3 Reasons God doesn’t condone homosexuality

The controversy about same sex marriages is a lingering issue in the Church. Trinity and familySome churches have no objection if a person claims to love Jesus when he or she is in a same sex relationship. Other churches do not condone it. It is not for us to judge, but we want to look at why God seems to be against homosexuality? Why doesn’t He change His standards when gay people profess to be Christians?

 

It is interesting that God created the family: man, woman and children. This principle of the family impacts three areas of Bible theology.

  1. The Trinity is like a family. The Bible reveals God as, God the Father, God the Son (Jesus) and God the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit has functions like a mother. We are born again through the Spirit and He comforts, teaches, helps and guides the children of God. The Trinity is foundational, they are eternal and it makes absolute sense in God’s revelation.
  2. God is depicted as the Husband of His wife, Israel.1 God will never divorce her and He was very upset about her immorality (worshipping other gods).
  3. Jesus is the Bridegroom2 and the Church is the Bride.3  In Ephesians 5:22-32 the husband-wife relationship is compared to the Jesus-Church relationship. A man will leave his father and mother and become united to his wife, so that they become one flesh. The Jesus-Church relationship also works in the same way. It is what Paul calls a profound mystery.4  In 2 Corinthians 11:2 we read, ‘I promised you to one Husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to Him.’

 

This means, if we change the husband-wife picture, we change the Trinity, God-Israel and Jesus-Church pictures. That will cause major adjustments in the theology of the Bible. Is God going to do it? It doesn’t look like it, since Jesus said, ‘…Scripture cannot be broken.’ 5

 

Who are the people who will not inherit the Kingdom of God unless they are forgiven and changed by the Holy Spirit?  The sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexual offenders, greedy, drunkards, slanderers, swindlers, thieves, murderers, liars.6  Most of these people do not put continual pressure on the Church to condone their behaviour. They realise that their actions are wrong and that they will miss the Kingdom if they do not change. It is the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender), group who pressurise the Church to condone their behaviour.

 

Our conclusion

The pressure on the Church to accept homosexuality, is not so much to condone what God has decided is wrong. The reason the devil wants to make the LGBT group very prominent, is because it has to do with major theological principles. It is to change the fundamental structure of the Bible. He wants the Church to compromise the character of the Trinity and the Gospel by changing the man-woman marriage picture. If you denounce the Trinity, the structure of the Bible and God’s dealings with people have to change, but God is not going to change one iota of Scripture.

 

References

  1. Hosea 2:16, 5:4; Ezekiel 16:32, 23:5
  2. John 3:29
  3. Revelation 19:7
  4. Ephesians 5:32
  5. John 10:35
  6. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Revelation 20:8

 

 

Author: Gerard and Alida

As you can see in the photo, there are two of us. We live and work together 24/7, studying and enjoying our grandchildren. Our passion is to know and understand what will happen after death. Is there a way to provide for and invest in that?

12 thoughts on “3 Reasons God doesn’t condone homosexuality”

    1. Thank you for your comment. You claim the church is leaving us behind.

      Do you mean the church is leaving us or God behind? God gave us His written revelation in 66 books and as far as we know it has never been changed. If you claim God is giving us continuing revelation, where it is and by whom?
      We appreciate your interest, and trust to hear from you again.

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      1. Greetings Clare. For a moment I was worried that God was leaving me behind. Then I realised it is Jesus who is going to take me along to His eternal destination on the renewed heaven and earth. Logically the only knowledge we have about the Creator, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is found in the Bible. Could you tell us which God you are talking about? Thanks.

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      2. In six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1). Please note that it was twenty-four hour days.

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      3. I thought it was something like that. Six 24 hour days, indeed. You deliberately ignore the truth, so you are unreachable. If you had ears to hear, you would turn to Christ, but you have not.

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      4. Are we correct in detecting a hostile attitude from you? You have lectured us on the Bible without one Bible reference. Concerning six days creation, we understand that you think it is silly. Yet you may lecture us on how the ATP synthase motor in the mitochondrion, or part of the cellular respiration metabolic pathway, could have come about in any other way than in a very short period of 24 hours.

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  1. “God is not going to change one iota of Scripture.” So you don’t eat pigs and you keep slaves? I hope you’ve given up all your worldly possessions to follow Jesus.

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    1. Welcome, violet wisp. We appreciate your comments. Concerning your question: with a violent twist of Scripture one can arrive at your conclusion. But, God’s old covenant with Israel (the sacrifice of a lamb, at the Tabernacle or Temple, to cover their sins) is no longer in operation. After the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD by the Romans under the leadership of Titus, the Temple in Jerusalem (where the sacrifices were made) was never rebuilt. Jews (and we) can no longer fulfil the old covenant. Jesus replaced it with a new and better covenant (the sacrifice of Himself, as the Lamb of God, to remove the sins of anyone who accepts it).
      To claim that today’s followers of Jesus must not eat pork, keep slaves, stone rebellious children, etc, is based on imperfect knowledge of the Bible.
      Concerning worldly possessions: we realised that we don’t know when we will die. So we gave up our profitable butchery and abattoir 12 years ago to research if the Bible is the true Word of God (About page). So we are not much into possessions.

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      1. “For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.”
        In the context of these words attributed to the character Jesus, your justification doesn’t sound very convincing. And considering slavery was justified using the Bible until relatively recently, the new covenant excuse could never be used to explain the current Christian attitude towards it.

        “Concerning worldly possessions: we realised that we don’t know when we will die. So we gave up our profitable butchery and abattoir 12 years ago to research if the Bible is the true Word of God ”
        So you’ve been living on the profits of your business for 12 years. Sounds comfortable.

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      2. Concerning living on the proceeds of our business, it would have been nice, except for a close associate who thought he could use it better. We live frugal lives, but God provides. If you want to attack us personally, let me know. I can give you a list of all the wrong things I did over 68 years, but then you are not my judge.

        People have been using the Bible for thousands of years to justify wrong behaviour, like apartheid in South Africa.

        Concerning the keeping of the law. If you read from Genesis 3 to Malachi 3, the people consistently failed to keep God’s laws. That is why Jesus was necessary to obey it fully and pay the penalty for disobedience. The main law in the Old Testament and New Testament is to love the Lord your God and your neighbour. The OT laws were outward obedience. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says the law is a matter of the heart. For example, outward adultery. Jesus says don’t even lust after her in your heart. The ceremonial laws, like sacrificing animals (which you missed) and others have been fulfilled in Jesus. No sacrifices are needed since Jesus’ death on the cross.

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