What Jesus Said About Homosexuality

Nothing - at least directly. A national radio host was discussing homosexuality with his listeners and arguing that such a "huge issue" as homosexuality confronts the world and yet the Lord never "said anything about it." To the credit of one listener the observation was made that Jesus never said anything about pedophiles either but that did not make it acceptable. Beyond the rhetoric of shock radio and the noxious liberal view of acceptance of everything is the foundation of what is wrong with those who hold a blasphemous view of God's word. They are not seeking truth nor do they desire to find the righteousness of God but in their agnostic self centered views of tolerance in the intellectual platitudes mocking the morality of holiness and purity our society slips deeper into moral anarchy.

Jesus did not have to specifically state in the red-letter edition of the Bible that homosexuality is an abomination - His Father did! Jesus Christ never elevated His word above the word of His Father. "Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works . For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak" (John 14:10; 12:49). See also John 3:34; 5:19; 6:38; 7:16; 8:28.

Jesus' Father condemned homosexuality and He has not changed His mind on the matter. "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness . 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. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper" (Romans 1:18,26-28).

"Or 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 effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God" (1 Corinthians 6:9-10). "Law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching" (1 Timothy 1:9-10).

Jehovah God made it very clear under the Law of Moses: "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination" (Leviticus 18:22). The penalty for homosexuality under the Law of Moses was death. The consequence today is spiritual death and damnation in eternal fire. "Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire" (Jude 7; see Genesis 19). Believe the words of Jesus Christ. Believe the words of Jehovah God. They are the same words. Salvation can only be found in these words.

By Kent Heaton

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