An Old Testament Look at Homosexuality

Far too frequently do I hear people advocating the atrocity of homosexual marriage. Shockingly, 00384794many of these gay rights activists also claim to be Christians. These are people that we sit next to in church, who claim to read the Bible and are seen doing what would seem to be “Christian” things.

These so called “Christian” gay rights activists seem to interpret God’s love as tolerance for anything that we do. To them this includes tolerance of non-Biblical lifestyles that other so called believers and non-believers may lead.

This belief is diametrically opposite to what the Bible really says concerning homosexuality and any other ungodly lifestyle for that matter. Genesis 13:13 states that, “[…] the men of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the Lord.” Scrolling down to Genesis 19:5-7 we find that among their many sins was homosexuality. “They called to Lot, ‘Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.’ Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him and said, ‘No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing.'” Verses 24-25 outline Sodom and its sister city Gomorrah’s punishment. “Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord out of the heavens. Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, including all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land.” Obviously, God is not “tolerant” of sinful lifestyles.

So how should Christians treat gay rights activists? Well how would you treat anyone who is about to burn their hand on a stove? Warn them of what they are doing before it is too late. The best way you can help someone is by telling them the truth.

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32


11 thoughts on “An Old Testament Look at Homosexuality

  1. “Well how would you treat anyone who is about to burn their hand on a stove?”

    Now, if you had actual evidence that gay marriage caused harm, that would be a good argument. As you don’t….it isn’t a good argument.

  2. Well, what do we do about Jesus’ command to love one another as He loved us? That’s agape love, Love that is sacrificial. Love that means laying down your life for one another. Love that Jesus died for me and told me to love you as He loved me. Now if my neighbor or brother or sister is gay, does that mean I should not love him/her as Jesus loved me? Are you really Christian?

    • Jesus also chastised people who insisted on continuing in their sin. He threw the profiteers out of the temple because of their disobedience. He lambasted the Pharisees for their hypocrisy. He even called His own disciples, on pertinent occasions, persons “of little faith.” Did Jesus not love these people? Love is not a blind emotional feeling, “tolerating” any sinful behavior anyone wants to commit; it exercises discernment. Admonishing those who insist on continuing in sin IS loving them.

  3. So many responses come to mind. If we truly love someone should we not do all we can to help them grow closer to God and farther from sin? Love can be defined as always doing what is in the best interest of the other person. Allowing an alcoholic to take another drink, a glutton from overeating, a liar to lie without calling them on it, an adulterer to continue in an affair, or homosexual to continue in a sinful activity shows no love at all. Perhaps the greatest form of hate is to shake our heads an do nothing.

    • Adultery is one of the Ten Commandments. It is the breaking of a holy vow. Homosexuality is loving another of the same gender. It is NOT breaking one of the Ten Commandments, and it is NOT a sin.

      • Actually it is a sin. Leviticus 18:22- man shall not lie with man as he lie with women, it’s an abomination. Having said that, you are always to love the sinner and hate the sin

  4. When Jesus saved the woman taken in adultery, he told her to go and sin no more. He didn’t just tell her to go and continue doing what she had been doing.

  5. I have several gay friends, and a family member. I am very clear on my Christianity, and one of my friends called me to see if we were still friends. I told her “I Love You”. Unconditionally. I just don’t love the sin. We are still friends. And she understands that. I don’t judge her, my best friend at one time was a drug addict, and had intercourse with many men. And I still loved her. Same thing. A sin is a sin. Period. A person is still God’s child, and he also loves them unconditionally. So, what’s the problem?

  6. There’s a BIG difference between the personal sins we all commit versus actually publicly supporting sin like adultery or homosexuality. What if President Obama told Michelle that he believes adultery is okay and she should respect, tolerate, and let him promote himself having sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky?

  7. The Old Testament is not the only Biblical document which bars homosexuality, but the New Testament is equally scathing. Saint Paul writes “You know that wicked people will not inherit the kingdom of God, don’t you? Stop deceiving yourselves! Sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals, thieves, greedy people, drunks, slanderers, and robbers will not inherit the kingdom of God.” (1Co 6:9-10 ISV) Paul calls homosexuals “WICKED PEOPLE”; and so do I. As Christians we can no more expect to find a Christian homosexual as we can hope to find a Christian prostitute, Christian robber, or Christian adulterers. “stop deceiving yourselves”

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