Homosexuality, Is God's Curse Upon It?

The world has become very much aware of the existence of the 'gay' segment of society, the homosexuals; Men who prefer men as sexual partners, and women who prefer woman likewise. We are concerned with what the Bible says, not with what sociologists or psychiatrists say. If words mean what they say, the Bible message is clear. What does it say?

1. "God created man in His own image, male and female created He them" (Genesis 1:27). For us to be male and female is God's plan.

2. Christ upheld these principles when He said, "Have ye not read, that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, for this cause Shall man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his Wife; and they twain [two] shall be one flesh? " "(Matthew 19: 4-5).

3. God's instructions to His people Israel clearly prohibit homosexuality (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13). The punishment was death. Other sexual crimes are included, such as incest, adultery, child sacrifice to Moloch, and intercourse with beasts. That is bad company for homosexuality!

4. The Sodom and Gomorrah story clearly presents homosexuality as a sin and a crime punished with divine judgment (Genesis 19: 4-11). Ever since, the words "Sodom and Gomorrah" are words of horror and revulsion. Wicked as our modern world is, there is no city or village anywhere in the world that has taken those names!

5. The Apostle Paul says that homosexuality, both the inward desire and the outward practice, is "Vile affections" (Romans 1: 26-28). He said of the ancient people:

Even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 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. God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient (Romans 1: 26-28).

He is even more emphatic in writing to the Corinthians: Do not fool yourself; People who are immoral or who worship idols or are adulterers or homosexual perverts or who steal or are greedy or are drunkards or who slander others or are thieves- none of these will posses [inherit] God's Kingdom (1 Corinthians 6: 9-10) .

However, lest someone reading these words should become discouraged, let us hasten to quote what else Paul says immediately. Homosexuals can be changed and converted. The next verse says: Some of you were like that. But you have been purified from sin; You have been dedicated to God; You have been put right with God by the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God (verse 11).

A 'homosexual pervert "is one who practices this evil, yielding to his inward lust. Some thoughtful people speak of sexual" inverts "as those who have an inward desire for people of their own sex, but who do not permit these inner desires to Bear fruit in physical practice. No one knows for sure how homosexuality comes about in some people, or why they have these unnatural desires. Often it may be true that this condition is not really their fault. Bear upon them sometimes in early childhood. Therefore, we must be careful not to condemn people who carry the heavy burden of this inclination. Likewise, there are people who are taught from early childhood to lie and to steal. ; But we do teach the "good news" that the grace of Christ can deliver them from their compulsive habits of lying and stealing. There is a savior; He can save homosexuals, too!

A liar or thief who has found Christ the savior and believes the "good news" may still be tempted to lie or steal; But he overcomes even as Christ "overcame" (Revelation 3:21). It may be possible that a person may never completely get beyond the possibility of being tempted homosexually; But he can gain the victory. A heterosexual person (who is attracted to the opposite sex) may always be tempted to commit fornication or adultery too; But he can overcome these temptations, can not he? If not, then Christ has died in vain! Anita Bryant says, "There are examples ….. of people who have been delivered after living as a homosexual for 26 years. A person can be delivered if they want to, totally delivered from being a practicing homosexual. Spiritual problem ". (The Wittenberg Door, 1977, page 10).

Here are two testimonies from converted homosexuals:
I was a homosexual for many years. Now I am happily married to a wonderful man and have three children. I am not disillusioned; I am fulfilled because I am not the person God intended me to be. Psychotherapy may not be able to heal or release a person from homosexual orientation "- but God can! Homosexuality is a sin and must be deal with by confession, repentance, and healing by God, followed by an ongoing and deepening relationship with Jesus Christ. It is the responsibility of Christians to love the sinners and tell them that homosexuality is a sin. And offer them hope of a different future – Patricia Sheldon, sunnyvale, California.

Homosexuality is not nice. It is violent, ruthless, and most importantly, an act that defies the word of God. I should know, I was a homosexual for eight unbearable years and it was a living hell. I finally realized that I would not get to Heaven if I continued to be a homosexual. I got down on my knees and asked God to forgive me. The I had to forgive myself. My Life has changed dramatically, bringing me the peace I was searching for. And I know 11 other reformed homosexuals who have given their lives to God – Robert Anderson, Hollywood, Florida.

There are other examples of people who were delivered from this sinful immoral and unnatural act. God has never in any way intended it to be this way and as earlier stated, just as some thieves would claim to love stealing from the beginning, so also do these homosexuals and only the sufficient saving grace of God would be able to bring them out Of this sexual slavery.

As earlier state, some claim it is a natural phenomenon which can not be controlled. They say they grow up with it and they start feeling it inside. This is really not an excuse. Most drug addicts who started at an early age say the same thing too. Does this justify them to take drugs? The same also applies to sex addicts and all sort of 'freaks' with negative influences. We all are exposed to opportunities of involving in one evil practice or the other, depending on our upbringing and environment, but notwithstanding, we can contain any form of vices we are exposed to. This is where parents come into play. No matter how a child is, provided that Child is trained rightly, no matter what, he will never depart from such a training (Proverbs 22: 6). He or she may deviate, but the word already planned and rooted in that child will always bring him or her back on track. So there is no excuse for becoming a homosexual and if we choose to indulge in the ungodly act, the bitter truth is simple- We are doomed for Hell. Do you want this?

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