Friday, June 26, 2009

What the Bible Says About Homosexuality

Homosexuality Many people assumed the teachings against homosexuality is now a thing of the past, and the reason why it was considered unacceptable was only because of cultural misconception arising from conservative practices and the lack of knowledge concerning biological genes. Today, some institutes and human rights movements have even advocated the need to assert a person's right to homosexuality, and this has brought about much pain to various parties involved in regulating the right and wrong of same gender relationship.

In this article, we shall take a look at what the Bible says about homosexuality in the context of the New Testament. The apostle Paul in the epistle to the Romans, wrote:

For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 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. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them. (Romans 1:26-32 NAS)

This passage may be summarized into two key points. The first point states that relationship of the same gender is wrong, and the second states whoever teaches otherwise and gives hearty approval of homosexuality is deserving of death.It is clear that anyone who calls evil good and good evil shall be worthy of punishment (Romans 1:32; Isaiah 5:20). It is also clear the Word of God does not agree with the practices of effeminacy and homosexuality (1 Corinthians 6:9-10).

If you feel you have a passion for someone of your own gender, and you are confused with your passions, wondering why you have such inclinations, or whether it is genetically natural to have same sex intimacy, or if you simply just want to know what is right or wrong with same gender relationship, you can begin by reading some of the information provided in the following links:

May God bless you in your search for answers.

Dear Lord, forgive us for failing to understand our own passions and inclinations. Help us, by Your Holy Spirit, overcome the wrong and the unnatural. Lead us in Your ways Lord, according to Your Word, and keep us strong as we walk this path on earth.

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