Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Is Homosexuality A Sin More Serious Than Other Sins?







What Does The Bible Say About Homosexuality? Is It A Sin?

Question : What does the Bible say about homosexuality? Is it a sin? Is it more serious than other sins?

Answer : Greetings in Jesus wonderful name! Homosexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior between members of the same sex or gender.

The God given Law of Moses says,
“If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads." (Lev 20:13). Law was given to the nation of Israel and through them to all the humanity that wants to follow the real God and know Him personally to get saved from sin, the Law was something that restrained people from sin till the seed of God the Messiah Jesus Christ could come and die for their sins to permanently save them to make them be God's children forever (Matt 23:15; Gal 3:19; Rom 2:13; John 4:22). In other words, the Law gave the fear of punishment to people to restrain them from sins, until Messiah Jesus would come to save them spiritually in the future which He did come and saved all those people two thousand years ago. Homosexuality was considered sexually immoral and deviant by God, because it could turn people to become perverse to actually break God's institution of marriage, prevent fruitful family life and will deny humanity the chance to multiplying and fill the earth to subdue it and have dominion over it, which was directly against the very purpose of God which was set by God in the beginning of times during the initial creation period (Gen 1:27-28). Death was the penalty prescribed by God for Homosexuality, so that people might fear to practice this perversion against God. 


Today in modern times, sarcastically people like to call homosexuality as sexual orientation, that is, a person's sexual identity in relation to the gender to which they are attracted; the fact of being heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual, as though it is the right of every humans to decide whether they should choose their own sexual identity as though God has given the choice for a human to be a male or a female and have sex with whomever they wish, this is because of deteriorating moral decline and failure of great governmental institutions of great moral repute which were the light house of God and terror against sin in the past times and ages
(Rom 13:1-7). Governments around the world are failing in their moral standard because these are end times and God has allowed the spirit of Antichrist to take over many institutions to allow them to form a one world government in rebellion against God under Satan and his demons who are working with him (1 John 2:18; 4:3, 6). This spirit of error is taking over the whole world to give a reason for practicing sin such as homosexuality, against the spirit of truth of God, but God minces no words to call clearly homosexuality as an abomination to Him, and further says that they who practice such a perversion deserves not only spiritual death and hell fire, but also physical death to make people fear to practice such a perversion against Him (Leviticus 18:22). God says that the man who sins shall die (Ezek 18:20), if not immediately by the local law in Islamic countries such as the Sharia law of our times which practices death for homosexuality and also many governments and cultures of the world prohibit and punish severely homosexual marriage and practice, then it is a spiritual death for their sins as pronounced by God after the period of time in this present life is over after which the penalty and condemnation for all sins including homosexuality will finally lead that person to hell fire if he or she does not repent of their sins and get saved by God (Rom 6:23).

It doesn't matter what people think or speak foolish words like 'sexual orientation' to hide their practicing sins of homosexuality, finally it only matters what God says about it still because
"There is only one Lawgiver and Judge [i.e. God], the one who is able to save and destroy." (James 4:12). We are not supposed to judge the sinner nor condemn them, but only judge the sin and condemn it as it has been the reason Jesus had to die on the Cross for all humanity (Heb 10:26-31; John 3:16). Because of the homosexual sins people practice they will end up receiving the wrath of God, if they are saved they will be judged now with chastisement of God in this life that they might not be condemned with the world later, or else if they are unsaved will end up in hell fire later if they continue in perversion without repentance till physical death (1 Thess 1:10; 2 Thess 1:6, 8-10; 1 Pet 4:17-18; 1 Cor 3:15; 11:32), so we are to lovingly warn homosexuals and also help them overcome it through helping them in whatever way we can like through prayer and deliverance, teaching and preaching the uncompromising Word of God and welcoming them to our Church to get themselves cleaned from sins through confession of sins through faith and fellowship (1 John 1:7, 9, 3), being vigilant lest we ourselves get tempted and fall in to such sins of perversion (Gal 6:1).

In the Story of Sodom & Gomorrah
(Genesis 19:1-29), God sends two angels disguised as men into the City of Sodom where the men of Sodom threatened to bring these angelic men out of Lot's house to carnally know them as they were all practicing homosexuals, to rape them collectively. The angels blinded these homosexual men, and as a result of the evidence of perversion God destroyed the city. Why this example to us is very important to ponder and heed to God's warning again homosexual sin is because God has said, through His apostle Jude that the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is a warning to all unbelievers and the last hour practicers of such perversion, here is what he warns, "And don't forget Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. Those cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God's judgment." (Jude 1:7, Living Bible). In other words, God is warning to all grace abusers and homosexual practicers, that God is serious in judging all sinners and practicers of all sins including homosexuality and will send them all to hell fire without any doubt just like he did for the twin cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Certain people carnally reason out saying, Romans 10:4 says that Christ is the end of the law, Hebrews 8:13 says, the old law is obsolete and aging, and therefore the Old Testament is not applicable to the present time. These people intentionally fail to remember the words of the Lord Jesus who said, "17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle [i.e. the least smallest word] will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. 19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven." (Matt 5:17-19). In other words Jesus was saying, if there is someone unsaved all prophetic warnings of death will be fulfilled to them for practicing sins which includes homosexuality, and if someone is a believer to keep the law of God to reach out for perfection to please God will be blessed to reach Christ who gives that as a gift, and those who knowingly break the law as believers and teach to discourage others to do it will be considered the poorest in the kingdom of God, and will inherit no spiritual and eternal reward from God for eternity which is a pathetic picture of a loser revealed by Jesus.

Many of these law breaking skeptics assume that the reason why Christians today eat meat
(Lev 11:1-44, 45-47), use credit cards (Lev 25:36, 37; Neh 5:7, 10; Psa 15:5; Prov 28:8), wear makeup (1 Tim 2:9-10; 1 Pet 3:3-4), and support equality for women and also can safely practice homosexuality with out God's serious judgment (1 Pet 3:7; Eph 5:22; 1 Cor 6:9-10), is because God has seriously threatened death penalty for the practice for all of these activities which was equally punished in the Old Testament, which has ended in Christ through the New Testament and the old has become obsolete and ready to be thrown out which is not true at all. The truth is, Jesus fulfilled the Old perfectly and kept the law without breaking even one of them, that God accepted his perfect life as a substitute for all the sinners and have chosen to bless them who believe Him to keep the Old and fulfill the New just like Jesus did through His grace which comes to the law keepers as a gift so that they cannot boast in themselves but only in God (Matt 13:52; 1 Cor 1:31; Eph 2:7-8, 9).

The skeptics lightly think and assume that homosexuals were equally pronounced death penalty along with other things such as eating pork or shellfish, charging interest on loans, and a whole bunch of other restrictions and even though all the above except homosexual practice were only restrictive law that threatened people with excommunication out of the nation of Israel and therefore were told that it is an abomination to God Almighty (!!!), and this false assumption that the law pronounces the same penalty for eating pork or shellfish, charging interest on loans, and a whole bunch of other restrictions that were a part of the Old Testament Law Code along with homosexuality is totally wrong. A lack of accuracy to equate homosexuality for which the penalty was death with others thing which only brought a well deserved excommunication to be cut off away from the people of God should first be noticed and not assumed blindly. But what the skeptics fail to realize and get deceived by sin of homosexuality and other sins are, God has never changed and will never change his stance against sin
(Heb 13:8). God hates all sins because it destroys humans whom he loves, and is against the very character of God and will prevent humans from having relationship and friendship with Himself. Jesus dying on the Cross did not appease God to allow sin as though it is not a serious thing, but it has shown how serious sin is, how serious God is in judging all sins. That in order to redeem the humans he loves, God has to send his only begotten sinless Son to die for them on the Cross and be judged for the sins of all humanity so that they can freely live without the penalty of sin by faith and continue to live in relationship with Himself to serve Him as His dear children. If there is one person who should have been left off without punishment for sin when sin was kept on Him, that was the sinless Jesus, but see how serious sin is that God punished Jesus on account on us by death on the Cross which is the curse for sin. So God still hates sin, but loves the sinner. All sinners must repent of sins and confess those sins to continue to have fellowship with God (1 John 1:7, 9, 3). And that is the only possibility for all humans in Christ Jesus which was not possible in the Old Testament unlike the New Testament.

What was God's purpose in creating male and female within a family in the institution of marriage?

God has always sought godly offspring who would one day become His spiritual children for the rest of their eternity, that is the reason for God creating male and female
(Mal 2:15; Matt 5:9, 10, 43-46, 48).

When ever people had questions about marriage, Jesus did not refer to the Law to answer them, but He pointed them all to the beginning of time which was the original will of God to all humans
(Mark 10:2, 3-12). We know from this, that God "from the beginning of the creation, ...made [humanity]... as male and female." (Mark 10:6). In other, God did not make Adam and Steve, along with Eve and Eva to say that sexual orientation is possible without any serious consequence of God's judgment and condemnation. God made Adam and Eve to make a point that people have no choice in the matter of choosing which gender they are born, but only God chooses that and blesses people when a man and woman should commit to each other and produce godly offspring with in the institution of marriage to live, love and cherish each other within family.

All sin is lawlessness including homosexuality, and people need to repent of it and confess to God about it to be relieved from the penalty, presence and power of sin which are its wages which brings separation from God
(1 John 3:4; Gal 6:23; Prov 28:13). In other words, if we sin one type of sin and not the other type, still we are guilty of breaking all the law (Jam 2:10; Eze 18:24; Job 9:1), then we might ask, how can any man be ever righteous before God? Only through having faith in Jesus Christ, who because of taking all the sins of all the sinners once for all time, have atoned through giving His very own life on the Cross for them which God accepted, we by further faith in His life shall be saved and made righteous before God through that Divine exchange forever and ever (Rom 5:1-2, 9-10, 16-17, 19, 21; 1 Pet 1:5; 1 John 2:2; Heb 10:12, 14; 2 Cor 5:21). Amen. But Paul the apostle has revealed that the sin of homosexuality is worse than other sins because, he revealed that those who do not glorify God and are unthankful, their thoughts get darkened and they fall in to idolatry of worshiping an idol, idea, material comfort, money, sex, etc...that God finally gives them off to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves by the perverse and vile passion of homosexuality which in itself becomes a judgment to them of what is shameful to receive within them a devilish homosexual spirit influence, thus living in the penalty of error end up in themselves being condemned which ends many times in sexually transmitted diseases, spiritual blindness and separation from God which leads to eternal death ultimately in the end (Rom 1:21-27). So though homosexuality like any other sins is equally sinful to God and must be repented and confessed to God to get saved, this sin is an evidence of God withdrawing his mercy to indicate that he has left a person hopelessly in the unnatural desire of his selfish path to hell fire because of his stubbornness not to retain God in their knowledge and thus give them over to a debased mind to do those things which are not fitting (Rom 1:28). Sexual orientation is a lie from hell that is seeking to destroy more and more souls, and take them hopelessly to hell fire. Run, run and run away from it saints and be saved from the perversion of the filth of pornography, masturbation, homosexuality and all kinds of sexual immorality of this generation which has been planned by the devil as a pipe line from hell to take hell to the humanity, and take back humanity to hell fire forever.

Is homosexuality a serious sin as in the New Testament times as in the Old Testament times, do we as believers should stay away from it?

"9 Do you not know that the unrighteous and the wrongdoers will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived (misled): neither the impure and immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality, 10 Nor cheats (swindlers and thieves), nor greedy graspers, nor drunkards, nor foulmouthed revilers and slanderers, nor extortioners and robbers will inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God. 11 And such some of you were [once]. But you were washed clean (purified by a complete atonement for sin and made free from the guilt of sin), and you were consecrated (set apart, hallowed), and you were justified [pronounced righteous, by trusting] in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the [Holy] Spirit of our God." (1 Cor 6:9-11, AB)
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We know from the above verse that all sinfulness must be avoided, as homosexuality remains the main sin of the last days, homosexuality should never be considered lightly, because the above verse reveals that those participating in it will not inherit or share in the Kingdom of God. Going to Church will not save us, but believing in Jesus and being washed by His blood will only save us from sin and take us to heaven. Once we are saved, we must throw away the works of darkness and fleshly sins which includes homosexuality as a sign of gratefulness for the salvation of God that He has given to us freely as a gift. Being thankful to God will keep a human away from homosexuality, or homosexuality will keep a human away from being thankful to God. Believers must live a life of gratefulness and thankfulness to God.

Here is how God wants us to realize and live as His saved children,
"15 Do you not see and know that your bodies are members (bodily parts) of Christ (the Messiah)? Am I therefore to take the parts of Christ and make [them] parts of a prostitute? Never! Never! 16 Or do you not know and realize that when a man joins himself to a prostitute, he becomes one body with her? The two, it is written, shall become one flesh. 17 But the person who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with Him. 18 Shun immorality and all sexual looseness [flee from impurity in thought, word, or deed]. Any other sin which a man commits is one outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. 19 Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own, 20 You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body." (1 Cor 6:15-20, AB). Praise the Lord!

We should never entertain any kind of immorality in our lives, and choose positively to shun all sexual looseness to flee from impurity in thought, word, or deed of any kind which includes homosexuality. We should honor, serve and bring glory to God for his benevolence towards us in Christ Jesus through whom He has reconciled us to Himself and has saved us from all sins and its consequences. May we remain grateful to God for his innumerable benefits of all goodness and mainly salvation from sin which has given us all the confidence and assurance of a definite life abundant on earth now and a life to continue in heaven with God after our physical death one day. May our spirit, soul and body till then be entirely sanctified by the Holy Spirit and be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ
(2 Thess 5:23-24). God is faithful and He will sanctify us till the end of our lives on earth. Amen!

God's timeless Word reveals His plan for humanity and His intentions for marriage and sexuality
(Heb 13:4). While Scripture teaches that homosexual acts are sinful (Lev 20:13), these Bible verses aren't about condemning homosexuals, gays, lesbians, or transgender people but rather it is intended to condemn sin and free the sinners from the clutches of sin's penalty, power and presence (Rom 8:3). Rather, be saved from sin freely in Christ Jesus and read God's loving warning and offer of grace for those who have strayed from His will for sex (Acts 2:40; 2 Tim 2:22, 21). We live in a fallen world with a fallen nature (1 John 2:1), but in Christ (1 John 2:2), we can be new creations and choose the new life instead of the old and retrain ourselves in the new behavior of Christ by choosing to stop sinning and starting to concentrate to learn new righteous behavior and skills which will make us live pleasing to God by His grace (2 Cor 5:17; 1 Cor 15:33-34).

Much Blessings....



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