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 described homosexual behavior in the book of Romans as being unnatural because it perverts the original intent God had in making humans with sexuality (Genesis 1:27). Some liberal scholars try to get around Paul’s rebuke of homosexuality by saying that the only kind of people homosexuality would be unnatural for is those who are heterosexual by nature; like homosexual acts of rap in jail.
In other words, the gay affirming scholars teach that because people turn their backs on God they become male rapists, like men in prison who are mostly straight but rape other men because of their deprived mind and uncontrollable lusts. They consider this kind of wickedness the “due penalty for their error.” So for the “Christian” LGBT movement they would say, “We are neither idolaters or rapists- so I am not being punished by God in any way for my love towards a person of the same gender.”
As a result, the LGBT agenda wants to make their sexual identity and preferences to be normal in our culture. In the U.S. they want to be able to marry, adopt children and have their sexuality taught in our schools. Accordingly, to oppose their agenda is to be labeled, “intolerant,” “hateful” and “a religious bigot.” LGBT political activists in the U.S. have actually convinced many lawmakers and media outlets that they are fighting for their civil rights just as the African Americans did in the 1960’s.
It is the job of every disciple to stand against the LGBT agenda.
The LGBT agenda, like all false worldviews, tries to exalt itself above the knowledge of God and needs to be destroyed with Scripture (2 Corinthians 10:5-6). We do not fight against flesh and blood (people are not our enemies- the devil is), nor do we use physical weapons or verbal abuse; but we stand against this demonic mindset with God’s love and truth. We are commanded by God to defend the institution of marriage and His created order of two genders (Proverbs 14:34). We do this for the sake of our nation and eternal souls that hang in the balance (including those in the LGBT movement).
Here are the two main reasons why we should stand against the LGBT agenda; first, God calls lesbianism, homosexuality, bi-sexuality and transgenderism sin. In Romans 1:26-27, Paul gave a direct reference to the prohibition of same sex acts in Leviticus 18:22 and reinforced the creation of male and female marriage in Genesis 1:27. Anything sexual outside of that is unnatural and is considered “sexual immorality and impure” by Paul in Galatians 5:19. The reason why we still look to Leviticus in regards to homosexuality and not to what we should eat (like shrimp or pork) is because Christ carried over the “moral laws” of marriage into the New Covenant in Mark 10:8 but not the dietary laws according to Mark 7:19.
Also, consider that if the LGBT activist says that Jesus’ statement on marriage doesn’t mean He “limited” marriage to just one man and women because Jesus never forbade homosexuality, then the homosexual would be forced to also extend Jesus’ “marital blessing” 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 support and defend traditional marriage because it is God’s law in both the Old and New Covenants.
Secondly, 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. He found the following to be true; (1) Same sex couples are more likely to suffer depression and physical abuse and (2) The children of same sex couples are more likely to have trouble in school, turn towards crime and be sexually abused. Not to mention the high rates of suicide among those who are transgender. In other words, being homosexual or trans doesn’t work in the real world and being bi-sexual is not any better because it works against stable male-female relationships. God never intended us to change our genders or break the male-female order of the family; without it babies would never be born!
Therefore, the LGBT agenda is not only a sin according to the Bible but it is also harmful to those who are involved- especially for the children. I pray that you would make a stand against this agenda in your home, church and community. Also, believe what Paul taught in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; that all people in the LGBT lifestyle can be washed, sanctified and justified by the blood of Jesus!
Do you believe the LGBT agenda is sinful?
- Clearly explain from the Bible why the LGBT agenda is sinful.
- Pray for God to use you to loving confront the errors of the LGBT agenda with the Word of God.
- Resources: “The Same Sex Controversy,” by James White & “A Queer Thing Happened to America,” by Dr. Michael Brown.
One Year Reading Plan
Daniel 9:1-11:1, 1 John 2:18-3:6, Psalm 121:1-8, & Proverbs 28:27-28. Click here to read online.