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What does the bible honestly truly say about homosexuality?

Im straight but I have friends that are not and Im a Christian but Im not against it so what does the bible really say about it?

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TheHarem

This is what the Bible says about homosexuality:
The Bible consistently tells us that homosexual activity is a sin (Genesis 19:1-13; Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9). Romans 1:26-27 teaches specifically that homosexuality is a result of denying and disobeying God. When people continue in sin and unbelief, God "gives them over" to even more wicked and depraved sin in order to show them the futility and hopelessness of life apart from God. 1 Corinthians 6:9 proclaims that homosexual "offenders" will not inherit the kingdom of God.
God does not create a person with homosexual desires. The Bible tells us that people become homosexuals because of sin (Romans 1:24-27) and ultimately because of their own choice.
However, the Bible does not describe homosexuality as a "greater" sin than any other. All sin is offensive to God. Homosexuality is just one of the many things listed in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 that will keep a person from the kingdom of God. According to the Bible, God's forgiveness is just as available to a homosexual as it is to an adulterer, idol worshipper, murderer, thief, etc. God also promises the strength for victory over sin, including homosexuality, to all those who will believe in Jesus Christ for their salvation (1 Corinthians 6:11; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Philippians 4:13).

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Regardless of what the bible claims, people are born homosexual.
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Sorry Harem. It's pretty much proven that homosexuality is natural, not a choice.
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It is a choice it may be harder for some people than others but if you remain faithful then god will help you through it
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No, it isn't a choice. All research shows it is inborn.

Go ahead and TRY to make yourself be attracted to the same gender if you're straight. I couldn't just up and choose to be attracted to other women. Not to mention this implies you had to choose to be heterosexual. Tell me when you chose to be attracted to the opposite gender?
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Right On Harem! Star.
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The only way people are born is sinners; we are all born sinners that is way we need Jesus to preserve our eternity.
For all have sin and fall short the glory of God. Romans 3:23
For by grace ye are saved thru faith it is the gift of God not of works lest any man should boast.
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.
Psalms 118:8
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TheHarem
Thankyou everybody so much for all your comments.:)
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Whether Homosexuality is natural or a choice, as Christians, I think we should reserve judgment as we ourselves are sinners in different ways.
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As much as I love your answer, the bible contradicts itself in the subject if Homosexuality. If God already finds Homosexuality a sin then why would he make it a punishment? If he punishes you with homosexual tendencies then you CANNOT repent because you just keep committing sins in gods eyes. Which is directly against most if the other bible saying that you can repent your sins and inherit the kingdom of god.
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Repent means to turn away from sin. And it is possible to do that only though the power of the Holy Spirit in which God gives to those who truly want Jesus to be your Lord and Savior.
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Gosh, this is such a possible question. Someone put up a link to that website!

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that marriage is between a woman and a man

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That's not what it says.
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im pretty sure it does.........
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It does its adam and eve who are Male and female plus if god thought homosexuality was okey then to humans of the same gender would be able to naturally reproduce
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Pretty sure Adam and Eve were NOT married..
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If only "Natural" reproduction is allowed by your God; what about the countless children born to straight couples who needed a helping hand from Science: Artificial insemination, In vitro fertilization, etc.??? Should they never have "been"???
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I believe man and woman belong together, but I also think God made us all the way we are for a reason, and he wouldn't have bothered to make people gay if he intended to send them to eternal damnation and hellfire. The life you lead is what's important.

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If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Leviticus 20:13. This is clearly a ridiculous assertion made by men who think they know best. This isn't "inspired word".

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FunnyLittleFrog

Well, I think you should examine who wrote the Bible first and see if they really knew anything more than any other people before you follow whatever it says. Also, look at what the Bible has to say about so many other things such as working on the Sabbath, eating shellfish, and so on.

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Man was not made to work 7 days a week, God intended man to only work 6 days a week and rest and reflect, on the true Sabbath ( saturday) look up saturday up in the dictionary it will tell you seventh day of the week.
As for shellfish they are scavengers along with shrimp, lobsters, crabs,and catfish. They ear the dead decaying things on the ocean floor, and are not fit for human consumption. The US Navy spent an obscene amount of money to find out people should eat sea food that has fins and scales. Funny that is what the Bible says.
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The Old Testament says that they should be stoned to death. Jesus says that every rule in the Old Testament is correct and should be followed.

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i believe in the bible, it realy dosn't say much about it. my faith is very low right now.

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Beginning our journey of faith with God requires that we immerse ourselves in His Word (Titus 1:13-14). We must learn about His love, His justice, His mercy, and His plan. We must form a relationship with Him, so that we can know Him personally through His Son, Jesus Christ (John 17:3). We should ask Him to reveal Himself to us and change us. The Bible promises that if we seek God, we will find Him (Matthew 7:7). And if we allow Him to, He will transform us into new people who can know His will (Romans 12:2). We have to be willing to die to our old selves and let go of the pride and selfishness that kept us from Him for so long. As God changes us, we will learn to develop the fruit that comes from the Holy Spirit, who dwells in all Christians (Galatians 5:22-23; John 14:17). As we walk in the Spirit, allowing Him to control our lives, we will begin to trust in Him. "Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving for all he has done" (Colossians 2:7).
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Thankyou strawberry for your wonderful comment. :)
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russianpride

homosexuality is wrong because God created man to be with woman simple as that

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???Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable. (Leviticus 18:22 NIV)

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My thing is at the same time it says it is not our place to judge

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I hear people telling it like it is, I hear no judging. Homosexuality is a sin plain and simple.
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The Old Testament apparently equates homosexuality with poetry or verse.
Psalm 85:14 says, Verily it is said that he who lies with a man rather than a woman is a man who enjoys his vice versa.

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Ha ha ha ha i could not find Psalms 85:14
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Shouldn't think so, Betty. I added a verse.
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Ha ha ha
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Genesis 2:24 says this .....
A man shall leave his father and mother and cling unto his WIFE

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I've often quoted that verse. Especially the next bit that says, "and the twain shall become one flesh". It can be very true.
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TheHarem
Star! :)
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Pontes

The Bible doesn't speak of homosexuality very often, but when it does, it condemns it as sin. Let's take a look.

Lev. 18:22, "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination."1
Lev. 20:13, "If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltness is upon them"

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Hi Pontes.....Star! :)
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God made man and woman. Not man and man or woman and woman.

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It says sex between two people of the same gender is an abomination and sin.
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"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).

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Star! :)
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JamesKaeberle

If you claim to be a Christian and yet don't know what the Word Of God says about Homosexuals perhaps you better start reading the Word Of God.

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TheHarem
Hi James.......there you go being blunt again. TeeHee :)
Star of course!
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What can I say? lol
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The only way we are born; we are born sinners. That is why we need Jesus, His free gift of salvation for our eternity.
Psalms 118:8
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.

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Great answer.........Star! :)
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What does the Bible say about homosexuality?”
“The Bible makes it clear that God designed sex to be engaged in only between a male and a female and only within the arrangement of marriage. (Genesis 1:27, 28; Leviticus 18:22; Proverbs 5:18, 19) When the Bible condemns fornication, it is referring to both homosexual and illicit heterosexual conduct.”*—Galatians 5:19-21.

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