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Is homosexuality a sin?

Yes. The Bible makes it clear in the Old Testament and the New that a sexual relationship between people of the same sex is a sin. 

Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable. Leviticus 18:22

Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. Romans 1:26-27

However, today the church turns homosexuality (and abortion too) into the BIGGEST sin. That just certainly is not true. Homosexuality is the same disobedience of God’s law as any other sin. In fact, right after this statement in Romans 1:26-27, the apostle Paul lists other sins.

Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them. Romans 1:28-32

Does God forgive the greedy? The gossips? The arrogant? I hope so. That’s me! So in God’s economy, my sin of slandering is not any worse than the sin the homosexuality!

In Leviticus 18, the whole chapter details every possible kind of deviant sex, from having sex with your parents to an animal. Homosexuality is one sin on that list. Having sex with your mom gets more coverage.

It’s important to note that contrary to today’s worldly opinion homosexuality is not natural. We are not born with homosexual tendencies. Look at our bodies. They are not made for male to male intercourse, but male to female intercourse. The Bible clearly sees homosexuality as a personal preference or choice.

While homosexuality is wrong, it’s not the worst sin and it can be forgiven just like any other.

(Bible verses to reference: Genesis 19:1-11, Leviticus 18:22/20:13, Romans 1:24-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 1 Timothy 1:10)