What Does The Bible Say About Gays?
By: Evangelist Craig Moss
(Back Yard Ministries)
Probably the most popular verses that directly relate to this issue are found in Leviticus:
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination. (Lev 18:22)
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. (Lev 20:13)
These verses are all conclusive that the gay life style is a sin, and not just a sin, but one worthy of death. Many people who are either actively gay, or secretly wish that they were, will say “But that is the Old Testament” or I have even heard the lesbian defense “It doesn’t say anything about Women, just men” Well; I am going to refute these issues, as I expose to you a very discomfiting biblical truth.
In refutation to the defenses “But that is the Old Testament” and “It doesn’t say anything about Women, just men.” Let me first say, If God ever said it, then it is still true. Look in The New Testament, the book of Romans, Chapter one:
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: 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 recompence of their error which was meet.
We see here first of all a direct reference to women changing the natural use into that which is against nature. What is the woman’s natural use? Why was the woman created? What was God’s purpose for woman?
And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought [them] unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that [was] the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This [is] now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
(1 Corinthians 11:8-9)
Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire [shall be] to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
In these verses it is clear that the woman’s natural use is to be a help meet for the man. This was her purpose in creation; God created woman to be a helping partner for man. It is unnatural for a man to be with a man, or a woman to be with a woman. If God accepted same sex unions, then He would never have had need to create woman. Woman’s biblical position is defined not only as being created for the man, but also to be a child-bearer, who desires their husband and submits to his authority, as he has the rule over her. Therefore, a woman with women is unnatural.
Another way we can see that Romans 1:26-27 is referring to both men and women is to look at the terminology used in the verse: “for 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 likewise also” means “in the same way.” Finally, this passage ends with “receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” What is that recompense of their error which was meet? Read again the end of Leviticus 20:13: “both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them.” Need I say more?
Sodomy, queerdom, lesbianism (I chose not to use the terms “bisexuality” & “homosexuality”, because they are terms used to describe people who are born to mate with people of the same sex, since that is not possible, that terms are misleading) or any other name you may want to tag on this sin to ease your own conscience, is a sin worthy of death. It is an abomination. An abomination is something that God considers detestable, worthy of a fiery eternity.
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
(1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
Let it be known to you now, if you are involved in a gay relationship, you are headed for that second death, that lake of fire and brimstone. You are not able to enter into the kingdom of God! You cannot be saved and be gay. The Bible stands, you are worthy of death. There is hope however, as long as you are still breathing. You are not guaranteed your next breath, so make this one count. You must be willing to repent, to change the way you think. You must be willing to turn from that wicked sin, or suffer that eternal fire and brimstone in the lake of fire. There are no other options! For more information click this link.