Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians and the Bible
(The men of Sodom) “They called to Lot, ‘Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them’.” Genesis 19:5
“He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly.” 2 Peter 2:6
“Sodom and Gomorrah . . . gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.” Jude 7
“Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.” Leviticus 18:22
“If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death.”
“A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man women’s clothing, for the LORD your God detests anyone who does this.”
“Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie . . . God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. . . . 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 practise them.”
“Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral . . . nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders . . . will inherit the kingdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-10
“Flee from sexual immorality . . . he who sins sexually sins against his own body.” 1 Corinthians 6:18
“It is God’s will that you should be sanctified; that you should avoid sexual immorality;” 1 Thessalonians 4:3
BIBLICAL GUIDANCE FOR THE HOMOSEXUAL
“Seek the LORD while He may be found; call on Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and He will have mercy on him, and to our God, for He will freely pardon.” Isaiah 55:6-7
“As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, O house of Israel?” Ezekiel 33:11
“For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.” 1 Peter 3:18
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery . . . You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:1, 13
THE BIBLICAL CURE FOR HOMOSEXUALITY
Thank God, there is hope, there is a cure for the sin of homosexuality. Take note, that the homosexual lifestyle is just one of the many types of lifestyles that God guarantees will never enter into heaven. Though homosexuals are singled out with some of the harshest pronouncements of God’s judgements they are put together with other sinful lifestyles when it comes to God’s cure.
What hope this should bring to the homosexual and lesbian! 1 Cor. 6:9-11 refers to those among the Corinthians who had lived as homosexuals (“such were some of you”), but were totally set free, washed, justified and sanctified! How bleak the picture would be if homosexuals would have to always suffer from perverted desire and never find the same release that the “fornicators, idolaters, adulterers . . .” may receive from Jesus Christ.
And how is this cure received? In exactly the same way as other types of sinners find forgiveness: recognise and confess that you are sinful, and that you deserve God’s judgement for having wilfully chosen wickedness.
Surrender your life to God and receive His gift of forgiveness through the sacrificial death of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross. In other words –Turn from sin and turn to Christ. Repentance also implies a ‘change of mind’, a new way of thinking.
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:1-2
Then, just as the alcoholic needs to avoid alcohol-related situations if he wants to stay dry, the converted homosexual needs to avoid all company and habits that may entice him back to his former way of life. By the unmerited Grace of God that he has now received, he will be given the strength to “resist the devil” and experience that “the devil will flee.” James 4:7
“You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”
The Pink Agenda: Sexual revolution in South Africa and the Ruin of the Family
Are gays born that way - or can they change?
Do gays need special rights?
What has the been the progress in the pink agenda in South Africa?
How should the Church respond to the pink agenda? These and many more questions are answered in this well researched, 220 page book, available from Christian Liberty Books. The personal testimony of a former homosexual is also included.