1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Don’t you know that the unrighteous will not inherit God’s kingdom? Do not be deceived: No sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, or anyone practicing homosexuality, no thieves, greedy people, drunkards, verbally abusive people, or swindlers will inherit God’s kingdom.
Homosexuality in Greek is arsenokoites (ar-sen-ok-oy’-tace) which means a male engaging in same-gender sexual activity.
I want to make something clear that if a man or woman has sexual urges for the same sex but does not act on them but restrain themselves because of Christ, that person has not sinned. We all have urges to sin; a man being enticed by another woman who’s not his wife or a woman being enticed with another man other than her husband. Some get tempted to steal. As for others, pride is their downfall wanting to be better than others. We struggle in this sinful vessel which we call the flesh because we are all born in sin. For Christians are always and I mean always swimming upstream fighting against our flesh not to sin against the Lord.
Most of the gay community declare that God made them that way and it’s alright to engage in their desire. That is a flat out lie because as Psalms 51:5 says “Indeed, I was guilty when I was born; I was sinful when my mother conceived me.” We know that sin did not come from God but from Adam according to: Romans 5:12 “When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned.” God made Adam/Eve perfect without sin until they disobeyed the Lord’s command hence sin entering the human race through them.
How do we know for sure that homosexuality is not from God? It goes against His purpose for the human race. When He first made us, His intent was to multiply through procreation which is found in Genesis 1:27-28 “27 So God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female. 28 God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and every creature that crawls on the earth.” Jesus Himself affirmed this in Matthew 19:4 that was the purpose of God in creating men (humans) so that they could multiply on the face of the earth and homosexuality goes against God’s will because it halts the continuity of the human race.
Even nature itself testifies to this truth by showing that same-sex relations cannot produce an offspring and they (the homosexuals) would have to thank God for their parents not being gay or else they wouldn’t be alive on earth to live a life of immorality. To reiterate what I said earlier that if a gay person says that God made them that way, clearly that statement is in opposition to scripture found in 1 Timothy 1:10-11 “10 for the sexually immoral and homosexuals, for kidnappers, liars, perjurers, and for whatever else is contrary to the sound teaching 11 based on the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was entrusted to me.” Scripture plainly says in 1 Timothy 1 that one of the sins contrary to the gospel of God is homosexuality.
Homosexuality is a sin but that doesn’t mean that God hates them or anyone else that’s engaging in others sins. God loves them as seen in Romans 5:7-8 “7 For rarely will someone die for a just person—though for a good person perhaps someone might even dare to die. 8 But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!” God’s desire is for all to come to Him in repentance and place their faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Christ will make them a new creature with a new heart and a desire to live a life in obedience to the scriptures as found in 1 John 3:9, No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God.
As Christians, we are called to love the homosexuals but hate their lifestyle as seen in Jude 1:22-23 “22 And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. 23 Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives.” and show them by telling them the truth, regardless of how it is being received, that Jesus will forgive their sins if they repent (change their minds) and believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior.
The truth is always a bitter pill to swallow, but the worse thing a Christian can do is to be silent and withhold truth.