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Did Jesus Teach Against Homosexuality?

 

A common argument that gay affirming christians use is the ‘Jesus never taught against homosexuality’ argument. A perfect example of this argument comes from gaychristian101.com:

I know many Christians think He should have mentioned how bad homosexuality is but Jesus never said anything like that. Homosexuality wrong? Not according to Jesus.

The argument boils down to this. Since Jesus never spoke out against homosexuality, he must be okay with it. The question is this: Does that logic make any sense? Here are a couple of examples that will put this argument to bed.

#1 Jesus never spoke out against pedophilia. Pedophilia wrong? Not according to Jesus.

#2 Jesus never said that it was wrong to commit suicide. Suicide wrong? Not according to Jesus.

#3 Jesus never taught against beastiality. Beastiality wrong? Not according to Jesus.

Nobody, would argue that Jesus was okay with any of these things, which shows the absurdity of the argument that many gay affirming christians use. If only Jesus had taught what proper Christian relationships are then we could work with that. Unfortunately for the gay affirming crowd, Jesus tells us exactly what Christian relationships should look like:

‘But from the beginning of creation, “God made them male and female.” “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.’ -Mark 10:6-9

Jesus tells us clearly that a Christian relationship is between a man and a woman. That is how God created humanity and that is how God ordained marriage. Jesus didn’t need to condemn homosexuality because he taught what a Christian relationship is.

In school, I was taught that 1+1=2. I didn’t need to be taught that 1+1 isn’t 1, 3, 4, 5, or 6. If I turned in an assignment saying that 1+1=4 and the teacher marked me down I could not say, “But, you never taught me that 4 was a wrong answer!” She would roll her eyes and mark it in red anyway. The same rule applies to Jesus’ teachings.

If Jesus clearly teaches us what a Christian relationship is, then he doesn’t need to teach us what a Christian relationship isn’t.

God created man and woman to be together. We, as humans, are constantly fighting against God’s creative order because we are sinful. For those trapped in a sinful relationship, of any kind, you can taste freedom from that sin. God has the power to save you from sin. Jesus died on the cross for sinners and by grace you may be saved through faith in him. I pray that you will be saved by the wonderful blood of Jesus Christ.

Thanks for reading.

 

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About Travis Berry

I am a blatantly honest person who loves to think, read, discuss, and write about God and theology. I have a bachelor's degree in Youth Ministry from Crown College. I work at a church in Houston, TX as a Youth Director and love every minute of it! I am married to a wonderful woman named Becky and we have one amazing child! I have a love for God's Word, and a fervor to live it out in the fullest, and I pray this blog reflects that. Thanks for checking out AnotherChristianBlog!.

Posted on August 16, 2012, in Christianity, Culture, Theology and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. So Jesus asked you to judge others on his behalf? Where does it say that in the Bible?

    • Everyone is a sinner according to the Bible. Homosexuality is a sin according to the Bible. I do not only point out homosexuality as a sin. You, like I, are both sinners in the need of a savior. I say that to everybody. If that is judging then I guess I am guilty, but maybe you can point out where I was judging in this post? I was only responding to a common argument that homosexual advocates use.

      Travis

      • The entire point of this post is to label homosexuality as bad and a sin. You wrongly and deviously equate homosexuality with pedophilia. And you fail to see these things as judgements? You just informed me I am a sinner. Not your call to make. When you tell everybody they are a sinner, do you feel better about yourself? Perhaps you should concentrate on your own behavior and leave decent and loving people – like gays – alone. I won’t respond further – but I wish you inner peace and the self-love that will allow you to let God control the world around you. God wants you to feel loved. So do I !

      • J. Stewart,

        You said: “The entire point of this post is to label homosexuality as bad and a sin.”

        Me: My entire post was to show the absurdity of the ‘Jesus never said homosexuality was sinful’ argument made by homosexual advocates.

        You: “You wrongly and deviously equate homosexuality with pedophilia. And you fail to see these things as judgements?”

        Me: I didn’t equate anything. I was simply showing the logical fallacy within the argument by using other wrong behaviors to demonstrate it. You calling that judging is absurd. I feel like you are judging me. Maybe you are the one that is making the judgements.

        You: “You just informed me I am a sinner. Not your call to make.”

        Me: I didn’t make the call. God did. Romans 3:23, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

        You: “When you tell everybody they are a sinner, do you feel better about yourself?”

        Me: No, because I am a sinner too.

        You: “Perhaps you should concentrate on your own behavior and leave decent and loving people – like gays – alone.”

        Me: I do concentrate on my own behavior. I battle sin daily as God instructs us to do. However, without the grace of God nobody is “decent” or “loving”. God says that homosexuality is a sin. so, it would be inconsistent of me to just leave the issue alone. I am not sure if you realize it, but homosexuality has become a very big issue in our culture. In the general population, corporate world, and academia homosexual advocates have been trying to silence the other side of the arguments. Just look at my post on diversity to see that. So, while they are on attack, I am just supposed to keep my mouth shut? No thank you.

        You: “I won’t respond further – but I wish you inner peace and the self-love that will allow you to let God control the world around you. God wants you to feel loved. So do I !”

        Me: Love without truth is not love at all.

        Travis

  2. AS you will see from reading my post, I am NOT a Bible Scholar.
    Moses wrote the “Do NOT(s)” list.
    When Jesus came….this may sound simple, however, many people do not understand one little part. When Jesus came to “fulfill” the Law of Moses…and left us with only ONE Commandment, “Love One Another” — that means that you will automatically NOT:
    Lie, steal, commit adultery, murder, etc. As Christians we no longer do that because, supposedly, we already have the list Moses left us of the “DO NOT(s)” — lie, steal , murder, etc. NO longer an issue because we don’t commit those acts; THEREFORE,
    IF you truly love in the way Christ Loved Us, you DO NOT molest children, etc.

    God did not MAKE anyone gay. Just as some animals are born the same way as some humans. It can be caused for two known factors: 1) Something toxic in the environment causes an animal/human DNA to become, shall we say, “confused”..
    2) DNA Becomes Damaged: Read below:
    A crushing blow to the ‘genetic compontent’ gay community advocates, new research sheds light into what causes a person to choose to act in homosexual manner. Much like alcoholism, homosexuality is a disease. Abuse, genetic mutation to somatic cells of the brain (namely to cerebrum, cerebellum and the pia matter), psychological trauma, hormonal disorders and engaging in a gay lifestyle are now found as potential culprits to the debilitating disorder that plagues the life of nearly 5 million Americans.

    Continue Reading:

    DNA Sequencing Reveals Brains of Gays Contain Damaged Homo-DNA (Homo-HDNA)
    http://christwire.org/2011/07/new-dna-sequencing-reveals-brains-of-gays-contain-damaged-homo-dna-hdna/

  3. Homosexuality is a sin according to bible…. but so is wearing cloths of mixed fibers and many other things like tattoos… Jesus is not the savior according to the Koran…. Reincarnation is a process we go thru according to eastern religions…. My point is this – all of these writings were done by men who may have been inspired but wrote out of the social concepts and realities of THEIR time. The Bible is a resource to help guide us but it is only that. The Course in Miracles is a guide… The Science of Mind is a guide… Spirituality is not in a book – God is not in a book… as children of God, we have an innate sense about what is loving and connected to our source and what is not…. I would suggest that you stop clinging to writings and truths of others and find what is your truth… Loving another is a good thing – Obsessions with the body or money or anything is a distraction and is practiced by Heterosexuals and well as Homosexuals… In Peace….

    • Hey Tom,

      Thanks for the comments. I will try my best to address them later today. I am currently out of town, but should be able to reply at some point.

      Travis

    • Tom, you don’t know how many times people have tried to set up their argument the way you did. There are different forms of law within the Old Testament. To classify a moral law with cerimonial or national law is ignorant. There were laws that were for the Jews in a religious sense, and laws for the nation of Israel. Then there were moral laws that flow through the entire Bible. Those moral laws never cease. It is important to understand those distinctions.

      Tom, you seem to be a nice guy but there is no other religion that can stand up to the claims Christianity makes. Jesus died, was buried, and rose from the grave three days later. Your last words were, “In Peace,” and I tell you that the only way to find true peace is to cast your sins before the cross of Christ and ask Jesus for forgiveness. He is a faithful savior and for those that come to him in repentance, he will never cast away.

      I pray that you find peace in Christ,

      Travis

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