Homosexuality and the Bible

God’s love is not reserved for people who have always had everything “straight.” Instead, God desires to have a relationship with those who have gone astray. And while there is a great price to be paid for our sin; God has already paid it in full. Hope can be yours today if you will open your heart to Him.

Many former homosexuals know hope for change is real. They’ve experienced it. Many can celebrate their new life of freedom because someone cared enough to tell them about God’s healing love. That’s why we’re reaching out to you now. So, if you want to know what the Bible says about Homosexuality, you’ve come to the right place. This website will give you that information in the context of hope and love.

Our motivation

You might be surprised to know true followers of Jesus Christ speak out against homosexual behavior because they’re motivated by love. Of course, “hate” gets all the headlines, but the truth is every human is precious to God, and therefore entitled to compassion. After all, we are saved sinners, too. Despite claims to the contrary, sinners are nothing more than people attempting to satisfy a God-sized longings in a way other than what God designed. It’s an inherent Christian calling to show such sinners the way — especially when we’ve been blessed to find it ourselves. God hates all sexual sin because of its destructive impact on our lives, be it adultery, premarital sex, prostitution, or homosexuality. When you care about someone trapped in self-destructive behavior, you have to say something.

Not anti-gay, but pro-life

The stats don’t lie. The homosexual lifestyle is a dangerous one. It accounts for a disproportionate number of sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) such as Gonorrhea, and Hepatitis A and B;1 when 65% of all reported AIDS cases among males since 1981 have been men engaged in homosexual behavior;2 and when homosexual youth are twenty-three times more likely to contract a sexually transmitted disease than heterosexuals.3 The cultural answer? More condoms! Yet its been proven that condoms don’t protect against all contact diseases. In fact, they often fail. And they do nothing to protect against emotional damage done to the heart or spiritual damage inflicted on the soul.

Not just a sex issue; a heart issue

There are problems for homosexuals even condoms can’t fix. Studies also show a high degree of destructive behavior among homosexuals, including alcohol, drug abuse and emotional and physical violence.4 And it occurs even in homosexual-affirming cities like San Francisco. So, it’s not lack of acceptance; it’s behavior, the visible response to a broken heart.

The truth may hurt before it can heal, but change is possible.

Many stories from “ex-gays” confirm what counselors and pastors see every day. Homosexuals routinely describe deep-seated, almost unconscious desires that drive a same-sex urge. They also tell of rejection from early childhood and lack of bonding to same-sex parents, sexual violence and rape, or mental and emotional abuse as critical elements in the formation of their gender-identity. But these life situations don’t deny the choice each person makes in yielding to temptation, no matter how strong the urge. Still, many have walked out of homosexuality into sexual celibacy or even Biblical marriage. How? Often because someone cared enough to love them, and to confront the truth of their sexual sin. Scripture teaches us that love comes in the person of Jesus Christ and His death on the cross paying the penalty for our sin.

We don’t need to be perfect to talk about sin.

Quite the contrary. A sinner can spot sin a mile away. Any Christian who knows their Bible will tell you they’re far from perfect, themselves. We are all sinners. The critical difference is some recognize their sin and repent, but others won’t and don’t. That dichotomy determines what kind of a life we have in this world, and where we’ll spend eternity. If we didn’t care, we wouldn’t care what you decide.

Taking a stand, extending a hand

For years, Christians have taken a stand in the public square against efforts to normalize sexual sin, including homosexuality. We’ve paid a price for those efforts, including being accused of hatred and called names like “bigot” and “homophobe.” But all along, we’ve had a hand extended, something largely unreported in the media. We’ve offered hope for freedom from homosexuality, not harassment. Oh, we know, there are some fringe people who reject the love of Christ in exchange of hateful rhetoric like the so-called “Westboro Baptist Church,” but by and large, Christians have been contending for the faith on behalf of homosexuals and others in sexual sin for generations. We want to share the hope we have in Christ to all who will listen.

Freedom from sin

This is not a Republican or Democrat issue. It’s life now and into eternity. Please, reexamine the fact that homosexuality distorts God’s plan for life and love. More importantly, give serious consideration to placing your life and love in His hands. You’ll never regret surrendering to Him.

Click here to learn how you can find hope and freedom from homosexuality through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

(1) Mireya Navarro,”Federal Officials See Sharp Rise of Hepatitis Among Gay Men,” The New York Times, March 6, 1992
(2) Centers for Disease Control, HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, Vol.9, No.2, May, 1998
(3) American Adolescents: How Healthy Are They?, p. 31, American Medical Association, 1990
(4) Robert Garofalo and others, “The Association Between Health Risk Behaviors and Sexual Orientation Among a School-based Sample of Adolescents,” Pediatrics, 101 pp 895-902, (1998).

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