Verses On Homosexuality

In case anyone wanted to know some passages concerning the Bible’s stance on homosexuality, here are some.

Genesis 19:1-11; Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Judges 19:16-24; 1 Kings 14:24, 15:12; 2 Kings 23:7; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 1 Timothy 1:8-10; Jude 7

Clearly the Old Testament and Paul in the New Testament forbid such behavior. Though Jesus never spoke directly on the issue of homosexuality, he did speak about marriage and who it was created for; namely one man and one woman (Matthew 19:4-6). Also, we shouldn’t expect Jesus to directly address this issue since his ministry was primarily to the Jews (Matthew 15:24). Homosexuality amongst the Jewish people would be much more rare than that of the Romans or Greeks, because the Jews were aware of the Old Testament and attempted to practice the laws mentioned above. So, it shouldn’t shock us to see Jesus with less to say about homosexuality in his Jewish context than that of Paul in his Roman/Greek context. The important thing to understand about Jesus, concerning homosexuality, is his affirmation of the created order (Matthew 19:4-6) and his affirmation of the Jewish Old Testament/Law and Prophets (Matthew 5:17), which contain laws against homosexual behavior.

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