Bible Scriptures For Healing Homosexuals
written by
Kraig J. Rice

TABLE OF CONTENTS
(Clicking on these internal links will move you down this page)

Introduction
I. What the Bible says
      Old Testament Scriptures
       New Testament Scriptures
II. How To Heal From Guilt
III. What the church says
      Gay Blade by Chick Comics
       Gay Marriage?
       Holding Out the Word of Hope
IV. Links

The only One who can satisfy the human heart
is the One who made it

Introduction
(Words of Christ in red signifying His blood)
(Words of Scripture in purple signifying His royalty)

In this work I share with you some Bible verses for healing homosexuals. The Bible condemns homosexuality as a sin and a person has to know this before he or she makes a turn-around from this sin- or else there's no need to do it. I share with you some "animation" salvation tracts. I share with you a little of what the church says, I deal a little with guilt for those needing healing, and I share some links at the bottom of this page. Christ is all-powerful and He can heal you if you really trust Him. He will do His part but you also have to do your part as well. There are some links to testimony pages at the bottom of this webpage to those who have accepted Christ and have successfully overcome the sin that once enslaved them.

If you are a repentant homosexual the Lord and I encourage you to be an overcomer. Here is what the good Lord says:

"Look! Here I stand at the door and knock. If you hear me calling and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal as friends. I will invite everyone who overcometh to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat with my Father on his throne. Anyone who is willing to hear should listen to the Spirit and understand what the Spirit is saying to the churches"
(Revelation 3:20-22).

"And the One sitting on the throne said, "Look, I am making all things new!" And then He said to me, "Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true." And He also said, "It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega- the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give the springs of the water of life without charge! All that overcometh will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children"
(Revelation 21:5-7).

I. What the Bible Says

A Look At Some Old Testament Scriptures

(verse 22) "Do not practice homosexuality; it is a detestable abomination"

(verse 23) "A man must never defile himself by having sexual intercourse with an animal, and a woman must never present herself to a male animal in order to have intercourse with it; this is a terrible perversion.

(verse 24) "Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, because this is how the people I am expelling from the Promised Land have defiled themselves.

(verse 25) As a result, the entire land has become defiled. That is why I am punishing the people who live there, and the land will soon vomit them out.

(verse 26) You must strictly obey all of my laws and regulations, and you must not do any of these detestable things. This applies both to you who are Israelites by birth and to the foreigners living among you.

(verse 27) "All these detestable activities are practiced by the people of the land where I am taking you, and the land has become defiled.

(verse 28) Do not give the land a reason to vomit you out for defiling it, as it will vomit out the people who live there now.

(verse 29) Whoever does any of these detestable things will be cut off from the community of Israel.

(verse 30) So be careful to obey my laws, and do not practice any of these detestable activities. Do not defile yourselves by doing any of them, for I, the LORD, am your God."
(Leviticus 18:22-30).

The term "sodomy," comes from the city of Sodom whose inhabitants practiced homosexual perversions that caused God to rain fire and brimstone on their city in the days of Abraham. This term has for thousands of years been synonymous with this ungodliness. You can read the story for yourself in the Bible. It is located in
Genesis 19:4,5,12,24.

"There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the Lord thy God for any vow: for even both these are an abomination unto the Lord thy God"
Deuteronomy 23:17,18 (KJV).

"And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel"
(1 Kings 14:24).

King Josiah of Judah Cleaned Up His Nation:
"Then the king summoned all the leaders of Judah and Jerusalem. And the king went up to the Temple of the LORD with all the people of Judah and Jerusalem, and the priests, and the prophets- all the people from the least to the greatest. There the king read to them the entire Book of the Covenant that had been found in the LORD's Temple. The king took his place of authority beside the pillar and renewed the covenant in the LORD's presence. He pledged to obey the LORD by keeping all his commands, regulations, and laws with all his heart and soul. In this way, he confirmed all the terms of the covenant that were written in the scroll, and all the people pledged themselves to the covenant. Then the king instructed Hilkiah the high priest and the leading priests and the Temple gatekeepers to remove from the LORD's Temple all the utensils that were used to worship Baal, Asherah, and all the forces of heaven. The king had all these things burned outside Jerusalem on the terraces of the Kidron Valley, and he carried the ashes away to Bethel. He did away with the pagan priests, who had been appointed by the previous kings of Judah, for they had burned incense at the pagan shrines throughout Judah and even in the vicinity of Jerusalem. They had also offered incense to Baal, and to the sun, the moon, the constellations, and to all the forces of heaven. The king removed the Asherah pole from the LORD's Temple and took it outside Jerusalem to the Kidron Valley, where he burned it. Then he ground the pole to dust and threw the dust in the public cemetery. He also tore down the houses of the sodomites that were by the Temple of the LORD, where the women wove coverings for the wooden idols"
(2 Kings 23:1-7).

A Look At Some New Testament Scriptures:

The Teachings of Jesus Christ:

How was it in the days of Lot? Jesus indicated that in the last days there will be world wide homosexuality and violence.
"And the world will be as it was in the days of Lot. People went about their daily business- eating and drinking, buying and selling, farming and building- until the morning Lot left Sodom. Then fire and burning sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. Yes, it will be "business as usual" right up to the hour when the Son of Man returns."
(Luke 17:28-30).

"A healthy tree produces good fruit, and an unhealthy tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can't produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can't produce good fruit. So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. Yes, the way to identify a tree or a person is by the kind of fruit that is produced."
(Matthew 7:17-20).

When Jesus was asked questions about marriage He went straight back to the defining passages in Genesis that says that marriage is between a male and a female and it is meant to be life-long in duration. He saw the creation accounts in Genesis as authoritative in His day. And what is authoritative for Jesus is authoritative for Christians also. While Jesus did not specifically teach on homosexuality, His establishment of the Genesis passages as the fundamental passages on marriage (even more fundamental than the Law) leaves no doubt as to the outcome.

"And He answered and said to them, "Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning "made them male and female"
(Matthew 19:4).

"But from the beginning of the creation, God "made them male and female"
(Mark 10:6).

Once people in any society get their eyes off of Jesus and His absolute Word, the Bible, then they start building their house upon the sand of relativism. Here is what Jesus had to say:

24"Anyone who listens to My teaching and obeys Me is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.
25Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won't collapse, because it is built on rock.
26But anyone who hears My teaching and ignores it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand.
27When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will fall with a mighty crash"

(Matthew 7:24-27).

What the Early Church Taught:

You could say that the Old Testament scriptures don't apply to us anymore. We are Christians. We are no longer under the law. But that is not what the early Church said.

In Acts chapter 15, there was a council of Jerusalem where they got together, where the early apostles got together, and said what rules do we want to place on the Gentile converts? What part of the Law of Moses do we want them to observe? And they came out with a letter to the Gentiles.

In it, it says, "For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things: that you abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well"
(Acts 15:28-29, NKJV).

Galatians Chapter 5:19-21 has this to say:
"When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, your lives will produce these evil results: sexual immorality, impure thoughts, eagerness for lustful pleasure, idolatry, participation in demonic activities, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, divisions, the feeling that everyone is wrong except those in your own little group, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other kinds of sin. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God."

"And don't forget the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with sexual immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. Those cities were destroyed by fire and are a warning of the eternal fire that will punish all who are evil"
(Jude verse 7)

"The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities- His eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator- who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, He gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them"
(Romans 1:18-32).

The early church folks considered any act of homosexuality to be fornication.
"Now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner, with such an one no not to eat...Therefore, put away from yourselves that wicked person"
I Corinthians 5:11, 13 (KJV).

"Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, ...shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God"
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (KJV).

True freedom
Is found in
The empty tomb

II. Repentant Homosexuals- Dealing With Your Guilt

Rev. Merlin R. Carothers had this to say in his book:

"True praise is the natural response from a heart that has been forgiven. Forgiveness is a necessary foundation for praise- it holds the key to our entire relationship with God.

No one knows our nature better than God who made us. He knows we are disobedient, and that our disobedience separates us from Him. He longs for a restoration of our broken relationship, and since He knows He can't depend on us to do anything right, He decided a long time ago to depend on Himself instead. Our disobedience deserves death, so God let His own Son, Jesus Christ, die for us. Thus our debt is paid and God's system of forgiveness has been set up.

"Forgiveness" means to give up the claim to compensation from an offender. We are the offenders. Based on what Jesus has done, God gives up all claims to repayment from us. He holds nothing against us. It sounds so simple, but it is obvious that we don't understand it fully. If we did, we would be overwhelmed with gratitude and filled with joy for the rest of our lives. Most of us undervalue God's system of forgiveness. We can only be thankful that He doesn't!

The plan of redemption is designed to restore our relation with God, but it doesn't work unless we accept it. You would think that the idea of being set free from all guilt would thrill us- instead, we balk- because our part in the system involves admitting that we are wrong. I think the hardest thing we human beings do is to admit that we can't do anything right. We do almost anything to keep from swallowing our pride and accepting what God has done for us.

Part of the reason is that we have been taught from childhood to "do our own share"- earn our own way. We are proud to be "self-made," and to say, "Look at Joe, look at Susie- they've made something of themselves in this world."

Pride in our own accomplishments separates us from God. We want to handle things on our own, and we struggle along until our problems and pain become unbearable. Even then, we try to resist God's solution and say, "I'd be ashamed to come to God like a beggar. I'll wait till I get myself out of this mess first!"

Some of us try a half-hearted confession. We say we are sorry, but our actions deny our words, and we go right back to doing what we did before. A vital ingredient is lacking in our repentance- the element of surrender to God's will. Surrender means to give up oneself into the power of another. To do anything less in our relationship with God is only to kid ourselves. It probably means we aren't really sorry for doing wrong, but only for getting caught.

The true forgiveness that restores our relationship with God hinges on our surrender to His will. Without it we will be like a runaway child who decides to come home when things get rough out in the world. He may say, "I'm sorry I ran away, and I want to come home. But I don't like your rules- I want to be independent, and I'm going to wear my hair and my clothes the way I like and do what I want."

Have you treated God like that? Do you say, "God, I'm hurting now, and if you'll get me out of this mess, I'll try not to do it again"? If you are not really sincere, God reads your secret thoughts: "But I like doing what I'm doing, and I'll keep on with it as long as I get away with it..."

We won't be able to have a close relationship with God that way, any more than a restless runaway will be content to stay with Mom and Dad for very long.

In contrast, the Bible tells a story about a father-son relationship that was completely restored. The son took his inheritance and left home. He lived in luxury in a far-off country until his money ran out and his friends left him. Hungry and alone, he begged a farmer for work and was allowed to feed the pigs. He ate what the pigs left and slept with them. It was not a very pleasant way of life, and one day the boy came to his senses and realized he had done wrong. In his father's house, even the servants lived in comfort and had plenty to eat.

Deeply regretting his mistake, he knew that he had spent his inheritance and no longer had a right to be treated like a son. But he decided to ask his father for a job on the farm. He was willing to do the most menial labor. With that in mind, he hurried home, and when his father came to meet him, he cried out, "I have sinned against heaven and you, and I am not worthy of being called your son!"

Instead of scolding him, the father was overjoyed. He embraced him, dressed him in new clothes, and placed rings on his fingers to signify that he was a rightful heir and son. Then he gave orders to kill a fatted calf for a big homecoming celebration.
(Luke chapter 15)

In the same way, God waits for each of us to return from our land of disobedience. When we admit that we have done wrong and are ready to let God order our lives, His response is like the father's in the story. He rejoices that we have come home, clothes us in new robes, and calls for a great celebration, because "my child who was lost has been found."

The Father's forgiveness is waiting- but some of us won't return home to accept it. What if the prodigal son had been sorry for his wrong-doing, but never came home to ask his father's forgiveness? There are some very unhappy people who bitterly regret the condition their lives have fallen into, and who cry with remorse for their guilt, but who will not ask God's forgiveness.

Judas was like that. He regretted his betrayal of Jesus and tried to pay back the thirty pieces of silver he had received for his act of treason. When that didn't work, his guilt drove him to hang himself. He never heard the words of Jesus on the cross: "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do..."
(Luke 23:34 KJV)

Are you so burdened by guilt that you try to destroy yourself? Psychiatrists say that unresolved guilt causes a self-destructive urge. We try to punish ourselves by becoming alcoholics, over-eaters, drug-users, or criminals.

We may think we are too undeserving to be forgiven, and our sins too terrible for God to accept us. some of us may not understand that God wants to forgive us, but more often it is pride that makes us unwilling to accept God's full pardon. We want to take the responsibility for repayment on ourselves, and refuse to admit that God's forgiveness is the only remedy for our guilt.

There are some of us who take only the first step. We admit our faults to God and ask Him to forgive us, but somehow we are unable to believe that He does. Over and over again we say that we are sorry, never believing He heard us. Can you imagine the prodigal son in the story coming to his father: "Oh, Dad, I have sinned, please forgive me." Without waiting for a reply, he repeats, "Oh, Dad, I have sinned, please forgive me." Every day he cries it, over and over again, never accepting that his father forgave him the first time.

A prisoner wrote me who had spent most of his life behind bars. He had been to five reform schools, eleven prisons and countless jails. On the outside he could never be good enough to stay out of trouble, and he was convinced that God was punishing him for being bad by putting him in prison again and again. Finally, he reached the conclusion that the only way to get out and stay out was to make himself good enough to earn God's favor. So he began to read a Bible ten to twelve hours a day in his cell. "A thousand times a day I asked God to forgive me, and just as many times I tried to fight off the devil," he wrote me. "I thought God was a wrathful judge, and I was sure He didn't love a sinner like me."

Someone gave him the book, Power in Praise, but he thought the writer was a nut for suggesting he should thank God for putting him in prison. He continued the struggle to make himself worthy of God's forgiveness until, finally, one day he was too exhausted to keep fighting. Sobbing helplessly, he admitted his failure, "Lord, You'll have to forgive me, because I'm all fought out. If You want me like I am, come get me, God, and do what You like with me. But please don't hold it against me that I can't try to please You any more."

His pillow was wet with tears, but that night he slept like a baby. "The Lord and I are good friends now," his letter continued. "He's the best cell partner a guy can ask for. The words, "Praise the Lord" even come to me in my sleep. Jesus is all right. He does love me. He is so real and such a friend when we give Him credit for what He did for us on the cross."

When we want to pay for our own sin, we refuse to give Jesus the credit for what He has done. We want God's forgiveness on our terms. Our guilt is an unnecessary burden, carried only because we are too prideful, too self-willed to lay it down in God's waiting hands. God's father heart yearns for us. He says, "My child, I know what you have done. I know every ugly act, every evil thought. You have sinned against me and others, but I forgive you. Come home. Let me clothe you and feed you and shower you with blessings. Let me love you and heal your wounds and your broken heart."

Our rejection of His forgiveness may not be so obvious. We may say we admit our wrongs and accept His forgiveness, but behave as if we are paying the penalty for our own sins. Many people in that category become Christian workers. They give their lives in service to God as pastors, Sunday school teachers, lay leaders, nuns, or priests, but they labor more out of a sense of duty than of love, and know little joy in serving Christ. All of us, at one time or another, behave like that.

Try to imagine the prodigal son coming home to his father saying, "Dad, I know you forgive me, but I don't deserve a homecoming party. You'll have to celebrate without me. I'm unworthy of living in your house and eating at your table, so I'll stay out in the barn. I promise to slave from sunrise to sunset to make up for the inheritance I wasted. I have no right to be happy ever again. You'll be proud of me, Dad, for the way I pay you back for the horrible thing I did."

Does that sound pious and self-sacrificing in your ears? How do you think it sounds to God when He's already made other arrangements to take care of our guilt?

We may look "good" in the eyes of others as we play the martyr's role, paying God what we feel we "owe" Him. But that isn't what He wants from us. We are refusing to give Christ credit for canceling our debts. We are rejecting Him as our Savior, and it is pride, not humility, that motivates us.

David addressed himself to God, saying, "You don't want a sacrifice; if You did, how gladly I would do it! You aren't interested in offerings burned before you on the altar. It is a broken spirit You want- remorse and penitence. A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not ignore"
(Psalm 51:16, 17). It is a proud and unbroken heart that insists on paying for its own sins. Jesus said, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest"
(Matthew 11:28 KJV). There is no heavier burden in this world than trying to carry the penalty for our own sins. As long as we do, we will never know God's forgiveness. We will never know the joy of a cleansed heart. Our relationship with God can never be a close one. Our praise can never become more than empty words.

What a tremendous load rolls off our back when we learn to accept God's forgiveness completely. Our need for it should not be a source of despair, but of rejoicing. Only a heart that has been forgiven understands the love of God. The more we are forgiven, the more we love Him, and the more we are able to praise Him. Then we can sing with David, "What happiness for those whose guilt has been forgiven! What joys when sins are covered over! What relief for those who have confessed their sins and God has cleared their record ... So rejoice in Him, all those who are His, and shout for joy, all those who try to obey Him"
(Psalm 32:1, 2, 11).

Quoted from Merlin R. Carothers, Bringing Heaven Into Hell, Fleming H. Revell Co., Old Tappan, New Jersey, 1976, pages 5-11

"Character is what you are in the dark"
-Dwight L. Moody

Rev. Merlin R. Carothers had more to say in his book:

"If you feel that your spiritual life is at a standstill, then ask God, "What haven't I forgiven?" Do you sometimes think that God Himself has done you wrong? That He hasn't been helping you or hearing your prayers? Then you need to settle it with Him. Tell Him, "God, I don't understand why You have allowed these people to hurt me and these problems to pile up. I have been thinking you weren't concerned about me. You weren't bringing good things into my life. Please forgive me for thinking that way. I want to believe You love me and are working every problem in my life for my good."

My friend, Gene Neill, told me about Roy Roach, who was arrested for something he had not done and put in the same prison with Gene at Eglin Air Force Base Federal Prison at Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The false testimony of another man resulted in Roy's conviction. One day he heard that the other man had been caught for another offense and had landed in the same prison. Hatred and bitterness rose up, and Roy began to plot the murder of his false accuser. He confided in Gene, who suggested that Roy should give up his plans for murder and instead thank God for the whole situation. The idea didn't make any sense to Roy, who continued with his plot to murder.

One day he was told that his wife and daughter had both been diagnosed as having terminal cancer. In agony he pleaded with God to help them, and begged Gene to pray with him. Gene repeated his suggestion that Roy should thank God for everything. Despair had brought Roy to the end of his rope. On his knees he surrendered his hatred for the other man, asked forgiveness and was able to praise God for being in prison and for the illness of his wife and daughter. He was able to believe that God was using all these calamities for His glory and the family's good.

In two weeks an absolutely amazing thing happened. Roy's wife and daughter came with the report that all symptoms of cancer were gone. X-rays showed no trace of illness. Roy's forgiveness released the power of God to heal.

Are you treated unfairly? Suffering innocently? Can you believe God intends it for good? Joseph was sold by his own brothers into slavery in Egypt. Later he spent two years in prison for something he hadn't done. After he had been restored to freedom and put in the highest position in the land, next to Pharaoh, his brothers came to buy grain from him. They were horrified when they recognized him, certain that he would take revenge. But Joseph said, "...Ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good..."
(Genesis 50:20 KJV).

It makes no difference that those who hurt you intend to do evil. God won't let any harm come to you unless He means it for good. If you can believe that, can you praise Him for it? Can you be so forgiving that you are actually glad they did it? A glad-glad, happy-glad? If you let yourself be that glad and that forgiving, God will bless you. He will cause the joy of the Holy Spirit to move inside you and get rid of that thing that has been hurting for so long- that ugly little lump of unforgiveness that has spread like cancer to rob you of joy and of health.

God knows us so well, for He made us. He knows even a little unforgiveness, nurtured in our hearts, will greatly harm us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. When we suffer like that, He lays it on the line for us: "Your pain is caused by your unforgiveness. If you don't forgive, then I cannot forgive you. But if you forgive others, I will forgive you, heal you, and set you completely free!"
Quoted from Merlin R. Carothers, Bringing Heaven Into Hell, Fleming H. Revell Co., Old Tappan, New Jersey, 1976, pages 23-24

"There is no left or right in a Christ centered church"
- Jay Robinson

III. What the Church Says:

The Assemblies of God Position Paper on Homosexuality

Assemblies of God theologians wrote a great position paper that pits biblical truth against a sinful lifestyle. Here is their paper:

"Increasing political and religious advocacy for homosexuality1 has prompted us to restate our position on this critical issue.2 We believe that all matters of faith and conduct must be evaluated on the basis of Holy Scripture, which is our infallible guide
(2 Timothy 3:16,17). Since the Bible does speak on the subject of homosexuality, it is imperative that the Church correctly understands and articulates the truth on this important contemporary issue. This reaffirmation of truth has become all the more urgent because writers sympathetic to the homosexual community have advanced revisionist interpretations of relevant biblical texts that are based upon biased exegesis and mistranslation. In effect, they seek to set aside almost 2,000 years of Christian biblical interpretation and ethical teachings. We believe these efforts are reflective of the conditions described in
2 Timothy 4:3,
“For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.”3 (See also verse 4.)

It should be noted at the outset that there is absolutely no affirmation of homosexual activity found anywhere in Scripture. Rather, the consistent sexual ideal in the Bible is chastity4 for those outside a monogamous heterosexual marriage and fidelity5 for those inside such a marriage. There is also abundant evidence that homosexual behavior, along with illicit heterosexual behavior, is immoral and comes under the judgment of God.

We believe, in the light of biblical revelation, that the growing cultural acceptance of homosexual identity and behavior, male and female, is symptomatic of a broader spiritual disorder that threatens the family, the government, and the church. This paper is a brief exposition of salient biblical teachings on this subject.

I.  Homosexual Behavior Is Sin.

Historically, homosexuality often has been defined as an emotional (psychological) or organic (physiological) problem. In recent years, some have lobbied mental health organizations to have homosexuality removed from the list of classified diagnostic pathologies, and many have come to see it as nothing more than a morally neutral personal preference or a naturally occurring aspect of human biological diversity. In making moral judgments, we must remember scriptural warnings against depending on our own reasoning or even personal experience to discern truth
(Proverbs 3:5,6).

A.  Homosexual behavior is sin because it is disobedient to scriptural teachings.

When God called Israel to be His people in a distinctive sense, He miraculously delivered them from Egyptian bondage. But God did more. He entered into a covenant relationship with them and provided the Law, predicated on love for God and neighbor, by which they could order their lives as a holy people. That law included specific prohibitions of homosexual practice, such as that of
Leviticus 18:22:
“Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.” Lest the previous injunction be misunderstood,
Leviticus 20:13 provides a restatement,
“If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable.” “Detestable,” used in both verses, is a strong word that indicates divine displeasure with sin.6

The Christian church has historically understood that although the ceremonial provisions of the Old Testament law were no longer in effect after the atoning death of Christ, the New Testament interpretation and restatement of its moral law was. On the subject of homosexuality, both the Old and New Testaments speak with one voice. The moral prohibitions against homosexual behavior in the Old Testament are pointedly repeated in the New Testament.

To those who witnessed on a daily basis the sexual license of imperial Rome, Paul depicted the results that followed in the lives of those who rejected God and “worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator. . . . Because of this God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations7 for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations8 with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts9 with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion”
(Romans 1:25–27). Paul is referring to both male homosexuality and lesbianism.

In Paul’s day, the city of Corinth was especially notorious for sexual immorality. It was not only a crossroads of commerce, but of all kinds of vice. Because the church was being established in this city, it was important that new Christians come to understand God’s moral order. The record is explicit. Paul wrote, “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God?” Then he continued, “Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral10 nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders. . .will inherit the kingdom of God”
(1 Corinthians 6:9,10). In this case, Paul is understood to identify male homosexuals in both active and passive homosexual behavioral roles.11

Paul wrote, “Law is not made for a righteous man, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals12 . . . ”
(1 Timothy 1:9,10, NASB13).

An unbiased study of these passages makes it clear that Scripture consistently identifies homosexual behavior as sin. Not only do the Scriptures condemn more flagrant examples of homosexual violence and promiscuity, they also provide no support for the popular modern idea that loving and committed homosexual relationships between two long-term partners are morally acceptable. Homosexual activities of every kind are contrary to the moral commandments God has given us.

B.  Homosexual behavior is sin because it is contrary to God’s created order for the family and human relationships.

The first chapter of the Bible says, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them”
(Genesis 1:27). After God had created the male, He indicated it was not good for him to live alone
(Genesis 2:18). So God created a companion for him
(Genesis 2:18). It should be noted that the male’s aloneness was not to be remedied by the creation of another male but by the creation of a female. God created two sexes, not just one, and each for the other.

When God brought the woman to Adam, he 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.” Scripture then states, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh”
(Genesis 2:23,24).

In creating humankind God established the order of sexuality by which the race was to develop. Psychologically, the relationship is sound. Physically, the relationship is natural. Sociologically, it establishes the foundation for the family. The biblical order for human sexual expression is that of an intimate physical relationship to be shared exclusively within a lifelong marriage covenant— a heterosexual and monogamous relationship.

When people choose to engage in homosexual behavior, they depart from the God-given nature of sexuality. Their unnatural sexual behavior is a sin against God, who established the order of sexuality
(Romans 1:27). And the social unit they seek to establish is contrary to the divine instruction for the man to leave father and mother and be “united to his wife”
(Genesis 2:24).

In Jesus’ discussion with the Pharisees, He reiterated the order of sexuality that God established in the beginning: “Haven’t you read. . .that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’?”
(Matthew 19:4,5). He pointed out that the only alternative to heterosexual marriage is celibacy for the kingdom of heaven’s sake
(Matthew 19:10–12).

C.  Homosexual behavior is sin that comes under divine judgment.

The name of the ancient city of Sodom14 has become a synonym for homosexual behavior. While other evils existed in this community, sodomy was prominent. The homosexuals of Sodom were so depraved that they threatened homosexual rape of Lot’s guests. “Bring them [“the men who came to you”] out to us so that we can have sex15 with them,” Lot was told
(Genesis 19:5). The biblical record indicates that the mob became violent and tried to break down the door of Lot’s house. Only divine intervention spared Lot and his household from their evil intentions, and God subsequently destroyed both Sodom and the neighboring city of Gomorrah
(Genesis 19:4–11,24,25).

God’s punishment of these cities was of such severity that it is used as an illustration of divine judgment by both Peter
(2 Peter 2:6) and Jude (verse 7). Jude’s commentary is particularly apt,
“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.”

The Book of Judges (Judges 19:1–30) records an incident in the ancient Benjamite city of Gibeah that has many similarities to the sin of Sodom. Certain “wicked men of the city”
(Judges 19:22) sought to force a visiting Levite male into homosexual acts16 with them. Denied their insistent requests, the attackers finally settled for vicious sexual abuse and gang-rape17 of the Levite’s concubine that resulted in her death
(Judges 19:25–30). The other tribes of Israel found the crime so repugnant that when the tribe of Benjamin refused to surrender the offenders, they eventually went to war— decimating the Benjamites
(Judges 20:1-48).

These are particularly notorious examples of homosexual expression that undoubtedly most homosexual persons today would repudiate. It should be understood that while expressing abhorrence at such rapacious perversion, the biblical writers do not imply that heterosexuals are not capable of sexual atrocities nor that every homosexual is as depraved as the residents of those ancient cities. Nor should modern Christians draw those implications. It is important to note, however, that wherever homosexuality occurs in the biblical record it is an occasion of scandal and judgment. Homosexuality is never viewed in a positive light.

The biblical writers make it clear that practicing homosexuals, along with sexually immoral heterosexuals and all other unrepentant sinners, will not inherit the kingdom of God
(1 Corinthians 6:9,10). Paul also described homosexual conduct as one evidence of God’s judgment for humankind’s corporate rebellion against Him
(Romans 1:26,27). Jesus himself was explicit that at the end of the age
“the Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth”
(Matthew 13:40–42).

II.  Homosexual Behavior Is Sin For Which Reconciliation Is Possible.

While Scripture makes it clear homosexual behavior is sin and comes under the judgment of God, it also indicates that those who are guilty of homosexual behavior or any other sin can be reconciled to God
(2 Corinthians 5:17–21).

In the church at Corinth were former homosexuals who had been delivered from the power of sin by the grace of God. In
1 Corinthians 6:9, Paul listed homosexuals along with immoral heterosexuals as those who cannot inherit the kingdom of God. His grammar implies continuing sexually immoral activity until their conversion. Verse 11 follows with a powerful contrast,
“And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” They had been homosexuals in orientation and behavior, but now through the power of God’s Spirit their lives were radically transformed.

Scripture makes clear that the efficacy of the death and resurrection of Christ is unlimited for those who accept it. There is no stain of sin so dark that it cannot be cleansed. John the Baptist announced, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”
(John 1:29).

The apostle Paul wrote, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
(2 Corinthians 5:21).

The apostle John wrote, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness”
(1 John 1:9).

Through the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit, people, regardless of the nature of their sin, can be made new creations in Christ Jesus
(2 Corinthians 5:17). God’s plan of salvation is the same for all. The homosexual who wants to be delivered from the penalty and power of sin must come to God in the same way all sinners must come to God, in the same way all who are now His children have come for deliverance from their sins.

The act of turning to God for salvation includes both repentance and faith. Jesus is both Savior and Lord. He is the one who forgives our sin as we believe in Him and repent. Repentance represents a change of mind in which there is a turning from sin in both attitude and behavior. Jesus is also the One whose lordship we affirm in holy living. “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God”
(1 Thessalonians 4:3-5).

Like the Philippian jailer who asked what he had to do to be saved, those desiring salvation must believe in the Lord Jesus Christ
(Acts 16:30,31)— believe that He can save from the power as well as the penalty of sin. Obedient faith, like repentance, is a condition of salvation.

III. A Word to the Church.

Of fundamental importance for every individual, including those who struggle with homosexual temptation or behavior, is the need for reconciliation with God through His Son Jesus Christ.

Believers who struggle with homosexual temptations must be encouraged and strengthened by fellow Christians
(Galatians 6:1,2). Likewise, they should be taught that temptation is universal, that temptation itself is not sin, and that temptation can be resisted and overcome
(1 Corinthians 10:13; Hebrews 12:1–6).

The moral imperatives of Scripture are incumbent upon all persons. However, believers should not be surprised that unbelievers do not honor God and do not recognize the Bible as a rightful claim on their lives and conduct
(1 Corinthians 1:18). Peter writes clearly of the conflict and contrast between believer and unbeliever in his first letter:

"Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin. As a result, he does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do— living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. They think it strange that you do not plunge with them into the same flood of dissipation, and they heap abuse on you. But they will have to give account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead"
(1 Peter 4:1–5).
As Christians we must both exhort believers to live in moral purity and express in word and deed Christ’s love for the lost. Aware of the claims of God on every aspect of our lives, we must emphasize that we are called to holiness. To unbelievers we must reach out with compassion and humility. We must hold no malice toward, or fear of, homosexuals— such attitudes are not of Christ. At the same time we must not condone sexual behavior God has defined as sinful.

Christians should also do all they can to assist the person who has struggled with homosexual behaviors to find deliverance. Change is not always easy but it is possible. It may require the help of others in the body of Christ, such as counselors and pastors, as well as a supportive church fellowship. Christian organizations are also available to help those who seek to change their lifestyles.

We desire all to be reconciled to God— to experience the peace and joy that stems from the forgiveness of sin through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. God does not want any to perish in their sins; He invites all to accept His offer of eternal life
(John 3:16). As part of His church, we issue that invitation to life in Christ to everyone
.

Notes:

1The term homosexuality is frequently used to describe both orientation and behavior. In this paper, homosexual orientation is understood to mean sexual attraction to other members of the same sex. Homosexual behavior is understood to mean participation in same-sex genital acts. Homosexual orientation may pose temptations to lustful thinking and behavior, like heterosexual temptations, that are not necessarily acted upon and that may be resisted and overcome in the power of the Holy Spirit. Only homosexual lust and homosexual behaviors are understood in this study to be sinful.

2This paper is a revision of a position paper issued in 1979. Since that time revisionist interpretations of crucial biblical passages bearing on this subject have been widely circulated and debated.

3All biblical citations are from the New International Version unless otherwise noted.

4Here meaning to refrain from illicit sexual activity.

5Here meaning sexual faithfulness and exclusivity in marriage.

6The Hebrew word found here, to’ebah, is also used in this chapter of Leviticus for various abominable sexual practices of Israel’s pagan neighbors
(Leviticus 18:26,27,29,30). Elsewhere in the Old Testament it denotes such repugnant practices as idolatry, human sacrifice, and witchcraft. See R. Laird Harris, Gleason L. Archer, and Bruce K. Waltke, eds., Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament (Chicago, Moody Press, 1980), 2:976–77. It is not uncommon for revisionists to attempt to explain away the plain meaning of the text by assuming the homosexual acts to be judged wrong only because they were associated with pagan religious practices forbidden to Israel. However, nothing in the passages cited supports this interpretation and the fact that homosexual practice is implicitly or explicitly condemned wherever it appears in the biblical text negates this interpretation.

7“[N]atural intercourse,” New Revised Standard Version (NRSV); Greek chresis has to do with sexual intercourse in such contexts. See A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and other Early Christian Literature, 3rd edition, revised and edited by Frederick William Danker (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), 1089.

8Ibid.

9Greek aschemosyne, “shameless deed.” See A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 147.

10It is important to note that Scripture is even-handed in condemning heterosexual sins as well. Along with homosexuality, the apostle Paul includes such heterosexual sins as adultery, fornication, and prostitution. (See also such passages as
Galatians 5:19–21 and 1 Timothy 1:10.) The Assemblies of God stands against all sexual immorality, heterosexual or homosexual, and calls all participants to repentance.

11“[M]ale prostitutes” is translated from the Greek plural of malakos; “homosexual offenders” is translated from the plural of arsenokoites. The terms are defined respectively as “the passive male partner in sexual intercourse” and “the male partner in sexual intercourse” in Johannes P. Louw and Eugene A. Nida, eds., Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament Based on Semantic Domains. Second Edition (New York: United Bible Societies; 1988, 1989) 1:772. See also the respective entries in A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature.

12Plural of arsenokoites.

13New American Standard Bible.

14Some modern interpreters claim that Sodom was condemned in Scripture only for its general wickedness, not for a reputation of pervasive homosexual behavior. They also conclude from
Hebrews 13:2 (“some people have entertained angels without knowing it”) and
Matthew 10:14,15 (“shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town”) that the sin of Sodom was nothing more than inhospitality. It is further claimed that even if the references to Sodom describe homosexual behavior, it is actually male rape, not consensual homosexual relations, that are denounced. While the Genesis account does not answer all our questions, it is clear from the story itself and the many references in both Testaments that promiscuous and violent homosexuality is in view.

15“[H]ave sex” is in this context an accurate translation of the Hebrew "yada", which means “to know” but is frequently used as a euphemism for sexual intercourse
(Genesis 4:1, NRSV). The word is also used to denote sodomy
(Genesis 19:5; Judges 19:22) and rape (Judges 19:25). See Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament, 1:366.

16Hebrew yada. See previous note.

17Hebrew yada. See previous notes.

All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®; NIV®.
Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.
Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved.
©2001 by the Assemblies of God
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Printed in the United States of America.
Quantities of this position paper can be ordered in booklet format by asking for item #34-4181.
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This statement is the report of the committee to study homosexuality. The report was adopted by the Assemblies of God General Presbytery, August 14, 1979. This report was revised by the General Presbytery on August 6, 2001."
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Gay Blade by Chick Comics

Here's a Chick Comic Tract, The Gay Blade, that deals with the sin of homosexuality, how homosexuals can repent, turn from their sins and be saved.

Chick Publications has a nice selection of tract booklets for Christians to purchase and distribute to those who are lost. They have many good comic type booklets that are very effective. You can view their complete listing at www.chick.com. All of their booklets are copywrited so please purchase from them rather than printing your own.























Chick Publications has 3 more tract booklets that deal with the gay lifestyle. Here are just a few pages from each as a sampler.











"What is morally wrong can never be politically right"
- Lord Shaftesbury

Gay Marriage?

It appears to me that gay marriage is only going deeper into sin than wanting to be delivered from it. In this regard I share my opinion on the matter.

With the word "marriage" also comes acceptance, love, respect, decency, and the approval of God. Sounds good, doesn't it? So what's the problem? The problem is that the evil of their actions contradict the character of God's holiness. That is why homosexual marriages are NOT blessed by God or the church. Marriage is a religious institution and God is the Third Person of the Eternal Triangle.

You can read more about The History of Marriage As Seen In The Bible at
Dictionary.com

"Contrary to popular belief
I don't hate anyone who is gay"
-God

The Sin of Self-Will

Who created marriage? God did in the Garden of Eden between Adam and Eve. God sanctioned their union there. God accepts this kind of marriage. No matter how hard any unrepentant and practicing homosexual tries- he or she will never have God's approval or blessing on their gay marriage. They can justify themselves, change the laws of the land, bend weak politicians inside and outside of the church to their political will, and persecute others into accepting their rebellion- but they never will have God's approval or blessing on their gay marriage. Why? Is it because God hates them? No, quite the contrary- God loves them because He is their creator. Where, then, have they gone wrong? The answer is that they want to do it their own way rather than God's way. They have chosen to rebel against their Creator. But they seem so sincere, passionate, prideful, forceful, and emotional about their cause and they think that they are right. How can they be so wrong? Satan has deceived them. Do you have any scripture of any similar incident in the bible where such self-will was so wrong but seemed so right?

Let's take another look into the Bible. Adam and Eve had 2 sons. One was named Cain and the other was named Abel. They each knew the Lord and they knew what was right and wrong. They knew what pleased God- especially at offering time. Abel offered a blood sacrifice looking forward to Christ's sacrifice and his offering was accepted by God. He came the right way. However, Cain in his self-will decided to do things his own way. He was going to force God to bend to his will or force God into accepting him on his own terms. Consequently, he offered to God vegetables from a cursed earth. This offering seemed right to Cain. Cain knew he was right- he was sure God would accept it. But, you see, he wasn't doing it God's way. What was the result? God rejected Cain's offering. What happened then? Cain got angry. What happened then? Cain persecuted his brother. It's not a pretty picture, is it? And it all goes back to the evil intentions of the human heart. Mankind wants his own way apart from God's way.

Here's the story from the Bible so you can read it yourself:

Now Adam slept with his wife, Eve, and she became pregnant. When the time came, she gave birth to Cain, and she said, "With the LORD's help, I have brought forth a man!" Later she gave birth to a second son and named him Abel. When they grew up, Abel became a shepherd, while Cain was a farmer. At harvesttime Cain brought to the LORD a gift of his farm produce, while Abel brought several choice lambs from the best of his flock. The LORD accepted Abel and his offering, but he did not accept Cain and his offering. This made Cain very angry and dejected.
"Why are you so angry?"
the LORD asked him.
"Why do you look so dejected? You will be accepted if you respond in the right way. But if you refuse to respond correctly, then watch out! Sin is waiting to attack and destroy you, and you must subdue it."
Later Cain suggested to his brother, Abel, "Let's go out into the fields." And while they were there, Cain attacked and killed his brother. Afterward the LORD asked Cain,
"Where is your brother? Where is Abel?"
"I don't know!" Cain retorted. "Am I supposed to keep track of him wherever he goes?" But the LORD said,
"What have you done? Listen- your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground! You are hereby banished from the ground you have defiled with your brother's blood. No longer will it yield abundant crops for you, no matter how hard you work! From now on you will be a homeless fugitive on the earth, constantly wandering from place to place."
Cain replied to the LORD, "My punishment is too great for me to bear! You have banished me from my land and from your presence; you have made me a wandering fugitive..."
(Genesis 4:1-14).

Holding Out the Word of Hope

The Holy Bible informs us that each of us is lost. Each of us is separated from God by our own sins. It's like we were drowning in a rough sea. Won't someone please throw us a life raft so we don't perish? And then a Person does just that. Christ offers us His life and if we will accept it we won't be lost in a devil's hell.

One evangelist defined witnessing as "one beggar sharing his bread with another beggar." In other words, we are all sinners- some worse than others. For those of us who literally have Jesus Christ living in our hearts, we take the Lord's Great Commission seriously. We love the Lord and want to share Him with others so they will be inwardly blessed just like we are. The Lord has to be the One dealing with any homosexual's heart. The Lord is his or her creator and is the only One who can transform their heart. You and I cannot do that. But we are commanded to share Christ, His love, and His Word with others. You can only do that if the homosexual is willing to listen. If that person justifies his or her sin and refuses to listen then go your way in peace and pray for that person.

Any individual has needs just like you and I do. He or she needs to be loved first and foremost. Psychologists tell us that if you take a human baby and withhold love from it- it will die. So love is very important to each of us as we journey through this earth with Heaven as our goal. So, let's show love to a repentant homosexual person and love him or her into Christ's kingdom. Next, let's be kind to them and do them good. Our goal is to always strive to do what is right and what is best. Is that also your goal?

I knew a repentant homosexual a few years ago. He had accepted Christ as his saviour and was a member of an evangelical church. He had married and had children. He had given up his homosexual lifestyle and told me that it was hard for him to do but Christ was helping him one day at a time. He was living in victory and I could not help but be proud of him for his right lifestyle decisions based upon God's Word.

"Finally, dear brothers and sisters, we urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live in a way that pleases God, as we have taught you. You are doing this already, and we encourage you to do so more and more. For you remember what we taught you in the name of the Lord Jesus. God wants you to be holy, so you should keep clear of all sexual sin. Then each of you will control your body and live in holiness and honor- not in lustful passion as the pagans do, in their ignorance of God and his ways. Never cheat a Christian brother in this matter by taking his wife, for the Lord avenges all such sins, as we have solemnly warned you before. God has called us to be holy, not to live impure lives. Anyone who refuses to live by these rules is not disobeying human rules but is rejecting God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you"
(1 Thessalonians 4:1-8).

It's important that you invite Jesus Christ into your heart. He will wash away all your sins and make you feel clean inside. He can take away those guilt feelings that have been eating at you for so long. He will give you peace in your heart that you have been searching for. He can turn your life around for you and help you get started in the right direction. He's a wonderful Person for you to know and a great friend that won't abandon you.

Here's what God's Word says about the lives of the saved versus the unsaved:
"Dear children, don't let anyone deceive you about this: When people do what is right, it is because they are righteous, even as Christ is righteous. But when people keep on sinning, it shows they belong to the Devil, who has been sinning since the beginning. But the Son of God came to destroy these works of the Devil. Those who have been born into God's family do not sin, because God's life is in them. So they can't keep on sinning, because they have been born of God. So now we can tell who are children of God and who are children of the Devil. Anyone who does not obey God's commands and does not love other Christians does not belong to God."
(1 John 3:7-10).


Clicking on these links will take you off of the BOW website, so please

Janet Boynes' Testimony

Alan Chamber's Testimony

More of Alan Chamber's Testimony

Testimony of Darlene Bogle

Luis Carrera's Testimony

Articles on How to Find Salvation

A Bible Study on Holiness

Sexual Addiction
If you are struggling with sex addiction there is help for you.

Does God Own You?

Origin and Healing of Homosexual Attractions and Behaviors

A Mention About Courage
A Catholic group of men with same-sex attraction who support each other in living a chaste life

SIA- Survivors of Incest Anonymous

Exodus International, a leading outreach and support ministry to homosexuals

Coming Out Straight: Understanding and Healing Homosexuality

Restoring Wholeness

An article ministering to homosexuals

Healing For Homosexuals Through His Church

A Book For Homosexual Healing

A research article on homosexuality

Church resistance is stiffening (a 2008 article revealing the gay plan)

Chick Publications Has Some Web Pages Dealing With Relevant Issues:

How Does It Happen? The Path to Perversion

Is This Hate?

UN Homosexual Group Calls For "Showdown With Religion"

How America is Going Downhill

TV Producers of Moral Subversion

Homosexuals Working Hard to Recruit Our Kids

Preference or Orientation?

Public Schools New Recruiting Field for Homosexuals

Links to Gay Marriage Articles

Homosexual Marriage?— What’s the Big Deal?

Homosexual "Marriage" Spreading

Wellington Boone: Refuting Gay Marriage

An apologetics article

Click here to see a persecution video

The Episcopal Church Homosexual Controversy

An interesting webpage

An apologetics article against same sex marriage

An Apologetics Press article

Another Apologetics Press article

A Catholic article against gay marriage

A Life Way article

A Stone Wall Revisited article

Additional Links

A Kennedy article

A Dobbins article

The homosexual agenda in public schools

Homosexuality & the Bible by Stephen Bennett

Clay's article

Driven to Darkness article by David Wilkerson

Another article by David Wilkerson

Is God Overlooking the Sins of America? article by David Wilkerson

A Good Report article by David Wilkerson

A Faith Writer's article

A Christianity Today article

A Florida Baptist Witness article

Liberty Counsel's website for the latest news on local persecution against Christians

Is There A Gay Gene? by Jeffrey Satinover

The Fading Gay Gene

Was a Homosexual Born that way?

Homosexual Theology article by Kerby Anderson

This is the Way God Made Me article by Brad Harrub

The Devil in Disguise By Wendy Griffith CBN News

Who Jesus Really Was

A Bible Study About Sin

A Bible Study on Holiness


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All the information contained on this web page is my personal opinion. I base my stance on the information contained in the Holy Bible. If you disagree with the Bible then take your complaints to God because He is it's ultimate Author. I understand that the topic of homosexuality is a controversial one that deeply affects the personal lives of many. I understand that people who self-identify as gays and lesbians want to be treated with "respect, compassion, and sensitivity." If you want my respect, you have to earn it first. I understand the liberal and false view that the church's traditional stance on homosexuality is outmoded or inhumane. And I understand that some lemon therapists regularly tell those seeking healing from homosexuality that the Church's teaching on homosexuality is insensitive to homosexuals, unscientific, and erroneous. But all the issues of life come forth from the heart. How is your heart? I also know that any repentant homosexual can be forgiven by God and receive healing. It's a personal choice, isn't it! If you follow this road in sincerity, you can have my respect, love, and fellowship. I've made my choice. What's your choice?


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