Christianity and Homophobia
((((Julian Bond))))
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Hi Julian,

You appear to be mistaken about Jesus Christ and what He would or would not condemn and what He would or would not tolerate. As the apostle Paul wrote concerning Jesus:

Hebrews 1:8–9 (in turn quoting from Psalm 45): But of the Son He says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, And the righteous scepter is the scepter of His kingdom. “You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness above Your companions.”

As the Law of Moses states quite plainly: Leviticus 18:22 You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.

It is quite certain that Jesus would have hated homosexuality as much as He did every other sin.

Despite the utter foolishness that has become popular of late, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is included in the Bible as a testimony to the future certain judgment upon everyone who sins in the likeness of the gross immorality exhibited by the inhabitants of those cities. The purpose of this account in the Scriptures is so that everyone who hears of it will repent of their sins, realize their need for a savior, believe in Jesus Christ and turn away from their former wickedness.

Jesus never shied away from denouncing sin and evil when He saw it. Likewise we who are Christians are called to be salt and light upon the earth, which necessarily involves speaking out against wickedness and ungodliness. In doing this we are actually preaching the gospel in its fullness. If instead we tell people that no matter their actions, it’s OK and they are acceptable to God when in fact their behavior will send them to hell, how exactly is that loving your neighbor? It is God’s kindness that we preach the truth about sin and obedience, death and life, and hell and heaven.

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