If you've been watching the headlines over the past six months, you may have noticed the incredible surge of interest in affirming homosexuality. Whether it's at the heart of a religious scandal, political corruption, radical legislation, or the redefinition of marriage, homosexual interests have come to characterize America. That's an indication of the success of the gay agenda. But sadly, when people refuse to acknowledge the sinfulness of homosexuality-calling evil good and good evil (Isaiah 5:20)-they do so at the expense of many souls, perhaps even their own.

How should you respond to the success of the gay agenda? Should you accept the recent trend toward tolerance? Or should you side with those who exclude homosexuals and decry the sin? The Bible calls for a balance between what some people think are two opposing reactions-condemnation and compassion. Really, the two together are essential elements of biblical love, and that's something the homosexual desperately needs.

Homosexual advocates have been remarkably effective in selling their warped interpretations of passages in Scripture that address homosexuality. When you ask a homosexual what the Bible says about homosexuality-and many of them know-they have digested an interpretation that is not only warped, but also completely irrational. Pro-homosexual arguments from the Bible are nothing but smokescreens-as you come close, you see right through them.

God's condemnation of homosexuality is abundantly clear-He opposes it in every age.

  • In the patriarchs (Genesis 19:1-28)
  • In the Law of Moses (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13)
  • In the Prophets (Ezekiel 16:46-50)
  • In the New Testament (Romans 1:18-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Jude 7-8)
    Why does God condemn homosexuality? Because it overturns God's fundamental design for human relationships-a design that pictures the complementary relationship between a man and a woman (Genesis 2:18-25; Matthew 19:4-6; Ephesians 5:22-33).

    Why, then, have homosexual interpretations of Scripture been so successful at persuading so many? Simple: people want to be convinced. Since the Bible is so clear about the issue, sinners have had to defy reason and embrace error to quiet their accusing consciences (Romans 2:14-16). As Jesus said, “Men loved the darkness rather than the Light, [because] their deeds were evil” (John 3:19-20).

    As a Christian, you must not compromise what the Bible says about homosexuality-ever. No matter how much you desire to be compassionate to the homosexual, your first sympathies belong to the Lord and to the exaltation of His righteousness. Homosexuals stand in defiant rebellion against the will of their Creator who from the beginning “made them male and female” (Matthew 19:4).

    Don't allow yourself to be intimidated by homosexual advocates and their futile reasoning-their arguments are without substance. Homosexuals, and those who advocate that sin, are fundamentally committed to overturning the lordship of Christ in this world. But their rebellion is useless, for the Holy Spirit says, “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10; cf. Galatians 5:19-21).

    So, what is God's response to the homosexual agenda? Certain and final judgment. To claim anything else is to compromise the truth of God and deceive those who are perishing.

    As you interact with homosexuals and their sympathizers, you must affirm the Bible's condemnation. You are not trying to bring damnation on the head of homosexuals, you are trying to bring conviction so that they can turn from that sin and embrace the only hope of salvation for all of us sinners-and that's through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Homosexuals need salvation. They don't need healing-homosexuality is not a disease. They don't need therapy-homosexuality is not a psychological condition. Homosexuals need forgiveness, because homosexuality is a sin.