This sounds a bit like someone asking me “What do I think of our local member of Parliament?” Well homosexuals and lesbians could be like that to God and if they did meet sometime I guess God would say: “Hullo, I do hope that you will accept my free gift of salvation.” (That’s forgiveness of sin and a free ticket to heaven and eternal life with God and Jesus.)
It is important that this answer includes homosexuals and homosexuals who engage in homosexual sex. They are different.
Homosexuals and lesbians are created along with all other humans who may be different to most e.g., God told Moses to go and confront the Pharaoh of Egypt and demand that he let the Israelites go from slavery in Egypt. Moses didn’t want to go. Moses said, “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” The Lord said to him, “Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I the Lord. Now go; I will help you speak and teach you what to say.” (Genesis Ch. 4 verses 10 to 12)
I have never heard a preacher talk on that subject; people who are disabled and different, homosexuals included. It may be just too difficult a subject to talk about. They are different, but God loves them all.
A few thoughts from me, ‘The Answerer’, about disability in a family. I am now more than 80 years old, have been in a wheelchair for over 40 years after a fall at home. I was, for seven years, a teacher in ‘Special Education’ which is education for kids with disabilities of many kinds. I have observed that people who are not disabled, always healthy, have a reasonable job and enjoy ‘having fun’ know nothing of hardship. They mostly, do not know what it is like to be in hospital for weeks or months on end, always having to be careful to not fall or injure oneself, so they often get to be uncaring of others and even careless, drive like hell and often drink far too much. Other people can know what pain is, have long spells in hospital and are unable to enjoy life – to be FREE! These people, often the parents, truly care for others, are compassionate and never inflict pain or put others at risk. So, having disabled people around may be a part of God’s plans for people to be caring and learn compassion for those less fortunate. No child, or adult, wants to be disabled in any way.
However the practise of homosexuality is condemned in scripture. In the ‘Rules’ in Leviticus it says :”Do not lie with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.” (Leviticus Chapter 18; verse 22) A different translation reads: “Homosexuality is absolutely forbidden, for it is an enormous sin” (Lev.18:22 The Living Bible). That is homosexual sexual activity.
The heathen Canaanites were a very wicked people and seemed to love doing what was wrong and that included a great deal of homosexual sex. God was angry with them and destroyed the city of Sodom with fire. It’s quite a story. (Genesis Ch.19:verses 1-29) That’s where the word Sodomy and Sodomites comes from. Be warned if you are inclined that way. God is not mocked and homosexual sex He does not approve of.
I believe a homosexual or lesbian should refrain from sexual activity because God can see everything. And the Bible says many times that we will all stand before God to answer for our wrongdoing and that includes deliberate sins of ANY SORT!
We all are guilty of some sort of sin. Some ‘Banksters’, bad ‘Financial advisors’, and various financial swindlers are all sinners too. There is no exemption for certain sins. Only God has the ability and power to forgive them, and He will forgive us – if we ask Him. That is guaranteed. See (1 John 1:9) ‘God bless’.
A mirth moment: In the story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah God told Lot and his family to “…flee, and do not look back.” (to see the fire from heaven). Well the Bible says that Lot’s wife did look back and “…turned into a pillar of salt”.
Joke: Bill Smith’s wife was out driving and saw a new shop so she turned her head and looked back. She turned into a lamp post. Crunch!!
All bible references are from The Living Bible,Tyndale House Publishers, 1974, The New International Version, 1978,New York International Bible Society; and The Bible For Today(Contemporary English Version, The Bible Society in Australia 1995),and THE NEW ENGLISH BIBLE. Oxford University press, 1961.