Jesus on Homosexuality

We’ve recently discussed many aspects of homosexuality, from exploring the idea of being born gay and the comparison of the change in culture’s acceptance of slavery and homosexuality. We’ve established quite firmly that God condemns homosexuality as sin and it should be condemned (by Him, no us).

Just like any other sin, such as lust, anger and pride, it must be suppressed and controlled by the cross of Christ and must be brought to nothing (again, by His power, not ours).

Many people who are calling for the Church’s acceptance of the homosexual community are those who point to Jesus’ silence on the issue.

“If homosexuality is such a major sin, why didn’t Jesus preach about it and condemn it??” they ask.

A larger discussion of this point has been made in the post, “Did Jesus Condemn Homosexuality?”.

Right now, I want to make a small point that shows Jesus’ stance on homosexuality.

While I agree that Jesus Himself never taught explicitly about homosexuality, He did teach about it implicitly.

Put more simply, Jesus never made any lengthy sermons or discussions about homosexual or even trans-gender relationships, but He did teach about God’s stance on relationships.

In one confrontation with the Pharisees, Jesus was asked a question regarding divorce.

The key point in this discussion is what Jesus states the Scriptures say regarding marriage.

“‘Haven’t you read the Scriptures?’ Jesus replied. ‘They record that from the beginning “God made them male and female.” (Genesis 1:27; 5:2) And he said, ‘”This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and two are united into one.”‘(Genesis 2:24)” – Matthew 19:4-5

Jesus tells the Pharisees that from the beginning, God made them male and female. God’s original plan for marriage was one man and one woman.

I can already hear the arguments that this doesn’t exactly teach anything about homosexuality, but, in reality, it does.

Here, Jesus implies that same sex relationships are wrong. It is hidden in the text, but the fact is the same. If God, at any point, allowed homosexuality as a lifestyle for His creation and His people, then it would not have been so openly condemned in the law or in Paul’s letters, and Jesus would have never made this statement.

It is important to note that Jesus came to teach a better way to live, a way which fulfills the law without having to worry about every little detail and that is by following Him. But we must also remember that Jesus did not come to abolish the law, but to fulfill it, and this includes condemning the things the law condemned.

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