What does the scriptures say about being a Homosexual?

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While God loves a homosexual and all other sinners unto death (Romans 5:8), the scriptures teach, in 1 Corinthians 6:9, that a homosexual will not inherit the kingdom of God “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”

The Bible teaches that homosexuality is a sin (Genesis 19:1-13) and an abomination to the Lord “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination” (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13). And Romans 1:26-27 says, that homosexuality is a result of denying and disobeying God.

God does not create a person with homosexual desires. The Bible tells us that people become homosexuals ultimately because of their own choice. A person may be born with a greater propensity to homosexuality, just as some people are born with a tendency to lying, murder and cheating. But that does not excuse the person’s choosing to sin by giving in to sinful desires. If a person is born with a greater tendency to anger, does that make it right for him to give into those desires? Of course not! The same is true with homosexuality.

The good news is that God’s forgiveness is just as available to a homosexual as it is to an adulterer, idol worshiper, murderer, etc. God also promises not just to forgive the sin but to give the strength for a complete victory over sin, including homosexuality. Grace is given to all those who will believe in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). And the believer will triumphantly declare,  “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13).

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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