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Homosexuality Can Be More Than A Sin

Gay Pride Month 2020

Before I explain the title of this article, I must first do something that would have been unthinkable 20 years ago: I must prove that homosexuality is a sin. That’s how far and fast the center of Christianity has shifted toward a gross degree of apostasy that previously was considered impossible.

Proving homosexuality is a sin is simple. It is condemned as such in both the Old Testament (Leviticus 18:22 & 20:13) and the New Testament (Romans 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 & 1 Timothy 1:8-11). Read these verses for yourself. They are perfectly clear in their condemnation of homosexuality as a sexual perversion that constitutes a sin against God.

Twisting Scripture

The only way to get around these verses is to play games with them by spiritualizing them to mean something other than what they say. Depraved minds can do that, and so it is done all the time. There are even homosexual churches masquerading as Christian churches that blatantly claim these verses do not mean what they say.

It is one of the only sins identified in the Bible that has an advocacy group in the Church! Another is those professing Christians who advocate the horror of abortion. Advocating the permissibility of homosexuality is, to me, equivalent to arguing that it is okay to commit adultery.

The Christian advocates of homosexuality have even perverted the story of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19) into meaning that God destroyed the cities, not because of their sexual perversion, but because they were “inhospitable to strangers.”

The Worst Defense

And then there is the pathetic defense made by some Christian defenders of homosexuality that goes like this: “God made them that way, so it must be okay.”

Wake up folks! All of us have been born with a sin nature which is manifested in various ways. Are we to excuse “natural-born adulterers” or “natural-born thieves or liars”? Of course not. We are to call them to repentance and abandonment of their sin. We are not to encourage it.

Churches today that are accepting homosexuals into their fellowship without requiring repentance of their sin, and who are ordaining homosexuals as clergy without demanding repentance and abstinence, are operating in open rebellion against God — thumbing their nose at Him and His Word. These are churches that have sold out to the world, seeking the acceptance of society over the approval of God.

Addressing the Title

Let’s now get to the title of this article: How can homosexuality be more than a sin? Again, the answer is simple: Homosexuality can be a judgment of God.

Romans chapter one makes this very clear. The chapter states that when a nation as a whole sets its jaw against God and His Word and refuses to repent, God will step back, lower His hedge of protection and allow evil to multiply. It’s what theologians call “abandonment wrath.”

To explain it another way, when a society makes it clear to God that they have no interest in abiding by His Word, He will step back and abandon them to their desires. Basically, this happens when God responds to unrepentant sin by saying, “If you want to live in a fouled nest, then so be it.”

The book of Romans says the first stage of this abandonment by God will be characterized by the outbreak of a sexual revolution (Romans 1:24-25), which is exactly what happened in this country in the 1960s. The passage then says if rebellion continues, God will step back a second time, lowering His hedge of protection again, and a plague of homosexuality will descend upon the nation (Romans 1:26-27). Again, that is exactly what happened in our nation, beginning in the 1980s and 90s.

If there is still no repentance, then God will step back a third time and turn the nation over to a “depraved mind” (Romans 1:28). That is where we are today.

The Sexual Perversion Movement in our nation has achieved the legalization of homosexuality, same-sex marriage and transgenderism. But that is not enough. It is now demanding the legalization of polygamy, pedophilia and prostitution. There is no satisfying the movement’s appetite for depravity.

So, there is definitely a point in a nation’s rebellion against God when homosexuality ceases to be just a sin. It becomes a judgment of God. And those Christians who have given their approval to homosexuality are literally spitting in God’s face.

The Grace of God

What makes it so sad is that God, in His amazing grace, is willing to forgive and forget the sin of homosexuality for any person in bondage to it who will repent and receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Further, once having done that, the Holy Spirit will provide the person with the spiritual power to abstain from the sin and become an overcomer.

In 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, God identifies homosexuals as part of a group of “the unrighteous” who will not inherit the kingdom of God. But then, the Apostle Paul declares: “Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.”

Praise the Lord for His love and grace!

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Dr. David Reagan

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Dr. David Reagan serves as the Founder and Director of Lamb & Lion Ministries. He is a life-long Bible student, teacher, and preacher whose sermons have been distributed worldwide and has led over 45 pilgrimages to Israel. Dr. Reagan is the lead host of the television program Christ in Prophecy.

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  • There are many sins listed in the Bible. To call out one group and start to throw stones at them is wrong and it is a sin. The leader of this country and his following are full of egotistic pride and full of the worldly love of money and possessions. He has committed adultery numerous times, he is full of injustice towards others who don’t see things his way or who speak truth, he is an habitual liar, stirs up strife and causes division among the people, he seeks revenge if he feels someone has crossed him, he is full of anger and hateful words, he has separated children from their families and the list goes on and on. His heart is evil even though he can say nice things if it gets him votes. Yet, many turn a blind eye to all of this and give excuses for his behavior, and continue to support him. Can you not see how you are judging whose sins are acceptable and whose sins are not? Be careful to work on the plank in your own eye before you seek to get the splinter out of someone else’s eye. God will come some day in His own time and He will come with vengeance, judgment, righteousness and justice. He will make all things right. His commandment to us during this age of grace is to “love one another”. I feel the Lord would have me withdraw support to this group because of blatant hypocrisy.

      • Nathan, 2 Timothy 3:16 tells us All Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (ALL SCRIPTURE IS GOD BREATHED.) That means God sets the standards for how man should live, it is God’s authority by which we should be living, not mans.

    • All sins aren’t equal in God’s eyes. I believe that’s the point of the article. The homosexual movement is full of prideful, unrepentant people, and those who support them hate God. They aren’t loving at all; just false Christian.

  • I agree with Susan. Yes, of course sodomy is wrong (the main activity of homosexual men). So also is masturbation. http://www.ldolphin.org/sodom.html

    I have never married but I know without doubt that Jesus has called me to abstinence and purity of thought.

    I can’t name six married couples I
    know who are living godly lives I can emulate —though I know there are a few such couples hiding in the woodwork somewhere.

    I believe God is now gathering a Bride for His Son. This will be many millions of men, women, children, from every nation. No sex in heaven but agape love will govern all relationships. New bodies free of original sin.

    My younger friends who don’t yet know Jesus are engaged in regular hookups as a legitimate lifestyle. Marriage is meaningless to most of them. Naturally I want all my non-Christian friends to know that Jesus has already paid for their sins and that he welcomes and He wants our permission to make us whole no matter what it takes. (Thanks for listening). Lambert

  • That’s right, we are all to ABANDON Our old ways and follow Christ. You can’t keep one foot in the grave and hope to see Heaven. The price for all sin is death. We must stop pretending we can keep on sinning and still be saved. Why have to TRY! God almighty is not happy at all this sin, no way. There’s a reason things are happening faster. What ever you win is, flee from it I beg you brothers and sisters out there. Pray a hundred times a day if that’s what it takes. We are talking about your and my eternity with the Lord. There’s no place for these sins in his kingdom. I’m not sorry it’s just the biblical truth. If you need prayers to help just ask I pray for all of my brothers and sisters daily. The good news is the Lord can give us all the strength to do his will on earth as it is in Heaven if we ask. God bless and protect you all.

  • I was looking for help with this and the Lord guided me to Romans chapter 6. Read it all and praise and glory all be to the Lord. I didn’t see it listed and thought it was great inspiration.

  • The point to me is not that this sin is not highlighted to say that homosexuality is the most awful sin but that it is an indicator of the depths to which the church has fallen from the written word and is therefore a judgement of the same. We should always tell the truth since that is true love.

  • These are like the Days of Sodom and Gomorrah. God destroyed Sodom because of Fornication and Homosexuality. Jude 1:7 tells us: “Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”

    The term strange flesh is flesh that which God has forbidden, flesh outside the bounds of God’s laws. Sexual deviance is to deviate from what is acceptable to God.

    Sodom and Gomorrah were saturated with sexual deviance, filthy behavior, and every form of Godlessness known to mankind.

    Genesis 13:13. “But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.” Genesis 19:4-9 tells us about the two angels who were sent by God to deliver Lot and his family out of Sodom. The Angels came in the appearance of regular men. The homosexuals in the City of Sodom wanted to know the two visitors that were outside the door of Lot’s house. Sodom was predominantly homosexual, and these homosexuals were violent. God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah as an EXAMPLE of what is going to happen to the wicked. Stand with God, he is our creator and our redeemer.

  • I think the article is spot on and we are in a desperate state of rebellion. As a Christian, I think it is often confusing on what the attitude should be towards those that identify themselves as homosexual without coming across as judgmental or homophobic. We’ve all heard “hate the sin and not the sinner” but that puts one in a position of being “judge”. I would ask that when articles like this are written that they equally equip the saints on having the right attitude, otherwise hatred can fill the gap.

  • David,

    Your article is so clear and to the point of what the Church in America needs to hear. I wish it could be sent to every Pastor in America.
    Thank you for your courageous and clear voice.

    Jim

  • I’m a conservative Christian. I’m not in favor of sex outside the marriage of a man and a woman. However, there are many sins. Some are more disgusting to some that other sins are to other people. The OT lists the ‘7 deadly sins’. Homosexual sex is not listed. It appears that the worst sins are mental attitude sins. I remember when ‘mixed bathing’ was not allowed. Dancing was not allowed. Work on Sunday, even selling certain things on Sunday. Eating meat on Friday was a mortal sin for Catholics. Gossip is a sin. I’m against sin but I’m afraid I sin regularly. Thank God for his grace.

  • In the fall of 2017, God began to chasten me away from this very lifestyle…I can honestly tell you that this lifestyle is a corrupt and sinful path that leads to other horrific paths of abominations. The article mentioned that the HOLY SPIRIT will provide a person with the spiritual power to abstain from this sin, allowing a person to become an overcomer. First, this is absolutely 100% true if the person that GOD is chastening is receptive to God’s discipline…This is where that pesky free will comes in. You can either follow God’s will or try to go it alone relying on your own devices. ( good luck) I will admit at first I was resistant to GOD’s discipline. Our Heavenly Father had to take me out to the whipping shed a few times…Today, I am extremely blessed that I stopped to listen to God’s calling of me, I am blessed that God lifted the veil of confusion off my eyes, He opened my ears to hear. I live for His will today not mine…I no longer live in this sin or the sins that come with this lifestyle which produces nothing but death and lies. If you know someone dealing with this sin first and foremost pray for them that God will open their eyes and ears…

  • This article offered a couple points I hadn’t thought about before. We lived in the SF area for decades. When our daughter was very young, there were middle school children with teachers marching in the street for “gay rights”. I wanted to raise a godly child and had her in Christian school. Now looking back I think we did the right thing, teaching her about God’s love for all, knowing Jesus and ultimately trusting Him to guide her in life choices. I also remember her being bullied in a Christian school and a dear, gentle man who I was friends with who died of AIDS and he was more trustworthy and kind to me than some of my closest relatives who “allegedly” stole large amounts of money from me after I was generous to them for decades. I’ve boycotted Disney for almost 30 years and the company’s programs are in my opinion promoting this lifestyle. My point is I love people where they are, for who they are but never condone the sin. We are all sinners. I hope and pray the gay people do not receive the wrath of believers trying to get them to stop the behavior by denigrating, insulting and belittling them. Many if not most have been emotionally wounded as children some studies have shown. Lastly, I thought about Saudi Arabia where women and children are without power, treated terribly. There is not a huge population of homosexuals. Where does that fit into the narrative of God’s punishment? I am asking sincerely, not to be harsh. Saudi Arabia beats women in the street, kills them if they run away, children raped and tortured in other Muslim countries. Thank you for your reply. I’m praying for Jesus to come back.🙏

  • Sonia.. We agree with the Word of God on this issue. It does not put us in the place of being the judge…that is for God to do. The Lord wishes NONE would perish…He wishes we would follow Him and not step out of the boundary that He has set. He the Lord God Almighty He is the Judge and we want to stand before Him white as snow walking in His ways so that He is pleased with us and says…come into my presence I can see you belong to Me because you have been washed with the blood of My Son. We pray this for all mankind…but they must repent of their sins and be washed clean. My prayer for all mankind…come to the waters and be washed clean!

  • Does Life Without God look like Freedom to you? Look closely, there is no worse slavery than slavery to sin.

    Romans 1:24-32. Therefore, God gave them over to the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator….who is forever praised. Amen

    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.”

    Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

    The Bible is the only standard of Truth. Evaluate all other opinions in light of its teachings.

  • First, Susan doesn’t seem to have much ‘love’ in her heart for our president.

    As for the article, I totally agree with it.

    Search the scriptures, and history. You will find that open and accepted homosexuality in a culture is a sign that they have turned away from God and have rejected His precepts.

    It is the ripened and rotting fruit on a tree rooted in rebellion against God.

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