JESUS CHRIST CONDEMNED THE SIN OF HOMOSEXUALITY

JESUS CHRIST CONDEMNED THE SIN OF HOMOSEXUALITY

BY

REVEREND MARILYN THOMAS

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Jesus Christ the Son of God condemned the sin of homosexuality in the New Testament, and reminded us of God’s judgment against the perverted cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, and its fiery destruction. The Old and New Testaments are consistent. Jesus proclaimed, St. Luke 17:29: “… the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.”

In the Old Testament, Abraham initiated his intercessory prayer to God to spare his kindred, Lot, who lived in that sinful environment of Sodom and Gomorrah, if there were fifty righteous men within it. Genesis 18:23-24: “And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?” Abraham ended his intercessory prayer in verse 32: “… Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. [God said] … I will not destroy it for ten’s sake.” There were not ten righteous men in Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot was the only righteous man in that region!

The Psalmist declared, Psalm 120:1: “In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.” God heard Lot’s cries and prayers against homosexuals. God also hears the cries of distressed children who are innocent victims of homosexuality. God heard the cries of children in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, which moved Him to destroy those evil perverts. The Scriptures says, Genesis 18:20-21: “And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.”

Two angels who came to Lot’s home were ministers of God. God gave them the status of angels by divine providence. Homosexuals saw those men and lusted after them, and sought for sexual pleasures. Genesis 19:4: “But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter.” It is apparent that the men preyed upon the youth, and perverted their minds to commit acts of homosexuality. That sin became widespread throughout the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Many of them gathered to pervert the holy angels of God who had visited Lot. They surrounded Lot’s home and said unto him, verses 5-8: “… Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them. … Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. … I have two daughters which have not known man ….” Those perverts refused two virgin women.

Verses 9-10: “And they said, Stand back. … This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door. But the men [angels] put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.” Verses 12-13: “And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place: For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.”

God sent those men who had the status of angels with the prophetic message to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, because of their sins of homosexuality. Genesis 19:24-25: “Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.” God destroyed Lot’s wife because she desired to be in Sodom and Gomorrah because of their wealth. Verse 26: “But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.”

Jesus taught that a man should marry a woman. St. Matthew 19:5: “… For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?” It is evident that God established natural affection and the order of marriage from the beginning of creation. Homosexuality violates that order and hinders God’s plan to replenish the earth! A growing number of people embraced that perversity, which justifiably incensed God against humanity.

Marriage is a sacred and divine entity reserved exclusively between a man and a woman. The first family was, Adam and Eve, and their three sons, Cain, Abel, and Seth. God created and married Adam and Eve to love Him and one another, to have children and love them.

Genesis 2:22-24: “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. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

Adam was symbolic to all married men who followed God’s plan to marry a woman. Genesis 4:1-2: “And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.” Verse 25: “And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.”

The Psalmist declared, Psalm 127:3: “… children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” When babies are born into the world, God rewarded Himself for creating humanity in each generation, and replenishing the earth before some decease! Jeremiah 29:6: “Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be increased there, and not diminished.”

In the era of Judges, there was another account of the vile and repudiated act of homosexuality. God judged the tribe of Benjamin by declaring war against it for sympathizing with perverts, and harboring those who committed that evil.

Judges 19:22-25: “Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him. And the man, the master of the house, went out unto them, and said unto them, Nay, my brethren, nay, I pray you, do not so wickedly; seeing that this man is come into mine house, do not this folly. Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine [housekeeper]; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing. But the men would not hearken to him: so the man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her go.”

Those homosexuals were angry and violent because they desired the man who visited the homeowner. The man they desired to have sex with had given them his concubine, because he had no desire to have a sexual relationship with a man. They raped and abused his housekeeper, who subsequently died from their abuse. They were angry with him for refusing to have sex with them. He was not perverted. Therefore, he rejected their advances toward him. Those men had no natural desire for a woman. Their personal satisfaction was to control and lust after boys and men! Because of their vile deeds against humanity, God was incensed against them.

Judges 19:29-30: “And when he was come into his house, he took a knife, and laid hold on his concubine, and divided her, together with her bones, into twelve pieces, and sent her into all the coasts of Israel. And it was so, that all that saw it said, There was no such deed done nor seen from the day that the children of Israel came up out of the land of Egypt unto this day ….”

Judges 20:12-13: “And the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, What wickedness is this that is done among you? Now therefore deliver us the men, the children of Belial, which are in Gibeah, that we may put them to death, and put away evil from Israel. But the children of Benjamin would not hearken to the voice of their brethren the children of Israel.”

Verse 23: “And the children of Israel went up and wept before the LORD until even, and asked counsel of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up again to battle against the children of Benjamin my brother? And the LORD said, Go up against him.” Verse 35: “And the LORD smote Benjamin before Israel: and the children of Israel destroyed of the Benjamites that day twenty and five thousand and an hundred men: all these drew the sword.”

The Benjamites were sympathizers with homosexuals. Wherefore, God commanded Israel to fight against them and destroy them. God did not care for a devilish crowd who violated His word concerning humanity turning to homosexuality. He will cut off all perverts who refuse to repent of their sins. Now is the time to repent. Paul wrote, Romans 12:19: “… for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”

In all times of Biblical history, the Spirit of God condemned the sin of homosexuals! Simon Peter condemned it in the New Testament era. 2 Peter 2:6-8: “And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds.)” Lot was the one and only righteous man in Sodom and Gomorrah. They incensed him with their sinful ways of homosexuality. For over fifty years, I have labored to repair the damaged lives of many who engaged in homosexual relationships. Those of you, who read this message, should consider the detriment that imposes on everyone who chooses that lifestyle, and others it indirectly affects.

God said to Moses, Leviticus 18:22: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.” Leviticus 20:13: “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.”

Homosexuality is evil. It is so abhorrent in the sight of God that death was the divine sentence for those who committed that sin under the Law of Moses. It is a perversity, which morally and spiritually destroys nations and families. Our legal system does not give authority to kill those who commit homosexuality. Only God can condemn that sin. God declared to Moses, Deuteronomy 32:39: “… I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.” It is right for God to judge life and death cases of homosexuality!

Same sex marriages conflicts with true Christianity, and violates God’s basic principles of human reproduction. I have ministered to homosexuals who did not overcome the trauma it inflicted upon their lives. I knew a young woman of color who confessed to me that she was sexually involved with her female schoolteacher. She was sixteen years old. She never recovered from the affair. She led an unproductive life, and died with bitter resentment toward men. I counseled a young Caucasian male who had indulged in homosexuality. He asked me to pray for him that God would give him strength to overcome it. He said that he was struggling to regain a normal life as a male, with hopes of marrying a female, and become a father of children. I knew several young men who perished as a direct result of homosexual relationships.

Same sex marriages are lifestyles that are evil and unsuitable for all civilized societies. There are many Biblical references against that practice. The Holy Scriptures warns all humanity that there will be no good end for those who alter the course of their sexual nature. Paul proclaimed to the Roman Christians, Romans 1:26-27: “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 ….”

The Holy Scriptures records in all eras, God’s indignation, and judgment against rebellious people who burn in their lust of homosexuality, and challenge God’s law when they lie and say, it is love. The truth is this: an evil spirit controls evil people. It is the lust of the flesh!

Paul upheld God’s law in the New Testament by denouncing homosexuality. Each true child of God understands that God created a man with natural affections for a woman, and a woman for a man. God gave them that affection! When lust perverts humans, their sexual desires change, and they become enemies of God, and those who believe in Him, because of their unnatural desires for the same sex.

Paul continues, Romans 1:25: “Who changed the truth of God into a lie ….” For that cause, many homosexuals persuaded their leaders to change laws because they believe that the heterosexual system discriminates against them.

Isaiah proclaimed that ungodly ministers perverted humanity. Isaiah 9:16: “For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.” Obviously, that is the reason Sodom and Gomorrah became perverted. The lust of their flesh deceived them. They convinced others to accept their perverted ways. Men, who have sex with men, and women with women, are not expressing love, but an extreme form of lust, which is profoundly heinous in the sight of God!

The Psalmist was emphatic. Psalm 7:11: “… God is angry with the wicked every day.” God is angry at humanity in all societies in which homosexuality is legal! There were no criminal laws condemning it in Sodom and Gomorrah. That enabled those wicked people to distort the minds and bodies of young children, and seduce them into a life of literal perversion.

Our second family began with Noah, his wife, his sons and their wives. After the destruction of the old world, the LORD saved only eight people out of the whole world. Genesis 6:7: “And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth … for it repenteth me that I have made them.” Verse 9: “… Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.” Genesis 7:13: “In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark.” There were no homosexuals among them. Verse 1: “… the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.” Verse 4: “For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.” God will continue to destroy homosexuals.

Verses 7-9: “And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his son’s wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood. Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth, There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.” Remember, there were no homosexuals among them. Even the creeping things, the beasts, and fowl of the air were male and female. God replenished humanity on earth through Noah and his family after the flood. We are all descendants of those eight people who feared God.

1 John 5:16: “If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.” God does not accept intercessory prayer for a sin unto death. John revealed the consistency of the Old Testament and the New Testament. God will not save humanity who does not repent committing heinous sins.

Homosexuality was common among Gentiles, but not among the people of God. The word of God governed the Jews. They were the first to receive the divine law, giving them a spiritual advantage over the nations of the world who rejected the truth and worshipped idols. Paul was emphatic to the Christians in Rome. Romans 3:1: “What advantage then hath the Jew?” Verse 2: “Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.” The Psalmist wrote, Psalm 147:19-20: “He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.”

Paul was a celibate and holy minister who never married. However, he maintained his body in a sacred manner. He did not have sex with anyone. He continued to condemn the sin of homosexuality as well as other sins. Paul declared, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10: “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.”

The masses of people do not believe that God condemns the sin of homosexuality because the devil deceived them and they are lost. However, He saved a very small remnant of people of all races who believe in Him, and condemn and disdain the sin of homosexuality. Isaiah concluded, Isaiah 1:9: “Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.” God condemned the sin of homosexuality in all times.

All Scriptures are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible.

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