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Voice: God will abandon continuing sinners, including homosexuals

March 11, 2001

Did Jesus ever say homosexuality is wrong? Does God mention homosexuality?

In the book of Romans 1:26-27 (NLT; written by Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ sent to preach his good news), the holy and divine word of God refers to people who continually sin, stating, "That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. And the men, instead of having normal sexual relationships with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men and, as a result, suffered within themselves the penalty they so richly deserved."

Why did God abandon them? Because they were wicked and pushed the truth away from themselves, as the truth about God is instinctively known to everyone. God has put this knowledge in everyone's heart.

God encourages everyone to avoid sexual sin. Why? I Corinthians 6:9-10 reads, "Do you know that those who do wrong will have no share in the Kingdom of God? Don't fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, who are idol worshipers, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals, thieves, greedy people, drunkards, abusers and swindlers — none of these will have a share in the Kingdom of God."


As we continue to read in this same book, verses 18 through 20 state, "Run away from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does, for sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. Or don't you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body."

As followers of Jesus Christ, we must strive to be like him. The word of God condemns those who appear righteous but do otherwise. It is written in 2 Peter 2:2-3, "Many will follow their evil teachings and shameful immorality. And because of them, Christ and his true way will be slandered. In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money. But God condemned them long ago and their destruction is on the way."



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