God has given us a very explicit ruling on homosexuality. Read what His Word says.
46. Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. . .Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: and the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. (Lev 18:22, 24-25)
God wiped out entire nations because they practiced homosexuality. Did you know that was in the Bible? it’s a terrible thing to think about. Amidst all the clamor for “gay rights,” we ought to pay careful attention to what God says about homosexuality. God takes this problem seriously, and He deals with it firmly. He classes homosexuality among the most vile sins of humankind.
47. For even their women exchanged the natural use [of sex] for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the naturel use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. . .those who practice such things are deserving of death. (Rom 1:26-27, 32 NKJV)
Would God say this about homosexuals if some people were born this way? I think not. He is trying to protect us from unnatural passions. Homosexuality is just as perverse as prostitution; both warp the purpose God intended for sex. Read what He says:
48. There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel (Deu 23:17)
God uses strong language to denounce the perversion of sex. As we have seen so many times before, God is very protective of sex. He leaves no room for behavior that is motivated by twisted lust.
49. Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous,nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God (1 Cor 6:9-10 NKJV)
This is the worst thing about homosexuality-the spiritual result. Granted, it degrades the individual and distorts his moral values. But the clincher is what homosexuality does to the soul of a person, leading him or her into gross sin. The Bible says that homosexuality ranks beside drunkenness, extortion, and idolatry as a despicable form of ungodliness. It declares that a homosexual cannot inherit the kingdom of God, anymore than a common thief could. If you think God is being to harsh at this point, remember the basic purpose of sex:
THE BASIC PURPOSE OF SEX
To bring children into the world: Homosexuals and lesbians cannot fulfill God’s first commandment regarding sex (Gen 1:28). They cannot “replenish the earth” through their perverse cavorting. in fact, if everyone thought homosexuality was the ideal model for sex life, humanity would die out in one generation.
To give pleasure to married partners: Some homosexuals try to circumvent this by staging “gay marriages” -actually getting married to their sexual partners. But God still says it is sinful for two people of the same sex to “make love” to one another (Lev 18:22), and the sanction of an attorney or justice of the peace doesn’t make it less wrong.
To symbolize Christ’s relationship with His Church: (Eph 5:23-25). In this respect, homosexuality is an outright blasphemy against God. It suggests, in effect, that Christ has no love for His church or that the church has no need for Christ. Either statement is a lie. A homosexual is perverting the truth of God as well as perverting sex, the gift of God. This sin must be named for what it really is. Yet even the sin of homosexuality can be forgiven. Leaders of the “gay rights” movement insist that homosexuality is something that a person must live with forever; but God doesn’t say that. He says, “Come now, and let us reason together . . .though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool” (Isa 1:18). God is ready to forgive any sin, no matter how vile and offensive it is, as soon as we confess our sin to Him. He loves us that much. So it is true when we confess our sins to the Lord, He will forgive us and wash all the sin out of our lives-even the sin of homosexuality.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that homosexuality is something in your genes, something that can’t be changed. It is a sin. And thank God, sin can be wiped out when we confess it to Him.