Monday, June 15, 2015

Did Jesus Condemn Homosexuality?

*[[Mat 19:4-6/WEB]]* 4 He answered, “Haven’t you read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, 5 and said, ‘For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh?’  6 So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, don’t let man tear apart.”

     As some of you may have argued that Jesus never condemned homosexuality, others may have been contemplating whether or not God accepts homosexuality,  and some however may be homosexual and wants to know what God thinks about it.   To let you know,  no Jesus never talks about homosexuality in a direct manner,  but rather describes heterosexuality as the reason God made man ama woman. Ultimately He had no reason to bring it up because He was already a Jew,  and Judaism condemns homosexuality in the Torah (first five books of Moses, aka the "Penteteuch" aka the books of the law of Moses, or Mosaic law) which are Genesis,  Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers,  and Deuteronomy.  The Apostle Paul also condemns it.
     I think it is safe to say that God does not approve of such activity,  and to say that it is okay for clergymen to marry or ordain such is plain scriptural ignorance.   Such people are greatly deceived. 
     Back to the original question: Did Jesus Condemn Homosexuality?   Jesus is God,  and God condemned it in the Old Testament.   He didn't directly speak of it in the New Testament, but it is safe to say that He doesn't approve of it.  
     Another question: Does God love homosexuals?  Yes!  God loves all of His creation.  If you trust His Word (the Holy Bible) the you must know that God doesn't approve of that which is against His original order.
     Please know,  God is forgiving to anyone who chooses to turn from their sins.

 If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  One believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, resulting in salvation.  - Romans 10:9-10

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