What the Bible really says about Homosexuality
I just posted for the one millionth time what the Bible says about Homosexuality on in a so-called "liberal Christian" site that has no clue what the Bible says about anything yet they love to tell everyone what they tell God what to say.
For the millionth time, one can not be a Christian and also be living the homosexual life style any more then a person can be a Christian and be a chronic liar of a Christian prostitute or a Christian pedophile because A Christian cannot live a life where he feeds his Sinful Nature (Gal. 5:16, 18). Although there are some areas in the Bible that are gray areas, the Bible is completely black & white on the subject of Homosexuality. In both the Old Testament and the New Testament it condemns homosexuality as a SIN. Now you can reject the Bible if you want (No REAL CHRISTIAN would) but it is a simple fact that every Christian has the Holy Spirit and the main job of the Holy Spirit is to convict the Christian of sin (John 16:7-8) so that he STOPS DOING THAT SIN. Any person that continue to live in sin proves that they do not have the Holy Spirit in then and thus cannot be saved.
(Romans 8:5-9) 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.
Sure Christians fall into sin from time to time but no Christian dwells in sin (No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 1 John 3:9). You can not be a Christian drunk or a Christian druggie because every time a Christian sins the Holy Spirit is right there to call you on it and either you can stop that sin or you will make your heart so numb (Callused) to the conviction of the Holy Spirit that you no longer hear His conviction - if you go that far then you are no longer saved because you have Blasphemed the Holy Spirit. So you can be a Christian who used to be a Drunk, you can be a Christian who is still tempted to get drunk but you can't be a Christian who lives the Drunk life style. You can be a person who is so damaged by your life that you fall into Homosexuality like any other sin and learn to be attracted to the same sex just as some people are so damaged that they are attracted to children or dead people. You can even be a Christian who still has these feeling but you are commanded by God not to act on them.
When my wife chose to love herself more then me and abandoned our marriage 11 years ago I had a choice. I could do the Biblical thing and remain celibate or I could use the hurt and pain as an excuse to go out a live in sexual sin. I as a REAL CHRISTIAN BELIEVER chose to remain with God and I have been celibate for every day of those 11 years. Have I lusted after a female in that time? YES, but I didn't live in that lust because every time I did lust, the Holy Spirit did His job and convicted me of that sin so that I stopped. The second most miserable person on the planet is a Christian who has just sinned and is now under conviction. The most miserable person on the planet is a Christian who has just sinned, heard the voice of the Holy Spirit and chose to ignore Him. So the Bible is very clear on this and every sin.
There are two and only two choices
1) You can live in that sin and die an unredeemed sinner who will burn in Hell.
2) You can become a Christian and with God's help stop committing that sin and live the Holy life God has called every Christian to live. because as the Bible says - "Without Holiness, NO ONE WILL SEE GOD"!
Lets see exactly what the Bible does say about Homosexuality
1 Corinthians 6:9
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, The words we are looking at are "Effeminate" & "Abusers of themselves with mankind"
"Effeminate" or in the Greek μαλακός or malakos which means soft, soft to the touch or effeminate it can mean:
1) a boy kept for homosexual relations with a man,
2) a male who submits his body to unnatural lewdness,
3) a male prostitute.
Now # 3 can be be twisted and applied to Heterosexuals as well as Homosexuals although there are other Greek words that better describe that state but #1 & 2 can only be applied to Homosexuals
"Abusers of themselves with mankind" or in the Greek ἀρσενοκοίτης or arsenokoitēs which means:
1) one who lies with a male as with a female, sodomite, homosexual
So you see the one word could be translated as "male Prostitute" but he would have to be an effeminate male Prostitute and let's face it, in 70 AD who would be buying a male Prostitute? A women who had no rights or money? NO! It would be a rich MAN. When you combine the two words ( μαλακός & ἀρσενοκοίτης ) together you can only have one meaning and that meaning in, Homosexual Sex. Not men who may be attracted to men but Men who have sex with other men for fun or money. BTW The Bible in the Greek also condemns the man paying for the sex as a SIN so the giver and the receiver are just as guilty in God's eyes. Now I'm sure you will find some liberal so-called Pastor who doesn't know Greek or who doesn't actually believe the Bible to tell you what you want to hear but it still doesn't make Homosexual sex not a Sin because all men will be judged by the Word of God not the word's of foolish man.
'You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
Many liberals love to link all of the laws in Leviticus together and then make a uninformed ignorant claim like "Well if you eat ham you can't use any part of Leviticus so verse 18:22 can't be used either". What liberals and the so-called Gay-Christians cult fails to see is that God's Law laid down in the Torah (first 5 books of the Bible) was God way of taking a group of Jews who were slaves in Egypt for 430 years and had no culture of their own and giving them a Holy Culture. So he told them what was safe to eat, what was safe to do if one got sick and what He demanded of them as to what was right and what was wrong or Sinful. The Law of Moses has 3 parts to it:
1) Dietetic Law,
2) The Ceremonial/Prophetic Law,
3) The Moral Law.
The Dietetic Law was to protect Israel for sickness so God outlawed any foods that were Unclean. Unclean means anything that is not in the original state that God created it because it was affected by sin. Example, eating pig. Originally, all animals were herbivores because nothing died in the Garden so when Adam sinned and Death became king of the Earth, animals began to die and some animals became Omnivores or Carnivores. These animals also carried sickness so God declared them to be Unclean. Pigs will eat anything including humans so pig carry sickness like worms thus God said they were Unclean. Now Unclean doesn't mean Sinful only that the object has been affected by sin. Another example is a woman's period. Eve was not created to have eggs that die so God said that any women on her period is unclean (Again not evil or sinful just unclean) because death of the human egg was not God's original plan.
The Ceremonial/Prophetic Law (How to deal with sin, what animals to sacrifice to God and how to do it etc.) is where God gave the Jews their culture, rites and worship. It is also prophetic because it pointed to the one who would be the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the World. Neither of these first Law groups are moral in nature but protective in nature. What to avoid and how to live.
The Moral Law or what is sinful and what is not. It is to this set of Laws that the Sexual Sins section of Leviticus chapter 18 belongs. You cannot combine Moral and Dietetic laws in the same group. Remember when Jesus said "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them." He was speaking about the Ceremonial/Prophetic Law not the Moral Law, the Moral Law still stands. When in Acts the Holy Spirit gave Peter a vision and told him it was OK to eat the unclean food, He was not doing away with the Moral Law, just the Dietetic Law. The Moral Law will always exist as long a man is on earth. It is just as much a sin to sleep with your mother today as it was in 1446 BC when the Law was given and it is just as much a sin for a man or women to sleep with the same sex today as it was in 1446 BC. That is why it is OK for Christians to say everything in the Moral law is still a sin while at the same time eating a ham sandwich. Homosexuality and eating ham cannot be placed on the same equilibrium. They are not apples & apples but are actually apples and oranges. One is breaking the Moral Law and the other is breaking the Dietetic Law that Acts did away with. BTW it is still stupid to eat uncooked Ham even if you are gay or straight.
So now the pseudo-Christians can attack me because like the prophets of old I have told you exactly what the Bible says on this subject but remember, attack me all you want but your real problem is that you love yourself more then you love God and that is why you choose your pet sin over the God who died for you. See God doesn't save people to make them happy, He saves people to make them HOLY! God is not a Walmart parent who lets His kids run amuck and do whatever they want to, God is a loving parent that isn't afraid to to "get the belt" to save His kids.
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