WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY?

Does the Bible endorse homosexuality? What does God think about it? What does the Bible say?

Leviticus 18:22-23 "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination." See also Leviticus 20:13.

Romans 1:26-27 "For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due."

I Corinthians 6:9-10 "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 homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God."

Jude 7 "As Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire." (To learn what the city of Sodom was like, look at Genesis 19.)

QUESTION: Is a church that endorses homosexuality following God’s word or not? I Timothy 1:9-11 says it is "contrary to sound doctrine" just like murder, sodomy, kidnapping, lying, and perjury. The answer is clear. Homosexuality is a sin just like any other sin listed in the Bible (Galatians 5:19-21). Our response to any sin should be to flee from sin and turn to God. I Corinthians 6:18 says "Flee sexual immorality…"

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