Is Homosexuality a Sin?

This question has plagued mankind since biblical times. Today, there seems to be no definitive answer. Some say “yes,” others say “no.” This article will analyze biblical verses, followed by corresponding actions that seek to verify both actions and arguments. Lastly, a definitive answer will be explored–one the world could accept as reality.

Definition of Heterosexuality and Homosexuality?

Merriam-Webster defines heterosexuality as “a person who is sexually or romantically attracted to people of the opposite sex.” Wikipedia expounds on that definition by adding “it also refers to a person’s sense of identity based on those attractions, related behaviors, and membership in a community of others who share those attractions.”

Conversely, homosexuality is defined as “sexual interest in and attraction to members of one’s own sex.”  Culturally, other names (some negative) have been attached to both words. For example, heterosexuals are sometimes referred to as straight people, while homosexuals are called gay, lesbian or queers. Hopefully, the meanings of both words are mentally agreeable to you, and this article will discuss why it matters to many humans how a person defines himself/herself, or whom he/she is attracted to sexually.

The Question: Is Homosexuality a Sin?

The man God created is neither heterosexual, nor homosexual.  He is spiritual.

How does one define sin? Sin is that which is in opposition to the teaching and demonstration of the laws of God. Dictionary. Com says sin is “an immoral act considered to be a transgress against divine law.” Both definitions are relatively the same. The next step involves who or what determines the laws of God. Biblically, Leviticus 18: 22 is one of the closest references to homosexuality. It states: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: It is an abomination.”

Abomination is “a thing that causes disgust or hatred.” There are many things that “humans” hate and find disgusting. What makes homosexuality different from the others? Secondly, who is the person speaking in Leviticus? Answer: Moses. One could argue that during the forty years Moses led the Hebrew children out of Egypt to the Promised Land, he saw many acts of disgust and hatred.

As a praying individual, he went to God for solutions. God touches each of us where we are spiritually, and because much of Moses’ religious beliefs were closely aligned with Hebrew doctrine, his views are sometimes clouded by materiality. So, many of the answers Moses received were laced with human wisdom, not always divine. However, the answers received, made the human situation better than the previous act.

Conversely, Jesus demonstrated the laws of God better than any human who walked the face of the earth. Yet, nowhere in the Bible does he speak or allude to homosexuality. There is a reason for that. The next paragraphs spell it out.

Identification of the Man Created by God

Jesus saw man as “made in the image and likeness of God.” In John 3: 5, 6, he is quoted as saying, “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of flesh is flesh: and that which is born of Spirit is spirit.” What did he mean by those words? Spirit is another name for God, and flesh is that which is mortal. Gaining an understanding of who God is, allows us to grasp Jesus’ analysis of man.

Attributes of God are love, goodness, mercy, kindness, peace, joy, grace, perfection, harmony, intelligence and truth. None of these have anything to do with heterosexuality or homosexuality. The teachings and demonstrations of Jesus were based on words and actions that: “Do unto others, as you would have them do to you; Love one another as I have loved you; Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God; Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Thus, Jesus’ understanding of the man created by God, was not based on a physical structure, but on the spiritual thoughts and ideas man demonstrated day-by-day. Spirituality has no gender.

Jesus healed sin, sickness and death. He saw these as acts against the divine laws of God. Sinful acts are defined by words like hate, control, human power, greed, lying, cheating, discrimination and human pleasures at the detriment of others. Sickness is not God-bestowed, it is manmade, based on the belief that the human body is “the temple of God.” It is not. Death is an illusion, proved by Jesus to be unreal by raising Lazurus, himself and others from the grave. The man God created is neither born, nor dies, he is spiritual and eternal. Because the spiritual man understands his true nature, words like homosexuality and heterosexuality have no divine connection to himself or others.

Homosexuality and Heterosexuality Are Human Labels

Both homosexuality and heterosexuality are human modes of identification. God is not human, and neither is the man he created. Children of God are made in His likeness; so, for man to be human, God would have to be human. Several words that define God are Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle (divine Law), Life, Truth and Love. None of these refer to a gender or “having sex.” Mortal thinking, which is always erroneous, seeks to divide people into groups based of manmade descriptions and actions. God and the man he created are one–one in quality, not quantity. Having sex is a human activity in which God has no knowledge, nor participation.

The man God created is neither homosexual nor heterosexual.  He is made in God's image.
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Conclusion: Is Homosexuality a Sin?

The answer is a resounding No! It is neither a sinful act, nor an act of grace. It is a human act for pleasure, pain or to advance the accumulation of more humans. It is based on the creation of man made from dirt, and woman made from the man’s rib. This is an erroneous account of creation. For man to be created from dirt, God would have to be dirt, because man is made “in his image and likeness.” Homosexuality makes many humans uncomfortable, just as other human acts make people uncomfortable. True comfort is a spiritual quality based on mentally seeing all men as “the sons of God.” With God as our Father, we can only reflect the qualities that make us. . . “godlike.”

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