Dangers of Homosexuality
God’s holy scriptures tell us that there is nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes. 1:9). Mankind has transformed from one thing to another and then from another into one thing. It is relevant in today’s world that one must progress into a place or state of enlightenment and wisdom. Contrary to scripture there is no enlightenment without God’s word which is the root source of all wisdom and knowledge. Past generations of people have lost nations and cultures because of this false deception of wisdom.
There are two entities in this world. The divine which is truth personified consisting of the living God and the false which is the Devil, consisting of a world of lying deception. The great deception is that a system such as the one we live is formed around a system that is secular and yet righteous. A secular, self-righteous society is one which is focused upon man’s righteousness as being inherently good so therefore his desires must be good if he isn’t hurting anyone in the process. On the contrary the Holy Scriptures tell us that we are sinners by birth and deed (Psalm 58:3, 51:5). Our motives are self-absorbed and self-defined. Man’s choices are for purpose of pleasuring self and not God. Knowing that we are created in God’s image and likeness we must adhere to God’s divine truth to be set free from the great secular deception.
Homosexuality is the self-absorption of man or woman to pleasure himself or herself with one of the same sex. This is contrary to the nature of God. God created mankind male and female. In Genesis 1 verse 26 and 27 God created mankind in his image and after his likeness. He put them together in one body and gave them dominion. There is no dominion without the masculine and feminine image joining together in the natural and spiritual realms. Then God separated the feminine image from the masculine image and made woman. God then joined them again in a marriage union, joined in the spiritual realm. Adam described this as, “this is now bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh”. He understood this divine union and received the command from God to be fruitful and multiply. Two people of the same sex cannot fulfill the divine purpose of God to be fruitful and to multiply for replenishing the earth.
Leviticus 1:22 tells us that mankind shall not lie with mankind as with womankind because it is an abomination. The word abomination means it is something disgusting, abhorrence and idolatrous. Many folks look at the old testament and immediately associate it with being a book of merciless laws that don’t fit today’s society, not knowing how to divide truth they associate spiritual things with their deceptive understanding and open a door to deceitful error. In addition, the bible tells us in the new testament that without the law there would be no sin because it was the law that revealed sin (Romans 3:20, 5:13, 5:20). God sent his grace through our Lord Jesus to redeem mankind from the bondage of the law consisting of the ceremonial processes, but the morality of God or moral law still stands. Homosexuality has to do with immorality and contrary to God's established moral law. Morality is established by God and not man. Without a law to govern there is always chaos. Man was born a sinner and God is holy therefore morality is born out of holiness and not sinfulness.
Scripture tells us that natural things identify the spiritual things in God (Romans 1:20). Therefore, we can understand by nature what is of God and what is not of God when it comes to morality. Mankind sinned, and the animal world fell into a place of or state of death. This is identified when the animals eat each other to survive. It was not so in the beginning. And yet the animal world knows animals of the same sex do not have sex therefore neither should mankind. This is established by God’s law of creation. God created man and therefore God has ordained man for a purpose and a reason. Man was given dominion to rule over the animal world and everything God created. Mankind lost the dominion in the garden but through Jesus Christ his dominion has been restored. Sin binds one to idolatry and perversion but grace liberates and brings glory to God. Many folks say sin is sin in the eyes of God, but I know of only one place where God destroyed cities because of perversion and wickedness (Genesis 13:13). Sin is when the energy of God has been perverted to go another way from which God intended. This is what the bible calls a sin unto death (John 5:16).
The origin of homosexuality is because of sinful desires (lasciviousness, evil concupiscence) of the flesh to pleasure oneself in a way contrary to God’s established guidelines of morality. Some folks say, “I was born this way”. Yes, we all are born sinners shapened in iniquity. Some have a desire to lay with an animal. Some folks have a desire to lay with children and some folks have sex with fruit or with dead people. It is still perversion and it is still wrong, and God has given every human being a choice. Choose life (Deuteronomy 30:19).
The book of Romans the first chapter identifies the principle of this type of lasciviousness in mankind to leave what is natural for something that is unnatural. Men burning in lust to lie with another man and the woman leaving the moral guidelines of God. We can see the world we live in and the state of this world and where this world is headed when you read the forgoing scriptures, I pray the revelation of God grips the heart of the reader into change.
Romans 1:21-29 (MSG) 21 What happened was this: People knew God perfectly well, but when they didn't treat him like God, refusing to worship him, they trivialized themselves into silliness and confusion so that there was neither sense nor direction left in their lives. 22 They pretended to know it all but were illiterate regarding life. 23 They traded the glory of God who holds the whole world in his hands for cheap figurines you can buy at any roadside stand. 24 So God said, in effect, "If that's what you want, that's what you get." It wasn't long before they were living in a pigpen, smeared with filth, filthy inside and out. 25 And all this because they traded the true God for a fake god and worshiped the god they made instead of the God who made them—the God we bless, the God who blesses us. Oh, yes! 26 Worse followed. Refusing to know God, they soon didn't know how to be human either—women didn't know how to be women, men didn't know how to be men. 27 Sexually confused, they abused and defiled one another, women with women, men with men—all lust, no love. And then they paid for it, oh, how they paid for it—emptied of God and love, godless and loveless wretches. 28 Since they didn't bother to acknowledge God, God quit bothering them and let them run loose. 29 And then all hell broke loose: rampant evil, grabbing and grasping, vicious backstabbing. They made life hell on earth with their envy, wanton killing, bickering, and cheating. Look at them: mean-spirited, venomous.
Apostle E. F. Collins