How God Views Homosexuals
Way too often, Christians view homosexuality far, far differently than God does.
In Scripture, the male prostitute, sodomite, and homosexual is described vividly and it tells us unequivocally how God views homosexuality and homosexuals themselves.
First, Deuteronomy 23:18 –
You shall not bring the hire of a harlot or the wages of a dog into the house of the Lord your God for any votive offering, for both of these are an abomination to the Lord your God.
Next, look at Revelation 22:14, 15 –
Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.
I’m going to come back to these two verses later, but first I want you to now see Romans 1:27 –
and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
In the Deuteronomy passage, the term for dog, keleb, is a euphemistic term for a male prostitute, it means yelp, attack, in other words, a dog. In the passage in Revelation, the Greek word for the term dog is kuōn, literally and figuratively, a dog.
Now, in Romans 1:27, regarding homosexuals, there is the phrase used in the NASB, “burned in their desire toward one another”.
Listen, that word for burned is ekkaiō. It comes from two Greek words. The first is ek, which means out, from. The second is kaiō, which means to be consumed with fire, to burn. In other words, burned out.
There are two points I want you to see here.
First, God tells us that homosexuals are burned out, that is, regarding their sin, they are the burned out end of humanity in rebellion against the Triune Godhead and God’s law.
Secondly, God tells us in His Word that He does not even consider homosexuals to be within the human race, calling them an animal -dogs.
Brethren, when given opportunity in your witnessing to homosexuals, be reminded that God hates all sinners who are outside of Christ (Psalm 5:5). Be reminded that all sin is not equal, that God holds special contempt for homosexuality, calling the act and the impulse not only an abomination before Him, but also placing, in His view, the homosexual outside of the human race.