IS HOMOSEXUALITY WRONG?
The answer one would receive to this question depends on who gives the answer. Many want to give their own opinion, but opinions will not judge us in the end. The homosexual argues that it is only an alternate life style and is not sinful. In fact they distort the word of God to justify their unnatural behavior. Therefore, let us go to God's word, for it will judge everyone at the end of time (John 12:48). God word says, “If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them” (Leviticus 20:13). In Genesis 19, God destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah because of homosexuality. They would not repent. In the New Testament, the apostle Paul also condemned the practice. "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 own lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly..." (Romans 1:26-27). There are many other scriptures which reveals homosexuality to be a sin.
But homosexuals can and have changed! The apostle Paul states that there were some in Corinth who had ceased the unnatural practice of homosexuality. "Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexual, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the spirit of our God" (I Corinthians 6:9-11 NKJV).
The apostle said, "And such WERE some of you", not such are some of you. This plainly states that some of the Corinthians had been guilty of homosexuality, but they had ceased to practice the sin and had turned to God for cleansing. The passage teaches that one can ceased from practicing any and all of the sins listed. When one ceases from sin and turns to God, he can be washed, sanctified, and justified. Homosexuals can and have changed! God does not see homosexuality as an alternate life style, but as a sin that will cause one to be lost in a devil's hell in eternity, if he does not repent and receive God’s forgiveness through obedience. God loves all, but He cannot save anyone who is living in sin. God will give anyone the needed strength to leave sin, if he truly seeks to do so.
God through His word teaches us to love everyone. And love everyone we must! Yet at the same time God teaches us to hate sin.
The homosexual community says this is impossible, for if you hate what I do you hate me. This is why so often, when a homosexual is murdered it is immediately called a hate crime. Homosexuality is an unnatural act between two people of the same sex. GOD says it is sin! ---Charles E. Burch