Are there explicit Bible verses about homosexuality?
There are explicit Bible verses about homosexuality, as there are also implicit
Bible verses about homosexuality. The Bible verses against homosexuality are clear. But are there
also Bible verses
that permit homosexuality? Start with these Bible verses about
"If a man lies with a male as he
lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination."
"You shall not lie with a male
as with a woman. It is an abomination. Nor shall you mate with any
animal, to defile yourself with it. Nor shall any woman stand before an
animal to mate with it. It is perversion. ‘Do not defile yourselves with
any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled, which I
am casting out before you." (Leviticus 18:22-24).
"For this reason God gave them up
to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for
what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use
of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men
committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of
their error which was due." (Romans 1:26-27).
Jude testifies about God's fiery destruction of Sodom for
"As Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a
similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and
gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance
of eternal fire." (Jude 7)
Exactly what type of "sexual immorality" and
"strange flesh" had the Sodomites
"gone after"? It was
"Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of
Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the
house. And they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to
you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them."
In 1987, 75% of Americans felt that homosexual relations are
Just 23 years later in 2010, only 44% felt that way. A 2013 poll found 58%
of Americans in support of gay marriage (72% of Democrats, 62% of Independents,
34% of Republicans). The alarming speed of
America's acceptance of homosexuality doesn't
negate the Bible's clear prohibition of it.
Homosexuals claim that homosexuality is genetically determined (see
Charles Darwin facts). But the many
cases of only one of two siblings in pairs of identical twins turning into a
homosexual refute this claim.