Reminder about God’s Pattern in Creation

In the previous post we explored God’s  teaching that marriage, sexual intercourse and procreation were designed for male and females, husbands and wives.  Jesus Himself reaffirmed this teaching while lived on earth. Today, we will explore specific bible teachings against homosexuality and lesbianism.

God took swift action against the sodomy of Sodom and Gomorrah

Sodom and Gomorrah was very similar to any modern nation which legalizes and  condones  homosexual and lesbian activity. God’s disgust and hatred for the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah is clearly detailed in the Bible. In fact, the Bible is the only official document that accurately give exact details on the reason for the total annihilation of these cities. Other texts claim that the cities were destroyed because the people were  inhospitable.  Since only Lot and his two daughters lived to tell the tale of the night’s sordid events, I would like to know who gave these writers their “information.”

 Homosexuality And Lesbianism are ABOMINATIONS to the True and Living God

God commanded the nation of  Israel to avoid practicing the sins of sodomy and bestiality. In the context of the scriptures, the verb “lie” is delicately used to denote the meaning of having sexual intercourse. God revealed that same  –  sex sexual intercourse is an abomination to Him.

An abomination is something that is:

  • Hated – Genesis 43: 32
  • Unclean – Leviticus 18: 27
  • A heinous sin of the lowest order – Deuteronomy 17: 4)
  • punishable by exile  and death – Deuteronomy 18: 12
  • unrighteousness – Deuteronomy 25: 16
  • brings a curse – Deuteronomy 27: 15
  • Provokes God Almighty to anger – Deuteronomy 32: 16
  • done by heathen people – 2 Kings 16: 3 & 21: 2
  • Devilish – 2 Kings 23: 13
  • Evil in the sight of the Lord – 2 Chronicles 33: 2
  • causes people to sin wickedly – 2 Chronicles 36: 14
  • rebellion against God’s commandments – Ezra 9: 14
  • the way of the wicked – Proverbs 15: 9
  • justifes  the wicked and condemns the righteous – Proverbs 17: 15
  • detestable to God – Ezekiel 5: 8

The root word for abomination  in scripture reveals also that God utterly abhors this sin. There is no way to rate His response to homosexuality and lesbianism, but Sodom and Gomorrah is a seriously disturbing reminder.

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination  (H8441) (Leviticus 18: 22)

‘You shall not lie with a man, as with a woman. That is detestible (HNV)

Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It
is a detestable sin (NLT).

If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have
committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall
be] upon them (Leviticus 20: 13).

Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall
any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it [is] confusion

Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations
are defiled which I cast out before you:

And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and
the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.

Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit [any]
of these abominations; [neither] any of your own nation, nor any stranger that
sojourneth among you

(For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which [were] before
you, and the land is defiled;)

That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the
nations that [were] before you (Leviticus 18: 23- 28) .

More to come!

The Lord bless and keep you, cause His face to shine on you

and give you peace!