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What Does the Bible Say (Part 2 of 2)?

The New Testament is also very clear on what God thinks about homosexuality. In Romans 1:26-27, the Apostle Paul is very specific: "Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural 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 indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion." Paul went on to state in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10: "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God." And in Jude 1:7: "In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire." So, unequivocally, homosexuality, according to the Bible is a sin. It's important to understand that Jesus never once sat down with unrepentant sinners. He actually called them a "brood of vipers". All the people Jesus associated with during His ministry were either repentant sinners or those seeking to repent and follow Him. Jesus never has and never will encourage anyone to continue to sin. In today's society we Christians who hold to a Biblical view on this topic are often called "intolerant", "bigot" and even "racist". These are "buzzwords" thrown at us by the homosexual activist in an attempt to shame us in giving up Biblical Truths and Moral Absolutes and accept their worldview position on homosexuality.

The homosexual activist would also like for everyone to believe that not only is homosexuality a good thing, wholesome and true, but that it's a genetic trait. Let me dispel this urban legend right now. To date, no evidence of a "homosexual gene" has been found. All evidence supports the fact that homosexuality is a lifestyle choice, not a predetermined genetic trait such as being right handed or left handed, or having a specific skin color. As a matter of fact, according to information provided by Ben Rast at Contender Ministries, "A British psychologist has had enormous success in providing 'reorientation' therapy to homosexuals who want to change. This is not a surgery or a medical treatment, but it is effective. How could it be effective if the cause of homosexuality is physical? Well, it couldn't be. Homosexuality is a choice, not a genetic predisposition."4 What a stretch it is for the logical mind to even come close to believing that someone accepting the homosexual, lifestyle choice becomes part of a different race! In a report issued in 2005, the Center of Disease Control (CDC), offered exceptional news: the rate of P & S syphilis declined nationwide. But this news was tempered with the following excerpt: "After reaching a nadir in 2000, overall diagnoses of P & S syphilis are again on the increase. Today, more than 60% of new infections are diagnosed in men who have sex with men."5 According to numerous sources, 85 to 89 percent of the people currently infected by the AIDS virus are homosexual, bisexual or have had sex with people who are either homosexual or bisexual. I find it interesting that the people who are pushing the homosexual agenda, fail to ever make mention of the significant risk to people, especially men, who are involved in this lifestyle choice.

For His Cause,
Tim Woodward