How can you be a Christian and live the homosexual lifestyle?
Accusing someone of living the homosexual lifestyle is a snarky way of saying someone is living in sin when you really don't know how I live. Just for the record I am a God-fearing, holy-living, washed in the blood of the Lamb (John 1:29), born again, saved, eternally secure, Spirit filled, soul-winning, Bible believing Christian.
I get many emails like yours which take scripture out of context to support your false teaching or which quote the New Testament book of Jude and insist, without bothering to study, that Jude refers to homosexuality. I think you would be surprised to discover that many anti-gay conservative Bible scholars agree with gays that Jude was writing about a sex with angels problem.
Some people who write to us quote 1 Cor 6:9 from the NIV, which uses the word homosexual. Homosexual in that verse is a seriously deficient translation and has caused great harm to gay and lesbian Christians.
In the first century AD, there was no word in Hebrew or Greek which was the semantic equivalent of our English word, homosexual. Most of the people who quote 1 Cor 6:9 from the NIV:
- have never studied the passage
- have no idea which Greek words were used
- have no idea what the Greek words mean
- have not a clue about the cultural, historical and religious context in Corinth in the first century.
Those four facts make it impossible for them to correctly understand 1 Cor 6:9, as long as they refuse to obey 2 Timothy 2:15, which commands us to study and rightly divide the Bible.
Christians who have taken time to study 1 Cor 6:9 generally agree that it is not talking about gays and lesbians. In case you are a Christian who studies the Bible, here is truthful, historically accurate, scripturally sound, Christ-honoring information about this interesting text.Malakoi in 1 Cor 6:9
Arsenokoitai in 1 Cor 6:9
Does 1 Cor 6:9 mean
I cannot be gay?
Does the Bible say
homosexuals will go to hell?
How do you answer the verse
that says homosexuals
will not go to heaven?
Jeanette also wrote: if God wished for homosexuality to exist, He would have made Adam and eve, as well as a gay couple and a lesbian couple.
Here is helpful information about that issue, which is known as complementarity.
I hope you will not assume that you know it all. Instead, it will be to your benefit to keep reading and studying the Bible so I encourage you to do that.Jeanette's Original Email:
"For starters, I'm someone who believes that the bible is the true word of God. With that being said, I don't support sin in any shape or form, including homosexuality. Return to
The book of Jude speaks of "strange flesh" which you claim to be angels. Uh, angels don't have flesh. They are supernatural; unlike we humans, so your argument is not valid.
Also, read 1 Corinthians 6:9-11. In fact, I'll post it:
9 Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, 10 or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. 11 Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
"which some of you were" is the key verse. Meaning they repented for their sin. Don't you know that those who belong to Christ have nailed their passions and desire to the cross and now live for him? By claiming to be a christian while living a homosexual lifestyle isn't living for Christ.
I always think of it this way: if God wished for homosexuality to exist, He would have made Adam and eve, as well as a gay couple and a lesbian couple."
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