Aug 17, 2019 · Bible verses about homosexuality What do you do when a friend comes out and says, “I’m gay?” What do you do when someone who you care about accidentally reveals their sexual orientation that is contrary to what you believe? Let’s refrain from answering these questions at this moment and turn our focus in another direction. The Bible doesn't speak of homosexuality very often; but when it does, it condemns it as sin. Let's take a look. Leviticus 18:22, "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination."1 Leviticus 20:13, "If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman.
At the heart of the claim that the Bible is clear "that homosexuality is forbidden by God" is poor biblical scholarship and a cultural bias read into the Bible. The Bible says nothing about "homosexuality" as an innate dimension of personality. Sexual orientation was not understood in biblical times. God created humans to engage in sex only within the arrangement of marriage between a male and a female. (Genesis 1: 27, 28; Leviticus 18:22; Proverbs 5: 18, 19) The Bible condemns sexual activity that is not between a husband and wife, whether it is homosexual or heterosexual conduct.(1 Corinthians 6: 18) This includes intercourse, fondling another person’s genitals, and engaging in oral or.