Biblical View of Homosexuality
Consider: In San Francisco, known for its high density of homosexual population, there is:
- Is it a sin?
- Is it a condition (genetic, environmental)?
- Or is it a decision?
- Twice the national Hepatitis "A" rate
- Three times the national Hepatitis "B" rate
- Three times the national rate of substance abuse
- 22 times as much venereal disease
- 50 times as likely to be involved in violent crime
- 60 times as likely to commit suicide
- 45 times as likely to be involved in an auto accident
- 50% of homosexuals have had over 500 partners
- "Gay" is not gay, with only a 31-year average life expectancy
- 1% of homosexuals live to be 69
- 3% live to be 55
What does Scripture say?
What is the Christian attitude toward the homosexual?
- Kernels from Romans 1:18-32
- "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."
- "Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading
of their bodies with one another."
- "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."
- Ezekiel 16:49 - "Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed
and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy".
- Jude 6,7 - "And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their
own home -- these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the
great Day. In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual
immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire."
- Isaiah 3:9 - "The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom;
they do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselves."
What about the homosexual's argument that David and Jonathan were lovers? They cite 2 Samuel 1:26
as a proof text: "I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother; you were very dear to me. Your love for
me was wonderful, more wonderful than that of women."
- Hate the sin, love the sinner
- A pre-dispostion, not acted out, is not sin. God can and does deliver!
1 Cor. 6:11 "And that is what some of you were. But you
were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ
and by the Spirit of our God.
- Acted out, it is sin. Romans 1:32.
Consider the context: This is not a love song, but a dirge. King Saul and his son Jonathan had just
been killed by the Philistines in the disastrous battle on Mount Gilboa. Jonathan had unselfishly relinquished
all claims to the throne in favor of his friend David, who had been anointed by the prophet Samuel as God's
choice to be the next king of Israel. Such loyalty is rare indeed.