The institution of marriage is the unique relationship which God designed between an man and a woman to be joined in a special kind of social and legal dependence upon each other for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a family companionship; to dispel the loneliness of celibacy (abstention) that does not allow sexually oriented intimacy between a man and any other creature; to provide a divinely sanctioned sexual relationship; and to provide a legitimate path for the procreation or preservation of humanity
It is written,
“In the beginning, God created the Heaven and the Earth. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Genesis 1:1, 26, 27)
“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And the Lord God said, it is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, this is now bone of my bones, flesh of my flesh: She shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” (Genesis 2:18, 21-24
Then, according to the gospel of John 1:1-4, 10, 14, 36
“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth. And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!”
Jesus the Christ said,
“Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said , for this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and they twain shall be one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder.” (Matthew 19:4-6)
On the other hand, the Bible’s condemnations of homosexual conduct are explicit. The stern warnings of the Levitical Law condemn it. The Apostle Paul, in the New Testament, condemns homosexual acts, lesbian as well as male, and traces both to the sinful exchange and choices fallen man has made in departing from his creators intention.
Here is the biblical message,
“Paul a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God (which he had promised afore by his prophets in the Holy Scriptures.) Concerning his son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name. Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ. First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers; That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me. For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ. For it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that beleiveth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein in the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith. As it is written, the just shall live by faith. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness. Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead. So that they are without excuse. Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful. But became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to the birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections. For even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was met. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness, full on envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity, whispers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful. Who knowing the judgement of God that they would commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same but have pleasure in them that do them.” (Romans 1:1-6, 8, 9, 12, 16-32)
“Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou are that judgest. For wherein thou judgest another, thou cndemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. But we are sure that the judgement of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. And thinkest thou this, o man, that judgest them which do such things and doest the same, that thou shall escape the judgements of God? But unto them that are contentious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first and also of the Gentile. But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first and also to the Gentile. For there is no respect of person with God.” (Romans 2:1-3, 8-11)
Every homosexual act is considered unnatural because it defies the divine will for mankind and flies in the face of God’s creation scheme for human sexual expression. In 1 Corinthians 6:9 it is written, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived, neither fornicators, not idolaters, not adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind.”
And again in 1 Timothy 1:9-11,
“ Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for men stealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.” These scriptures conclude that “practicing” homosexuals are included among the unrighteous who will not inherit the Kingdom of God and are considered lawless and disobedient. Such are immoral persons and sodomites. I seems, beyond reasonable doubt, that homosexual “conduct” is condemned but not homosexual “people” who have brought their flesh to subjection to the will of God as Creator, law-giver, the author and finisher of our faith, and eternal king, the Lord’s condemnation of such behavior is absolutely clear.
The bible says,
“And a highway shall be there, and a way. And it shall be called the way of holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it but it shall be for those, the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.” (Isaiah 35:8)
The treatise I write to you who are in search of absolute truth as given by the authority of the Holy Scriptures, to choose a lifestyle accordingly and escape the judgement of a Loving but just God. He can and will deliver all who come to him in faith, believing.
This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. Howbeit for this cause I obtain mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. Now unto the king eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen” (1 Timothy 1:15-17)
-As written by Prophet S.D. James