Homosexuality and sexual purityUnlike the media is trying to proclaim the Holy Bible is real clear about homosexuality and with that also sexual purity.
The following text which I whole support is an adaptation of the article published by Matt Slick from the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.
The Bible doesn't speak of homosexuality very often, but when it does, it condemns it as sin.
Leviticus 20:13 (CEB) “If a man has sexual intercourse with a man as he would with a woman, the two of them have done something detestable. They must be executed; their blood is on their own heads.”
Leviticus 18:22-23 (AMP) “You shall not lie with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination. 23 Neither shall you lie with any beast and defile yourself with it; neither shall any woman yield herself to a beast to lie with it; it is confusion, perversion, and degradedly carnal.”
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (CEB) “ Don’t you know that people who are unjust won’t inherit God’s kingdom? Don’t be deceived. Those who are sexually immoral, those who worship false gods, adulterers, both participants in same-sex intercourse, 10 thieves, the greedy, drunks, abusive people, and swindlers won’t inherit God’s kingdom.”
Romans 1:26-28 (CEB) “That’s why God abandoned them to degrading lust. Their females traded natural sexual relations for unnatural sexual relations. 27 Also, in the same way, the males traded natural sexual relations with females, and burned with lust for each other. Males performed shameful actions with males, and they were paid back with the penalty they deserved for their mistake in their own bodies. 28 Since they didn’t think it was worthwhile to acknowledge God, God abandoned them to a defective mind to do inappropriate things.”
Homosexuality is clearly condemned in the Bible.It undermines the basis of God's created order where God made Adam, a man, and Eve, a woman -- not two men, not two women -- to carry out his command to fill and subdue the earth. Homosexuality cannot carry out that command.
It also undermines the basic family unit of husband and wife, the God-ordained means of procreation.
Unlike other sins, homosexuality has a heavy judgment administered by God Himself upon those who commit it - and support it. This judgment is simple in that those who practice it are given over to their passions - which means that their hearts are allowed to be hardened by their sins.
"For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error," (Rom. 1:26-27).
As a result, they can no longer see the error of what they are doing. They will not seek forgiveness. They will die in their sins and face God's holy condemnation.
But, that isn't all.
In addition to the judgment of being given over to their sin, those involved in it also promote it and condemn others who don't approve of their behavior.
Romans 1:32 (AMP) “Though they are fully aware of God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them themselves but approve and applaud others who practice them.”
So, in their hearty approval of homosexuality they encourage others to be trapped in their sinfulness.
This means they will reject Christ's redemptive work on the cross. Without Jesus, they will have no forgiveness.
Without forgiveness, they will have no salvation.
Without salvation, there is only damnation in eternal hell.
We don't want this for anyone.
Does this then mean that all gays and lesbians will go to hell, well, Yes, just like every other sinner!!!
There are a whole lot more verses to be found on sexual immorality in the Holy Bible, which is also seen as a grave sin, here are some of them.
Hebrews 13:4 (CEB) “Marriage must be honored in every respect, with no cheating on the relationship, because God will judge the sexually immoral person and the person who commits adultery.”
1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 (AMP) “For this is the will of God, that you should be consecrated (separated and set apart for pure and holy living): that you should abstain and shrink from all sexual vice, 4 That each one of you should know how to possess (control, manage) his own body in consecration (purity, separated from things profane) and honor, 5 Not [to be used] in the passion of lust like the heathen, who are ignorant of the true God and have no knowledge of His will,”
Matthew 5:28 (CEB) “But I say to you that every man who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery in his heart.”
1 Corinthians 6:13-20 (CEB) “Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, and yet God will do away with both. The body isn’t for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body. 14 God has raised the Lord and will raise us through his power. 15 Don’t you know that your bodies are parts of Christ? So then, should I take parts of Christ and make them a part of someone who is sleeping around? No way! 16 Don’t you know that anyone who is joined to someone who is sleeping around is one body with that person? The scripture says, The two will become one flesh. 17 The one who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him. 18 Avoid sexual immorality! Every sin that a person can do is committed outside the body, except those who engage in sexual immorality commit sin against their own bodies. 19 Or don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you? Don’t you know that you have the Holy Spirit from God, and you don’t belong to yourselves? 20 You have been bought and paid for, so honor God with your body.”
The way out of this sin of homosexuality or sexual impurity, if it is either physical, Spiritual, or emotional is through the power of healing through confession of sin and repentance, were repentance is the key word.
Repentance meaning to turn away from the sin, not just a little bit, or one by one, no a total turning away 180 degrees turn.
Jesus casted out a legion of daemons into the swine and healed the paraplegic. He will certainly be able to heal those and forgive those who are caught up in homosexuality or sexual immorality.
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