In the last couple of weeks I have been inundated with people trying to use the Bible, or shall I say, their lack of knowledge of the Bible, to explain why same sex relationships are good. In their minds - since Jesus loves everyone and commands us to love one another - everyone is good - love conquers all - be loving - be kind - don't judge. A whole lot of scripture tidbits that sound great and look wonderful on bumper stickers, but is limiting God and Scripture, which is not only misleading but dangerous.
Scripture tells us that all have sinned and without Jesus Christ we are lost. Sin is sin. Yours are not worse than mine, mine are not unique, and I don't get to make excuses as to why I don't want to give them up.
My point, Muhammad Ali believed in the advantage of the airplane. He wanted the services it could supply to him, but he didn't want to follow the guidelines that came with the advantages. He didn't like this one rule and thought if he could argue it, he wouldn't have to follow the rule. It didn't work.
Love God, love your neighbor, teach truth - God's Holy Word.
Romans 1:27-32 Likewise also the men, leaving natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty for their error which was due. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to their parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 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 homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you but you were washed, you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee sexual immorality, every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.
James 1:14-15 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed then when desire has conceived it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full grown, brings forth death.
1 John 2:15-16 Do not love the world or the things in the world if anyone loves the world the love of the Father is not in him, for all that is in the world the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life is not of the Father but is of the world.
John 8:11-12 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
John 5:14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.”
John 3:16-20 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men love darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.”
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Acts 3:19 “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”