How God Views Homosexuals
Way too often, Christians view homosexuality far, far differently than God does.
In Scripture, the male prostitute, sodomite, and homosexual is described vividly and it tells us unequivocally how God views homosexuality and homosexuals themselves.
First, Deuteronomy 23:18 –
You shall not bring the hire of a harlot or the wages of a dog into the house of the Lord your God for any votive offering, for both of these are an abomination to the Lord your God.
Next, look at Revelation 22:14, 15 –
Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.
I’m going to come back to these two verses later, but first I want you to now see Romans 1:27 –
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.
In the Deuteronomy passage, the term for dog, keleb, is a euphemistic term for a male prostitute, it means yelp, attack, in other words, a dog. In the passage in Revelation, the Greek word for the term dog is kuōn, literally and figuratively, a dog.
Now, in Romans 1:27, regarding homosexuals, there is the phrase used in the NASB, “burned in their desire toward one another”.
Listen, that word for burned is ekkaiō. It comes from two Greek words. The first is ek, which means out, from. The second is kaiō, which means to be consumed with fire, to burn. In other words, burned out.
There are two points I want you to see here.
First, God tells us that homosexuals are burned out, that is, regarding their sin, they are the burned out end of humanity in rebellion against the Triune Godhead and God’s law.
Secondly, God tells us in His Word that He does not even consider homosexuals to be within the human race, calling them an animal -dogs.
Brethren, when given opportunity in your witnessing to homosexuals, be reminded that God hates all sinners who are outside of Christ (Psalm 5:5). Be reminded that all sin is not equal, that God holds special contempt for homosexuality, calling the act and the impulse not only an abomination before Him, but also placing, in His view, the homosexual outside of the human race.
I quite agree that not all sin is “equal.” And homosexuality does seem to occupy the bottom rung of human degradation, and yet there is that wonderful verse of I Cor 6:11 “And such were some of you..” referring to the list of 6:9.
There is hope in Christ, even in this dark, dark place.
Reblogged this on Defend Your Post and commented:
Wow. Is the author willing to defend this post? Will anyone challenge it?
As it says in the Book of John, “No man has ever seen God.” Therefore, I sincerely doubt that we’ll ever know what God thinks of homosexuals. The Sufi mystic Rabia Basri put it this way, “Since no one really knows anything about God, those who think they do are just troublemakers.”
Obviously, to you, your book (the Bible) defines your God. So my only question is this: how do you reconcile this kind of condescension and hatred with a moral and loving God?
Because God is good, He must punish sinners. Because He is righteous, He must punish unrighteousness. That is the problem. The solution and only way of escape is regeneration by the power of the Holy Spirit and turning from sin towards Jesus Christ by faith as one’s only hope.
Would you understand if I said that I cannot see why homosexuality is a sin. There is no secular philosophy I know of that can make sense of that. It doesn’t create victims. It doesn’t quash liberties. It doesn’t get in the way. It only affects the consenting adults.
It is sin because God says it is, and it is a sin that affects more than ‘consenting adults’, it is a sin against God’s person and His Word to mankind.
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