Romans 1:27, “In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.”
Paul clearly describes homosexual behavior in the book of Romans as being “unnatural.” Some modern liberal scholars have tried to get around Paul’s rebuke of homosexuality by saying the only kind of people homosexuality would be unnatural for is those who are heterosexual “by nature” but God punishes them by having them commit homosexual acts like rap or pederasty.
In other words, they would say because some people turn their backs on God they become male rapists. For example, like men in prison who are mostly straight but rape other men because of their deprived mind and uncontrollable lusts. This kind of wickedness would be considered their “due penalty for their error.” So for the “Christian homosexual movement” they would say, “I am neither an idolater or a rapist so I’m not being punished by God in any way for my love towards a person of the same gender.”
As a result, today the homosexual agenda wants to be able to marry, adopt children, and have their sexuality taught in schools during sex education as normative behavior. Accordingly, to oppose their agenda is to be labeled as, “intolerant, hateful, and a religious bigot.” Homosexual activists in the U.S. have actually convinced most lawmakers and media outlets that they are fighting for their civil rights just as the African Americans did in the 60’s.
However, it is the job and command of the church to stand against this agenda. Not with physical weapons or with verbal abuse but rather with the Word of God. We are commanded by God to defend the institution of marriage as “one man with one woman” and to ask lawmakers and school officials to not promote this perversion to our children, military, or in our businesses, Proverbs 14:34.
Here are the two main reasons why we should stand against the homosexual agenda: (1) First, biblically speaking, God calls the acts of homosexuality unnatural because they are acting against His created order and thus it is a sin, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11. Paul in Romans 1:26-27 makes a direct reference to the prohibition of same sex acts in Leviticus 18:22 and the creation of male and female marriage in Genesis 1:27. As a result, anything sexual outside of that is unnatural and is considered “sexual immorality and impure,” Galatians 5:19.
Plus, the reason why we still look to Leviticus in regards to homosexuality and not to what we should eat (like not eating shrimp or pork) is because Christ carried over the “moral laws” of marriage into the New Covenant (Mark 10:8) but not the dietary laws (Mark 7:19).
If the homosexual activist then states that Jesus’ statement on marriage doesn’t mean He “limited” marriage to just one man and women because Jesus never forbad homosexuality, then the homosexual would be forced to also extend Jesus’ marital blessings to incest, zoophilia, pedophilia, polygamy, polyandry, and polyamory because He didn’t “forbid” those sexual orientations either. Therefore, either Jesus’ statement regarding marriage between one man and one woman “excludes” all other sexual orientations or one must accept every sexual fetish. We as biblical Christians must choose traditional marriage and see its exclusivity defended in God’s moral laws from both the Old and New Covenants.
(2) Secondly, socially speaking, modern studies of same sex relationships and families show a major negative impact on the children and the partners involved. Dr. Mark Regnerus of the University of Texas did an extensive study of the family life of both homosexuals and lesbians and found the following to be shockingly true, (1) The couples are more likely to suffer depression and physical abuse, (2) The children are more likely to have trouble in school and with crime, and lastly, (3) The children are more likely to be sexually abused.
Therefore, the homosexual agenda is not only a sin according to the Bible but it is also harmful to those involved and to the children. I pray that you would prayerfully make a stand against this agenda in your home, church, and community with the truth of God’s Word. Remember, homosexuals (like all sinners) can be saved and changed by the power of God, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11!
Do you believe homosexuality is a sin?
- Clearly explain from the Bible why homosexuality is a sin.
- Pray for God to use you in love to help confront the error of the homosexual agenda with the Word of God.
- For more information regarding standing against homosexuality consider purchasing the books, “The Same Sex Controversy,” by James White and, “A Queer Thing Happened to America,” by Dr. Michael Brown.