What Jesus Said About Homosexuality

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What Jesus Said about Homosexuality

Homosexuality is quite popular these days. Celebrities announce their homosexuality to the world, and the White House lauds them for their bravery and labels them as “heroes.” Those who identify with the opposite gender must, we are told, be able to use whatever restroom they choose; celebrities refuse to do business in states with “restrictive” laws about bathroom use and the Justice Department sees violations of “civil rights.” No baker or photographer, though, had better follow his religious principles and refuse to serve a homosexual “wedding,” lest he face legal and economic woes.

In discussing the biblical teaching of homosexuality, we often hear: “Jesus never spoke about homosexuality.” Sure, Paul condemned homosexuality and Sodom and Gomorrah, according to the Genesis account, were destroyed because of homosexuality. But, Jesus never condemned the practice, and, since people (wrongly) assume that his words carry more weight, homosexuality really isn’t condemned in Scripture. Of course, Jesus sent the Spirit upon the Apostles to guide them into all truth (John 16:12-14); therefore, whatever the Apostles wrote is just as much the word of God as what Jesus spoke.

Yet, the claim is still made: “Jesus never spoke about homosexuality.” While the Lord never directly addressed homosexuality, his statements about marriage clearly rule out homosexuality.

When asked about marriage, the Lord said, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate” (Matthew 19:4-6). A careful reading of Matthew’s record indicates that the Lord did indeed condemn homosexuality. Notice:

  • God made humans male and female. God created two different sexes for each other. God could have created only one gender, but he created two. Those two genders are to complement one another (Genesis 2:18). A same-sex relationship does not provide the depth and richness God intended when he created man in his own image.
  • A man shall hold fast to his wife. Holding fast to one’s wife excludes any sort of same-sex relationship.
  • The two shall become one flesh. Clearly from this passage, Jesus pictures a man and a woman becoming “one flesh.” One purpose of being one flesh is procreation (Genesis 1:28), something not possible in a same-sex relationship. Another purpose is to avoid temptation (1 Corinthians 7:5); since homosexuality is sinful, one purpose of heterosexual intercourse in marriage is to keep one from that sin.

Did Jesus ever say anything about homosexuality? Maybe not directly, but his statements concerning marriage unmistakably prohibit same-sex relationships.

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8 thoughts on “What Jesus Said About Homosexuality

  1. Homosexuality is an abomination in high level and should be comdenmed. Let’s continue to pray for mercy for our lost friends

  2. If folks would think about two things regarding this:
    1: Jesus was Jew and when addressing sexual immorality He clearly had the Levitical law in mind that covered all aspects of sexual immorality.
    2. Jesus is the second person of The Trinity and when God destroyed Sodom and Ghommorah Jesus was not only present but participated and was in agreement with the judgement that was being poured out.

  3. Jesus operated on presuppositions from former Scripture and I think Malachi’s words help add context to Jesus’ emphasis here:

    Malachi 2:15 Did he not make them one, with a portion of the Spirit in their union? And what was the one God seeking? Godly offspring. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and let none of you be faithless to the wife of your youth.

    The point of the union of marriage is that God seeks godly offspring. While adoption is always a possibility, the point is that the marriage union itself was designed so that a man and woman would have offspring rooted in their love for each other as an expression of their love for God.

  4. Homosexuality is abnormal and totally abhorrent to God. He did not create us for this.

  5. While what you say is true, where the Church has failed miserably, is in preaching condemnation. Christ never said anything about a lot of things, but he DID tell us to speak the Truth in Love.

    Love the Sinner, hate the sin, otherwise we are exactly what Christ hated, Pharisees and Sadducees. Whitewashed Sepulchers with Dead Men’s Bones”.

    And those are THE ONLY people He ever Rebuked outside of His Disciples.

    Not the “everyday” Sinner. How can we blame the sick for being sick?

  6. Sp funny. There wasn’t a guy I knew in high school who was more effeminate than Justin. This is some serious overcompensating.

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