Sunday, July 10, 2016

Homosexuals

    Homosexuals
    Thomas Allen

    Theologians and ministers who teach the acceptance of sodomy, homosexual activity, are deceiving and misleading their students and congregations. They preach and teach that sodomy is not a sin and that the Bible does not condemn it. Moreover, God considers sodomy, homosexual activity, to be a virtue, or at least something that He finds acceptable. They claim that God does not consider sodomy as a sin.
    Contrary to what these theologians and ministers teach, God condemns homosexual activity as an egregious sin. According to the Bible, God’s word, sodomy ranks with murder as a sin deserving death.
    The first Biblical encounter with homosexuals and their sodomy is the story of Sodom in chapter 18 and 19 of Genesis. Their wickedness was so great that God destroyed Sodom and all its inhabitants.

    Leviticus 18:22: Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind [homosexual act]: it is abomination.

    In Leviticus 18:22, God declares sodomy, homosexual acts, to be an abomination. Some newer translations, such as the Living Bible and the New Life Version, translate “lie with mankind, as with womankind” as “homosexual act.” Likewise, they translate this phrase as “homosexual act” in Leviticus 20:13.

    Leviticus 20:13: If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman [homosexual act], both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

    In Leviticus 20:13, God declares that homosexual acts are such an abhorrent abomination that those guilty of it are to be executed. (As the author of the Torah of which Leviticus is part, Moses is perhaps the greatest of all Jews. By definition, to disagree with a Jew of Moses’ stature is a blatant act of antisemitism. Therefore, anyone who does not believe that homosexuals should not be executed need to explain his antisemitism.)

    Deuteronomy 23:18: Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore [lesbian], or the price of a dog [male homosexual], into the house of the Lord thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the Lord thy God.

    In Deuteronomy 23:18, God again declares sodomy an abomination. Both the Complete Jewish Bible and the Living Bible translate “dog” as “male homosexual.” A male homosexual or sodomite is often called a dog “because of the practice of his vice reminds one of the sexual intercourse of animals.”[1]
    Not only is the homosexual act condemned in the Old Testament, it is also condemned in the New Testament.

    1 Corinthian’s 6:9-10: [9] 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 [homosexuals], [10] Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

    According 1 Corinthians 6:9, homosexuals will not inherit, posses, the kingdom of God. (See comment below.) Many modern translations translate “abusers of themselves with mankind” as “homosexuals.”

    1 Timothy 1:9-11: [9] Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, [10] For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind [homosexuals], for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; [11] According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

    In Timothy 1:10, homosexuals are listed among the lawless and ungodly. Many modern translations translate “them that defile themselves with mankind” as “homosexuals.”

    Revelation 22:15: For without are dogs [homosexuals], and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

    According Revelation 22:15, homosexuals are not allowed to enter the New Jerusalem, the Messianic Jerusalem, the eternal city. The Complete Jewish Bible translates “dog” as “homosexual.” (See comment below.)
    As shown, homosexual activity is an abomination. Homosexuals are to be executed. Moreover, they do not inherit the kingdom of God and are not allowed to enter the New Jerusalem.
    Thus, any theologian or minister who teaches or even implies that sodomy is acceptable or that God does not condemn homosexuals is not teaching the Bible, God’s word. He is teaching the doctrines of Lucifer.
    (Comment. Wilkin believes that once a person believes in Jesus, he has everlasting life (John 3:16, 3:36, 5:24, 6:47, 11:26). Furthermore, he cannot lose his salvation once saved (John 10:28-29) regardless of any later sins. In his commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:9-11, he argues that a saved homosexual who continues to perform homosexual acts will not lose his inheritance in the Kingdom of God. He is still allowed to enter the Kingdom of God and still have eternal life.[2]  However, he will have one of the lowest status in God’s kingdom. Then he seems to contradict himself with his commentary on Revelations 22:15. He states that “dog” not only includes homosexuals, male prostitutes, but it includes all enemies of God’s word. Thus, sinners will not be part of the New Jerusalem. They are in the lake of fire.[3] Those in the lake of fire endure eternal and unending misery.[4] To endure eternal misery, one must have eternal life. If the saved gain eternal life by believing in Jesus, then in whom or what do the unsaved believe to gain eternal life?)

Endnotes
1. Merrill F. Unger, Unger’s Bible Handbook: An Essential Guide to Understanding the Bible (Chicago, Illinois: Moody Press, 1966), p. 148.

2.  Robert N. Wilkin, The Grace New Testament Commentary, Vol. 2, “Romans – Revelation” (Denton, Texas: Grace Evangelical Society, 2010), pp. 729-730.

3.  Ibid., p. 1333.

4. Ibid., p. 1328.

Copyright © 2016 by Thomas Coley Allen.

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