I received the following email from one, Joshua Suh:
It seems like the last two videos were about love? Is this in correlation to valentines day coming up?! hahah, what does contradict say about gay love? Not that I’m gay or condone gay marriage, it’s always so relevant though, this whole, ” progression” “down with the ignorant conservative” movement, but I would be interested in hearing contradicts opinion from a biblical perspective, aside from all the political banter, just biblical facts. It often happens people quote or misunderstand Bible Verses.. out of context about homosexual marriages! There is always the Inner ” Christian Circle” argument” between Christians who support gays and christians who don’t, which doesn’t really help our case if we can’t agree upon it ourselves..): But what would Contradict say about this?!!
What stood out to me was that he didn’t want to hear any politics, just biblical facts.
- On Judging – First, I have heard it said a lot that we shouldn’t judge others. People who say this are likely getting this view from Matthew 7:1, which says, “Judge not, that you be not judged.” When more of chapter 7 is read we see that, “For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” This shows that we can judge others, only after we have addressed our own sins first. If you notice, the judging in that situation is done with the goal of helping your brother remove the speck from his eye. Matthew 7 also falls with the Sermon on the Mount which is leading us to see that none of us righteous enough to enter heaven. We all need a Savior! This means we can’t throw judgment upon others, while claiming that we are righteous on account of our own merit.
- Marriage in the Bible – Marriage is established in Genesis Chapter 2 at the creation of humanity as a relationship between a man and a wife. Genesis 2:18, 21-24 reads:
The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him’…and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh.
Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.’ For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
3. Homosexuality is a Sin – I pulled the following verses from a John MacArthur article that shows God opposing homosexuality throughout all of his Word to us:
– In the patriarchs (Genesis 19:1-28)
– In the Prophets (Ezekiel 16:46-50)
Of these I often cite, Leviticus 18:22 from the Old Testment, to show that homosexuality is a sin, which says, “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination,” and I quote Romans 1:22-27, which I recommend all of you to look up and read directly.
4. Division amongst Christians – Josh mentioned that there are divisions amongst Christians on this issue. I firmly believe that if all the passages listed above are read, it’s unavoidable to come to the conclusion that God sees homosexual activity as sinful. As we share God’s standard with others, I think we need to approach it as Jesus commanded, by removing the log from our own eye first. We all have lusted, which means we all have committed adultery in our hearts (Matthew 5:27-28). We all need a Savior and we all must come to repentance. We all have sins that we will struggle with throughout this life. The struggle against sin is a sign that we have faith in Christ. Hebrews 10:26-29 says:
If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?