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What does the Bible say?


 "You shall not lie with a male as with a   woman; it is an abomination." Leviticus 18:22


 "If a man lies with a male as with a woman,   both of them have committed an   abomination; they shall surely be put to   death; their blood is upon them."       Leviticus 20:13 


 "Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the   surrounding cities, which likewise indulged   in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural   desire, serve as an example by undergoing a   punishment of eternal fire." Jude 1:7


 "Or do you not know that the unrighteous   will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not   be deceived: neither the sexually immoral,     nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who   practice homosexuality," 1 Corinthians 6:9


​​ "And the men likewise gave up natural   relations with women and were consumed   with passion for one another, men   committing shameless acts with men and   receiving in themselves the due penalty for   their error." Romans 1:27


 "For this reason God gave them up to   dishonorable passions. For their women   exchanged natural relations for those that   are contrary to nature;" Romans 1:26


 "Understanding this, that the law is not laid   down for the just but for the lawless and   disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for   the unholy and profane, for those who strike   their fathers and mothers, for murderers,   the sexually immoral, men who practice   homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers,   and whatever else is contrary to sound   doctrine," 1 Timothy 1:9-10


 "But because of the temptation to sexual   immorality, each man should have his own   wife and each woman her own husband."         1 Corinthians 7:2

  

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   Homosexuality- One in the same having a       sexual relationship.


Just the mention of this word brings division. How   should we as Christians respond to the word and the   lifestyle of homosexuality? Homo from the creek means

​ "one in the same." Sexual means relating to the   instincts, physiological processes, and activities   connected with physical attraction or intimate physical   contact between individuals: Basically, it's about sex!


​ A lifestyle as a Christian is about pursuing a life of   Holiness. This is spiritual and moral excellence. Not   because we are trying to earn our salvation but   because we are saved. Although we never fully arrive   until death, we are to go on the journey of holiness.


 Holiness is doing away with sin. Sin involves those   things that go against God's moral standards or moral   law. We as Christians believe the Bible is the authority   on these standards. So, what does the Bible say   about homosexuality?


 We see all of the Bible condemns the word and lifestyle   and has nothing positive to say about it. God is a   builder and a God of order. His order is a natural   process meaning certain things He has created have a   natural order. As Christians, we see the Bible shows us   that the homosexual lifestyle is "NOT" of a natural   process. Meaning sexually, male and female sexual   activity of the same, is not a natural order that God   intended for humanity.


 As Christians, we do believe that because of sin in our   lives, the desire for same sex attraction exist. However,   like we see in the scriptures, we are called to deny our   own sinful selfish desires and follow Christ. Jesus said   in Mark 7:20-23, "And he said, “What comes out of a   person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the   heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality,     theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit,   sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these   evil things come from within, and they defile a person.


 So the homosexual lifestyle is sinful just like sexual   immorality, drunkenness, fornication, theft, slander, etc.   and as Christians should be avoided. We as Christians   are commanded to not live in sin. Individual holiness is   to be pursued. As we pursue holiness, we are to show   love to those whom struggle with the desire of same   sex attraction!

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  Let us remember, there is way that seems right to man.


  "There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end     is the way to death." Proverbs 14:12

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Donnie Floyd
Gulf War Veteran, Former Police Officer, Chaplain thru Motor Racing Outreach †