is homosexuality a sin according to the Bible

Is Being Gay a Sin According to the Bible?

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Here are the topics that you’ll find in this article:

  1. What does the Bible say about sexual sins?
  2. Does God love lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders?
  3. Dissecting what the Bible says about homosexuality
  4. Are there other passages of Scripture that mention homosexuality?
  5. Is there a difference between gay behavior and gay attraction?
  6. Are people born gay?
  7. Is there hope for a person living a gay lifestyle?
  8. Conclusion

What does the Bible say about homosexuality?

Can two men get married if they love each other?

How about two women?

These are some of the questions that you’ll find answers to in this blog post.

A lot of people have different opinions on the subject of homosexuality.

That’s why this article is focused on giving you the Bible’s perspective about gay and lesbian lifestyles.

What Does the Bible Say About Sexual Sins?

If this is the first article that you read on this blog, then you might think that this site is prejudice against gay or transgender people.

But that’s not true!

The Bible says that there are all sorts of sexual sins that many people commit and these include:

  • Adultery or cheating on one’s spouse
  • One night stands
  • Sex with a boyfriend or girlfriend
  • Masturbation
  • Sexual thoughts about someone that you’re not married to

This blog’s position is to take a Biblical stand that all of these sexual acts are sins that can keep you from entering heaven if you have not confessed Jesus as your Lord and Savior.

Does God Love Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgenders?

God loves ALL people.

God loves all LGBT
God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.Click To Tweet

He doesn’t only love those who have stayed away from certain types of sins.

You can reach this conclusion from verses like John 3:16 where it says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. ”

Who does God love? He loves the whole world.

Or check out 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 which says, “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.”

Even the Bible admits that there are people who were caught up in sexual sins but who gave their lives to Jesus Christ and stopped sinning sexually.

It may not have happened overnight, but it does happen eventually.

So as you can see, God loves all people including those who are living the LGBTQ lifestyle.

Dissecting What the Bible Says About Homosexuality

The book of Romans 1: 24-29 clearly states that homosexuality is wrong and should be avoided.

Here’s the Bible passage from the NIV version:

24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.

25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones.

27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind,so that they do what ought not to be done.

29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice.

Romans 1:24-29

And the Apostle Paul also spoke of it in the book of 1 Cor. 6:9-10 where he lists homosexuality along with other sins such as greed and covetousness.

9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men

10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

God's Word talks about homosexuality

Are There Other Passages of Scripture That Mention Homosexuality?

Yes, there sure is!

You have to understand God is very much concerned about your sexuality.

The first two passages below are taken from the Old Testament, and the third Bible verse is taken from the New Testament.

1. The Book Of Genesis Chapter 19

When the city of Sodom and Gomorrah is mentioned, what immediately comes to mind are gay acts.

The biblical account talked about how the men of the city were attempting to forcibly have sex with two visiting angels who appeared as men.

It was clear from this gay mob that they wanted to “know’’ the two new men who were visiting their city.

The Hebrew word for “know” means that they wanted to have sexual intercourse with them. (Genesis 19:5-6)

It was in that light that Lot attempted to offer his daughters as an alternative which they turned down.

Their request plainly showed they were looking for much more than a social acquaintance.

Ezekiel 16:49-50 says, “Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me…”

The Hebrew word translated “detestable” refers to something that is morally disgusting and is the same word used in Leviticus 18:22 that refers to homosexuality as an “abomination.”

Also, notice that the book of Jude verse 7 adds the following valuable insight:

“…just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.”

The people of Sodom were punished for sexual sin along with the other crimes of which they were guilty.
God punished the people of Sodom for sexual sin along with the other crimes of which they were guilty.

Jude also emphasizes the nature of their sexual desires: they pursued “unnatural desire” (literally, it means “unnatural flesh”).

2. The Book Of Leviticus Chapters 18 & 20

The Holy book of Leviticus contains two authoritative pronouncements about gay acts:

“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.”

Leviticus 18:22

And…

“If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.”

Leviticus 20:13

Now let us turn to the New Testament.

God loves all sinners including gays, lesbians, and transgenders.
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3. The Book of Romans 1: 18-32

Romans chapter 1 has a lot to say about the nature and character of homosexual behavior.

Paul’s mission in the early chapters was to demonstrate that the whole world is unrighteous in God’s sight and therefore in need of salvation.

Furthermore, in Romans 1:18-32 he focuses on the Gentiles, describing the way they have turned away from God and embraced idolatry.

Paul says that those exchanging the glory of God for images of creatures (verse 23); the truth of God for lies, leading to full-scale idolatry, worshipping a created image (verse 25); and rejecting the knowledge of God (verse 28), exchanging “natural” relations for “unnatural” ones, etc.

For these reasons and more, God gave them up to dishonorable passions (reprobate minds).

“For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their sins.” (Romans 1:26-27)

Also, check out 1 Timothy 1:8-10 where the Apostle Paul writes:

The law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, for the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine.

1 Timothy. 1:8-10

Is There a Difference Between Homosexual Behavior and Homosexual Attraction?

The answer is yes!

I have personally known people that used to live a gay lifestyle but then gave their life to Jesus, and no longer practice homosexuality.

One guy that I know became a Christian, got married, and lives a heterosexual lifestyle.

However, another gay person that I know gave his life to Christ but continues to have same-sex attractions to other men.

Even though it was clear that God didn’t deliver this second man from same-sex attraction, he chose to resist temptation and live a celibate life unto the Lord.

From my experience, I often see that Christians who used to live a gay lifestyle still struggle with same-sex attraction, but they choose to live a life of obedience to God.

You may want to read about Rachel’s story who was living a gay lifestyle and thought that Christians were stupid bigots.

If you struggle with homosexuality then that doesn't mean that you have to give into your desires. You can choose to ask God for help and He will help you live a sexually pure life.
If you struggle with same-sex attraction, then that doesn’t mean that you have to give in to your desires. You can choose to ask God for help, and He will help you live a sexually pure life.

Are People Born Gay?

I researched if people are born gay and I couldn’t find any scientific evidence that would suggest that they are.

I did find this quote from the American Psychiatric Association, so I will include it here.

“Some people believe that sexual orientation is innate and fixed; however, sexual orientation develops across a person’s lifetime.”

American Psychiatric Association

For a second, imagine that there is a gay gene.

That would probably imply that there is a heterosexual gene too.

If someone has an attraction to the opposite sex, then is it okay for that person to pursue a sexual relationship with that person outside of the context of marriage?

Your answer will depend on your beliefs.

If you believe that you can do whatever you want with your sexuality, then there’s no reason for you not to pursue your sexual desires.

But if you’re a Christian who believes that you should honor God with your body and follow His commandments, then you’re going to ignore those sexual desires and not act on them.

So as you can see, whether there is such a thing as a gay gene only matters on whether you think you’re accountable to God for your actions or not.

Is There Hope For a Person Living a Gay Lifestyle?

I understand how this section of the article might seem offensive to some people.

“What do you mean is there hope for someone living a homosexual lifestyle,” they would say. “There’s nothing wrong with them!”

I understand that argument and where people are coming from.

However, have you ever thought of this:

I don’t know about you, but I have talked to a few people who either have lived or are currently living a gay lifestyle.

They all have one thing in common.

They all say that being gay is hard.

They also say that they are either struggling with their homosexuality now or have struggled with it in the past.

So while I don’t mean to offend anyone by this article or with this section, I just wanted to put it out there that yes, there is hope.

Give your life to God, and He will help you with your sexual sins.

By the way, you aren’t the only one who has committed sexual sins; I have committed plenty in my lifetime.

So if you have questions about getting help with whatever sexual sins you’re struggling with, then please send me a message by visiting the contact page.

Here’s What You Can Conclude About Homosexuality According to the Bible

God never designed homosexuality, and it has never been in His original plan for humankind.

God desires all people engaged in a gay lifestyle to give their lives over to Him so that He can help them with their same-sex attraction.

If someone struggled with same-sex attraction and tried to quit on their own, then I can guarantee that at some point they will fail and fall into temptation.

The only solution is to become born again because when you do, then God gives you a new heart and a new desire to please Him.

You can’t do it on your own. You will always need God’s help.

Over to You

What do you think, is homosexuality a sin?

 

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      Hi Martin, I personally didn’t struggle with homosexuality. The two examples of the two gay gentlemen that I referred to in the blogk post are two people that used to go to my church.

  1. This is the truth in love, and there are many who don’t realize that gay sex is no different to God than remarriage sex. To repent and turn to God means that you don’t have sex with anyone who is not your first marriage patner, and they must have been never married before either. Young people are getting this. God established marriage and the vows are permanent as Jesus says- one man to one woman until death.

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      I’m so glad to get your feedback on this blog post, Terry! That was exactly my point when I was trying to write this article. I was trying to speak the truth in love. I wanted for people to know that God loves them. But at the same time, I didn’t want to compromise the truth.

      Thanks so much for this very valuable feedback 🙂

  2. This is one of the biggest issues that puts me at odds with Christianity. Most sins are rational: killing someone is a sin because, well, someone gets killed. Adultery is a sin (which most vehemently anti-gay Christians completely overlook) because it tears apart families. But explain to me why homosexuality is supposedly a sin? Who is harmed if two people of the same sex enter into a loving, stable relationship? The answer, of course, is that nobody is harmed. Perhaps 2,000 years ago a case could have been made that we needed exclusively straight relationships simply to keep the human population sustained, but as we approach 8 billion people in 2019, that’s hardly a valid argument any longer. In fact, gay couples can
    provide even more adoptive homes for children who need families, so it’s really a net positive.

    I cannot and will not label my gay friends as sinners on the basis of their sexual orientations. If I have to defend my belief I front of God one day, so be it.

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      You bring up a very good question, Ed. Thank you so much for adding it to the comment thread here at the Not Ashamed of the Gospel community 🙂

      Let me ask you this: I’m going to assume that you would consider stealing to be a sin, correct? Now how about if there was a poor man who is starving and has no money. He goes into a grocery store where the cashier is not looking or paying attention. The poor man takes a small bag of peanuts that is worth one dollar and walks out of the store without anyone noticing.

      Honestly, it will make no difference to the grocery store who just lost one dollar or less on the small bag of peanuts. And this man is poor, hasn’t eaten in two days, and he has no way to pay for what he took. Here’s the question: is this man’s act of taking the bag of peanuts without paying for it a sin?

  3. Hey Peter!

    A few of my many questions would be:

    Why in the world would a God care what anyone is doing in the bedroom to begin with?

    If He made humans from scratch to perform and have attractions in a certain way then why would He (She?) allow some to deviate from the “norm”.

    Why do animals all across the spectrum have homosexual relationships?

    Are we to follow the Old Testament and put homosexuals to death?Remembering Jesus said he came to not change “one jot or one, tittle shall in no wise pass from, the law”.

    What about entire churches who interpret the Bible to include homosexualalty as pefectly acceptable as a Christian…. even as a minister.

    Just curious my brother.

    Peace,

    Rog

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      Great questions, Rog! I’m going to do my best to answer your questions. In some cases, I may need to ask you a few questions first to get more information from you so that I can give you an answer.

      1. Q: Why in the world would a God care what anyone is doing in the bedroom to begin with?

      A: God is very much concerned about our sexuality. He also is concerned about our morality. God says that any kind of sex outside of the context of marriage and in between a man and woman is immoral. Why?

      I think it’s because it has to do with the breakdown of the family. Anytime that you see a breakdown in society, you can almost always see that there is a breakdown in the family first. So homosexual behavior results in a breakdown in family relations. So is having sex before marriage or with somebody other than your spouse.

      Now here’s a question for you, Rog, and I only ask you this because you are my friend and I have so much respect for you. Would it be okay if I ask you if you would ever consider cheating on your wife? If you choose to answer this question, may I ask why or why not?

      1. Q: If He made humans from scratch to perform and have attractions in a certain way then why would He (She?) allow some to deviate from the “norm”.

      God did not make some people heterosexual and some people homosexual. The only thing that God did do was create perfect humans when He created Adam and Eve. However, Adam and Eve sinned and sin began to have negative effects on humankind. This included adverse effects that would include same-sex attraction.

      So when somebody has same-sex attraction, it’s not because God created them that way. It is the effect of sin in the person and in the world.

      I also did research while writing this article about if there is a gay gene. As I reported, I couldn’t find any kind of tests that would show that there is a gay gene or even a heterosexual gene.

      All the scientific evidence that I could find was from the field of psychology and there were some studies about why some people are gay. It came back to nurture rather than nature (how the person grew up).

      1. Q: Why do animals all across the spectrum have homosexual relationships?

      It seems that the answer to this question would be related to question number two. The way animals currently behave has also been negatively affected by sin so they do not behave perfectly according to God’s original design.

      May I please ask you what would you consider to be the differences between humans and animals?

      1. Q: Are we to follow the Old Testament and put homosexuals to death? Remembering Jesus said he came to not change “one jot or one, tittle shall in no wise pass from, the law”.

      A: I’m not able to answer this question unless I first ask you if you are familiar with what biblical hermeneutics are?

      1. Q: What about entire churches who interpret the Bible to include homosexuality as perfectly acceptable as a Christian…. even as a minister?

      A: It is my opinion that those churches who interpret the Bible to include homosexuality interpret the Bible incorrectly and they will be judged by God and held responsible for what they did.

      There are many strange interpretations of the Bible and God can stop those people from sharing and spreading heresy. However, God allows this to happen for His own reasons as they fulfill His purposes. One of those purposes can be to separate what’s known in the Bible as the sheep from the goats or the wheat from the tares.

      I know Rog that you have a Christian background so you are probably familiar with these concepts. But there are probably even more reasons that we don’t know about why God allows heretics and even blasphemers to spread incorrect interpretations of the Bible and to sometimes even flourish according to worldly standards.

      I hope that helps, bro. Love you always 🙂

      Peter

      1. “Would you ever consider cheating on your wife?” Well, it’s a girlfriend in my case but my answer to that is no, but not because it’s a sin. I wouldn’t cheat on my wife (a) because I have no desire to do so, and (b) because cheating on her would be hurtful and disrespectful to her. I don’t want to hurt or disrespect anyone, but especially her. That’s my moral compass: I don’t want to do anything that harms someone else. I also don’t want to do anything that distances me from God, but I think we would disagree on what behaviors would have that effect.

  4. I understand Ed’s point of view from a worldly standpoint. From what I understand of God, He made man and woman to unite together for life and their bodies (and sex organs) are designed as such. They serve to bond a man and woman together in a way that transcends the physical nature and the outcome typically serves to sustain the human population. That is the design. Anything else that stays from that design goes outside the boundaries including: divorce, promiscuity, same sex activities, certain sexual gratifications, etc. Boundaries are meant for our protection. The further you venture outside the boundaries, the less protected you are. God understands us better than we ever could. He loves us and desires only the best for us. He tells us where the boundaries are so that we can protect ourselves from ending up worshipping the created instead of the Creator but it’s up to us to stay in bounds. Sometimes the adverse results are obvious and other times the effects are more subtle. Sin has the tendency to move us away from God and ultimately that’s what God is trying to spare you from.

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      Sure Mark, that’s a great answer. As a Christian, I totally agree.

      I wonder what other people are going to think. I’m looking forward to having further dialogue with you and the rest of the Not Ashamed of the Gospel community about this subject 🙂

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  5. Since Germain Greer and the rise of the feminist movement, have men been emasculated today? How many have limited male exposure with the impact of divorce and the possibility of only having female contact and being raised by females. Many children today can go through school also with only female teachers. Hormone levels dictate outcomes with masculinity and being raised in fear and stress possibly has a huge bearing. Temptation however is that which we do have control over and we can all give testimony to that regardless of belief but ohh how so much more for the believer in Jesus Christ.

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  6. Peter I did want to say how well this article was written and missed this off my comment. My comment comes not from being homosexual but from being tempted by a workmate and colleague and being in the place with a group of 6-8 young men who discussed homosexuality just hours before. As a young person the person giving me a lift home propositioned me. My answer was simply NO I like you as a friend and choose to be a friend but that is where it stops. Not long after the person left the city where I lived and have not seen him since. Over 50 years later, as the experience of other opinion and temptation impacted a total naive young man of this kind of activity, my thanks is that I was strong and resisted. Pray for our children who can be impacted by others and peers whom they like that they too can make wise decisions.

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  7. Good article Peter. Sensitive subject to broach. Kudos for your step out on faith. I find myself invited to a gay wedding. Hate the sin, not the sinner. Judge not, lest you be judged. As are other people, I’m torn between the flesh and the Spirit when an action/decision is required. Would attending the wedding be seen as silent consent? Would sending a gift and not attending be misconstrued one way or the other? What are your thoughts about my quandry?

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      Hi Donise, I totally understand how difficult it is to be invited to a gay wedding when you don’t share the same values as those who are getting married. I also understand what it’s like when you love the people that are getting married and they are living a gay lifestyle.

      A few years ago, we had some family members who invited us to their gay wedding. At the time, most of the pastors who were preaching said that you should not go to a gay wedding because it’s like giving your silent approval of the relationship. However, my wife and I prayed and we felt the Lord leading us to go and attend the gay wedding. So we went against the grain and we showed up anyway.

      There were opportunities for us to clearly communicate that we weren’t there because we approved of the relationship. My wife and I were just there because we loved each person who was getting married as an individual. We wanted to keep the doors open to impact them for Christ and to dialogue about their relationship with God. By God’s grace, God opened up doors for us to witness not just to them, but to many members of the gay community who were a part of the guest list.

      We are praying for our family members that they would get saved and give their lives to Christ. Does that help?

      1. Yes. Thank you. Experiences and stories of experiences are often the best teacher. It allows room for the lessons to land where they are most needed.

        You know Peter, I never knew your story nor anything about you when I came to know you via Twitter. However, there was an instant connection of spirit that I am glad occurred.

        Clearly, you are in my sight line for a reason. I will be calling on your services in the near future. You are excelling in your ministry and your reach in sharing the gospel. Godspeed!

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          Thanks Donise for your kind words. I also thoroughly enjoy our interaction on Twitter. You are a dear sister in the Lord and I’m looking forward to more interactions with you in the future. I hope I will get to even meet you in person one day 🙂

  8. Praise the Lord for this post
    The Lord gives us all we could ever want or desire. We determine the boundaries; meaning we test how far we can go before we make ourselves enemies of God. Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

    Therefore if we know the greatness of God, and come to learn that it is by our choosing (Choose this day whom you will serve), that we make ourselves His enemies with our lifestyles (the choice to sin is the enemy), then it is by fact that All Have Sinned And Come Short of His Glory.

    But seek First (All Must Be Born Of The Spirit), the kingdom of God. And All His Righteousness shall be added, and your minds will be renewed, and your flesh will not see corruption.
    I went from promiscuous to promised.
    From Raven to Redeemed.

    This is the business of God: that no man (male and female) shall suffer the Creator’s wrath, but shall be saved in Every Time of Trouble. Behold, All Things Become New.
    And in the blessings of the Lord, He adds no sorrow.

    Trust One, Love All.
    I remain Blessed Beyond Belief
    Carol

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  9. Hey Peter,

    Hope all is well. Answering in a hurry so forgive if I don’t hit every point.

    First off, I would think that a God should have bigger concerns that homosexuality – famine, war, cancer, almost any human affliction, etc. Seems like a lot of effort directed in the wrong direction.

    Homosexuality causing breakdown of the “family”?? Is it a threat to your family or anyone you know? Gay couples I know seem to provide very stable and loving homes. Do you have data or references to show “Anytime that you see a breakdown in society, you can almost always see that there is a breakdown in the family first”?

    Based on my Christian indoctrination as a child and young adult, I used to think a LOT like you on this subject…. Then, my wife spent 25 years in AIDs research (yep, scary stuff) and I got the opportunity to meet many homosexuals as that’s who mostly works in that industry. Pretty much everything I was taught as a child turned out to be wrong where these people are concerned. They pose no more threat to morals and values than straight people. Heck they probably pose even less threat!

    Would I consider cheating on my wife? I’m not sure how answering that question would help us figure out if “being gay a sin according to the Bible”? Please elaborate.

    “Sin” affecting animal behavior?? That seems like a stretch and a convenient answer that seems absolutely impossible to prove.

    Why would my knowledge of hermeneutics (yes, I’m familiar) effect your stance on this question? It’s an easy question to answer – follow the Old Testament or not?

    You refer to Biblical interpretations as a problem among Christian denominations. All “interpretations” are explanations, inferences or opinions – so, how do we determine what is actually “God’s will” or in other words – truth? Is there way to measure or confirm our interpretations of the Bible against other interpretations to see who’s wrong?

    And lastly, if God is allowing things to happen for “His purposes” wouldn’t it stand to reason that His purposes include homosexuality becoming more accepted and less stigmatized as years pass?

    The bottom line for me is that I’m more afraid of the religious agenda in our country creating detrimental policies than homosexuals or any other marginalized group!

    Thanks for the thoughts!

    Rog

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      Hi Rog,

      No worries, brother. I understand what it’s like to be so busy so that you have to reply in a hurry. I’ll do my best to reply to the points that you made in your comment, and I’m sorry if I don’t get a chance to reply to all of your points.

      You: “First off, I would think that a God should have bigger concerns that homosexuality – famine, war, cancer, almost any human affliction, etc.”
      Me: God is a big God and He is concerned about big things and small things and that would include our sexuality. That’s why it’s mentioned in the Bible.

      You: “Do you have data or references to show “Anytime that you see a breakdown in society, you can almost always see that there is a breakdown in the family first”?
      Me: Yes I do. You can take a look at the divorce statistics over several decades. The further back that you go, the lower the divorce rate, and the more that the family unit stuck together. Here’s an article that gathered divorce statistics going back all the way to the 1800s https://divorce.lovetoknow.com/Historical_Divorce_Rate_Statistics.

      You: “Would I consider cheating on my wife? I’m not sure how answering that question would help us figure out if “being gay a sin according to the Bible”? Please elaborate.”
      Me: I was trying to better understand your source of morality. Where do you get your morals from or how do you come to your moral conclusions regarding issues?

      You: ““Sin” affecting animal behavior?? That seems like a stretch and a convenient answer that seems absolutely impossible to prove.”
      Me: I am making a claim from the Bible and I’m using the Bible to prove my claim. I’m not making a scientific claim regarding this point. I understand that the Bible is not a credible source for you. However, you were the one that asked so that’s why I answered.

      You: Why would my knowledge of hermeneutics (yes, I’m familiar) affect your stance on this question? It’s an easy question to answer – follow the Old Testament or not?
      Me: Your knowledge of hermeneutics would be helpful in helping you to come to accurate Bible interpretations. If you did have a knowledge of biblical hermeneutics, then you would not say statements regarding stoning homosexuals in the Old Testament. So it’s not an easy question answer of Old Testament or not. It is much more complicated and atheists are not qualified to give an answer regarding the interpretation of Scripture.

      You: “And lastly, if God is allowing things to happen for “His purposes” wouldn’t it stand to reason that His purposes include homosexuality becoming more accepted and less stigmatized as years pass?”
      Me: How would you come to this conclusion if 1) you don’t believe in God and 2) you don’t believe in the credibility of the Bible?

      Thanks Rog,

      Peter

  10. I am not belong to Christen Community, but your these writings golden words really impressed to know about true natural laws and will of Lord. Thank you very much and we respect your dignity.

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