ho·mo·sex·u·al·i·ty \ˌhō-mə-ˌsek-shə-ˈwa-lə-tē\ Greek: arsenokoites \ar-sen-ok-oy'-tace\ noun definition:1. sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or persons of one's own sex.http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/homosexuality
“You shall not” even if you do want
Connect the dots...
For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. Rom 1:26-27
A sad history lesson: part one
And they called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them." Lot went out to the men at the entrance, shut the door after him, and said, "I beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly.” Gn 19:5-7
How would you describe it?
1. An act of wickedness
2. An abomination
3. A vile thing
As they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, worthless fellows, surrounded the house, beating on the door. And they said to the old man, the master of the house, "Bring out the man who came into your house, that we may know him." And the man, the master of the house, went out to them and said to them, "No, my brothers, do not act so wickedly; since this man has come into my house, do not do this vile thing.” Jgs 19:22-23
4. A dishonorable passion
For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Rom 1:26a
5. Contrary to nature
7. A shameless act
8. Contrary to sound doctrine
9. Greatly distressing
If by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction, making them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; and if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard). 2 Pt 2:6-8
Each one is just like the other
Repent or consequences
Where’s the hope?
God is such a loving God that he has provided a way for all sinners, no matter what the sin, to be cleansed and forgiven through Jesus Christ. In writing to the early church, the Apostle Paul gives us insight into the condition of churchgoers at a church in Corinth, Greece. He specifically states that some of them used to be practicing homosexuals. He then goes on to remind them that they had been cleansed and justified by the blood of Jesus. Once sanctified in Jesus Christ they no longer were inclined to engage in homosexual behaviors. Ah, there is hope!
If you are currently engaging in homosexual behaviors but desire to now change your life, then you need to embrace the love of God today by:
1. Admitting to yourself and God that your homosexual behavior is a sin.