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CHURCH TRUTHS QUESTION 4
Is it right to ordain homosexuals or condone this habit?
It would seem that human rights are so right in the minds of men that rights have become wrongs. There is not a more clear teaching in all the word of God that this being sin. Leviticus 18:22 "Thou SHALT NOT lie with mankind as with womankind: it is an abomination." This verse alone would tells us what God's attitude is toward this sin. It ought to be so with His people and respectable people everywhere. To add Leviticus 18:25 says, "And the land is defiled: therefore do I visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants." This verse says God will judge the nation that doeth such abominations. So serious was this sin in Israel that God order capital punishment. "Leviticus 20:13 "If a man also lie with mankind as with womankind, both of them have committed abomination; THEY SHALL SURELY BE PUT TO DEATH: and their blood (guilt) shall be upon them." Strong language isn't it? But that is the word of God.
When you come to the New Testament it hasn't changed. Romans 1 put this sin at the bottom of the barrel. Romans 1:27, "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 (improper); and receiving in themselves that recomence of their error which was meet." This verse says that they will reap the sad results of their sin now. What is the results? The next verse spells it out, "..God gave them over to a reprobate mind." That is, a mind of good judgement.
To ordain them to ministry or condone this sin is defying the word of God, and will likewise reap the judgement of God. Hate this sin with an holy hatred; but love the homosexual. Seek their salvation. They can be saved. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
All comments and questions to: Harold Smith
Updated July 2009, by Shelly Allen