Please don’t use the Bible to justify homosexuality.
The argument goes like this: “They are in love with each other; love is good; therefore, homosexuality must be good.” It is then stated that since God is love and love is good, homosexual love must be good.
This is what the Bible calls twisting scripture (2 Peter 3:16). The Bible makes it very clear that homosexuality is sin. Consider the following verses:
“You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.” – Leviticus 18:22
“…For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.” – Romans 1:26–27
“Or 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 effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” – 1 Corinthians 6:9–11
Notice the phrase in that last verse, “such were some of you, but you were washed.” Homosexuals and thieves and others who have repented and trusted Christ have been forgiven by God and are now in right standing with Him.
Any definition of biblical love must be consistent with the biblical God. If someone says, “I love my wife so much that I am going to steal a new car for her,” we could rightfully respond that the act of stealing is not love since stealing is sin. Feelings of love might be involved somewhere in the mix, but the act of stealing is still clearly sin, and the feelings cannot justify the action. The same is true with homosexuality. Homosexual acts are sin, regardless of what a person may feel. Using “love” or anything else to justify sin does not make the sin less sinful.
If you claim to be a Christian, or if you hold to any belief system that claims that the Bible is God’s word, please do not use the Bible or “love” to justify homosexuality. That would be inconsistent with what you claim to believe.
If you struggle with homosexual temptation, please know that the same God who has been rescuing people from hell since before you were born can free you from the bondage of sin. There was a time when I could not stop committing the sin I was involved in. Jesus likened this to being a slave to sin (John 8:31-36). Jesus set me free and took my sinful desires away.
Biblical Christians (Christians who follow the Bible) do not hate homosexuals. If I did not care about you, I would not risk the hatred that will come to me as a result of this letter from those who are enemies of Jesus. If I hated homosexuals, I would be silent and allow you to go to hell without warning you. But more importantly than how I feel about you, God will forgive any homosexual who turns from his sin and puts his faith in Jesus Christ. Because of your sin, you deserve to be punished, but Jesus died on the cross to take the punishment for all who will believe. God is love, but sin is very serious. For a very good explanation on what it looks like to be forgiven by God, please listen to this audio message:
Thank you – Eddie