Skip to comments.“Jesus Didn’t Condemn Homosexuality”
Posted on 06/30/2012 6:03:19 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
By and large, the American culture is aggressively promoting the sinful lifestyle of homosexuality. In the midst of such pressure, many people who call themselves Christians are caving in and accepting this perverted lifestyle in spite of Gods clear teachings against it (Butt, 2003). Just recently, the country singer Carrie Underwood stated that her Christian faith lead her to support gay marriage (Nilles, 2012). In truth, the life and teachings of Jesus Christ could never be accurately understood to lead a person to conclude that homosexual marriage is moral (Miller and Harrub, 2004).
One of the most common arguments made in support of homosexuality is that Jesus Christ did not explicitly condemn the practice. Supposedly, since Jesus never stated specifically: Homosexuality is a sin, then His failure to denounce the lifestyle can be interpreted to mean that He approved of it. This reasoning is riddled with error.
First, Jesus explained to His followers that He did not have time to teach them everything they needed to know. He told them that the Holy Spirit would bring to their remembrance all that He had taught, and would include additional teaching that He had not had time to cover. He told His disciples: I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth (John 16:12-13). When we look to the inspired writings of the New Testament, we see the authors boldly and specifically condemning the practice based on the revelation they received from the Holy Spirit (Miller and Harrub, 2004). Thus, it is wrong to suggest that only the words in red are Jesus teachings. On the contrary, He foretold that more teaching would be done after His return to heaven due to the fact that the apostles could not bear all of it at the time.
Second, even if Jesus did not explicitly condemn the practice (though He actually did, as will be noted later), that certainly could not be used as evidence that He condoned the practice. For instance, where does Jesus explicitly state that bestiality is wrong? Where in the New Testament does Jesus state that polygamy is wrong? Where are the words in red that specifically condemn pedophilia? Are we to suppose that the Son of God condoned using crystal meth because there is not an explicit statement from Jesus mouth that says do not smoke crystal meth? The idea that silence from Jesus on a subject means He approved of or condoned the practice cannot be substantiated.
Finally, it must be considered that Jesus did, in fact, speak against homosexuality. On numerous occasions, Jesus condemned the sins of adultery (Matthew 19:18), sexual immorality (Matthew 19:9) and fornication (Matthew 15:19). These terms describe any type of sexual intercourse that is not within the confines of a marriage ordained by God. Jesus then proceeded to define exactly what God views as a morally permissible marriage. He stated:
Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate. (Matthew 19:4-6).
By defining marriage as between one male and one female, Jesus effectively condemned all other arrangements, including but not limited to one man and two women, one woman and two men, three men and one woman, three men and three women, one man and one man, one woman and one animal, etc. You can see the overwhelming logic of such. For Jesus to have to explicitly condemn every assortment of genders and numbers would be absurd. When He defined marriage between one man and one woman, He clearly showed that such an arrangement is the only one authorized by God.
Several years ago a man named Cory Moore legally married his 2004 Cherry ES-335 Gibson guitar (Man Marries Guitar, 2007). He said: The day I got her, I just knew she was the one . I know it seems weird, but I really love herlike, really love her, with all my heart. I just wanted to make it official (2007). Are we to conclude that because Jesus never specifically condemned a man marrying his guitar then the Son of God approved of such? To ask is to answer. In 2006, 41-year-old Sharon Tendler married a dolphin (Woman Marries Dolphin, 2006). Jesus never said one word explicitly about refraining from marrying a dolphin. Does that mean His silence should be viewed as approval? Not in any way.
Homosexuality is a sin. It always has been, and it always will be. The inspired New Testament writers repeatedly teach that to be the case. Jesus explained that the Holy Spirit would bring to the inspired writers information that they could not handle at the time of His departing. In addition, Jesus did explicitly define marriage as being between one man and one woman. The ruse to suggest that Jesus approves of homosexuality because He never expressly condemned it cannot be sustained logically, nor can it be defended on any type of moral grounds. The person who presumes to claim to be a Christian, and yet supports homosexuality, misunderstands the teachings of Christ and needs to repent and stop approving of a perverted, destructive practice that Jesus condemns (Matthew 19:1-9).
Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.
These words have been used to forbid divorce
That didn’t work too well
Jesus told the Pharisees that God allowed them divorce because the were a “Stiff Necked” people.
If we look at the story of the Woman at the Well, what did Jesus do? He never condemned. He forgave her of her sins, and told her to "go and sin no more."
That same example is directly applicable to all sinners, whether prostitutes, homosexuals, or whatever.
Go and sin no more.
He condemned it when He handed down the Ten Commandments.
Exactly what I’ve thought.
For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
So with that, I am unsure of what you mean.
God is most glorified in saving the worst of sinners.
I thank God He preached to this pig, saved me from my sin, and put a new song in my heart.
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
1 Corinthians 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you: 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.
Great article.. Apologetics Press has many learned bible scholars who write good articles on creation, evolution, bible history, etc. Dave Miller is one and I have his book The Silencing of God. It shows the history of how atheists, politicians have removed God from America’s founding, or is attempting too. The men @the A. Press have degrees in theology and either science or history. Two of them go to church with me and both work for NASA as chemical and nuclear scientists. There seminars on creation vs evolution are very good. We used to go to church with Kyle Butt until we moved. He is one of the best speakers on Bible history. Ping to you sloth, you might want to send this to your ping list.
And I'll add to that, that they also have no understanding of who Christ actually is. Those who suppose that the condemnation of homosexuality came only from the God of the Old Testament are in for a surprise, because Christ is the God of the Old Testament.
But between you and me, he’s ignorant of this -
2 Thes 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Jesus did state that He and the are one. If it was said in the Old Testament then He “said” it!!!!
Must be a lot of Stiff Necked Christians these days because a heck of lot of them are divorced
Did you just call yourself a pig?
“Are we to suppose that the Son of God condoned using crystal meth because there is not an explicit statement from Jesus mouth that says do not smoke crystal meth? The idea that silence from Jesus on a subject means He approved of or condoned the practice cannot be substantiated. “
And as is pointed out in the article, the Bible says no fornication, no adultery, ya gotta be married to have sex. Men can’t marry each other, nor can females, so no gay sex. Period. End of discussion.
Jesus said many times that when you see me you see the Father- in other words they are one and the same in there ways of thought.. It can be debated that one of the 3 angles that went to sodom and gomorrah was jesus
you are right. any real doctor will tell you the exit was not made for use as an entrance
Self Ping, as a Messianic, GOD’s Laws are forever!!!
school is coming, if you can read!