May 2019, Vol. 38, No. 5

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Did Jesus Condemn Homosexuality?

posted on May 1, 2019

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Many times you will hear the argument given that Jesus never condemned homosexuality. That lack of condemnation is then skewed as acceptance. However, a closer look at scripture leads to a different conclusion. 

In Luke 10:12, Jesus is denouncing those that refused to believe the message about the kingdom of God when He says, “I say to you, it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city.” Why would Jesus say that? 

Sodom was the best example of the worst place, and Jesus used it to emphasize that the unbelief would be punished even more severely than wicked Sodom. Sodom was a byword for wickedness that will be punished throughout the Bible. 

What sin was Sodom know for? Jude 1:7 tells us that, “just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.” Their sin was homosexuality!

Engaging in these sins had brought destruction on them and Jesus recognized that fact. Sin, either unbelief or homosexuality, will not be tolerated by God and will be punished!

Barry Haynes
Hope church of Christ
Hope, AR

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