Summary: There is much talk from advocates of gay rights and homosexuality, how does their rhetoric measure up against the true teaching of the Bible?



Text: Romans 1:24-27

Scripture Reading: Genesis 2:18-26


1. Let me share with you some insight into the mind of gay rights advocates:

a. “The main thing is to talk about gayness until the issue becomes thoroughly tiresome…”

b. “Seek desensitization and nothing more, if you can get them (straights) to think homosexuality is just another thing meriting no more than a shrug of the shoulders your battle is virtually won”

c. “Our effect is achieved without reference to facts, logic, or proof”

2. Another tactic they use, affiliated with the lack of proof is to claim that historical figures may have been gay

a. They choose the iconic-positive symbols of America and associate them with homosexuality

b. In turn they give us names like religious fanatic and homophobe

c. Alfred Kinsey, a respected researcher of sexual practices in America wrote an article in which he claims 10% of Americans claim to have practiced homosexuality for 3 years or more

d. In fact, a survey sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services found that a maximum of 4% of the population was practicing homosexuals

e. And according to only about 1.6% of the couples in the US are same-sex couples

f. Contrary to what these agenda-minded people will tell you with lies and stretches of the truth, there is not a majority of the population of the US who is homosexual, but a very minute portion of our population

3. Do not be deceived by efforts to twist the truth and mask the sin of homosexuality

4. Read Text

5. Three things we learn about Homosexuality when we get a God’s eye view of it:

a. Goes against creation

b. Goes against nature

c. Goes against God’s law

6. Homosexuality is an abomination in the sight of God, just as any other sin, but it is forgivable just as in any other sin, as long as the violator repents

TRANSITION: First of all notice that homosexuality:

I. Goes against creation

A. Consider the scene in the Garden of Eden, especially from Genesis 2

1. Adam is there all alone with the animals, this is not good

a. Until this point everything has been good

b. Now things are not so good

2. Adam needs a help-meet

a. For Mr. Buffalo there is a Mrs. Buffalo and so-on

b. For Adam there is no one

c. So God created for Adam a Mrs. Adam

d. A Mrs. Adam not another Mr. Adam

3. Creation was Adam and Eve NOT Adam and Steve

a. Woman was created to fulfill and complete man

b. Creation saw a man and woman made for one another and that for life

B. Matthew 19:4-5, “…Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?’”

1. Through creative force and unimaginable wisdom and logic God made man and woman to be joined together

2. Creation saw a man and woman made for each other, not a man and a man or a woman and a woman

3. God’s intent when creating woman was for man to be joined to woman and not to man

TRANSITION: Along those lines notice that homosexuality:

II. Goes against nature

A. This just stands to reason with creation being the control of nature

1. Nature by creation of God has male and female for each creature

2. When man intercedes with God’s nature he often invents some animals that may be mostly sterile, but even mules can rarely produce offspring

B. Romans 1:26-27, “For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for what which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.”

1. Paul calls homosexuality an exchange of the natural for what is unnatural

2. This means it is a departure from all that nature needs, demands, and desires

3. He calls it also an indecent act

C. Homosexuality is not a natural act

1. The word Paul chose for nature in Romans 1:26 is a very interesting choice

a. It means literally the characteristics attributed to one at birth

b. It includes dispositions, inclinations, and order

c. Things you are going to do and be

2. Homosexuality is a violation of those in-born traits God gave us in the womb

a. Some claim they were born gay

b. They point to certain brain characteristics found in a population of people who died with AIDS

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