God's View of Homosexuality

The most loving thing we can do is understand what the Bible teaches about homosexuality and stand with God in this highly controversial area. This 1-minute devotion shares what Scripture teaches. #homosexuality #BibleLoveNotes #Bible

Our culture is convinced that homosexuality is an appropriate lifestyle.

But Scripture says otherwise.

Satan wants to ruin lives, and Christians who approve homosexuality join him in that effort. The most hateful thing a Christian can do is condone something that God says damages people's bodies, minds, and spirits.(1)

Let's take a look at Scripture's teaching on homosexuality so we don't fall prey to this serious error.

The most loving thing we can do is understand what the Bible teaches about homosexuality and stand with God in this highly controversial area. This 1-minute devotion shares what Scripture teaches. #homosexuality #BibleLoveNotes #Bible
The Old Testament condemns any sexual relationship outside married, heterosexual partners (Leviticus 18:22-24; Leviticus 20:13).(2)

 Sometimes people discount the Old Testament laws because not all were permanent. It's true. Sacrificial and dietary laws were fulfilled in Christ. And some Old Testament laws were specifically for the nation of Israel. But that doesn't negate the Old Testament moral laws.(3)

However, we don't need Old Testament laws to prove homosexuality is a sin. The New Testament also condemns homosexuality (Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 1 Timothy 1:8-11; Jude 1:7).

Let's pray for people caught up in this serious sin and stand with Jesus against everything that damages people's souls.
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(1) My devotions address all aspects of faith in Christ. They don't unfairly emphasize homosexuality. But whenever I address homosexuality, I get negative feedback from professing Christians. Usually, they point out that homosexuality is no worse than other sins, which isn't true. See 1 Corinthians 6:18-19 Romans 1:26-27, All Sins are Not the Same, and today's Bite Size Study to clear up that false notion. Sometimes they claim it's unloving to speak against homosexuality, but it is God's Word that speaks against it, and we are commanded to share God's Word. This defensive attitude toward homosexuality shows that culture has succeeded in producing a bias that has compromised many Christians. 
(2) There is not space in this 1-minute devotion to address polygamy, but I encourage you to check out today's Bite Size Study for an explanation. The Bite Size Study also addresses the question of whether someone can be born gay.
(3) To read more about Old and New Testament laws, see Which Old Testament Laws Apply?


The most loving thing we can do is understand what the Bible teaches about homosexuality and stand with God in this highly controversial area. This 1-minute devotion shares what Scripture teaches. #homosexuality #BibleLoveNotes #Bible

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6 comments:

  1. So... What would you suggest one do if their child, brother, father ect is a homosexual?

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    1. Hi Brandi,

      We have a homosexual in my family, and the most important thing we've done is pray for her.

      And we've also lovingly shared our concerns when we were prompted by the Lord to do so. She doesn't agree with us, but she understands that we are coming from the perspective of our love for her and our desire to have her know the Lord.

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  2. But what about condoning heterosexuals living together outside of marriage. I don't hear too many sermons on that issue. I'm not condoning homosexual behavior, but if were going to go on a campaign then let's at least be consistent and teach against all sexual behavior outside of marriage.

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    1. Hi Jerry,
      If you look in my archives, you’ll find more devotions about heterosexual immorality than about homosexual immorality.


      In fact, if you click the link and go to the Bite Size Study you'll see heterosexual sins mentioned and some of the devotions linked.

      I’ve never had anyone comment on those studies that I need to be fair and address homosexuality. And when I write about slander or anger no one ever tells me that I need to be fair and address gluttony or pride.

      I only get this response when I write about homosexuality, another example of the bias I mention in the (1) footnote.

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  3. I know homosexuality is a sin, but at the same time I do not feel it is my right to judge someone for their behavior. I believe Jesus said "Love thy neighbor" and may he who is without sin cast the first stone. While I don't agree with their behavior or any sinful behavior What right do I have to pass judgement?

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    1. Hi unknown,

      Let me address each of your points:

      It's not our place to judge others:
      Scripture tells us to judge, warn, rebuke, and snatch sinning souls from the flames of hell. Please see my post called called Who How, Who and What to Judge According to Scripture. It gives Scriptures for each of these areas.

      Scripture does tell us to “judge not” if we are hypocrites. So if you are a practicing homosexual or if you are involved in other sins which you refuse to address, then you should not judge homosexuals.

      Jesus told us to love our neighbor:
      We cannot love our neighbors if we remain silent about behavior that damages their hearts, minds, and bodies and sends them to Hell. That’s as loving as watching a neighbor commit suicide and saying nothing to stop him.

      Your use of the passage about casting the first stone:
      This passage also addresses hypocrisy, and it would be appropriate to quote if someone was suggesting we attack homosexuals. But it’s completely out of context to use this Scripture or the others you use when someone speaks up for God’s commands.

      I wonder if you have ever left a comment like this on a devotion about lying, stealing, adultery, or murder?

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