In our modern days many people seem to discuss the topic of equality using phrases such as „all are different and all are equal”. I agree, as people we are all different and there are some areas where we are all equal. We all were created by God and we all have the equal right to live and prosper in this life. There is a limit to our equality though. Before you get too upset about the previous statement, please read and I will explain what I mean. For example, I am a married man with a child and one on the way, so I understand the sexual relationship as it was created by God and given to married couples as something beautiful (only when it is practiced within the confines of marriage). On the other hand, when sex is practiced in a shameful way, for instance and grown man and a child, then I as a married man cannot be equal with the sexual pervert. The same is applied to homosexuality, when two men or two women have sexual relations the Bible calls it an abomination (disgusting) therefore the sexual relationship that I have with my wife cannot be equal with the disgusting acts that homosexuals practice. Before you get too angry, please hear me out. I am not against homosexuals, although I am against homosexuality (the lifestyle that homosexuals practice) because of the danger it is to society (innocent people such as children). God created the sexual relationship for a man and a women in the confines of marriage and it is not to be practiced in any other form. Some people are deceived and try to deceive other by saying that you can be a born again Christian and homosexual at the same time. The argument is, „God is love and He accepts us (and our sin) the way that we are.” It sounds good (very spiritual) but it is not what the Word of God, the Bible has to say. The Bible does teach that God is love. The Bible also teaches that God knows who we are aloing with all of our faults yet still calls us into a relationship with Him through Jesus Christ (come as you are but do not stay as you are). When we enter into relationship with God though Jesus Christ then we are completely changed. Our lifestyle of sin is forgiven and we are given a new lifestyle of obedience. God loves the sinner but hates the sin and does something about it. So, saying that you are a born again Christian and gay does not work. It is either one or the other according to the Word of God. Let’s take a look at the Word of God in order to see His opinion on homosexuality:
‘You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination. (Leviticus 18:22)
God does not use the word „homosexual” because the word itself did not exist then. God knows very well how people can manipulate words and deceive others so instead of choosing a word to describe who they are and what they do, He uses detail to explain. The text cannot be manipulated now, because He has described who they are and their actions. He says that homosexuality is an abomination. The word „abomination” means a shameful act, evil action, something disgusting, as well as repulsive. God is totally against the disgusting sin (homosexuality) and leaves not room for any other „interpretation”. There is another passage that speaks of God’s feelings toward homosexuality.
‘If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them. (Leviticus 20:13)
Death is the price for practicing homosexuality and we see it even today. Homosexuals self-destruct on a daily basis (through suicide and STD’s). God has not changed His mind or the punishment for homosexuality.
Some people are so evil that even though they know the price to pay for living the homosexual lifestyle, they still want to deceive others telling them that the previous verses are from the Old Testament and in the New Testament, God changes His mind on the sin of homosexuality. That argument is total bologna. Let’s take a look at what God has to say in the NT about the sin of homosexuality.
Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 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 1:24-27)
Homosexuality is presented in several forms (given several different names in this passage). For example: it is lust as well as impurity, along with dishonorable. It is a lie (for example you are born homosexual, that is a lie, or that you cannot stop being homosexual, that is also a lie). It is also a dregrading passion (you degrade yourself and the other person when you practice homosexuality). It is also unnatural as well as a burning desire. Homosexuality is also an indecent act. Ultimately, homosexuals receive the penalty in their own bodies for their sinful actions (read up on the STD’s that homosexuals suffer from). We also see from the text that homosexuals are not born homosexual, they choose to be that way. They choose to believe a lie rather than the Truth that God offers them. They worship themselves instead of worshipping (obeying) God. They do what they please with their bodies (and pay the price). It is bad enough that homosexuals deceive themselves but what makes it worse is the fact that they also seek to deceive others (that is why they want to teach courses in public schools to children).
God has one more thing to say about homosexuality in the NT:
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)
Those who live the homosexual lifestyle will not inherit the kingdom of God. It is clear here that you cannot be homosexual and a born again Christian. Homosexuals are not Christians and have nothing to do with God. That is the bad news. The good news is that homosexuals can be changed through the power of God in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Corinthian church had many people in it who were former homosexuals but once they accepted Christ as Lord and Savior they were changed and were no longer homosexual.
So in conclusion, there cannot be equality between homosexuals and married heterosexuals in the area of sex. Please fo not compare the relationship that I have with my wife to the disgusting things that homosexuals do. When you do so you offend me and I do not appeciate it. May the Lord help us help each other understand the dangers that homosexuality cause for society.