What does God say about homosexuality? It is recorded in Leviticus 18:22 that “Men shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.” Leviticus 20:13 says, “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act.” God’s Word says the homosexual act is detestable; it is an abomination. THIS IS WHAT GOD SAYS!
In Romans 1:26-27, Paul said, “For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.” It is recorded in The Bible that homosexuality is against God’s natural law with severe consequences. You can be forgiven of homosexuality but to be forgiven you must admit that you’ve sinned, regret it, and never repeat that sin again. Not repeating the sin is what confirms your repentance, contrary to popular belief, repeating the same sin doesn’t mean that you’ve backslidden- it means that you never truly repented in the first place. True repentance means to crucify [CONTROL] your flesh by denying yourself of what your flesh desires to please God. According to The Bible, God prohibits homosexual behavior and those who are guilty of this sin are easily offended by these verses against homosexual behavior because the flesh naturally wants to rebel against God. Behaviors that go against or His word are forms of rebellion, Romans 7:18 “For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out”. This is why we must repent often and daily.
God also prohibits homosexual marriage. Yashua Ha Mashiach talked about this as recorded in Matthew 19. The Pharisees asked him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?” (v. 3).
Ha Mashiach answered, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate” (vv. 4-6). Yashua was saying, “If you want to know the answer to the divorce question, then let’s look at God’s original plan for marriage. It is recorded in Genesis that marriage is one man with one woman for a lifetime.” By affirming God’s standard, Yashua was saying that any deviation from that standard–not just gay marriage but any deviation, such as adultery, premarital sex, or unbiblical divorce–is sin because it doesn’t measure up to the perfect standard of God. Yashua said marriage is one man with one woman for a lifetime.
Many people are saying, “I wish we didn’t talk about gay marriage; it is so controversial,” but staying silent isn’t what followers of Yashua are supposed to do. We aren’t supposed to act as if God didn’t say what He said by keeping quiet about it. Furthermore, who made this a “controversial” subject? God calls it sin, there’s no controversy in that. The scriptures are painful to digest regarding any sin that one is guilty of, the flesh enjoys sin and it doesn’t want to stop sinning! God has spoken about this issue and we dare not be silent. Please, don’t allow an evil desire of your flesh that seems right to you keep you out of God’s Kingdom.