TEACHINGS FROM THE BIBLE … THE WORD OF GOD …
ABOUT THE PRACTICE OF HOMOSEXUALITY … AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
This concern was renewed by my first cousin’s son who, for years, was in the “homosexual lifestyle.”
As a result, he acquired “full blown Aids,” had it for years, and died years too soon in March, 2019.
[Some of the high-health risks of this lifestyle are listed at the bottom of this copy.]
Below are enlightening scriptures on the subject from the Bible, the Word of God.
Genesis chapter 18: “Then the Lord said [to Abraham] ’The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous …’” (Genesis 18:20)
Genesis chapter 19: … At Lot’s urging [nephew of Abraham), the two angels visiting Sodom, that Lot was hosting, stayed overnight in his house. “Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom — both young and old — surrounded [Lot’s] house. They called to Lot, ‘Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so we can have sex with them.” (Genesis 19:4 & 5). …The angels, guests of Lot with whom the mob wanted to have sex, then said to Lot … “Get … out of here, because we are going to destroy this place. The outcry of the Lord against its people is so great that He has sent us to destroy it.’’ (Genesis 19: 12 & 13) … “Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah — from the Lord out of the heavens. Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, including all those living in the cities …” (Genesis 19:24 -25).
Same-sex sexual activity has been wrong and displeasing to God for generations
Below it was addressed to the Jewish people in the Law of Moses
“THE LORD SAID TO MOSES ‘SPEAK TO THE ISRALITES AND SAY TO THEM: ‘I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD … DO NOT LIE WITH A MAN AS ONE LIES WITH A WOMAN. THAT IS DETESTABLE” (Leviticus 18: 1, 22)
“THE LORD SAID TO MOSES … ‘IF A MAN LIES WITH A MAN AS A MAN LIES WITH A WOMAN, BOTH OF THEM HAS DONE WHAT IS DETESTABLE. THEY MUST BE PUT TO DEATH; THEIR BLOOD WILL BE ON THEIR OWN HEADS.’” (Leviticus 20: 1, 13)
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight …” (Isaiah 5:20, 21)
When Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was asked a question about marriage, he answered: “’Haven’t you read … that in the beginning [Genesis chapter 1 & 2] the Creator made them male and female and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and the two will become one flesh?’ So they are no longer two, but one. …” (Matthew 19: 4 – 7)
Thus, the Son of God declared that marriage is composed of one biological man and one biological woman. Two people of the same gender is never marriage, but such a makeup requires the involvement of a third person to produce children. Same-sex relationships are not the way God planned and intended marriage.
In the full passage of Romans 1:18 – 31, it includes Biblical references to the sexual practices of homosexuality: “ … Therefore God gave them over in 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…” (Romans 1:24, 25)
“… 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.” (Romans 1 26, 27)
“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 … ” (Romans 1:28)
Ephesians 5:10 – 12 provides this directive: “… find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.”
I Corinthians 6:9 – 11 “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? So do not be deceived: Neither the sexual 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 THAT IS WHAT SOME OF YOU WERE. BUT YOU WERE WASHED, YOU WERE SANTIFIED [set apart], YOU WERE JUSTIFIED IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND BY THE SPIRIT OF OUR GOD.” [caps mine] Those in all these bad lifestyles had repented and come to saving faith in Christ! Thus, the passage in First John 1:7 applies! “… the blood of Jesus, God’s Son, cleanses us from all sin!”
II Corinthians 5:10 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ …”
I Timothy 1:8 – 11: But we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that the law is not for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane … and immoral men and homosexuals and … whatever else is contrary to sound teaching …”
Hebrews 9: 27, 28 “JUST AS MAN IS DESTINED TO DIE ONCE, AND AFTER THAT TO FACE JUDGMENT. (caps mine) So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people, and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.”
Hebrews 13:4: “Marriage should be honored by all [of one man to one woman as Jesus described in Matthew 19:4-6], and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.”
II Peter 2: 5 – 9 “If [God] did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly, and if [God] rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard) [Genesis chapter 19] – if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment …”
I John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies [cleanses] us from all sin.”
Jude 6: “… Sodom and Gomorrah gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.”
But … PLENTY OF GOOD NEWS !!!
EVERY SIN CAN BE FORGIVEN !!!
That is why Jesus Christ died and rose from the dead!
‘WHOSOEVER WILL MAY COME’
ABUNDANT AND ETERNAL LIFE AWAITS US
THESE WONDERFUL BENEFITS ARE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE FOR …
“EVERYONE WHO CALLS ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED!”
Helpful Scriptures that provide everyone the keys to abundant and eternal life
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and are justified [‘just as if I’d never sinned’] freely by his grace [‘unmerited favor ‘] through the grace that came by Christ Jesus. “(Romans 3:23, 24)
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
“Everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13)
“…this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that Christ would suffer. Repent then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out …” (Acts 3: 18, 19)
“When God raised up his servant [Jesus], he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.” (Acts 3:26)
“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his son. He who has the son [Jesus] has [eternal] life; he who does not have the son [Jesus] does not have [eternal] life.” (I John 5:11, 12)
“The Lord … is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (II Peter 3:9)
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son [Jesus], that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.” (John 3:16, 17)
” [Jesus said] Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in…” (Revelation 3:20)
“For it is by grace [unmerited favor] that you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared beforehand for us to do.” (Ephesians 2: 8 – 10)
“God made [Jesus] who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” (II Corinthians 5:21)
“… Jesus declared ‘I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again’’ “(John 3:3)
The two scriptures below were read to me the night I received Jesus Christ and was born again:
“Yet to all who received [Jesus], to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God — children born [born again] … of God.” (John 1:12, 13) and … “[Jesus said] … whoever comes to me I will never drive away [I will never reject]. “(John 6:37)
DARE WE RISK MISSING OUT ON THIS WONDERFUL OFFER FROM GOD? HE WANTS TO GIVE EACH AND ALL OF US WHO WILL CALL UPON HIM …THE FORGIVENESS OF EVERY SIN … and ABUNDANT AND ETERNAL LIFE?!
A suggested prayer for everyone who would repent and receive Christ by faith and, thus, receive the gift of abundant and eternal life … a prayer that must be prayed in repentance and heart commitment.
God has promised to hear it and forgive us of all our sins!
“LORD JESUS, THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME. I KNOW THAT I AM A SINNER AND NEED FORGIVENESS. I KNOW THAT YOU DIED ON THE CROSS FOR MY SINS AND ROSE FROM THE DEAD. I WANT TO TURN FROM MY SINS AND GIVE YOU CONTROL OF MY LIFE. PLEASE COME INTO MY LIFE RIGHT NOW, LORD … HELP ME TO FOLLOW YOU ALWAYS. AMEN”
And from American History …:
On March 20, 1778, as recorded in “The Writings of George Washington” (March 1 to May 31, 1778, 11: – 83-84, published by the U. S. Government Printing Office, 1934), describes the following incident;
From the pen of George Washington, the Father of our county!
“As a General Court Marshall whereof Colo. Tupper was President (10th March, 1778) Lieutt. Enslin of Colo. Malcom’s Regiment tried for attempting to commit sodomy, with John Monhort a soldier; Secondly for Perjury in swearing to false Accounts, found guilty of the charges exhibited against him, being breches of 5th. Article 18th. Section of the Articles of War and due sentence him to be dismiss’d the service with Infamy. His Excellency the Commander in Chief [George Washington] approves the sentence and with Abhorrence and Detestation of such Infamous Crimes orders Liett. Enslin to be drummed out of Camp tomorrow morning by all the Drummers and Fifers in the Army never to return; The Drummers and Fifers to attend Grand parade at Guard mounting for that Purpose.”
Quoted from AMERICA’S GOD AND COUNTRY – Encyclopedia of Quotations by William J. Federer, p 642
For more, visit “A Biblical Response to Pridefest” (with their embarrassing parade down a major street in St. Louis, MO in late June, 2019) … by clicking on https://haroldhendrick.com/my-response-to-pridefest/
Related links from past radio …
To hear … “Same-sex activity is a health issue; more STD’s, less safe blood, and, on average, more early deaths” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2016/06/19/same-sex-activity-is-a-health-issue-more-stds-less-safe-blood-and-on-average-more-early-deaths/ ;
To hear … “Jim Venice: ‘18 years after ending my ‘same-sex’ lifestyle, I still cannot donate safe blood!’” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2014/05/22/jim-venice-18-years-after-ending-my-same-sex-lifestyle-i-still-cannot-donate-safe-blood/; … and …
To hear … “MBC Apologist Rob Phillips re his book: ‘What Every Christian Should Know About Same-Sex Attraction’” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2015/11/04/mbc-apologist-rob-phillips-re-his-book-what-every-christian-should-know-about-same-sex-attraction/
My younger cousin, who died in March, 2019 from the practice of homosexuality and the resulting Aids, likely was never warned of the lifestyle’s constant dangers … such as
(1) more sexually transmitted diseases;
(2) less available safe blood, for the Red Cross will not knowingly accept the donated blood of a practicing homosexual;
(3) the research that shows that those in the homosexual lifestyle, on average, die years too soon; and
(4) most importantly, warnings regarding the practice of homosexuality from the Word of God, as stated from the Bible in this document:
Avoid any concern of being “homophobic,” a concocted, manipulative term created by the culture to defend unbiblical same-sex relationships. Instead, we all should avoid being “Bible-phobic,” of being “Word-of-God-phobic!” For we will each and all stand before God to give Him an account of our lives when we die. “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ …” (II Corinthians 5:10)
Should not everyone have this information instead of it being covered-up? Should not it be disclosed?