Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind:
it is an abomination.
Read Leviticus 18: 1-30
Today, there is hardly anything that is regarded as inappropriate. Anything
goes, also with respect to sexuality; whether it occurs between heterosexuals
or those of the same gender does not matter in today’s society. Our society
is willing to accept a sexual partnership between two men or two women.
Physically, this is a misfit, revealing the absurdity of such relationships.
We should not dismiss those who struggle with homosexuality, and yet this
lifestyle must be condemned. Alas, it is tolerated in many churches and regarded
as normal. Just as stealing and murder are condemned, we ought to
approach those who struggle with this sin with love and discretion, while
showing sympathy for their solitary life. It can be very burdensome, also
in light of their sexual desires. This is especially true if there is no one with
whom they can discuss life’s problems and difficulties.
Yet, the Bible clearly states that homosexual practices are sinful. The
church today needs to keep emphasizing this. We may not take the attitude
that we are living in different times by which we would condone such
sins. If the church begins to make room for the practice of homosexuality,
we are doing those who are struggling and fighting against their sinful
tendencies a great disservice.
Thought: The church needs to speak out clearly against homosexuality.
Psalter 271:2 (based on Psalm 101)
On what is base and evil I will not set my heart;
Transgressors’ ways abhorring, With them I take no part.
No froward man or evil Shall my companion be;
I will not suffer slander Or pride or treachery.