What did Jesus say about Homosexuality. Why should we regard it as a sin when Jesus never said anything about it?

What had Jesus to say about homosexuality is a question to many ever since it became legal in many countries around the world. While Jesus loved the sinners to death (John 3:16), He condemned all sins including the sin of homosexuality, adultery (Matthew 19:18), sexual immorality (Matthew 19:9) and fornication (Matthew 15:19). These terms describe any type of sexual intercourse that is not within the confines of a marriage ordained by God.

Jesus defined what God views as a morally permissible marriage when He stated:

“Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh”? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate” (Matthew 19:4-6). When Jesus defined marriage between one man and one woman, He clearly showed that such an arrangement is the only authorized relationship by God. Homosexuality is a practice between two people of the same sex.

Jesus told His followers, “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth” (John 16:12-13). Jesus explained that the Holy Spirit would bring to the New Testament inspired writers information as they needed at the time of His departing (2 Timothy 3:16). And the New Testament writers stated clearly that Homosexuality is a sin (Romans 1:26–27, 1 Corinthians 6:9–10, and 1 Timothy 1:9–10).

The idea that silence from Jesus on a subject of homosexuality means He approved of it cannot be supported. Did Jesus approve the of using cocaine just because there is not an exact statement from Him that says, “do not use cocaine”?

Jesus upheld the Old Testament Law that condemned homosexuality (Leviticus 18:22; Leviticus 20:13) by saying, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil” (Matthew 5:17).

There is hope for those that struggle with homosexuality for God promised to supply all the grace necessary for them to overcome this sinI can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). And their victory is sure. “For with God nothing will be impossible” (Luke 1:37).

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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