Homosexuality Bible Verses

Bible Verses About Homosexuality

Are there explicit Bible verses about homosexuality?

Bible Verses About HomosexualityThere are explicit Bible verses about homosexuality, and there are also implicit Bible verses about homosexuality. These are not "clobber" verses or "attack" verses as the homosexuals brand them to try to denigrate them; they are simply Bible verses that address homosexuality.

Isn't it true that the word "homosexuality" is not even found in the Bible?

"Homosexuality" wasn't coined as an English word until 1892 when Psychopathia Sexualis, a German book on sexual perversions whose title means Sexual Psychopathy, was translated into English. The fact that these Bible verses deal with homosexuality, however, is clear from their context:

"If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination." (Leviticus 20:13)

"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 "sexual immorality":

"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 homosexuality:

"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." (Genesis 19:4-5)

Isn't homosexuality genetic?

See Is Homosexuality Genetic or Environmental?

Isn't America more accepting of homosexuality today?

In 1987, 75% of Americans said homosexual relations are "always wrong." A generation later in 2010, only 44% felt that way, and just three years thereafter, a 2013 poll found 58% of Americans (72% of Democrats, 62% of Independents, 34% of Republicans) in support of homosexual "marriage". By 2021, 28.5% of America's Generation Z reaching adulthood were identifying themselves as LGBT (see Is America Becoming Sodom and Gomorrah?). The alarming acceleration of homosexuality in America does not negate the Bible's clear prohibition of it, and God judges by His law, not ours, which increasingly violates His.

Won't God, who is merciful, simply forgive homosexuals?

See Justice of God and Christian Sin.