What are the true words of the bible on what God says about homosexuality?
My cousin’s husband, Paul Trudeau, recently wrote beautifully on the misrepresentations that people make from the bible to justify hatred to homosexuals. Here is my cousin-in-law’s teaching on what the bible actually says about homosexuals.
by Paul Trudeau
God has been misrepresented almost since the dawn of time, and this is another in a long line of misrepresentations. The Bible never says He hates homosexuals – but He does hate sin. ANY sin – homosexuality, adultery, fornication, bestiality, theft, idolatry, disobedience to parents, greed, dishonestly, etc. Practically all have heard the scripture:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16).
The only way to know if God is misrepresented is to see for yourself – check it against His Holy Book. But most people, even when God is accurately represented, still reject Him, because
This is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. (John 3:19) For this people’s heart has become gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. (Matthew 13:15). For these exact reasons,
The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God has showed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and deity; so that they are without excuse: Because, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, (Romans 1:18-22).
Man wants to live without God, it’s a choice. But that’s okay, because
If any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. However, he that rejects me, and receives not my words, has one that judges him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. (John 12:47-48).
Nevertheless, God will show mercy to whomever comes to him:
Come now, and let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. (Isaiah 1:18) Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. (Isaiah 55:7)