Homosexuality : Condemned by the Bible

"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my
Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in
your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away
from me, you evildoers!'" (Matthew 7:21-23)
                         
"Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and
everyone who loves and practices falsehood."   (Revelation 22:15)

Committed homosexual "Christians" are betting their souls that homosexuality is "not" a sin.  They stand against
thousands of years of Biblical and theological studies, the mass majority of Bible students today, the simple,
straight forward, plain interpretation of the Bible and the testimonies of countless Christians who were once
homosexuals and now are born-again, rehabilitated, heterosexual Christians.  While all this stands against them
they continue to deny it as if by divine revelation they have the truth and we don't.  So I'm still eagerly awaiting
e-mail from one saying, "I know the truth because one night, behold, an Angel of the Lord appeared to me and
said,..."

Anyone who reads the Bible can clearly see that the Bible condemns homosexuality.  The story of Sodom and
Gomorrah reveals God's wrath against homosexuals.  Leviticus 20:13 is the punishment God commanded Moses
to teach Israel to enforce upon homosexual offenders.  Romans 1 describes those who are corrupted with
homosexuality as a result of turning away from God's righteousness.   And 1 Corinthians 6:9 is the verse that
assures their exclusion from God's righteous Kingdom.  There is no debate on what these verses mean to any of
the unbiased.  When they are read, they clearly speak against homosexuality.

Homosexual "Christians" go to great length in writing long essays, books and whole web sites in attempt to
challenge the genuine view.  They feel confident that they're right and the huge majority of God's people who
oppose them are "wrong."  However, it really doesn't matter what they say, I say, any other Christian or person
says.  What matters is what God is going to say when it's all over.  And when the end comes, they are either going
to be right or wrong.  One or the other and not both nor neither.  If for some bizarre reason they happen to be
right, they will have gambled their limit and I will be quite impressed!  But if they are wrong and loose, they're
going to be firewood.

As for me, from the evidence I see in the Bible, the human conscience and a personal relationship with Jesus, I'm
betting my chips on the side that says it's a sin and will be punished if it is not repented of.  So as you read
through my site or their sites, keep in mind that the odds of them being right are heaped up highly against them.  
And if they lose, they lose their souls due to unrepentance.  They are truly...


Romans chapter 1 gives a clear illustration of how one can intentionally turn away from the truth of righteousness
to falsehood in order to dodge the bullet of conviction and the feeling of accountability.  This is EXACTLY what the
homosexual "Christians" do.  This is why I believe God put the passage in this
chapter about men and women forsaking their natural sexual instinct for homosexual abominations.  Now let's
begin at verse 18:

18  The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who
suppress the truth by their wickedness,

Here we notice that there is an unavoidable conviction of God's anger toward what is evil.  It is "revealed from
heaven against ALL the godlessness and wickedness" so that only by suppressing the truth can one attempt to
avoid this conviction.  Groups like "Whosoever" that quote John 3:16 as if it's the only thing Jesus ever said,
immediately shut their eyes, close their Bibles and refuse to read any further.  First, Jesus gives the justification in
that verse.  Then in verse 19 of that chapter, Jesus gives the condemnation by saying, "And this is the
condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their
deeds were evil."  Light is what uncovers darkness and makes vision possible.  When we can see with the light, it
becomes apparent that homosexuality is a perversion of
God's righteousness.  Thus only by suppressing the light and hiding in a box can the homosexual "Christians"
avoid the conviction of "the wrath of God."

19  since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.

Notice that it says the truth is "plain to them."  It doesn't require anyone to diligently figure a way to twist the words
of the Bible so that homosexuality is "not" condemned.  God says what He says plainly through His word.  And
when we get to verse 26 we will see how plainly homosexuality is condemned.

20  For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities-- his eternal power and divine nature-- have been
clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

One really doesn't even need a Bible to see how wrong homosexuality is.  It is "understood from what has been
made."  Men were not created for men and women were not created for women.  IT WAS ADAM AND EVE NOT
ADAM AND STEVE clearly reveals this.  None of God's righteous ways have changed
since creation.

21  For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking
became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Although they put on a "Christian" act, the proof that these people have not turned to glorify God is because we
find them willing to continue in their sin.  God says that in His New Covenant, "I will put my laws in their minds and
write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people." (Hebrews 8:10)  These people don't
know God or else they would have His laws "in their minds" and "on their hearts."  Instead "their thinking became
futile."  They think their creator meant for them to be homosexual because "their foolish hearts were darkened."  
Yet there remains a deep-seated conviction of the living God's presence which can only be extinguished by
"suppressing the truth."

22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools  23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for
images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.

Homosexual "Christians" have "exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images" in their head of a God who
doesn't condemn homosexuality.  God is the "I AM" (Exodus 3:14) not the "WHO YOU WANT ME TO BE."

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 of God for a lie,  

It seems God's ways weren't pleasant for these people so God stepped aside to let them have at it.  Now, to avoid
any conviction, they "exchange the truth of God for a lie" and decide to believe that the Bible doesn't condemn
homosexuality.  This way they can feel at ease with their sin and believe the one they worship created them
homosexual and doesn't care how they live in the body He created for them.

26  Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural 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 indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their
perversion.  

He describes these lusts as being "shameful."  Again, God implanted this conviction before they decided to turn
away "so that men are without excuse" (Rom 1:20).  Now that "their thinking became futile" (Rom 1:21), they're
conscience has become corrupted to a point where they are so perverse that it is virtually impossible for that
person to come to the realization again that their behavior is  (in Hebrew - something disgusting, an abhorrence)
which leads to repentance and SALVATION.   28  Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the
knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.

Understand here that when one rejects God's righteousness, that person rejects God.  The homosexual
"Christians" have turned their hearts away from righteousness because "The truth was not to their taste" (Matthew
Henry).  They came to a fork in the road and chose to go with their desires rather than down the
narrow road of righteousness because they did not take God's commands seriously.  When Jesus says, "Enter
through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter
through it" (Matt 7:13), He is in essence saying that there is not much liberty to do as you please in
righteousness.  It is narrow and doesn't leave much room for alternatives because the only alternative from
righteousness is sin.  He describes the other road as being wide because it allows one to be, for example, a
homosexual.  So since the homosexual "Christians" "did not think it worthwhile" to go down the narrow road, God
gave them up to go down the wide road and "do what ought not to be done" with a "depraved mind" that keeps
them from understanding righteousness again.

29  They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy,
murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,  30  slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful;
they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;  31  they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.  
32  Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things
deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

Paul reaches this solid conclusion after examining and describing in depth how one turns away from God.  These
last four verses describe the result of an individual who turns away from righteousness.  It doesn't matter to what
degree a person is sinful; we are all sinful.  We find each of these traits to some degree in us because at one time
we were apart from God and built a life of sinfulness.  But the homosexual "Christian" can't find his/her way back
to clear, true understanding of how awful their sin really is.

The homosexual "Christians" are those who have gone their own sinful way and refuse to turn to righteousness.  
They have NO relationship whatsoever with Christ Jesus because they have turned away from their conscience
and now there is no conviction of sin in their hearts.  Those who walk with Jesus are convicted of sin and live in
the Spirit.  Anyone who knows God learns from God that homosexuality
is a behavior that God will judge and punish if it is not repented of.  "It would have been better for them not to
have known the way of righteousness, than to have  known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command
that was passed on to them." (2Peter 2:21)


INTRODUCTION

It isn't a book that condemns homosexuality; it's God Who condemns homosexuality.  Throughout the ages, God
has used true Biblical stories, His law, epistles and countless testimonies of conversion and rehabilitation from
homosexuality to make His point.  God's Word can't be more explicit in it's
condemnation of homosexuality when it uses the phrase "a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman" (Lev
20:13) and "women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned
natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other
men," (Rom 1:26-27) and the term "homosexual offenders" (I Cor 6:9) and "homosexuals" (1 Timothy 1:9).  Each
of these verses reveal how God feels about homosexuality.  He told Moses to tell Israel to enforce the death
penalty on homosexual offenders.  Paul describes it as something done by those who have rejected God's
righteousness and also warns us not to be deceived into thinking  
these people can inherit God's righteous Kingdom.

The homosexual "Christians" fanatically claim that all the Greek and Hebrew masterminds have erred in
translating (only in the verses and passages that condemn their sin of course) and that only they have the truth of
what the Bible "really" says  about homosexuality.  It's funny how they will always try to say these verses and
passages just somehow have to mean "something else."  They go to great lengths to misdefine words and try to
come up with a way to explain how these passages somehow "don't" condemn  homosexuality.  Yet the Bible so
plainly says what it says.  Saying that God and His Word don't condemn homosexuality is like saying  the sky isn't
blue.



ADAM AND EVE

If you haven't read IT WAS ADAM AND EVE..., you might want to read and observe how God created us male and
female for the purpose of reproducing and establishing a fully sufficient, organized family where the man and the
woman have certain separate responsibilities which, when fulfilled, function to uphold the family as a working
system.  Whenever this organization of marriage, which God designed in and for perfection, is purposely altered
and thus violated, it is unrighteous and abominable.  After all, what is righteous but that which is right.  
Homosexuality is NOT right.  

Jesus testifies that, "at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.' 'For this reason a man will
leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer
two, but one." (Mark 10:6-8)  Jesus is saying here that in the beginning, God did a good job of putting things
together.  Now however, the homos have messed things up.  Instead of pursuing natural sexual relations, they
prefer to go their own way and pervert God's righteousness.



SODOM AND GOMORRA (GENESIS 18-19)

Long after God created woman for man, God sent His wrath against a city where homosexual men attempted to
rape two of His angels.

Homosexual Excuses:

1) Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed for inhospitality and because the men wanted to rape the angels.
2) The word "yada" (which means "to know") simply means that the inhabitants of Sodom only wanted to get to
know the angels since they were foreigners yet were abusive in the process.

Straight Forward Interpretation:

1) The first one is the most popular one.  Although the men sought to rape the angels, they also rejected the
women which shows, as Jude validates, that the men of Sodom "gave themselves up to sexual immorality and
perversion." (Jude 1:7)  Yet Whosoever, a homosexual "Christian" site adhering to John 3:16 as their prime
authority, claims, "Jude disagreed with God; he wrote that Sodom's sins were sexual in nature."  You see, just
when you have them cornered into seeing the Bible's condemnation, they close their eyes, plug their ears and
scream, "Whosoever! Whosoever! Whosoever!"  So because Jude, an apostle called by God, testifies that God
destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of homosexuality, he's wrong and the "God" in their head is right.

The homosexual "Christians" are only quick to point out all the other verses which testify against Sodom's pride,
idolatry, blah, blah, blah,...    

Deuteronomy 29:23, Isaiah 1:9, Jeremiah 23:14, Lamentations 4:6, Ezekiel 16:48-50, Amos 4:11, Zephaniah 2:9,
Matthew 10:15 / Luke 10:12, Luke 17:29, Romans 9:29, Revelation 11:8

Pride is when Sodomites refuse to see their repulsive sin for what it is which in turn would cause them to see
themselves in disgust.  This point of disgust is supposed to lead one to repentance which leads to salvation.  So
the men of Sodom and the homosexuals today (who refuse to repent) are prideful.

2) This claim is rarely found.  Not many homosexuals feel confident in persuading others that God destroyed S
and G because the men only wanted to throw a little fiesta with the angels outside.

These verses are among a long list of laws which God instructed Moses to give to Israel.  They can't be mistaken
for anything other than what they so plainly say.  Their context is surrounded by sexual condemnations of incest,
adultery and bestiality.  It is blatant, eye-shutting rejection that anyone would ever claim that these verses mean
anything else.  If a Jew in Israel, profoundly fluent in his own language, was confronted by a homosexual
"Christian" claiming that these verses "don't" condemn homosexuality, he would laugh his head off.

18:22  "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination." (NKJV)

20:13  "If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall
surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them." (NKJV)

The Hebrew word for abomination is  (tow` ebah) which means nothing other than:  

Strong's Hebrew Dictionary (Context highlighted)   Feminine active participle of "ta'ab"; properly, something
disgusting (morally), i.e. (as noun) an abhorrence; especially idolatry or (concretely) an idol:

Thayer's Dictionary (Context highlighted)  a disgusting thing, abomination, abominable    
a) in ritual sense (used of unclean food, idols, mixed marriages)
b) in ethical sense (used of wickedness, etc.)

That's right!  It's an "abhorrence" and an "abomination."  The mere thought of homosexuality causes my stomach
acid to rise up and burn the back of my throat.  I can't even begin to imagine how awful God feels when he sees
men with men and women with women doing what is unnatural.

Homosexual Excuses:

1) "The word 'toevah' does not usually signify something intrinsically evil, like rape or theft, but something which is
ritually unclean for Jews, involving ethnic contamination or idolatry" (#GayChristians)    

We know it doesn't refer to an idol in this verse because idolatry is not mentioned anywhere in the context or even
around these verses.  And of course it's unclean--it's sin!  Homosexuality makes most people want to puke and
God to enforce the death penalty on them in a law-abiding covenant.

The death penalty for this sin may seem "extreme" to those who do not understand the 2nd purpose of the law.  
The spiritual purpose of the law is to convict us of sin and show us that we are depraved sinners.  However, the
penalty that follows the law is a judgment call by God based upon how he feels the sin ought to be condemned for
the well-being of the community.  It is God's judgment that a homosexual offense should be penalized by death for
the well-being of the community.  We find that if a community like  Sodom has homosexuals perverting God's
righteousness in it, they suffer a lack of God's blessing and possible condemnation.  The death penalty is also the
measure God feels should be given to murders for the sake of the community.  When we allow murderers to sit in
an air-conditioned prison, lift weights and watch cable for several years with the hope that that person will be
rehabilitated, that is a human's judgment call.  The difference is that God's judgment is perfect.  When we find the
same criminals committing the same crimes they did before they went to prison, why do we keep using the same
system?  God's measures may be "extreme" to some but overall they do a better job to fix a problem than any
human can come up with.  Why not figure, since God is omniscient, that He knows how things work and may just
have a better
way of doing things than we do.  Therefore I am in FULL agreement with God's holy, and the commandment is
holy, righteous and good." (Rom 7:12)  "I agree that the law is good." (Rom 7:16, in context of one's own sins and
all sins).  A murder ought to pay life for life and a homosexual ought to pay life for abomination.  After all, how else
are we to solve the problem?!

Biblical laws have been enforced in many Christian nations since the Holy Roman Empire which was the first
empire to be established on Christian principles.  There is evidence that in many cases homosexuals were put to
death to purge their nation of that immorality.  Now when we look back and examine history, we find that the
nations that enforced Biblical laws reaped what they sowed.  They were blessed beyond all other nations due to
their Godly judicial system.  They had more peaceful, God-fearing societies, which excelled in science and
technology and had a much higher standard of living than other nations that were either too harsh or not harsh
enough in disciplining its citizens.   

However, contrary to Peter J. Peters' essay, DEATH PENALTY FOR HOMOSEXUALS, Christians are not to seek
FIRST to enforce this Biblical law.  The apostles didn't carry stones around and preach the law.  They're aim was
to bring sinners to repentance.  So also, our goal as Christians is to love the homosexuals and try to lead them to
Christ yet NEVER tolerate their sin.  As we lead people to Christ, our legal system will reflect how well our nation
follows God.  


ROMANS 1

Homosexual Excuses:

"Romans 1 does not paint a picture of people who were naturally homosexual engaging in loving consentual sex
rather they were heterosexual who "abandoned" their nature (heterosexuality) for perverse pagan sex acts.  The
verses support the fact they were heterosexuals acting out of defience by stating the woman EXCHANGED natural
relations for unnatural and men ABANDONED natural relations with women and were INFLAMED with lust for one
another. As a homosexual, it is natural to engage in love and sex with the same gender, but it would be unnatural
for a heterosexual to do so. These men and women were heterosexual who were engaging in unnatural (for them)
acts in paganistic settings. "

CHRISTIANITY AND HOMOSEXUALITY

Could we get real?!  This argument is one of the stupidest things I've ever read.  Suggestion: If you're going to be
stupid, at least appear to be smart in the process.  That way I can refute someone that looks smart.  This is the
best example of eye-shutting, ear-plugging, heart-closing rejection on my site.  I would feel
embarased if I were defending this argument.

Alcoholics and drug addicts have a "natural" feeling to keep using their drug of choice but does that excuse them
from their sin?  No, it means that person is a sinner and needs Christ's redmeption.


"Romans 1:26 and 27, at first glance, appears to condemn gay and lesbian activity."

It appears to me to condemn homosexuality after about a hundred glances.  Notice how they attempt to play on
your way of percieving things as if you can't see what they see.  This site is full of bullet-dodging "I think..."s and
"Maybe it means...".  It's as if God really used this space in His Word to plot a way to fool everyone but the
homosexual "Christians" who know the truth by divine revelation (I suppose) because the Bible sure isn't on their
side.

ROMANS 1 - This is a link that addresses Romans 1 in light of homosexuality


1 CORINTHIANS 6:9 and 1 TIMOTHY 1:10

After all the previous verses and passages, these two drive the final nail into the homosexual "Christians' " coffin.  
Once they are validated, beyond any doubt, in the face of the homosexual "Christians," the fire of God's wrath is
lit under their feet because they have NO excuse.

"Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually
immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy
nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God." (1 Cor 6:9-10)  (NIV)

In 1 Corinthians 6:9, Paul sounds a warning for Christians to not be deceived by those who live the perverted
homosexual lifestyle and claim to be followers of our Lord.  He tells us that "the unrighteous will not inherit the
Kingdom of God." Presumably from verse 11, this does not include the homosexual who repents and maybe (with
New Testament theology like Romans 7:14-23), while struggling to overcome the sin, is continually tempted by it.

Homosexual Excuses:

"Are believers in Jesus Christ ever referred to as "the wicked"? NO!!!. This passage is not addressing Christians
rather it is addressing unbelievers. Irregardless of what one does or does not do if they reject Jesus Christ they
will not enter the kingdom of heaven. The passage lists "homosexual offenders" - who are they, are they all
homosexuals. No. There are homosexual offenders as well as heterosexual offenders. These are the people who
go beyond the bounds of decency and engage in acts of sex that degrade, humiliate, violate, or hurt themselves
or others. Remember our bodies are a temple of God and what we do to our bodies we do to His temple."


CHRISTIANITY AND HOMOSEXUALITY

This is the same geneous above that tries to say Romans 1 refers to those who were heterosexual yet
"abandoned" hetero and went homo.  Here he says that as long as you "just believe" for a second in Jesus Christ,
you aren't "wicked" (NIV says "unrighteous").  "But the Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin."
(Gal 3:22)  Whether we're saved or unsaved, we're still unrighteous, wicked sinners.  And only the repentant
sinner can be forgiven and improve his/her life by the power of God's Holy Spirit.

"The authors of scriptural lexicons search for the meaning of the word within the scriptures themselves and also
go outside of scripture and research literature written around the same time the scriptures were written. If the
interpreter is already  prejudiced against homosexuality they can translate these words as condemning
homosexual sex even based upon little usage of that word in the Scriptures and little if any  contemporaneous
usage of that word. The truth is that the word some translators "transform" into  sodomite/homosexual/pervert" in I
Corinthians 6:9-10 is actually TWO words. Some translators combine them because they "think" they go together
but they DO NOT KNOW. This uncertainty is reflected in the fact that other translators keep the words separate
and translate them "effeminate" and "abusers of themselves with mankind."


WHOSOEVER: I CORINTHIANS 6:9

The Greek word to describe "homosexual offenders" in 1 Corinthians 6:9 is  (malakos).  It has been examined and
verified by Greek masterminds who know it refers to homosexuality.

Thayer's Dictionary
1) soft, soft to the touch
2) metaphorically, in a bad sense: effeminate:
1) used of a catamite
2) used of a boy kept for homosexual relations with a man
3) used of a male who submits his body to unnatural lewdness
4) used of a male prostitute

"The phrase 'male prostitutes' is a translation of a Greek word which literally means, 'soft to the touch.'  It was
used in the Greek culture in the city of Corinth to describe the man who played the passive role in a homosexual
experience.  The other word where it says 'homosexual offenders' is a translation of a Greek word which means
literally to be 'male-in-bed' and it was used by the Greeks to describe the man who plays the active role in a
homosexual experience." (David T. Moore)

The word in 1 Tim 1:10 is  (arsenokoites) which means nothing other than "sodomites."   

Thayer's Definition
One who lies with a male as with a female, a sodomite, a homosexual

In 1 Tim 1:8-11, Paul testifies that the law is made "for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for
sinners...for sodomites..."  Those who see their sin and repent, "agree that the law is good."  (Rom 7:16)  Thus
the law is removed in Christ Jesus and does not threaten them with a curse or condemnation.
(Rom 8:1)  But to those who oppose the law, the law stands against them as a testimony against that person so
that when God's wrath is revealed, they will be "without excuse" (Rom 1:20).


Conclusion

So we find the homosexual "Christians" with no excuse for not repenting and turning away from what God hates.  
They can "just believe" is Jesus and call Him, "Lord, Lord" all they want but if they don't have Him in their hearts,
they're lost.  And how can homosexual "Christians" have a relationship with Christ and the Spirit of God in them
yet not hear God speaking in their hearts and telling them to repent?  "See to it that you do not refuse him who
speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn
away from him who warns us from heaven?" (Heb 12:25)

To believe in Jesus as you savior is to accept Him entirely; which includes how He feels about the sin of
homosexuality.  Christ didn't spill His blood out on the cross to give anyone the right to deliberately go on sinning.
"If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left,
but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God." (Hebrews
10:26-27)  Jesus will only save the repentant sinner from sin; not with sin.  The requirement for forgiveness is
repentance.  Once we see ourselves as unworthy before God and accept His Son's death for our sins, God calls
us worthy only by the blood of Christ.
Homosexuality