Homosexual Sex is Sin Against Self and Partner

According to the Bible, when homosexuals have sex together, they are harming themselves and each other. 

1 Corinthians 6:18-20 (NASB)

Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.

The word for immorality is transliterated porneia. It is a cateogory of sin that encompasses all sexual sin.

We see this where Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 5:1 that they had a KIND of sexual sin that even the pagans did not do.

It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that does not occur even among pagans: A man has his father’s wife. 

This is the same word Christ used. It has been translated as fornication, unchastity and immorality, but includes all illicit sex.

Mt 5:32

but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the cause of unchastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

Mt 15:19

For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.

Mt 19:9

And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.

Mk 7:21

For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,

It refers to sex that was prohibited in the Old Testament.

  1. illicit sexual intercourse
    1. adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, intercourse with animals etc.
    2. sexual intercourse with close relatives; Lev. 18 (also Lev 20; Dt 22)
    3. sexual intercourse with a divorced man or woman; Mk. 10:11,
  2. metaph. the worship of idols
    1. of the defilement of idolatry, as incurred by eating the sacrifices offered to idols

It is specifically NOT adultery, which is transliterated moicao. 

Additionally, because homosexual sex is a sin, you are causing your brother to stumble when you participate in it.
1 Cor 10:31-32

31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 32 Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God

If you love someone, you will not cause someone to sin.

So, according to the Bible, when a homosexual has sex with another homosexual, he is hurting himself and his partner. It is in fact sin against God, against himself, and sin against his partner.


4 Responses

  1. […] For those who want to say that homosexual love harms no one, see what God has to say on the matter of whether it is harming or not: Homosexual Sex is Sin Against Self and Partner. […]

  2. Abomination that causes desolation.

  3. okay i want to say this now
    gdo judges your soul not your choices because thats what he gave us in the beining a choice…granted your choices do fall upon the outcome of weither your soul is good or evil but god never said that homsexuality is a sin and to make soemone feel that they are wrong fro the way they are is wrong i hope the would will someday see that god loves us all no matter what…….now you all are judging me and the rest of the gay/lesbian/bisexual comunity for our own life choices…and dosent the bible say that we are not supose to judge each other…so are you or are you not defying the very book you try to hold aginst me?
    think about it

    Proud Bisexual

    • Hi Luna.

      I was bisexual. My wife was a lesbian. We’re not judging folks – just telling what the Bible says about homosexual sex. But yes, the Bible DOES say homosexual sex is something that ought not to be done.

      God describes sexual immorality in the Old Testament. In the New Testament, God speaks against the category of sexual immorality. But to understand the context of the term, one must examine the Old Testament teachings of sex – which includes incest and homosexual sex.

      God decides what is sin. God said anything done not in faith is sin (Romans 14:23). It is also sin to disobey God (Nehemiah 9:29). God said homosexual sex is an abomination, or detestable (depending on your translation), and to not do it (Leviticus 18:20). God said homosexual sex is sin (Romans 1:19-32). God said sexual sin is a sin against one’s own body (1 Corinthians 6:18). God said to not tempt others to sin, causing them to sin (1 Corinthians 8:12-13; 1 Corinthians 10:32). God said anyone born of Him will not continue to sin (1 John 3:9). We are to love God and obey Him (1 John 5:2-3).

      As for judging, we are to recognize the difference between actions and attitudes which God said are good, as opposed to those God has said are bad. In fact, we need to point out the things God has said to not do ( https://wbmoore.wordpress.com/2008/08/07/god-said-dont-sin-and-dont-be-a-hypocrite-but-expose-sin/ ), and He said to not be a hypocrite.

      I am not saying to ostracize those who do things God has not said to do, unless they call themselves Christian and persist in making sinful choices ( https://wbmoore.wordpress.com/2009/04/22/showing-love-instead-of-condemnation-to-people-attracted-to-the-same-gender/ and https://wbmoore.wordpress.com/2009/04/21/ostracizing-homosexual-family-members-dont/ ).

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