Is Homosexual Sin worse than Heterosexual Sin?

We must teach truth to people in the church and out of it. We must hold all people to the standard GOD calls us to – faith, love, obedience. Too many times Christians will focus on one of those three to the exclusion of the rest. So few churches actually teach the full Word of God (preferring to focus on certain aspects of it and ignoring others), and fewer still disciple the congregation.

All sin keeps us from God. All sin is forgiven for those who repent and turn to God through faith in Christ. All of us continue to sin after coming to God. All of us continually need to repent, confess, obey. All of us need to live our faith and grow in spiritual maturity. Homosexual sin is no different than heterosexual sin. How many churches ignore heterosexuals living in sin, but condemn the homosexual who is celebate? Talk about hypocrysy! We need to be obedient to God and loving and compassionate and truthful to all people. We can’t treat the rich man better than the poor (James 2:1-4), and neither can we treat the heterosexual sinner better than the homosexual sinner. They both need to know God. They both need to trust in Christ’s substitutionary saving work. They both need to turn from sin to God. They both need to confess. They both need to love God. They both need to obey God.  They both need to be loved. They both need correcting. They both need to be shown what God has to say about what they are doing.

We can’t fix our house and then address a particular sin. We need to do both at the same time. But we can’t be hypocrits either – we must be honest with ourselves and others about where we fail and how we address that failure. This is what disicpleship is all about – teaching people what God has said and how to live a life of faith. Modeling that is needed in the church, and we’re failing badly in that area.

We must live our faith and show love to others. Remember what God had James write. While he was speaking concerning rich and poor people, I think it applies to sinners as well – homosexual and heterosexual.

James 2

1My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism. 2Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in. 3If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” 4have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?

5Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? 6But you have insulted the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? 7Are they not the ones who are slandering the noble name of him to whom you belong?

8If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. 9But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. 10For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. 11For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.

12Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, 13because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment

14What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? 15Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. 16If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? 17In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

18But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”
Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.

19You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.

20You foolish man, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless? 21Was not our ancestor Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. 23And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. 24You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone.

25In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction? 26As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.

A harlot was mentioned in the same vein as Abraham. Both were considered righteous because of the example of their faith. They lived their faith. Were they perfect? Obviously not! But their faith was counted as righteousness. We need to not sin. But too often Christians sin through preferring to be with one type of sinner over another. Christ died for sinners – you, me, drug addicts and drunks, thieves and robbers, liars and lovers, the abused and the abusers, the heterosexual and the homosexual sinner as well. We need to show love to these people – all people. Calling people names is not loving them. Condemning people is not loving them. Giving up on people is not loving them.

Yes, we need to call sinners to a higher standard, but first we need to love them. They need the love of God in their lives, as do we. We need to share the love of God with them. They need Christ, all of us do. They need to repent, as all of us need to repent. They need to confess their sins, just as you and I need to do. They need to turn to God, as do you and I. And they need to live like it – as do you and I.

Are you living the love of God? Are you living your faith? Are you living like you have repented and turned to God?

For what ever reason, God has had me address the issue of homosexual sex from various avenues. For those who are interested, I have a page with posts I have made on the subject.


6 Responses

  1. i feel we’re all loved
    one as much as the other
    true or not, who knows…

    Thank You.

    May All Beings Be Happy.

    • God tells us that we are all loved. In fact, God loves us so much that He sent His One and Only Son to suffer and die to pay the price for our sins, so that who ever believes could have eternal life. However, the flip side to that is that without faith in Christ, we will suffer eternal death.

      John 3:16-18

      16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

      The One True God wants us to love Him and love others.
      Mark 12:28-31

      28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” 29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

  2. I could give you a few reasons why your were inspired to address this topic, Wb, but I am sure you already know mine.

    Thanks again for another wonderful post.

  3. What is meant by homosexual sin? Homosexuality IS a sin, while being heterolsexual is not. That is not to say heterolsexuals do not sin, everybody does. As to the degree of evil each sin contains, I cannot say, but I can say the very best of us is like a filthy rag before the Lord. Because our God is compleatly perfect, sinless and holy, I believe that he cannot tolerate the presence of any sin at all. The debt for sin is blood, because the life is in the blood. This was the reason for the sacrifices written about in the Old Testament. Undeserving animals were killed in our place to atone for our sins. Their blood was spilled because the debt had to be paid. God loves us so much that he wants his children to be with him. To atone for our wickedness, he spilled his own blood on the cross to pay OUR debt. This is the most selfless act of all time. He gives his only begotten Son, so that we may not perish, but have everlasting life. Still, God does not command that we come to him, he still gives us free choice. He wants all to come to him, but he will not force us. However, because it was the blood of Jesus that paid our way, not one of use will enter Heaven except through him. This is my belief, so as for me and my family, We will serve the Lord.

    • Everyone are sinners. People can be identified as thieves, murderers, etc. But it is what not that that makes something a sin. What makes it a sin is the thought and/or action (depending on what we are speaking).

      Heterosexual sin is sex between people in ways/times/people that are against what God said.

      Homosexual sin is sex between people in ways/times/people that are against what God said. This would, by the very word of God, mean all sex between two people of the same gender is sin. Whereas, only some sex between people of opposite genders is sin.

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