Homosexuality and Christianity

Bible:

Both Old Testament and New Testament, prohibit homosexuality and Prescribe death penalty on such offenses.

Prohibition:

Old Testament:

Leviticus 18:22

http://biblehub.com/leviticus/18-22.htm

New International Version
“‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.

New Testament:

1 Corinthians 6:9

http://biblehub.com/1_corinthians/6-9.htm

New International Version
Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men

Romans 1:26-27New International Version (NIV)

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+1%3A26-27&version=NIV

26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in shemselves the due penalty for their error.

Penal Punishment:

Old Testament:

Leviticus 20:13

http://biblehub.com/leviticus/20-13.htm

New International Version
“‘If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

New Testament:

Following verse says that the penal Punishment  of the law(i.e Torah) are applicable on homosexuals. Hence NT also prescribes death penalty on sodomy.
1 Timothy 1:8-10New International Version (NIV)

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Timothy+1%3A8-10&version=NIV

8 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. 9 We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine

Examples of Homosexuality in Bible:

Genesis 19:5-8New International Version (NIV)

  1. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2019:5-8

5 They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.”

6 Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him 7 and said, “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing. 8 Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.”

Jude 1:7

http://biblehub.com/jude/1-7.htm

New International Version

In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.

 

Judges 19:22-25New International Version (NIV)

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Judges+19%3A22-25&version=NIV

22 While they were enjoying themselves, some of the wicked men of the city surrounded the house. Pounding on the door, they shouted to the old man who owned the house, “Bring out the man who came to your house so we can have sex with him.”23 The owner of the house went outside and said to them, “No, my friends, don’t be so vile. Since this man is my guest, don’t do this outrageous thing. 24 Look, here is my virgin daughter, and his concubine. I will bring them out to you now, and you can use them and do to them whatever you wish. But as for this man, don’t do such an outrageous thing.”25 But the men would not listen to him. So the man took his concubine and sent her outside to them, and they raped her and abused her throughout the night, and at dawn they let her go.

 

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4 comments

  1. I see your point. But Christianjty is more based on the New Testament than the Old. The New says nothing about killing gays. If you want to argue against Christian Islamophobes, you have to remember this.

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