Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States once said
I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that’s not what America’s about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don’t contract them.
Is Barack Obama’s right? Does God accept freedom of sexual orientation?
Here’s are the facts. In the United States, 63% of the population believes gay relations should be conscientiously acceptable. Another 61% wants laws to be implemented for Gays to adopt kids.
While gay relationships are increasingly popular in the United States, homosexuality is still not acceptable in the Christian faith. It is believed to be an abominable crime, and that position has never changed.
This article reveals the Bible verses about homosexuality.
What is being Gay?
The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines Gay as
of, relating to, or characterized by a tendency to direct sexual desire toward another of the same sex
Other words with similar meaning are homosexual, Lesbians.
What does the bible say about homosexuality?
Homosexuality is an abominable act condemned by God. During the early days, the Bible made mention of a man, called Lot, in the city of Sodom and Gomorrah.
He was a righteous man living in the midst of the wicked men who had no value for God’s purpose. Therefore, God sent his angels to save him from the city.
During the visit of the Angels, the men requested a sexual relationship with the Angels.
Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.” Genesis 19: 4, 5
They were so wicked and shameful that the rejected Lots daughter who were virgins.
Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.” Genesis 19:8
But they refused, insisting of having a gay relationship with Angels. Because they were wicked and despicable, God sent down fire and brimstone from heaven that consumed them all.
As Christians, all forms of sexual immorality are abominable in the sight of God. Adultery, fornication, intense lust, and homosexuality are shameful crimes in God sight.
Bible verses about Homosexuality in the Old Testament
I have compiled a list of interest bible verses about homosexuality in the old testament to edify you.
1. Leviticus 18:22 – Homosexuality is an abomination in God’s sight
You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination
In God’s sight, homosexuality is a huge crime. He was against it from the beginning and already destroyed the city of Sodom. Genesis chapter 19
2. Leviticus 20:13 on death punishment for homosexuality
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.
After God delivered the Israelite from the hands of Pharaoh, God created multiple laws for them to live according to his will.
One of those laws was severe punishment if any man or woman committed the sin of homosexuality. If you are Gay, you shall die.
So, why don’t gay men and women die from their sin?
God commandment to the Jews in the book of Leviticus instructed death for anyone that is involved in homosexuality. However, this is not applicable today.
This is because we have been set free from the law of Moses through Christ death. Christ death put away the curse of the law, and we are set free in liberty.
The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, “The person who does these things will live by them.Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.” Galatians 3: 12, 13
However, this does not mean we can live in sin. We must live in ways that please God. If we indulge in homosexuality that does not bring praise to the body of Christ, we fall from his grace of eternal life.
3. Jude 1:7 describes God’s punishment for Sexual immorality
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.
God has always frowned at sexual immorality. Avoiding them entirely and following Jesus Christ through faith is the only way to have eternal life.
And there were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations that the Lord drove out before the people of Israel.1 Kings 14:24
4. Ezekiel 16:49-50
Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. They were haughty and did an abomination before me. So I removed them, when I saw it.
God did not destroy Sodom and Gomorrah only because of sexual immorality. They were greedy, not helping the poor. In all ways, they annoyed God who destroyed them for their sins.
Bible verses about Gay in the New Testament
One might argue that the death of Christ has set us free from sin entirely. Therefore, since the laws of Moses has been abolished by Christ death, we may continue in sin without repercussions.
This is not true; Walking diligently in the spirit is the only way to Have eternal life. This involves behaving like Jesus Christ and avoiding Sin.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22
Here are scriptural quotes about Gays in the new testament.
1. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Paul condemned Homosexuality
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, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God
After Christ died, we now have the freedom to choose life or death. To gain eternal life, we must walk circumspectly in the ways of Christ showing faith through love.
However, if we continue in sin that satisfies the flesh, we will not inherit God’s Kingdom.
Here Paul advised the Christians in Corinthians to follow righteousness and flee thing of the flesh. That without suffering for Christ sake, you will not be saved.
2. Romans 1:26-27 confirming Homosexual is a sin
For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 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.
Even after Christ died, the early apostle preached against having sexual relations with similar sex. Homosexuality is still abominable in the eyes of God and will not change.
3. 1 Timothy 1:9-10 on being unrighteous if you are Gay
We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine
The laws of Moses were needed to make men fear God and learn his ways. Those laws brought man closer to Jesus who then set us free. Therefore, homosexuality is a sign of unrighteousness.
Whats God’s purpose for Man and Woman?
At the beginning of the world, God created all things according to his likeness and then thought it necessary to create man after his own image.
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Genesis 1: 27, 28
God purpose was to create a resemblance of himself that will worship him and do his will.
The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Genesis 2:18
So, God caused Adam to fall into a deep sleep, collected one of his ribs and created the woman (man’s helper)
So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Genesis 2: 21
And then, Adam had a companion and a helper on earth. Then, in verse 24 he said
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh
This is the marriage covenant of God. God has a purpose for man and never wanted same-sex marriage or relationship to happen. Adam and Eve were the first human creatures and did not have parents. Yet, because of God’s covenant, they knew it was God’s purpose for a man and woman to be in a union.