What does the Bible say about Homosexuality

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    The Bible says that sexual intercourse pertains to the monogamous marriage union of a man and a woman because "He created ... God made man in his own image ... created man and woman". Genesis 1:27 (BT), "Therefore it is a man ... unites himself to his wife so closely that they become one flesh". Genesis 2:24 (BT).

    All references in the Bible to homosexual practice are very negative. The Bible states: "You shall not commune with a man as you commune with a woman. It is an abomination!" Leviticus 18:22 (BT). "Whoever has carnal intercourse with a man as one has intercourse with a woman commits an abomination. Both of them shall be put to death; they have brought that death upon themselves." Leviticus 20:13 (BT). There is only one reason a man can be punished with eternal death - because of his sins, for "the wages of sin is death". Rom 6:23 (BW). "But the share of the fearful, and of the unbelieving, and of the defiled, and of the murderers, and of the fornicators, and . shall be a lake burning with fire and brimstone. This is the second death." Rev 21:8 (BW).

    It was mainly because of homosexual practices that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed. In Genesis chapter 19, we read that Lot, Abraham's nephew, hosted two angels in his home. The inhabitants of Sodom "called Lot and said to him: Where are the people here who came to you this evening? Bring them out to us, that we may commune with them!" ("that we may commune with them" - UBG). Genesis 19:5 (BT). "Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities in their vicinity [situated] - in like manner having indulged in debauchery and lust for other people's flesh - set an example by incurring the punishment of eternal fire." (of annihilation). Jude 1:7 (BT).

    A very similar situation occurred at a later time, in Gibea. An old man was hosting a traveller at his house, "he gave the donkeys their dung, after which they washed their feet and ate and drank. While they were cheering up their hearts, the perverse men of the city surrounded the house, and knocking at the door, said to the old man, the host of the house, 'Bring out the man who has crossed the threshold of your house, we want to communicate with him. And the man, the keeper of the house, coming out unto them, said unto them, Nay, my brethren, I beseech you, do not do this evil: for this man hath entered out of my house; commit not this iniquity." Judges 19:21-23 (BT). This old man called homosexuality an evil, an iniquity.

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    The Bible contains various verses that are often cited in discussions about homosexuality. One notable passage is from the Old Testament, specifically Leviticus 18:22 (New International Version), which states, "Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable."

    In the New Testament, Romans 1:26-27 (New International Version) is often referenced, where it says, "Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way, the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men and received in themselves the due penalty for their error."

    It's important to note that interpretations of these passages can vary, and different Christian denominations may have differing views on the matter. Some argue for a more inclusive and accepting interpretation, while others maintain a more traditional stance. The understanding of these verses is influenced by theological perspectives, cultural contexts, and individual beliefs.

    The Bible says it's a sin

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