the cross and took your punishment.
‘But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin’ (1 John 1:7).
YOU CAN BE SAVED!
“Jesus, have mercy on me. I have been a wicked sinner, but now I repent and put my faith in You. Save me, Lord Jesus, and make me into a true Christian.”