I find it interesting that there are people who can lie right to your face and be as sincere as you can imagine, in their lies. There is a reason why the Apostle Paul repeats the phrase, “do not be deceived” over and over again in his epistles. People are so easy to manipulate, unfortunately. We have a herd mentality. We will follow the pack, even if we do not know why we are following and what we are running away from. There is an agenda in our modern world, an old agenda, to undermine the Truth of God’s Word, and to convince people to do whatever they want to do. Modern phrases like, “if it feels good, do it” and “it‘s your life, do with it what you will” are very popular. Human rights is one of the catch phrases of the day. I have the right to . . . (you fill in the blank). The problem is, your rights to do whatever you want to do end, when they begin to infringe on the rights of others. Homosexuals feel that they have the “right” to impose their lifestyles on the majority. That is a fact. They share this “right” everywhere you can imagine, even in public schools with children who can’t yet write their own names. One of the false arguments that I have confronted among homosexual activists is “Jesus, whom you claim to follow, never said anything about homosexuals or homosexuality so why do you not do as He did on the subject?” Again, if you do not have a firm grasp of what the Bible teaches, then you may fall for this line of reasoning. I want to examine a few passages that deal with what Jesus teaches on the subject. I have already established in a previous article that Jesus teaches that marriage is between one man and one woman so I will not repeat myself here. It is clear from this teaching that Jesus was not for homosexual marriage (relationships). Let’s take a look at the Scriptures and see what Jesus has to say on the subject of homosexuality and its consequences.
And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I tell you that it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you.” (Matthew 11:23-24)
Jesus is speaking here to people who have witnessed the Word of God in flesh and have chosen not to believe. Because of their lack of belief and their desire not to repent, they will be judged harshly on the day of judgment. In fact, it will be easier on the day of judgment for Sodom than for them. He also says that if the people of Sodom would have had the Word of God in flesh in their midst, the way that these people did, then Sodom would not have been destroyed for its sins, because they would have repented and turned away from their sin. Since they did not repent and continued in their sins, they received just punishment. In other words, Jesus agrees with the punishment that God poured out on Sodom. Sodom was destroyed by fire from heaven because of its immorality, specifically in the form of homosexuality. Here is what the Bible says about Sodom.
6and if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly lives thereafter;
7and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men
8(for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day by their lawless deeds),
9 then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the (day of judgment,
10and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires (II Peter 2:6-8)
The men (and women) of Sodom were living sensual lifestyles. In other words, they were living in unbridled lust. In fact, their desires were so corrupt, they began to practice homosexuality. Here is what Genesis 19 says about them:
4 Before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter ; 5 and they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight ? Bring them out to us that we may have relations with them.”
The men of Sodom, both young and old, came to Lot’s house to have sexual relations with the 2 men who were visiting him. This is blatant homosexuality and this is the reason Sodom was condemned and destroyed. Jesus agrees with their punishment. Jesus also condemns the sin of homosexuality, just like every other sin.
Still not convinced that the sin of Sodom was homosexuality? Or have you been deceived into believing that the sin of Sodom was lack of hospitality? Here is what the Bible further reveals on the subject:
49 “Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom : she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy. 50 “Thus they were haughty and committed abominations before Me. Therefore I removed them when I saw it. (Ezekiel 16:49-50)
I want to draw attention to the word “abomination”. The literal meaning of the Hebrew word is “disgusting”. In the eyes of God, homosexuality is a disgusting thing to practice. Jesus looked at homosexuality as something disgusting and worthy of punishment.
How do you know the word “abomination” refers to homosexuality? I am glad that you asked. Scripture always interprets Scripture so let’s take a look at another passage where God shares His views on homosexuality (views which Jesus agrees with).
13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death ; their blood shall be upon them. (Leviticus 20:13)
It is clear from the entire scope of the Scriptures that God condemns Sodom for their homosexual actions and Jesus Christ agrees with their condemnation. He actually uses their condemnation as a teaching tool. I hope that you have not been deceived by homosexual activists who want to convince you that God’s Word is not true and that Jesus never said what He said. Satan used those same tactics with Eve in the Garden. Read Genesis 3. Will you believe the lie or will you believe what God’s Word says?
For those who are trapped in the sin of homosexuality, there is hope for you:
9 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, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 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. (I Corinthians 6:9-11)
You can be set free from your slavery to the sin of homosexuality. Christ has paid the price and resurrected to offer you everything. Will you receive His offer?