I have been told that King James was a homosexual.
God loves all people. If you read the home page of this site, then the first line you read was that "God so loved the world It also means that Christians should love homosexuals.
So why is there such debate and division within churches over the issue of homosexuality? Society today postures homosexuality as simply an "alternative lifestyle".
Disney World hosts an annual "Gay Pride Day". Parades are held to honor homosexuality. Some schools even teach homosexuality as a lifestyle in their sex education classes.
If God loves homosexuals, why do some Christians have a problem with these things? Let's take a look at how God views homosexuality. As has already been stated, God loves homosexuals.
God does not, however, love homosexuality. God views homosexuality as "detestable" or, as in the King James version of the Bible, "an abomination". Notice also that in the Old Testament, the Mosaic law required that people who committed homosexual acts were to be put to death.
Of course, no true Christian today would expect a homosexual to be put to death. Christ came to free us from our bondage under the law.
However, anyone who tries to assert that homosexuality is not opposed to God's will, or that homosexuality is okay with God, must go through some severe scriptural contortions to try to prove their point.
Some may say that God only viewed homosexuality as a sin in the Old Testament, but because of Christ's sacrifice, it is okay today. Again, scripture has to be twisted in order to come up with this understanding. Romans chapter one makes it clear that homosexuality is still detestable to God: Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.
In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Notice that these verses equate homosexuality with "shameful lusts", "unnatural [relations]", "indecent acts", and "perversion".
Some argue that the verses preceding these say that the people were given over to homosexuality because they did not worship God, but that homosexuality is okay for those who worship God.
However, if you read the verses as stated, it is clear that homosexuality is not only a result of worshiping the creation rather than worshiping God, but it is in its own sense worshipping the creation rather than worshipping God. It is also clear from those verses that homosexuality is unnatural.
Men and women were created, very obviously, to connect with one another in a particular way, and not with others of the same sex. One of the most obvious aspects of this is procreation. Men cannot procreate with other men, nor can women procreate with other women.
If everyone were homosexual, lacking the medical technology we now have, humanity would have become extinct long ago. If this is how God views homosexuality, yet He loves homosexuals and calls Christians to do likewise, then how should Christians deal with homosexuals and the idea of homosexuality?intercourse, including adultery, homosexuality, lesbianism, beastiality, unmarried persons, etc.
D. Sexual intercourse is only allowed by God for a man and woman who are married. Anything else is not permitted and can result in eternal torment if the persons involved do not repent. VI. Homosexuality is unrighteous. The Bible and homosexuality Detailed introduction, Part 1.
The word is often mistranslated simply as "sodomite" or "homosexual." (e.g. the King James Version of the Bible, Deuteronomy ). then one can conclude that the Bible considers homosexual sex within a committed relationship as equivalent to a man and woman living together.
God views homosexuality as "detestable" or, as in the King James version of the Bible, "an abomination". Notice also that in the Old Testament, the Mosaic law required that people who committed homosexual acts were to be put to death. While the evidence for King James’s homosexuality is shaky at best, the editors of this “translation” have only made a mockery of a beloved Bible translation.
The changes that the editors made to various passages on homosexual behavior exemplify the ways in which pro-homosexual scholars twist Scripture on this issue. However, John Boswell states that it "did not connote homosexuality to Paul or his early readers", and that in later Christian literature the word is used, for instance, by Aristides of Athens (c.
) clearly not for homosexuality and possibly for prostitution, Eusebius (d. c. ) who evidently used it in reference to women, and in the writings of 6th-century Patriarch John IV of Constantinople, known as John the .
In those days, when there was no king in Israel, a certain Levite was sojourning in the remote parts of the hill country of Ephraim, who took to himself a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah. And his concubine was unfaithful to him, and she went away from him to her father's house at Bethlehem in Judah, and was there some four months.