Reminder – homosexuality and lesbianism are abominations to God

Dress it up, dress it down,

Legalize it, endorse it, promote it

Doesn’t change a thing

This sin  angers God deeply

It is an abomination to Him

The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah attests to this.

 

God reveals that homosexuality and lesbianism defile individuals and nations

It is critical that you pay attention here! God reveals that the sins of homosexuality and lesbianism cause individuals and the land to become defiled  (tame’/H2930):

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) .

 

Early Jewish fathers adhered to a code of conduct regarding sexual cleanliness

Tame’/H2930 is first used in the King James Version in the scenario in which Dinah the daughter of Jacob had sexual intercourse with a Canaanite. Her brothers were absolutely horrified and said that he had defiled her since he was uncircumcised. In their anger, the men  massacred the men of the city.

Mind you, this event took place hundreds before the law was revealed to Moses (Genesis 34). Although they were not perfect, the response revealed that  pillars of the Jewish race adhered to certain laws regarding sexual cleanness:

And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: now his sons were with
his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his peace until they were come…

And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and
said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:

And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that
is uncircumcised; for that [were] a reproach unto us:

The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they had
defiled their sister (Genesis 34: 5, 13 & 27).

 

What does God mean when He says that same-sex relationships defile people?

In order to understand how horrible, distasteful and abominable the sins of homosexuality and lesbianism are to God, we will track the usage of the Hebrew word (tame’/H2930) in order to understand the concept of uncleanness in heaven’s view.

Hundreds of years after Dinah was defiled, the law given by God to Moses outlined ways in which a Jew could become unclean and steps that they should take to cleanse.  The laws related to cleanliness show that God is very fastidious. He cannot stand nastiness in any form.

God pukes when He sees uncleanness. Therefore the Jews were taught to be fastidious or kosher. The laws given are really  healthy lifestyle practices that would have kept any adherent healthy and free from disease. Here are a few examples of  ways in which a Jew could have become unclean (mainly Leviticus 11):

  • touching an unclean thing on a person’s body – these included sores, scabs
  • they could also become defiled by touching the dead body of an animal or human.
  • eating the flesh of unclean animals
  • living in surroundings infested with creeping things
  • period of uncleanness or separation of women after the birth of a child
  • having skin diseases such as leprosy,
  • See Leviticus 11

Would you feel clean if you touched a dead body?

Would you feel happy if you had a skin disease like shingles, leprosy? You would want to hide and cover up

How would people react to you?

Is the degree of uncleaness between a same sex relationship and another form of uncleanness (such as touching a dead body) the same?

No. They are not the same. How do we know that? God added the word abomination to describe the unspeakable depth of disgust that heaven carries in regard to same – sex relationships.  To reinforce the point,  same – sex intercourse was punishable by death under the law of Moses!  Get the point?

I will end here now. Blessings and may the Lord cause His face to shine on you and give you peace.

 

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