I’m landing shot and in my latest book Gay Awareness, I deal with discovering the heart of the Father and the mind of Christ when it comes to sexuality. So many people want to know what does the Bible really say about homosexuality. There are six primary scriptures that deal directly with homosexual practice. I call them the big six. We have three in the Old Testament and three in the New Testament.
In the Old Testament, they’re found in Genesis 19. It’s the story of Sodom and Gomorrah and how the men of Sodom wanted to have sex with the angels and because they would not repent of their wicked immorality, God destroyed the city. Then in Leviticus 18, the Bible refers to homosexual practice as an abomination (that means an heightened sin). Then in Leviticus 20, it’s forbidden in the law of God’s standard of morality. Some would say “That’s the Old Testament. We’re not under the law, we don’t have to follow the Old Testament.” I always think it’s funny when people use the Old Testament law like the Old Testament is not important when Jesus said “I didn’t come to abolish the law, I came to fulfill it.” People don’t use that argument about adultery or about murder even though that’s under the law.
But even if you don’t agree with the law, you still have the three in the New Testament. They’re found in Romans 1 where the Apostle Paul says that men abandon natural relationships for unnatural relationships with other men. He also said God would give them over to their shameful lusts. In 1 Corinthians 6, the Bible refers to those that participate in homosexual practice, that they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Finally in 1 Timothy 7, the bible talks about homosexual practice not being appropriate, godly Christian behavior.
Some people would say well there are only six scriptures, that’s not that big of a deal. The truth is: If there was just one scripture that completely rejected homosexual practice, that should be enough for dedicated Christ followers. Let’s look at what the Bible doesn’t say. At 31,000 scriptures, there’s not one scripture that supports it. Moses, Abraham, Paul, Jesus, any the prophets, any of the disciples, none of them, not one. When it comes to Christianity and homosexuality, we must be unrelenting in our love for people and unwavering in our loyalty to God’s Word.