Homosexuality Part 1 – Introduction
For many years now the debate has raged between those in favor of homosexual relationships and those opposed to them. Those in favor of same-sex relationships accuse their opposition of being bigoted, prejudiced, “homophobic” (etc.), but is that really true? Oh, I’m certain that there are those opposed to a “gay” lifestyle just because it bothers them personally, however, not everyone who is opposed to homosexuality is opposed to it merely for personal reasons; rather, they are opposed to it because of what they believe the Bible says about such relationships.
So what is the answer regarding homosexuality? Is it simply misunderstood? Is “homosexuality” the victim of unfair bias, or is it an abominable sin? What has God said on the subject? This article is the first in a series of articles that I plan to write addressing the question: “Is homosexuality really a sin?” That is a fair question – and it needs to be answered from God’s inspired Word (for it makes no difference what man personally thinks about it). We will not stand before the judgment seat of man in the judgment, but we will stand before the judgment seat of Christ (2 Cor. 5:10). Therefore, we better be sure we understand what He says about homosexuality, not what man says about it.
As it would be impossible to address every important point on this subject in one small writing, I felt it best to address this in specific parts (I ask for your patience with this effort). I realize that this topic is a very sensitive one with many people, and I will do my very best to speak the truth in love (Eph. 4:15), for inasmuch as God loves you, friends, so do I. Therefore, I encourage you to look for the upcoming articles in this series, and may we together come to understand what the will of God is on this very important subject (Eph. 5:17).