IS HOMOSEXUALITY A SIN?

According to Scripture, yes. And a person is NOT born gay, despite what some scientists say. It is one of the most degrading forms of demonic bondage that Satan has shackled mankind with.

Howard Pittman, in his fascinating true-life book "Demons - An Eyewitness Account" in which he died and was taken on a tour of Satan's domain, tells of the demons of sexual perversion being despised and shunned by the entire demonic kingdom, and other demons work with them only if assigned to do so by Satan.

People have been freed from this awful bondage through the saving power of Jesus Christ, and are now married and living healthy lifestyles. Those who seek to live a godly lifestyle but are still bound by these perversions can be delivered by having these demons cast out of them.

However there is a growing movement that states that people are born gay, and they can be gay and still be a Christian.

Let's take a look at one of the foundational arguments for this in the light of Scripture.

"JESUS NEVER SPOKE AGAINST HOMOSEXUALITY!"

True, He never did. He didn't need to, as the Law had already spoken on this issue, and the Jews of His time were well aware of the commandment of;

LEVITICUS 18:22

22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination.

However the apostle Paul spoke of these things to the Gentiles, as they weren't bound by the Law, and his writings have the authority accorded to Scripture. And as his writings are considered as Scripture, they were inspired by the Holy Spirit. As Peter said,

II PETER 3:19-21

19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake [as they were] moved by the Holy Ghost.

Peter knew that Paul's writings were inspired by the Holy Spirit, and were given the force of Scripture when he said of Paul,

II PETER 3:15-17

15 And account [that] the longsuffering of our Lord [is] salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

16 As also in all [his] epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as [they do] also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know [these things] before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.

Note that Peter includes Paul's letters as being among "the other Scriptures". Therefore Peter through the Holy Spirit gave his stamp of approval to Paul's writings as Scripture.

Paul also spoke of the divine inspiration of Scripture when he said;

II TIMOTHY 3:16-17

16 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

And Paul in turn wasted no words when it came to such acts as homosexuality. He boldly proclaims;

ROMANS 1:16-27

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed [it] unto them.

20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

Paul, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit says that those who practice such abominable acts are without excuse, and will receive in themselves the just punishment for their actions that they are due. As shown in the verses above, Paul considers homosexuality to be a willful act, not an "accident of birth". And since his words have the authority of Scripture inspired by the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit is giving His judgement of these acts through Paul.

If God had created people to be homosexual from birth, He would be unjust to bar these people from Heaven for their works as they would not have any choice in their actions. But Paul flatly states;

I CORINTHIANS 6:9-11

9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Note: The Greek word for "abusers of themselves with mankind" is the word "arsenokoites" meaning Sodomites, taken from the city of Sodom in the book of Genesis in the Old Testament. As most people know, Scripture records that the men of Sodom were homosexual, and were destroyed by God for their immorality as an example of His judgement on those who practice such a lifestyle.

Note also, that Paul in the above Scripture verses puts homosexuals in the same class as drunkards, extortioners and thieves, showing that such a lifestyle is a willful act, not a predestination from birth!

Paul also says of such things;

I CORINTHIANS 3:16-17

16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which [temple] ye are.

Would the Holy Spirit dwell in a temple that is constantly defiled by what He considers to be acts of abomination? If God created man as homosexual from birth, that makes Him imperfect, for the verses above state that if our bodies, His temple, are defiled, He will destroy the individual who defiles His temple.

And if people who were "born homosexual" have been delivered from demonic homosexuality through deliverance and redemption in Jesus Christ, that means that God has had to correct an error that He made at the birth of the individual! This being the case, He would have to apologize to the men of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the entire Scriptures would be suspect of being in error.

God is perfect, and does not make mistakes. Therefore He would not make men homosexual from birth, as He in His wisdom created men and women as mates and life companions. Besides, He told Adam and Eve to be fruitful, and multiply; and unless there is a miracle of genetics that science has not discovered yet, homosexuality does not bring forth children!

God made a perfect choice as to relationships between His children. As Genesis records,

GENESIS 2:18,21-24

18 And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

23 And Adam said, This [is] now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Note that Adam says that he and the woman will become one flesh. God never meant for men to become one flesh through the sexual act! He also says that Man shall cleave unto his wife, not to his fellow man! As the expression goes, it was Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve!

Paul also reminds his readers,

I CORINTHIANS 11:9

9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

Jude, brother of James and one of the brothers of Jesus also spoke out against such lifestyles when he said;

JUDE 1:7-8

7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

8 Likewise also these [filthy] dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.

Jude states that the men of Sodom, Gomorrah, and the other surrounding cities are suffering God's vengeance of eternal fire in Hell, and were destroyed by God as an example of His judgement on this lifestyle.

I'm sure that some will think that I hate or despise gay people, and that is not the case. If I hated or despised them, I would merely remain silent and let them go to Hell after death. I do hate the awful bondage they are under, and would love to see them made free through Jesus Christ, but they have to make that choice; no one can make it for them.

And as Paul told Timothy;

II TIMOTHY 4:2-4

2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

4 And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

I take God's warning to the prophet Ezekiel seriously when He said,

EZEKIEL 3:17-21

17 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.

18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked [man] shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

20 Again, When a righteous [man] doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

21 Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous [man], that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.

Ezekiel had it easy. He was to be a watchman to the house of Israel, whereas we Christians are watchmen to the world. It is our duty, under imperative command of our Lord to reach the lost, and to expose the works of darkness wherever we see them.

Paul warns in Ephesians;

EPHESIANS 5:5-12

5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.

8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

9 (For the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them].

12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

I have proven to you who read this that homosexuality is condemned by Scripture, and is considered by God to be a willful act of abomination, not an accident of birth. As such, you who read this are now responsible for this knowledge.

If you are gay or lesbian, you can be delivered through the power of Jesus Christ, and be freed from this awful demonic bondage. God never meant for men or women to be homosexual, and He considers such acts to be an abomination in His sight.

You also cannot be gay and be a Christian, for if God has condemned such a lifestyle, then you cannot be His disciple. Both the Old Testament Law and the New Testament Scriptures are clear on these things, and as Paul states in I Corinthians 6:9-11 above, those who practice such a lifestyle will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Our bodies are God's Temple, and He will not stay in a demon-infested Temple where abominations are practiced.

Jesus loves you, even if you are gay or lesbian and he understands the terrible bondage you are suffering. And He will help you, but only if you are serious about being free from this lifestyle. It won't be easy, for once the demons are cast out, they will try to get back in, or influence you from the outside. But if you stay close with Jesus, you will win, and you will be free from this sin.

I would also recommend that you read Dr. Rebecca Brown's books, as they contain much information that could help you.

And I pray to the Father that Jesus Christ may free those of you who are homosexual from Satan's chains, and that you might enjoy abundant life through Jesus Christ.

Questions? Comments? E-mail me at watchmen_777@yahoo.com

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