Homosexuality and the Bible
A while back ago, I heard on a radio talk show that 52% of all Americans now believe that the homosexual lifestyle is normal acceptable behavior. The media and Hollywood have done a very good job in bringing about this tolerance and acceptance with the American public.
The homosexual movement has now fully entered into mainstream society, and from here on in they will only continue to get stronger and more vocal in their beliefs and what they would like to accomplish. They are now officially out of the closet and they want the rest of the world to know about them and their movement and that there is nothing morally wrong with their lifestyle.
As a result of the spread of this movement into all walks of our life, we have found that many Christians are now searching online for God’s opinion on this issue typing in such phrases as homosexuality and the Bible. In the Body of Christ itself, you now have many gay and lesbian Christian ministers who believe that God has no problems with this kind of lifestyle.
For those who would like the specific Scripture verses on homosexuality from the Bible, I will list the two main verses below. In my opinion, there is no other interpretation as to what these two verses are trying to tell us. There is no gray area on this issue! You cannot spin these verses any other way!
God the Father is not only using very matter-of-fact and straight-to-the-point wording in these two verses, but He is also stating His opinion on this issue in a very intense way with some of the specific words He is using.
In the first verse I will list below, God the Father specifically states that a man shall not lie with another man as he would with a woman – and if he does, it will considered an abomination in His eyes.
The second verse then says that homosexuality is one of the sins that will keep you from being able to enter into heaven and will literally get you thrown into the pits of hell for all of eternity.
These two verses, in my opinion, are God’s one-two punch answer on this issue.
God first says in the Old Testament that it is an abomination in His eyes, and He then says in the New Testament that it is a sin that will keep you from being able to enter into heaven. I do not think God could give any more of a stricter warning on this issue than with the way that He has worded these two Scripture verses.
When the Lord uses the word “abomination” to describe a specific activity that He does not want us engaging in, it is the strongest and most intense word that He can use to let us know that none of His people can engage in this type of activity – with absolutely no exceptions!
To have God Himself state, without any other possible interpretation, that this activity is an abomination in His eyes and that it will keep you from being able to enter into His heaven once you die and cross over – is the strictest warning that He could possibly give us on this one subject. God means serious business with the way He has worded these two Scripture verses.
The Bible Verses
Here are the two main verses from our Bible that will give us what God’s opinion really is on this issue.
- “If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination.” (Leviticus 20:13)
- “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived, neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)
The Bible tells us that God the Father is the same today as He was yesterday. If God is the same today as He has been in the past, then this tells us that He is never going to change – either in His ways or in His personality!
Interpretation – if God the Father is calling any type of homosexual activity an abomination in the Old Testament, then He will also be calling any type of homosexual activity occurring in the New Testament an abomination. God is not going to be changing His mind on this issue just because we are living in the New Testament and under a new and better covenant with Jesus.
This is why God made sure to add the second verse above into the New Testament – to let us know that He has not changed His mind on this issue from the Old Testament – and to once more drive home the point that this is one sin that will keep you from being able to enter into heaven.
1. There has not been much success in the field of psychology in trying to treat gay men and women. Once you have really stepped into the gay lifestyle, it becomes very hard for many of them to try and turn to a heterosexual type of lifestyle. For many of them, their homosexual tendencies started to develop at a very young age. They think that since they have had these tendencies and desires at such a young age, that these desires must be normal and they were actually born with them.
I personally believe there are demonic spirits who specialize in this kind of desire and somehow become attached to many of these people at an early age. It is the demon who is giving this person this unnatural and unholy desire, but the person obviously has no idea of this. He thinks it is his own natural desire and he has no idea that this unholy desire may be coming in from a demonic spirit.
As a result, some homosexuals who are delivered from this condition have to have the demons cast off of them in order to be completely set free from this condition. In most of these cases, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis will not work. It is only the power of God that can truly deliver a homosexual from this condition.
2. If you will notice in the last sentence in the second verse above, it says that some of the people Paul was talking to had been homosexuals themselves.
After he lists the specific sins that will keep you from being able to enter into heaven, he then says “and such were some of you.” He then says they were then “washed” and “sanctified” in the name of Jesus and by the Holy Spirit!
In other words, they were fully delivered from this condition by accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, and then delivered from this unholy desire by the power of the Holy Spirit!
So in one powerful verse, God is telling us that He will not accept this type of lifestyle, but that there is full forgiveness and full deliverance from this condition under the shed Blood of His Son Jesus. This is not a hopeless condition, as God does have the full supernatural power to set homosexuals completely free from this condition if they really want this kind of deliverance from Him.
Many homosexuals really do want to be set free from this condition, but they feel there is no real way for them to be able to receive deliverance because they know normal psychological types of treatments will not work on them.
3. If God should ever lead any of you to witness to someone who is living this type of lifestyle, show them these two verses.
Show them that God will not tolerate and accept this activity – but that He still does love them, that He will fully forgive them, and that He does have the power to set them completely free from this bondage if they really want to be set free from it. Hone in on the last part of that second verse to prove your point.
This one sentence shows that God did set homosexuals completely free from this condition back in Paul’s day. And if God did it back then, then He can still do it today for each person who will come to Him for their deliverance!
The Bible says that God does not change and that He is no respecter of persons. What He will do for one, He will do for another. There will be equal treatment for each person who will come to Him for their deliverance.
Show this to a person who has been living under this type of bondage most of his life and you will then give them hope and a light at the end of their tunnel. The Holy Spirit will then start to move on that person to help bring them out of this condition. However, the Holy Spirit always moves and works best when you give people the knowledge from the Word to back up your arguments.
For those of you who are battling this type of problem and are looking for ministries that can help you get delivered from this condition – there is a ministry called Exodus International that specializes in this type of deliverance.
Since the above article was written, we also received an email from a woman who had lived in the lesbian lifestyle for 18 years. She was able to receive a full and complete healing from the Lord on her condition. Her name is Jennifer Wilford and she has written a very good book on her entire ordeal with the Lord. The name of the book is “Blessed Therapy.” She also has her own website with the same name – www.blessedtherapy.com.
More ammunition for your arsenal should you ever need it on homosexuality and the Bible and what God’s opinion really is on this issue.