What advice does the Bible have for those in same sex relationships?

“Let me give you several scriptural references to read God’s viewpoint on the matter:

 

Lev 18:21-22 (NIV) “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that

is detestable.”

 

 

Rom 1:18-32 (NIV) 18The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against

all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their

wickedness, 19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because

God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world God’s

invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly

seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without

excuse. 21For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor

gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish

hearts were darkened. 22Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools

and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like

mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.

 

 

24Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to

sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25They

exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created

things rather than the Creator – who is forever praised. 26Because of this,

God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural

relations for unnatural ones. 27In the same way the men also abandoned

natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another.

Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the

due penalty for their perversion.

 

 

28Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the

knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not

to be done. 29They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil,

greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and

malice. They are gossips, 30slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and

boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31they

are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32Although they know God’s

righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only

continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice

them.

 

 

1 Cor 6:9-10 (NIV) 9Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the

kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor

idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders 10nor

thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will

inherit the kingdom of God.

 

 

While it is clear that God abhors homosexuality and condemns those who

practice it to the same punishment as other sinners, He offers them hope and

the opportunity for salvation through Faith in Jesus as the Christ when He

states:

 

 

1 Cor 6:11 (NIV) 11And that is what some of you were. But you were washed,

you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ

and by the Spirit of our God.

 

 

I will pray for you in discussing this matter with your friends. It is a

difficult situation since this practice is becoming “socially” acceptable as

it was in Jesus’ time too. However, what man finds acceptable is often

detestable to God…. Whom do we seek to please?

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