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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Sodomy/Homosexuality, And The Good Law

Are some born sodomites/homosexuals? No. Are some born with a propensity toward that sin? Possibly. But one must realize that sodomy is something you do, not something you are. You are a sodomite if you are committing the act. When you stop committing the act and repent,  you are no longer a sodomite. Sodomy is as the act of adultery or any other unclean acts that defile the body and go against the nature that God created.

Does God hate homosexuals? No. God loves all of mankind, but hates homosexuality. Those who willfully live in unrighteousness, thus defying the will and love of God, put themselves at enmity with him. In this way, they become enemies of God and the consequences come as a result. Homosexuality is a sin  and sin separates us from fellowship with the Creator. Jesus did not come into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved. The world was already condemned and homosexuality is a reflection of that state of condemnation. There is nothing "gay" about it. Jesus brings redemption from that condemned state. If one rejects the redemption, one can hardly blame the redeemer for the results. 

Political correctness is running amok. The question of righteousness should always be discussed in light of the scripture. Let the politically correct pundits push against the word of God, not against your opinion. Here are biblical texts regarding the act of Sodomy/homosexuality. Beware though, entire books have been written to discount every one of the scriptures you are about to read, on the premise that they don't really mean what they say, or at least, they are out of context and out of time.

The Origin Of The Term "Sodomite/Sodomy"
Genesis 19:1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;
Genesis 19:2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.
Genesis 19:3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.
Genesis 19:4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:
Genesis 19:5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
Genesis 19:6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,
Genesis 19:7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
Genesis 19:8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.
Genesis 19:9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.
Genesis 19:10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.
Genesis 19:11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
Genesis 19:12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:
Genesis 19:13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.

Early Laws For God's People Concerning Homosexuality
Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
Leviticus 18:29 For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.
Leviticus 20:13 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.

How Homosexuality Affects Mankind
Romans 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
Romans 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

The Eternal Consequences of Homosexual Sin
1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
1 Corinthians 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

The Law Against Homosexuality Leads to Freedom Not Bondage
1 Timothy 1:8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
1 Timothy 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
1 Timothy 1:10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;

3 comments:

  1. Huzzah! Nathan does the timing of this post have anything to do with today's SCOTUS decision?

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  2. No. Haven't seen it. God's word predates SCOTUS by a few years.

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  3. Oh, you are referring to the Westboro ruling. No, the Westboro Zealots are spitting in the wind. Their judgment will be returned upon them. Politically speaking, I have to agree with the SCOTUS ruling. Limiting speech is a slippery slope. We are a Representive Republic not a Theocracy.

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