The Evils of Homosexuality

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					                “The Evils of Homosexuality”
By: Dr. vince

The old saying that God created “Adam and
Eve” and not „Adam and Adam,‟ and of
course neither did He create “Eve and Eve,”
brings forth the succinct understanding that
God so wished to set forth His benign and
holy purpose for the procreation of mankind.

From the beginning and up to now, and never
has it been God‟s desire that man should look
upon man in an unnatural and salacious way.
According to the Word of God (Bible)-- “that
which is natural” and is set forth by God,
evolves and revolves around the unmitigated
truth that the woman (Eve) was created for
the man (Adam) and under no circumstance
is this holy union to be perverted nor deviled
by acts of homosexuality. Homosexuality is an
abomination to God and will always be. To
make this point prolific God destroyed
Sodom and Gomorrah:

Gen 19:1-26
           Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed

That evening the two angels came to the
entrance of the city of Sodom, and Lot was
sitting there as they arrived. When he saw
them, he stood up to meet them. Then he
welcomed them and bowed low to the ground. 2
"My lords," he said, "come to my home to
wash your feet, and be my guests for the night.
You may then get up in the morning as early as
you like and be on your way again."
"Oh no," they said, "we'll just spend the night
out here in the city square."
3 But Lot insisted, so at last they went home
with him. He set a great feast before them,
complete with fresh bread made without yeast.
After the meal, 4 as they were preparing to
retire for the night, all the men of Sodom,
young and old, came from all over the city and
surrounded the house. 5 They shouted to Lot,
"Where are the men who came to spend the
night with you? Bring them out so we can have
sex with them."

6 Lot stepped outside to talk to them, shutting
the door behind him. 7 "Please, my brothers,"
he begged, "don't do such a wicked thing. 8
Look — I have two virgin daughters. Do with
them as you wish, but leave these men alone,
for they are under my protection."
9 "Stand back!" they shouted. "Who do you
think you are? We let you settle among us, and
now you are trying to tell us what to do! We'll
treat you far worse than those other men!"
And they lunged at Lot and began breaking
down the door. 10 But the two angels reached
out and pulled Lot in and bolted the door. 11
Then they blinded the men of Sodom so they
couldn't find the doorway.
12 "Do you have any other relatives here in the
city?" the angels asked. "Get them out of this
place — sons-in-law, sons, daughters, or
anyone else. 13 For we will destroy the city
completely. The stench of the place has
reached the LORD, and he has sent us to
destroy it."
14 So Lot rushed out to tell his daughters'
fiancés, "Quick, get out of the city! The LORD

is going to destroy it." But the young men
thought he was only joking.
15 At dawn the next morning the angels
became insistent. "Hurry," they said to Lot.
"Take your wife and your two daughters who
are here. Get out of here right now, or you will
be caught in the destruction of the city."
16 When Lot still hesitated, the angels seized
his hand and the hands of his wife and two
daughters and rushed them to safety outside
the city, for the LORD was merciful. 17 "Run
for your lives!" the angels warned. "Do not
stop anywhere in the valley. And don't look
back! Escape to the mountains, or you will
18 "Oh no, my lords, please," Lot begged. 19
"You have been so kind to me and saved my
life, and you have granted me such mercy. But
I cannot go to the mountains. Disaster would
catch up to me there, and I would soon die. 20
See, there is a small village nearby. Please let
me go there instead; don't you see how small it
is? Then my life will be saved."
21 "All right," the angel said, "I will grant
your request. I will not destroy that little

village. 22 But hurry! For I can do nothing
until you are there." From that time on, that
village was known as Zoar.
23 The sun was rising as Lot reached the
village. 24 Then the LORD rained down fire
and burning sulfur from the heavens on
Sodom and Gomorrah. 25 He utterly destroyed
them, along with the other cities and villages of
the plain, eliminating all life — people, plants,
and animals alike. 26 But Lot's wife looked
back as she was following along behind him,
and she became a pillar of salt.


The Bible emphasizes that the act of sex
between men and between women is
unnatural. The World Book Dictionary
defines the word unnatural as…

Unnatural, adjective.1. not natural; not
normal; not what is usual or to be expected;
abnormal. Ex. unnatural weather for the time
of year. The cold war ... is not unnatural
(Manchester Guardian). (SYN) unusual,

irregular, strange. 2. horrible; shocking; not
according to natural feeling or decency. 3.
synthetic; not derived from nature; artificial. 4.
perverted or depraved. Ex. Murder most foul,
But this most foul, strange and unnatural

This unnatural act is rarely found in the
animal world. “However,” dogs are an
exception and we are warned by the Word of
God not to give that which is holy unto to

Matt 7:6

6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs,
neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest
they trample them under their feet, and turn
again and rend you.

We are the temple of God and we are not to
defile our bodies by making them instruments
of Sexual perversion. Don‟t give that which is
holy unto unholy people (dogs):

1 Cor 3:16-17

16 Don't you realize that all of you together are
the temple of God and that the Spirit of God
lives in you? 17 God will bring ruin upon
anyone who ruins this temple. For God's
temple is holy, and you Christians are that

Let‟s take time and acknowledge the
powerful words of the Apostle Paul
concerning this issue:

Rom 1:21-32

21 Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn't
worship him as God or even give him thanks.
And they began to think up foolish ideas of
what God was like. The result was that their
minds became dark and confused. 22 Claiming
to be wise, they became utter fools instead. 23
And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-
living God, they worshiped idols made to look

like mere people, or birds and animals and

24 So God let them go ahead and do whatever
shameful things their hearts desired. As a
result, they did vile and degrading things with
each other's bodies. 25 Instead of believing
what they knew was the truth about God, they
deliberately chose to believe lies. So they
worshiped the things God made but not the
Creator himself, who is to be praised forever.

26 That is why God abandoned them to their
shameful desires. Even the women turned
against the natural way to have sex and instead
indulged in sex with each other. 27 And the
men, instead of having normal sexual
relationships with women, burned with lust for
each other. Men did shameful things with other
men and, as a result, suffered within
themselves the penalty they so richly deserved.

28 When they refused to acknowledge God, he
abandoned them to their evil minds and let

them do things that should never be done. 29
Their lives became full of every kind of
wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder,
fighting, deception, malicious behavior, and
gossip. 30 They are backstabbers, haters of
God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They are
forever inventing new ways of sinning and are
disobedient to their parents. 31 They refuse to
understand, break their promises, and are
heartless and unforgiving. 32 They are fully
aware of God's death penalty for those who do
these things, yet they go right ahead and do
them anyway. And, worse yet, they encourage
others to do them, too. NLT

“Unfortunately,” many believe that
homosexuals will be allowed to inherit the
Kingdom of Heaven; my Bible says that
Homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of

1 Cor 6:9-12

9 Don't you know that those who do wrong will
have no share in the Kingdom of God? Don't

fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual
sin, who are idol worshipers, adulterers, male
prostitutes, homosexuals, 10 thieves, greedy
people, drunkards, abusers, and swindlers —
none of these will have a share in the Kingdom
of God. 11 There was a time when some of you
were just like that, but now your sins have been
washed away, and you have been set apart for
God. You have been made right with God
because of what the Lord Jesus Christ and the
Spirit of our God have done for you.

12 You may say, "I am allowed to do
anything." But I reply, "Not everything is good
for you." And even though "I am allowed to do
anything," I must not become a slave to

Larry Richards, author of—735 Baffling
Questions Answered—gives the perfect
answer concerning homosexuality:

Question: Romans 1:27…Why is the Bible so
repressive when it comes to alternate ways of

expressing love? If real love exists, what is
wrong with homosexuality?

Answer: The Bible consistently views
homosexuality as a sin, a shameful perversion
of the sexual capacity God granted human
beings at creation. Homosexuality is identified
as a detestable perversion that defiles the
individuals involved (Lev. 18:22-23). Romans
adds that it involves shameful lusts and
unnatural and indecent acts.
    While some modernists reject the Bible’s
moral codes, and some churches claim that
Scripture’s antagonism to homosexuality is
culture bound, no one who accepts the Bible as
God’s Word and submits to the Bible’s
authority can acquiesce to the notion that
homosexuality reflects a morally acceptable
alternate lifestyle.


“Fortunately,” God still heals, delivers, and
saves! “There is hope for homosexuals.”

1 Cor 6:11

11 And such were some of you (homosexuals):
but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye
are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and
by the Spirit of our God.

Under the New Testament (Blood of Jesus) all
sins are forgiven. “God will wash away your
sins never to be remembered again by Him.”
God, “the Father,” loves you so much that
His wish for you is that you shall not perish
but come into everlasting life. And the way to
eternal life is to accept Jesus Christ as Lord
and Savior. And Jesus said, that if you accept
Him as Lord, He would never leave you nor
forsake you!

The Bible goes on to say that you will be able
to do all things through Christ who will give
you the strength to change. “No--you don‟t
have to be a homosexual.” When you accept
Jesus in your heart you will become a new
creature in God: old things will pass away,

behold, all things will become new (praise

My prayer for you is that you mentally and
physically disengage yourself from the evils of
homosexuality and become a soldier of the
Cross. “Yes,” I pray that you will become an
eternal member of God‟s family.

I believe not that you are reading this
exposition by chance. God has led you here
and “God wants to save you.” “This day, this
very moment, is the glorious time set for your

I feel as if the Holy Spirit is embrocating your
heart with God‟s love. He is persuading and
encouraging you to give your life to Christ.
“So” let us call upon the Lord while He is
near. If you are ready to give your life to
Jesus Christ, please repeat after me>

Dear Jesus,
 I humbly come before you. I bow my knees
before you in an act of surrender. I surrender my
heart and soul unto you. Take my very life and
make it yours. Please forgive all my sins and
replace them with your great “Love.” This very
moment I accept you as my Lord and Savior.
Make of me a “Soldier of the Cross.” In Jesus
name I pray and ask, “Amen.”

Well my friend, if you said this little prayer
from your heart, you are now a new creature
in Christ. You are still going to experience
trials and tribulations but the major
difference is that Christ will be right there
with you. Keep the faith, for Jesus said: I will
never leave you nor forsake you! Find a good
church and ask the pastor to help you become
a “Soldier of the Cross:

Psalms 91

91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most
High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my
fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the
fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under
his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy
shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night;
nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness;
nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand
at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the
reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my
refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any
plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to
keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou
dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the
young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore
will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he
hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I
will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and
honour him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him
my salvation.

           “God loves you and I do too.”

“World Book Encyclopedia”

Homosexuality is sexual attraction chiefly to
individuals of the same sex. People-especially men-
who are homosexual are also called gay. Many
female homosexuals call themselves lesbians.
Scientists are not sure how many people are
homosexual. Since the late 1940's, various
estimates suggest that 1 to 10 percent of men and
women are attracted chiefly to people of their own

Some people are not entirely homosexual or
heterosexual (sexually attracted chiefly to the
other sex). Some individuals have homosexual
experiences but marry people of the other sex and
have children. Many people who consider
themselves heterosexual have participated in
homosexual acts at some time in their lives. People
who are strongly attracted to members of both

sexes are called bisexual. A person's primary
sexual attraction is also called sexual orientation.

Young people may explore their sexual
development with members of their own sex. For
example, many young people masturbate
(pleasurably handle their own sex organs). Boys
may sometimes handle the sex organs of other
boys. Girls may also stimulate each other. Such
activity rarely develops into a homosexual

Some homosexual behavior results from
unavailability of the other sex. For example,
people in prison who spend long periods separated
from the other sex may turn to same-sex partners.
Such homosexual interest may not continue once
other partners become available.

The causes of sexual orientation are not fully
understood. Some experts believe all people are
born with a potential to be bisexual. But most
people develop a strong attraction primarily for
sexual partners of one sex.

Most experts think that a number of factors can
influence sexual orientation. Some researchers
believe that sexual orientation results chiefly from

biological factors. One such factor may be the
effect of hormones on the developing brain of a
fetus before birth. Some scientists also think
particular genes (units of heredity) may be
involved. Other researchers believe that sexual
orientation is determined primarily by social and
psychological factors. According to one theory,
children learn through pleasurable sexual
experiences to become increasingly attracted to
one of the sexes or to both sexes.

Attitudes toward homosexuality. Homosexuality
has existed in most societies throughout history.
Various cultures have differed in their attitudes
toward same-sex relationships. For example, some
people of ancient Greece not only accepted male
homosexual relationships but considered a
partnership between a young man and an older
man ideal. Men of ancient Greece may have
idealized homosexuality because they believed that
only another male could fulfill the role of true
friend and lover. Other cultures have permitted
homosexuality but have not encouraged it. Still
others have forbidden it, and some have punished

Today, political, religious, and personal attitudes
about homosexuality vary throughout the world.

Some people try to change their homosexual
orientation through psychotherapy. But many
experts believe that learning to accept one's
feelings and to create a satisfying life may be more
realistic goals. Some gay men and women hide
their homosexuality, but others are more open
about it. Many join gay or lesbian groups.
Sometimes two homosexuals establish a long-term
relationship that is similar to marriage.

Homosexual acts are illegal in some countries.
Other nations, including Canada, France, the
Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, have no
laws against homosexual acts between consenting
adults. Some countries, including the Netherlands
and Belgium, grant long-term gay partnerships
the same legal rights as marriage.

Many medical and legal professionals and social
scientists oppose laws that prohibit or punish
homosexuality. They believe such laws penalize
homosexuals unfairly for ways of life that do not
directly affect others.

An effort to win full civil rights for homosexuals-
often called the gay rights movement-arose during
the 1950's in Europe and North America. In 1961,
Illinois became the first U.S. state to abolish its

laws against private homosexual acts. In 1969, a
group of male homosexuals resisted arrest at a gay
bar in New York City called the Stonewall Inn.
After this resistance-commonly known as
Stonewall-the gay rights movement grew rapidly.

Since 1970, several U.S. states and a number of
U.S. and Canadian cities have passed laws
banning discrimination against homosexuals.
These laws forbid discrimination in employment,
in housing, and in other activities. A growing
number of employers also grant the same benefits
to same-sex "domestic partnerships" as to
conventional marriages.

During the 1980's, however, the gay rights
movement suffered a setback as the AIDS
epidemic swept Europe and North America. In
those regions, the disease first occurred mainly
among gay men. Although AIDS also occurs
among-and is transmitted by-heterosexual men
and women, many people blamed homosexuals for
its spread. Many homosexuals feared increased
discrimination as a result of the AIDS crisis. See

In 1986, the Supreme Court of the United States
ruled in Bowers v. Hardwick that states could

enact laws forbidding private homosexual acts. At
the time, 26 states had such laws, which were
rarely enforced. In 2003, the Supreme Court ruled
in Lawrence v. Texas that state laws banning gay
sexual relations were unconstitutional. The ruling
reversed the Supreme Court's 1986 decision and
invalidated existing state laws banning private
homosexual acts between consenting adults.

In 1996, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Romer
v. Evans that states may not ban laws that protect
homosexuals against discrimination. In 2000,
Vermont passed a law that grants same-sex
couples living in civil unions the same legal rights
and responsibilities as married couples in the

See also ADOLESCENT (Establishing a sexual

Contributor: Martin S. Weinberg, Ph.D.,
Professor of Sociology, Indiana University.

            Additional resources

Baird, Robert M. and M. Katherine,
eds.Homosexuality: Debating the Issues.
Prometheus, 1995.

Corvino, John, ed. Same Sex: Debating the Ethics,
Science, and Culture of Homosexuality. Rowman
& Littlefield, 1997.

Dudley, William, ed.Homosexuality: Opposing
Viewpoints. Greenhaven, 1993.

Dunbar, Robert E.Homosexuality. Enslow, 1995.