What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?
We realize that with the growing popularity and glamorization of
homosexuality, that this subject can be a very difficult one to address. Furthermore, as
hate crimes specifically committed against homosexuals occur, many feel that this issue
shouldn't be addressed at all for fear of only adding to the hostile environment that many
homosexuals face. Despite the cultural climate in which we live, this issue must be
addressed according to the Word of God. God's laws are always for our good, although man
may see them as restricting. In the end, only obedience to the Word of God can bring true
freedom. We address this issue out of God's love for the homosexual to bless and help him.
Much of our society has embraced many perverted sexual practices that are considered in
the Bible as abominations to God. Homosexuality is among the list of deviate or abnormal
sexual practices however, there are many other practices that can be included as well.
Pornography, pedophilia, prostitution, bestiality, oral sex, phone sex and computer
virtual reality sex, just to name a few of them.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (NIV): "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
Although the Bible doesn't detail each and every one of these sinful acts, it does
clearly speak out about many of them. Any deviation from God's original plan for sex
between a married man and woman is still a sin in God's eyes. The main reason we call
these things perverted is because they are unnatural and scripture clearly tells us those
who do such things are committing abominations. Leviticus 18:22
(KJV): "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind it is abomination."
Homosexuality is also referred to as the sin of sodomy. This reference
comes from an account in the Bible of two exceedingly wicked cities, Sodom and Gomorrah,
which the Lord destroyed. Sodom was known for its rampant homosexuality and unrestrained
sexual lust, as well as other sins such as arrogance, haughtiness, and disregard for the
poor. When the Lord sent angels to warn Lot who lived in the city that it was about to be
destroyed, the men of the city actually wanted to rape the angels! Genesis 13:13:
"But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly."
In the Old Testament the penalty for this sin was severe. Leviticus
20:13: "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have
committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon
them." Today the penalty of death comes in the form of AIDS and other
sexually transmitted diseases. It also brings death to the soul and spirit of man
because the life of God is pushed out by indulging in something that is an abomination to
God. God wants to deliver all who are trapped in this unholy practice and He will if
anyone calls out to Him with a sincere heart.
certainly acknowledge that AIDS has broken out of the homosexual
community, and now, many innocent people are suffering with this
disease through no fault of their own. However, the intent of the above
statement is not directed to those who have innocently contracted this
disease, but rather to the sinners who are spreading it. A comparison
could be made to those who smoke. Smokers are opening themselves up for
lung cancer; however, the people who are subjected to breathing the
smoke second-hand are also subject to this disease. The person who
willfully smokes is guilty of destroying their own bodies, but should
those who are forced to live in the environment of the smoke, get lung
cancer, they are not guilty of this sin. When we teach that smoking
causes lung cancer, we are not judging or condemning those who
innocently get lung cancer from breathing second-hand smoke. It is
simply a true fact that smoking can cause lung cancer.
is true of AIDS. A homosexual life style increases the risk of that
person contracting AIDS. There is no condemnation or judgment against
those who innocently contract this disease through no fault of their own
(for instance, through blood transfusions.) However, since AIDS is most
prevalent in the homosexual community, we need to warn people of the
dangers of homosexuality, so that AIDS and sexually transmitted
diseases are not spread to the rest of society, as now, many
heterosexuals have contracted these diseases too, through unfaithful
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their
own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more
than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change
the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust
one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in
themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a
reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness,
maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things,
disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable,
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of
death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
These scriptures clearly state that these vile affections of men lusting for other men
(gay men) or women lusting for other women (lesbians) are not the natural affections God
created men and women to have for one another. Let me say here that God loves all
homosexuals! However, He hates the deeds of homosexuality because they are sinful.
God did not create any human being as a homosexual. They are not born that way, just as
murderers are not born that way. However, these spirits can be transmitted to children,
especially if someone who had this demonic spirit seduced or raped a child--or even if
they were close to gay people. These demons can also be imparted to others through unholy
People become homosexuals because they yield to abnormal acts or lust. It is through
some source that they have received a demonic spirit that drives them to their lust.
Viewing evil videos or pornographic books is a way of opening the door for Satan to give
one an evil, perverse spirit. Though people are not born as homosexuals, the Bible does
say all human beings are born with a sin nature. If we yield to the evils
of our flesh it will lead to our destruction not only in this life, but in the life to
come. However, through faith in Jesus Christ and His death on the cross we can break the
hold that sin has upon us. We do not have to yield to the old fleshy nature but we can now
overcome evil temptations and live our lives controlled by the Holy Spirit.
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ
Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin
3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his
own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the
flesh, but after the Spirit.
5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are
after 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,
neither indeed can be.
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in
you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life
because of righteousness.
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that
raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that
dwelleth in you.
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify
the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the
Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Sex is God's idea and its purpose is not only for procreation, but also
for recreation and the development of a deep relationship between man and woman. Nothing
is wrong or dirty about sex when it is engaged in the bonds of marriage as the Lord
commanded in the Bible. However, when perversions are committed inside the marriage
relationship, this can be sinful also. God made man and woman and brought them together
"face to face." Oral sex is of homosexual origin that replaces the normal
"face to face" relationship God intended in a marriage. The Bible describes the
sex act in Song of Solomon Chapter 4. In this chapter it speaks of this
"face to face" relationship by describing looking into his lover's eyes and
kissing his lover's lips and fondling his lover's breasts. Oral sex is not normal or
natural as it is an unclean act.
No one has to live in bondage with an abnormal life of homosexuality nor any other
abnormal behavior. No one has to be controlled by pornography. No one has to have evil
thoughts plague their minds. There is a way out through what Jesus has done for us. He
loves sinners and wants to free us from any evil practices. He will empower those who cry
out for deliverance to get free and stay free. Here are the steps you must take to get
(1.) Make a total commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ. Be willing to turn your life
completely over to the will of God and yield to His plan for your life. This means you
must be willing to do anything, go anywhere and give up any thing as He leads. Remember,
God will never lead you to do anything that is not in agreement with the Bible. You can
trust God. He created you and has a better plan for your life.
(2.) Your must pray and read your Bible daily. You must study and apply the Word of God
to overcome Satan's attacks. The way that you resist the attacks of the devil is by
quoting the Word of God to him. When the devil came to tempt Jesus, He simply quoted the
Word to him. Good praise tapes will also be of a great help when you are tempted. Put one
on and start singing along with it.
(3.) You must pray for and seek out a strong Bible believing group of Holy Spirit
filled people. You will need their help and fellowship. As you humble yourself and seek
help, the Lord will deliver you. Ask God to lead you to someone that can pray the prayer
of deliverance for you, as you probably will need to be set free from a demon. You should
also seek to be filled with the Holy Spirit as you will need His power to get free and to
(4.) You must cut off all sources and relationships that would lead you back into sin.
The Bible tells us to flee fornication (sexual sins). You must get out of any corrupt
entanglements, or areas that you know will be a temptation to you. If you have been hooked
on internet pornography subscribe to an Internet Service Provider that will filter out the
pornography for you. Destroy all evil books and videos.
(5.) Should you slip or fall back occasionally, repent and get right back up and go on
with God. Do not allow the devil to condemn you once you have repented. Put your sin under
the blood of Jesus. He will strengthen you and you will win this battle
because of the Lord's promise to you. Remember, He loves you and is there to help you. Run
to Him when you get in trouble, never run from Him. He will not ever give
up on you! We too, will be standing with you for your total healing and deliverance. Philippians
1:6: "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a
good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ."
(6.) You must forgive everyone that has ever hurt you. You can only do this through the
power of God. You must by a simple act of your will voice the forgiveness and then the
Lord will give you the feeling of forgiveness. This may be a while in coming but just keep
forgiving when you think of any wrong that has been done to you. The Lord will give you
His love for those people who have wronged you.
Prayer for Deliverance
Finally we want to pray for you right now if you need it:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We come to you in the mighty name of Jesus and we ask that you touch this one right
now, first of all with your love and forgiveness. Lord, wash their sins away. Wash away
all the uncleanness and guilt. Lord we ask you to free them right now from the powers of
Now, we speak to Satan and his demons and we command them to leave in the name of
Jesus! Satan, this one is no longer under your power. The blood of Jesus has set them
free! We resist you and you must flee! This one belongs to God and you have no more
authority over them! Be gone!
Dear Lord, thank you that you have set this one free and we are believing that you
will lead them to the right people that will help them to walk out this deliverance. We
break every chain of iniquity over their life and cancel every evil word that has been
spoken against them. We declare they will walk in your victory and that you will enable
them to do it. Lord, fill them with your Holy Sprit and guide them in the ways of God! We
speak blessing and success to them. Most of all, we pray that they will feel your love for
them right now. We ask this all in the precious name of Jesus. Amen.
If you need further help, email us or you can get
help from the ministries listed below: (Please go to these links so you do not have to
struggle with this issue alone.)
This is an international organization with ministries around the world to help the
Desert Streams: http://www.desertstream.org
Help for getting free of sexual addictions.
This is a California-based Christian organization which offers programs for
people seeking sexual and relational wholeness and healing.
Affair of the Mind by Laurie Hall
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