Attacks On The Family - Part III
The terms homosexual and homosexuality are not in the King James translation of the Bible, but they are referred to many times as: fornication, uncleanness, sodomy, being unnatural, an abomination, and sin. Homosexuality is a form of fornication, which can include all forms of sexual activity other than that between a man and a woman who are married.
Unless homosexuality is repented of, it will lead to: spiritual death (Rom. 1:29-32, 3:23; Rev. 20:13-15), prevent participants from inheriting the kingdom of God (I Cor. 6:9-10, Gal. 5:19-21, Eph. 5:5), and result in the wrath of God (Col. 3:5-6).
Uncleanness is another term used in the Bible that includes homosexuality (Rom. 1:24-27, II Cor. 12:21, Eph. 4:19, Col 3:5; II Pet 2:10). According to Galatians 5:19-21, uncleanness also prevents people from inheriting the kingdom of God.
Sodomy also includes having sexual relations with members of the same sex. It is named after the city of Sodom that God destroyed along with Gomorrah with fire and brimstone because of the prevalence of homosexuality (Gen. 19:1-25). A similar incident happened in Gibeah (Judges 19:22).
The Bible says that homosexuality is not natural (Rom. 1:26-27) because they “changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator” (Rom. 1:25).
God’s original plan was for a male and female to be married and for them only to have sexual relations. Anything that goes against God’s pattern is against nature (Rom. 1:26), and God says it means: to “dishonour their own bodies between themselves” (Rom. 1:24), “vile affections” (Rom. 1:26), “unseemly” (Rom. 1:27), “not convenient” (Rom. 1:28), and being “without natural affection” (Rom. 1:31, II Tim. 3:3).
It is also called: “going after strange flesh” (Jude 1:7), defiling themselves with mankind (I Tim 1:10), “abusers of themselves with mankind” (I Cor. 6:9), “inordinate affection” (Col. 3:5), corrupting themselves (Jude 1:10), defiling the flesh (Jude 1:8), “lust of concupiscence” (I Thess. 4:5), and walking after their own ungodly lusts (Jude 1:18).
One of God’s purposes of sexual relations between a husband and wife is to have children (Gen. 1:27-28, 9:19, 35:11). Since this is impossible for homosexuals, it is another reason why homosexuality is unnatural.
Another term used in the Bible to describe homosexual activities is abomination (Lev. 18:22, 20:13; Deut. 23:17-18, I Kings 14:24), which means “offensive, extremely disgusting, hated, detested, and loathed by God.”
Since sexual relations of men with men and women with women is prohibited by God (Lev. 18:22, 20:18), it is sin or “error” (Rom. 1:27) and is worthy of spiritual death (Rom. 1:32).
Since God calls homosexuality a sin, it is a choice. This means that God can and should hold homosexuals responsible for their sin.
The excuse usually given is that they were born that way, but everyone is born a sinner and destined for hell. However, people go to hell not just because of the sins they commit, but because they refuse to accept God’s answer to sin, which is repenting of sin and accepting Christ as Savior and Lord.
So, even if a person claims to be born with homosexual desires, for which there is no proof, they can be set free from those desires by the power of God if they want to be.
Homosexuality is not only an attack on God and His institution of marriage and family, but it is also used to attack freedoms established in the United Sates by the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America.
These attacks did not just happen by coincidence.
Although they are ultimately coming from Satan, they have been part of the plan of atheistic communism and were included in Cleon Skousen’s book, The Naked Communist in 1958. In his book, homosexuality is named in one of the forty-five goals of communism: “Present homosexuality, degeneracy, and promiscuity as normal, natural, healthy.”1
1 W. Cleon Skousen, The Naked Communist, (Salt Lake City: The Ensign Publishing Co., 1958).