Books of Bible
By Louis Rushmore
Long before "being gay" became a political issue, was dubbed a divergent - but acceptable - lifestyle, or
was announced to be a natural orientation with which some are born, it was a moral issue. It is still a moral
Almighty God sternly condemns homosexuality and lesbianism.
"For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: For even their women did change the natural use
into that which is against nature: And likewise also men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their
lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that
recompense of their error which was meet" (Romans 1:26-27).
Because of these sins Sodom and Gomorrah suffered destructive temporal fire and their inhabitants will
also suffer God's "vengeance of eternal fire" (Jude 7). For these reasons, the churches of Christ urge anyone
guilty of this sin to change. According to the inspired apostle Paul, one not only can change, some have
changed, and no homosexuals will inherit the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).