Jesus upholds God’s law against homosexuality

Why do gay christians and their allies claim that if Jesus were here today he would approve of homosexuality? Some of the reasons such as the need to justify their own behavior is obvious. But from Jesus’ own words, its clear that not only does he not approve of homosexuality, he condemns it as a fallen condition of the human experience.  Consider, if you will, the following passage from Mark 10:2-12

And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.”  And Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment.  But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’  ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife,[a] 8 and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. 9 What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter.  And he said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her,  and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

The above exchange between Jesus and the pharisees would be the exact same exchange between Jesus and advocates of homosexual marriage had they been the ones “tempting” him to go against God’s will.  First of all, take note that the question is not one seeking to know for the purpose of of adjusting one’s life to the sovereign will of God. Its a temptation. And every temptation originates with satan, because God cannot tempt man with evil (James 1:13).  In the same way, the questions posed by gay christians and their allies do not seek spiritual enlightenment to live by God’s will it is a temptation to commit evil.

Homosexual pharisees would have asked Jesus something like “Is it okay for a man/woman to be in a monogamous, consensual, loving relationship with another man/woman?”

Jesus would have responded and asked them what the law stated.  At this point, their question would have come to a dead end because they would have already known what the law required: death for any man who engaged in sexual relations with one of the same gender.

The more salient point to be extracted is that Jesus did not support divorce and he would not have supported homosexuality seeing as how both were  a violation of God’s original moral laws. In fact, his deference to the original law of God –not the law of Moses— shows that he did not regard man made religious proclamations which gave approval to sin.

Seeing that Jesus is the omniscient God come in the flesh (John 1:1-14), he could have easily taken this opportunity to exempt homosexual relationships that are so called “loving, consensual and monogamous”.  Although he knows all things past, present and future, he did not exempt homosexuality (or any other immoral relational rearrangement).

But gay christians claim that the bible does not recognize contemporary monogamous, loving same sex relationships, thus none of the prohibitions are applicable to them. Such an argument is trite and conveniently self serving.

What gay christians and their allies attempt to do is take a record of human experience and make it law. Because of the hardness of their hearts against God’s law, they make their own which allows them to commit homosexuality.  But Jesus counteracts such erroneous assumptions by saying that human experience is not the measure for righteousness. It has never been and never will be. The true plumbline for all human relationships is God’s original standard. That’s why Jesus referred them back to the original intent of God. God’s standards, no matter who fails to achieve them, will always remain the same.

And even if there were cases of homosexual marriage in the bible specifically, just like adultery, polygamy and beastiality, it would be just another example of failed human experience which carries zero approval from God.

 

 

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