The Bible and Homosexuality (Part I)

Part of God's Judgment on Sodom Had to Do with Its Homosexual Practices

The first place we see homosexuality mentioned in Scripture is in the account of the judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah. Angels in the guise of mem arrive in Sodom and are invited to stay at the home of Lot, Abraham’s nephew.

The homosexuals of the city demand that Lot send out the men for sexual relations. The angels/men make the homosexuals blind to break up the mob.

When judgment falls on Sodom, God was also judging its homosexuality. We see this in the New Testament book of Jude, which says,

And the angels that did not keep within their original authority [under God], but abandoned their proper sphere, He [God] has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for the Judgment of the Great Day. And Sodom, Gomorrah, and the surrounding cities, following a pattern like theirs, committing sexual sins and perversions, lie exposed as a warning of the everlasting fire awaiting those who must undergo punishment.

Those are not very politically correct words. Homosexuality is not simply an alternative lifestyle, according to Scripture. But why is this so? More on that tomorrow.