What is morally wrong with Homosexuality?

What is morally wrong with Homosexuality? 

by Patrick McDonald MRav

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What is morally wrong with Homosexuality? 

by Patrick McDonald MRav

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What is morally wrong with Homosexuality? Before I get to your questions I think what must first be determined is that we both hold to different moral standards. What is acceptable in your opinion may not be acceptable in mine. So this leads to an un-level playing field. But I do know what my morals consist of and are guided by. I believe in the G-d of Avraham, Yitzchak, and Ya’akov, I believe that HE is G-d, and that HIS Word, the Bible is now and always has been our moral guide: And that through and with that same Word, my “MORAL Values” are set. I want it made very clear and understood here. I am specifically addressing the activities of homosexuality, and NOT the individuals. Any assumption to the contrary is just lashon hara/evil speech and stupid. Now the word homosexuality or homosexual will not be found in the original scripture texts as the word did not exist even in English until first used in print around 1869. It is a compound word from
homogeneal, homogeneous; meaning of the same kind or nature.
And
sexual; Pertaining to sex or the sexes; distinguishing the sex; … as sexual characteristics, sexual intercourse. [Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary of the English Language G & C Merriam Company Library of Congress Catalog Card number 91-179826isbn:978-0-912498-03-4]So in essence the word in its common usage means same kind or same genus (gender)sexual intercourse. Such as boy – boy, girl – girl. And here in lies the issue. According to my standard of morals (guided by the Bible as my moral standard) this is an unacceptable behavior/relationship/activity. And it is definitely not a “normal” nor “healthy” sexual activity. Terms used to describe homosexual activities in TaNaKh/Old testament;
kelev = cur, dog, worthless as a dog
t’naof = commit adultery
v’etzakhar lo tishkhav mishkhve ishah = not man to lie with as lies with woman
v’ish asher yishkhav etzakhar mishkhve ishah = man who lies with man as lieswith woman
S’dom = sodomy, sodomite
et tov’avoutayikh = detestable things of you.

In the Bible, the act of lying with a man as one does a woman; ie: homosexual acts are forbidden as immoral sexual activities in several areas.1)It violates one of the 10 commandments: Exodus 20:14 – Do not commit adultery. Deuteronomy 5:18 – Do not commit adultery. In Hebrew
ףאנת אל means lo t’naof lo meaning No, do not, not and t’naof meaning to commit adultery. So literally means not to commit adultery. Adultery: a violation of the marriage bed; all manner of lewdness or un-chastity Adulterate: counterfeit, debased, tainted, corrupted, idolatrous So immediately we see that the homosexual act violates even the basic of G-d’s commandments. By definition and description the homosexual act is also adultery, because it violates the marriage bed, but let’s move on.
Genesis 1:27-28 cjb So G-d created humankind in his own image; in the image of G-d he created him: male and female he created them.(28) G-d blessed them: G-d said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea, the birds in the air and every living creature that crawls on the earth.”
OK so we see here that G-d made mankind (the Hebrew word for man/mankind is adamah) in his own image, and he created them, male and female. OK he specifically made them so they could be fruitful and multiply. Now I’m sorry but there is no way for two males to “naturally” be fruitful and multiply. Or two women for that matter: Thus immediately violating G-d’s design for mankind. Now as we continue, in Leviticus/Vayikra 18 we have specific rules regarding sex, sexual activity etc, the entire chapter is about what is not allowed as far as sexual relations/activities are concerned, but specifically in verse 22 it says:
Leviticus 18:22 cjb “‘You are not to go to bed with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination.
Well that is pretty straight forward, does not leave any room for doubt. It seems to answer the first question quite well. But let’s continue. In Leviticus/Vayikra 20 verse 13 the prohibition is repeated, and with stronger wording explaining the consequence of the action. Not only is it an abomination, but it brings the penalty of death.

Leviticus 20:13 cjb If a man goes to bed with a man as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they must be put to death; their blood is on them.
Now this shows the penalty is death. Now G-d was so serious about people not sinning he had ONE penalty, death. This death in the days of Avraham was stoning, fire, separating them from Yisra’el, now it is the physical separation from G-d, a spiritual death if you will and life everlasting torment after our physical death.
Deuteronomy 23:17-18 KJV (17) There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.(18) Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the (19) L-RD thy G-d for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the L-RD thy God.
So we have scripture telling us there would be NO sodomites, No prostitutes from the Children of G-d, and that even the money earned by a female prostitute or a cur (translated incorrectly as a dog, due to the fact that the term kelev = cur was a worthless man or as a curse “worthless as a dog” referring to male prostitutes.) into the Temple, because both the whore and the sodomite were abominations before G-d. So according to the TaNaKh/Old Testament G-d considers the sexual union of male -male, or female – female an abomination. That pretty much means it is morally wrong and very offensive to G-d. But let’s continue on, The union of a man and woman, i.e.; marriage was specified in the Bible as we see here,
Genesis 2:24 cjb: This is why a man is to leave his father and mother and stick with his wife, and they are to be one flesh. Matthew 19:3-9 cjb (3) Some P’rushim came and tried to trap him by asking, “Is it permitted for a man to divorce his wife on any ground whatever?” (4) He replied, “Haven’t you read that at the beginning the Creator made them male and female,(5) and that he said, `For this reason a man should leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two are to become one flesh’? (6) Thus they are no longer two, but one. So then, no one should split apart what G-d has joined together.” (7) They said to him, “Then why did Moshe give the commandment that a man should hand his wife a get and divorce her?” (8) He answered, “Moshe allowed you to divorce your wives because your hearts are so hardened. But this is not how it was at the beginning.(9) Now what I say to you is that whoever divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery!” Mark 10:4-9 cjb (4) They said, “Moshe allowed a man to hand his wife a get and divorce her.” (5) But Yeshua said to them, “He wrote this commandment for you because of your hardheartedness.(6) However, at the beginning of creation, G-d made them male and female.(7) For this reason, a man should leave his father and mother and be united with his wife,(8) and the two are to become one flesh. Thus they are no longer two, but one.(9) So then, no one should break apart what G-d has joined together.” Ephesians 5:31 cjb (31) “Therefore a man will leave his father and mother and remain with his wife, and the two will become one.”
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 GNT (9)ἢ ουκ οἴδατε ὅτι ἄδικοι βασιλε αν Θεο ου κληρονομ σο σι; μ πλαν σθε· οὔτεπ ρνοι οὔτε ε δωλολ τραι οὔτε μοιχο οὔτε μαλακο οὔτε ρσενοκο ται
(10) οὔτε κλ πται οὔτε πλεον κται οὔτε μ θ σοι ου λο δοροι ουχ ἅρπαγες βασιλε ανΘεο ου κληρονομ σο σι.
In this letter to the people of Corinth Rav Shaul/Paul, is very specific in his speech and choice of words. Here is the literal translation out of Greek.
(9) Or know you not that unrighteous men; the kingdom of G-d will not inherit? Be not led astray; not fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers nor catamites/effeminate nor sodomites nor thieves (10) nor covetous persons, not drunkards, not revilers, not rapacious persons, the kingdom of G-d inherit.
Now in Romans;
Romans 1:18-32 cjb (18) What is revealed is G-d’s anger from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people who in their wickedness keep suppressing the truth; (19) because what is known about G-d is plain to them, since G-d has made it plain to them.(20) For ever since the creation of the universe his invisible qualities – both his eternal power and his divine nature – have been clearly seen, because they can be understood from what he has made. Therefore, they have no excuse; (21) because, although they know who G-d is, they do not glorify him as G-d or thank him. On the contrary, they have become futile in their thinking; and their undiscerning hearts have become darkened.(22) Claiming to be wise, they have become fools! (23) In fact, they have exchanged the glory of the immortal G-d for mere images, like a mortal human being, or like birds, animals or reptiles! (24) This is why God has given them up to the vileness of their hearts’ lusts, to the shameful misuse of each other’s bodies.(25) They have exchanged the truth of G-d for falsehood, by worshipping and serving created things, rather than the Creator – praised be he forever. Amen.(26) This is why G-d has given them up to degrading passions; so that their women exchange natural sexual relations for unnatural; (27) and likewise the men, giving up natural relations with the opposite sex, burn with passion for one another, men committing shameful acts with other men and receiving in their own persons the penalty appropriate to their perversion. (28) In other words, since they have not considered G-d worth knowing, G-d has given them up to worthless ways of thinking; so that they do improper things.(29) They are filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and vice; stuffed with jealousy, murder, quarrelling, dishonesty and ill-will; they are gossips,(30) slanderers, haters of G-d; they are insolent, arrogant and boastful; they plan evil schemes; they disobey their parents; (31) they are brainless, faithless, heartless and ruthless.(32) They know well enough G-d’s righteous decree that people who do such things deserve to die; yet not only do they keep doing them, but they applaud others who do the same.
See your activities are considered godlessness, all through scripture. You are wanting others to accept your “life-style” as normal. You want us to put aside our morals, our values to accept your activities as normal. Scientifically, physiologically, psychologically, Biblically, and by the natural order of biology, the human was not designed for homosexual – same sex intercourse. G-d said it was a perversion, an abomination, other cultures have deemed it the same. Some of those were non theological/religious societies and cultures. The cultures that did however consider it “normative” have all died out or been destroyed. So just because a relatively small segment of the population of this earth considers it acceptable, does not mean it is, nor does it mean we should accept it if it goes against our morals.
Galatians 5:19-21 cjb (19) And it is perfectly evident what the old nature does. It expresses itself in sexual immorality, impurity and indecency; (20) involvement with the occult and with drugs; in feuding, fighting, becoming jealous and getting angry; in selfish ambition, factionalism, intrigue (21) and envy; in drunkenness, orgies and things like these. I warn you now as I have warned you before: those who do such things will have no share in the Kingdom of G-d!
Galatians 5:19-21 KJV (for comparison)
(19) Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these ; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,(20) Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,(21) Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.2 Corinthians 12:21 cjb (21) I am afraid that when I come again, my G-d may humiliate me in your presence, and that I will be grieved over many of those who sinned in the past and have not repented of the impurity, fornication and debauchery that they have engaged in. Ephesians 4:19 cjb (19) They have lost all feeling, so they have abandoned themselves to sensuality, practicing any kind of impurity and always greedy for more. Ephesians 5:5 cjb (5) For of this you can be sure: every sexually immoral, impure or greedy person – that is, every idol-worshipper – has no share in the Kingdom of the Messiah and of God. Colossians 3:5-6 cjb (5) Therefore, put to death the earthly parts of your nature – sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed (which is a form of idolatry); (6) for it is because of these things that G-d’s anger is coming on those who disobey him.
See disobedience to G-d is not only an abomination, but also a form of idolatry, because you put you lust for an un-natural act above that which is good. You choose to focus on what makes you “feel” good, whether or not it is safe and good for you. The moral standard that I follow says what you do, your life-style, are wrong, and thus not part of my world, or societal family. But overall, your issue is not with “Christians” or “Believers” per say but with G-d, and He has given His opinion and rules over 3,000 years ago, on the matter. What most homosexual’s see as hate, is not hate, but disgust and dislike for a life style that is morally incompatible with their lives. It goes against our very belief and faith. If we did not care, if we did not love you as a fellow human, we would not continue to pray for your salvation and deliverance from your life-style. And since we do not accept you and your life-style as normal and acceptable, we are labeled as haters. We do not hate you, but we do hate your life-style, we hate being called haters when in fact we are not.
Now granted there are some who like Fred Phelps and others who openly hate and attack anyone who does not fit in their narrow guidelines. But those are not representative of the majority of believers. And in my opinion are not Believers/Christians, because according to the very Word that they claim to follow, their hate tactics and speech and activities are wrong;
1 John 3:15 cjb (15) Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him.1 John 4:20 cjb (20) If anyone says, “I love G-d,” and hates his brother, he is a liar. For if a person does not love his brother, whom he has seen, then he cannot love G-d, whom he has not seen.
So basically there is in a nutshell what is morally wrong with homosexuality. As the previous section plainly shows, G-d does not condone or accept any form of Idolatry. And He is a loving G-d to those who love Him and follow His commandments. He loves those who have turned from sin and resisted the temptation. He provided away of salvation for all mankind, if they will just simply follow His guidelines. Why should G-d love a relationship which is idolatrous and mocks Him? Since the beginning of time His design was for a union to be between a man and a woman. And the two shall become one flesh. They will multiply. G-d loves you enough to have given you a way out, a way to salvation of your soul, and messengers to bring you the message. Even at the risk of abuse from you. Why wouldn’t G-d condemn a relationship that is an abomination in His eyes? We as a society condemn, murder, rape, theft, speeding, jaywalking, double parking, incest, pedophilia, arson, illegal/illicit drug use (sales, possession), trespass, along with thousands of other “crimes” against man and society, all of which have supporters who claim that each of those “crimes” are OK in their opinion, but that does not make it right to violate the law, nor demand that it is accepted. What it all comes down to is this: You want some sort of justification as to why your relationship is OK so that you can continue it. In the Word of G-d, the Bible, there is no justification for sinning against G-d. Jesus/Yeshua/G-d will not live where there is sin. You cannot be a Believer/Christian and be an unrepentant sinner. You have to choose, G-d or the sin.
On the chance that what we, Christians/(Believers in the G-d of Avraham, Yitzchak, and Ya’akov) are correct and you have been told these things which we perceive as truth, and you openly reject them by actions, deed’s activities, or sin, you will receive the punishment of death, which is separation from a loving and caring G-d, who has given mankind/adamah more chances than it deserves. If we are not right, we still have lived an excellent morally balanced life with purpose and focus, and still have lost nothing and gained everything. Either way I can only share with you what I know, present the facts as I understand them, and in the end it is your choice. For many of you this is the first time you have been presented these facts, for others it is just a repeat of information you have already received or researched on your own. Please take this seriously, I care for each of you, and it does not matter whether I know your name or not. I do not want to see you go to hell. But it comes down in the end to a choice. YOU have to choose do you want LIFE, or Death. B”H
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I myself can not add one word to this article for its completeness and accuracy out of a loving heart for a brother who has wondered off the narrow path, Mt.7:13-14; Jms.5:19Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 20Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

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