Homosexuality in the Bible
Does the Bible say about homosexuality? For those who disagree are many verses in the Old Testament and New Testament that can be taken, but for those who agree that the same verses interpreted lighter or otherwise be construed as an endorsement.
Since the beginning of the Bible speaks of the existence of two kinds, male and female gender with sexual orientation each referred to as a picture of God, and that monogamous heterosexual marriage a unifying both genders: “So God created man in His own image, the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God bless them and God said to them: ” Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. . . . . Not good that man should be alone. I will make a helper for him, which is commensurate with her. . . . they become one flesh. “(Genesis 1:27-28; 2:18-25). Jesus supports this fact (Matthew 19:5) and Paul took it as an analogy of Christ’s relationship with the church (Ephesians 5:22-33), outside of the relationship is called the adultery which is equated with idolatry.
Even if not explicitly, these verses clearly show that since the beginning only two kinds of gender is created, then the tendency of homosexuality is an abnormality or deviation then and instead created since inception, as well as heterosexual marriage and monogamy to be the only command given that associated with a task inherit. Problem tendency of homosexuality and promiscuity among the homosexual is not explained its origin, but apparently the relationship between the gay sex are considered sins in the Old Testament blamed and punished.
The story of Sodom and Gomorrah are examples where the name of the city of Sodom, then used a stamp for same-sex sexual behavior is ‘sodomy’, is referred to as the behavior of sin and the cause laments: “Actually a lot of outcry against the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, and indeed very severe sin. Well I went down to see whether they really have to behave like the whining of people who get to my ears or not I want to see it. . . . those men of Sodom it. . . . surrounded the house. . . . Where are the people who come to you tonight? Bring them out unto us, that we may use them.”(Genesis 18:20-21; 19:4,5). This verse by the fag not be interpreted as evidence that Sodom was a city of homosexuals on two things: (1) the word ‘yada’ in Genesis 19:5 (LAI: wear; KJV: know) actually does not mean ‘fuck’ even though it could mean so but a ‘get acquainted’, (2) gay groups are minorities, so it is impossible that the majority of Sodom Homo.
When we read the context, the verse ‘yada’ obviously means intercourse, because the context of the verse afterwards shows it as a successor where the two daughters of Lot offering to ‘raped’ by them instead to his guests (Genesis 19:6-9), because Lot’s certainly not the intention that the people of Sodom “just get acquainted ‘with her daughters. Likewise, although nationally the percentage of homosexuals were a minority, the percentage of local scale should not it evenly, so there is a community where that number is high and there are communities where the numbers are low, because it’s Sodom and Gomorrah and other cities are not punished by God.
Homosexuals interpret that Isaiah 1:10-20 does not mention homosexuality as a sin the sin of Sodom. From the context we know that Isaiah 1:10-20 is not talked about the sin of Sodom, but the sins of Judah and Jerusalem (Isaiah 1:1) and if there is no mercy Lord, will certainly be destroyed like Sodom and Gomorrah (verse 9). The same between Judah and Jerusalem with Sodom and Gomorrah is both innocent and full of errors, a descendant of the evil, children who behave badly, left, rail and back to God (verse 4). Judah and Jerusalem is also called “now has become a harlot” (zanah, adulterous behavior). On the other hand, the sin of Sodom is associated with ‘adultery’ (Jeremiah 23:14; 2 Peter 2:6…..) and is called ‘fornication’ and ‘unnatural satisfaction’ (Jude 1:7)
Leviticus forbids homosexual sex as well as adultery and other sexual deviations: “Thou shalt not lie with men as men have intercourse with women, because it is an abomination. . . . If a man slept with men in the intercourse with women, so they did an abomination, they are certainly put to death.”(Leviticus 18:22; 20:13).
Gays mention that the love Jesus has abolished the law of Leviticus including a ban on gay sex. In fact, there are many ceremonial law has been replaced by the law of love but the moral law remains preserved in the New Testament, Jesus forbade adultery and considers it sin (John 8:1-11). Jesus still condone sexual relations in the context of heterosexual marriage and monogamy (Matthew 19:1-12).
In the New Testament is also explicitly mentioned that Paul blamed the gay sexual relationship: “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: 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 1:26-27).
Paul says: ” 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, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. “(1 Corinthians 6:9-10). Although homosexuals interpret this verse as Rome 1:26-27, namely that Paul forbids actors who perform homo-and hetero-rather than purely homo, obviously here distinguished between lewd behavior (pornoi), adultery (maichoi), and sodomit (arsenokoitai ). It is associated with sexual immorality sins that destroy the human body is a ‘temple of the Holy Spirit. “(1 Corinthians 6:12-20). Paul does not mention the act sodomy / sodomit as a condition that is generic but sin that can be fixed if we are converted, sanctified, sanctified, and justified in the Lord Jesus Christ and the Spirit of God (1 Corinthians 6:11).
Paul also mentioned that the law is good for people who are not properly included ‘Sodomit’ (1 Timothy 1:10), We know that the law clearly forbids both fornication, adultery, and sodomy / sodomit which clearly we see in verses Agreement long on top. There is also pointed out that Jesus taught love and never mentioned gay sexual relationships. Indeed the Lord Jesus did not explicitly talk about homosexuality, but certainly implicitly confirms the word he says in the book of Genesis about the creation of men and women (Matthew 19:4), and He calls the husband-wife relationship in marriage as a sexual nature (Verse 5) and not to divorce (verse 6).
At the end of his description of Jesus acknowledges that there are people who “can not marry because he was born thus from their mother’s womb (transvestis / homosexual tendencies), made so by others (castrated), and there are people who make themselves eunuchs for itself by because the kingdom of heaven (celibacy) “(Matthew 19: 12). In this context, Jesus refers to marriage as heterosexual sexual relations are bound as husband and wife are monogamous.