What Would Jesus Say...About Homosexuality?
Homosexuality is one of the major issues in our nation today. It is highly political, effecting health-care, the military,
and our schools. It is also having tremendous ramifications for the church today. Major denominations are in the process of
splitting over this issue of homosexuality.
I have dealt with this subject in the past. I preached it in such a way to insure everyone that God loves homosexuals,
but God hates homosexuality. God loves homosexuals as much as he loves me or anyone else. But God hates the sin of homosexuality,
it is an abomination to Him, it is a stench in His nostrils. And no one who lives such a life style will enter into heaven.
The Bible has a lot to say about homosexuality, and we in the United States of America would do good to listen to the word
of God. God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, in Genesis chapter 19 because of homosexuality. What do you think will happen to
America if we continue on the path of sin that we are on now? Many of Americas leaders are promoting homosexuality in this
country, teaching our children that homosexuality just another life style and there is nothing wrong with it. When all the
time homosexuality is sin and perversion of nature. Homosexuality is not normal, it is abnormal.
So I asked myself this question and will attempt to answer it in this sermon. If Jesus were walking among us today,
what would He say...about homosexuality?
I. He Would Talk To Us About His Design & Purpose of Marriage
(Gen.2;18-25) (Mat. 19:3-4)
1. God created the woman from the man, for the man
A. God brought the woman to the man to be his wife, his help meet.
2. Male and female are complimentary to each other, each having their own
roles in the marriage.
3. To allow men and women to share in creatio
4. To populate the earth
5. God never intended for there to be same sex marriges
A. God did not create Adam and Abraham or Eve and Easter, but God
created Adam and Eve, male and female, created
II.. He Would Talk To Us About The Mosaic Law: (Lev. 18:22-30)
1. Jesus came not to destroy or abolish the law but to fulfill it,
2. Gods law concerning homosexuality (Lev 18:22)
A. Lev 18 lists unlawful sexual relations.
B. Notice carefully (Lev 18:26-30)
C. Did you notice the penalty for disobedience? (Lev.20:13)
1. The final result
of disobedience (I Cort.6:9-10)
III. He Would Talk To Us About The Inspiration of All Scripture:
1. The Scripture cannot be broken... (John 10:35)
2. No question about it Homosexuality is directly addressed and condemed
in Gods Word
3. The QUESTION is: Are we to reject as uninspired and
non-authoritative all the word of God that do not support our lifestyle?
A. This seems to be the attitude of many in America today.
IV. He Would Talk To Us About The Purpose of His Death: Burial and
Resurrection (1 Tim 1:15) (Luke 19:10)
1. Jesus died to pay for our sins for our sins
A. He rose from the dead to seal that payment
2. Jesus died to free us from our sins
A. He rose from the dead to keep us free
3. Jesus died to bring us from death unto life
A. He rose from the dead to keep us alive
4. Jesus died to make us new creations
A. He rose from the dead to that we might wald with him
As a kid, I saw a movie in which some shipwrecked men are left drifting aimlessly on the ocean in a lifeboat. As the days
pass under the scorching sun, their rations of food and fresh water give out. The men grow deliriously thirsty. One night,
while the others are asleep, one man ignores all previous warnings and gulps down some salt water. He quickly dies.
Ocean water contains seven times more salt than the human body can safely ingest. Drinking it, a person dehydrates because
the kidneys demand extra water to flush the overload of salt. The more salt water someone drinks, the thirstier he gets. He
actually dies of thirst.
When we lust, we become like this man. We thirst desperately for something that looks like what we want. We don't realize,
however, that it is precisely the opposite of what we really need. In fact, it can kill us.